Category: Entertainment

Women fight gender discrimination in music industry

In a bid to fight gender discrimination in the music industry, efforts have been made to protect the rights of women across the region through empowerment. This came out as part of resolutions from the just-ended sub-regional workshop on gender equality in the music industry. At the workshop, women were encouraged to venture into any music genre of their choice without fear as measures have been put in place to ensure women get a fair chance of recording their products. Speaking to the ZBC News after the workshop, President of the Zimbabwe Musicians Union, Edith Weutonga Katiji said the set of rules and resolutions made at the sub-regional workshop held in Tanzania should be implemented in all African Union states to ensure gender balance in the music industry. Representatives from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania and Namibia, among other countries, attended the conference in Tanzania. The conference was meant to discuss gender issues affecting female artists in the music industry. Meanwhile, a declaration was made to help female musicians in Africa and way forward to help them achieve these...

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All set for Zim arts festival

All is set for the two-day multi-disciplinary Zimbabwe Arts Festival which begins in Harare on Friday. Upcoming artists have a chance to showcase their talents when the arts festival explodes. Festival founder, Rumbi Mudenge noted that it is a celebration of the richness of local art with more than 100 artists in dance and music expected to exhibit. Celebrated artists such as music super star Oliver Mtukudzi, the man of the moment Jah Prayzah, Winky D, Sulumani Chimbetu, Ex Q and Trevor Dongo are among those billed to perform. The arts festival will be held at the Alexandra Sports...

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Sky is the limit for Tatenda Dhliwayo

A young talented musician Tatenda Dhliwayo has proved to many that the sky can only be the limit if she is given enough support by her peers and parents in her music career. Such is the musical talent that the young girl who is doing her lower six at Washington Hills is endowed with. Tatenda who is an ‘A’ Level student reminds some of the older generation of yesteryear artists like Madonna.  The girl’s performance at a farewell event for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level students at the school underscored the abundant talent she possesses. With her voice blending so...

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SA actress, Manaka Ranaka visits Zim

South African award winning actress, Manaka Ranaka, better known as Lucy in the television series, Generations visited Zimbabwe last Friday for a family fun day held in Plumtree. The multi-talented actress, singer and television personality, started her acting career at an early age of 8. Ranaka has been involved in a number of productions such as Drumstruck, On My Birthday and Torong. Speaking to the ZBC News, Ranaka urged young actors and singers to arm themselves with education as times have changed. On Generations the Legacy, Ranaka plays the role of a non-nonsense taker and very strict mom, Lucy....

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Musician Muchesa banks on new album

Local gospel musician, Abraham Muchesa believes his second album, which he launched in Harare yesterday, will be better than his debut album. The 10-track album features tracks like Gamba Rangu, Blown Away, Dai Tamuziva and Take Over. The gospel musician said his album is set to be a benchmark in his musical career. Other musicians present at the event included Baba Shupi and Sniper Storm who reiterated that it is vital for musicians to support each other through...

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