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Black Umfolosi to tour Europe

Black Umfolosi to tour Europe

BULAWAYO’S all-male song and dance ensemble Black Umfolosi is set to tour the United Kingdom and Canada later this year. The ensemble, popularly known for belting out harmonious acapella rhythms which tackle  love and peace issues, combined with stupendous South African dance routines has earned ... Read More »

Byo DJ gets SA’s Metro FM Awards recognition

Byo DJ gets SA’s Metro FM Awards recognition

HE is little known in Bulawayo, yet big in South Africa. DJ Mqondisi ‘Skaiva’ Sibanda has had his efforts recognised as one of his house music tracks was nominated for the prestigious Metro FM awards that are set for later this month at the Inkosi ... Read More »

Amakhosi sets up recording studio

Amakhosi sets up recording studio

AMAKHOSI Cultural Centre has launched a recording label in an effort to retain Matabeleland as a hub of arts. With the vision to grow the music industry in Matabeleland and expose young untapped talent that has seemingly been isolated, the recording label, Giya Music will ... Read More »

14TH NAMA Nominees List Out

14TH NAMA Nominees List Out

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ), Thursday released the nominees for the 14th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) which will be held at the 7 Arts Theatre, in Avondale, Harare on February 14. Below is the full list of the nominees. ... Read More »

Beauty and the inner beast

Beauty and the inner beast

By Fungai Linda Mawada Social media, particularly Twitter has been going crazy over why Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennel, did not win the coveted Miss Universe title .Some have lingered on the idea that her short Halle Berry hairdo , her unexpected answer during the question ... Read More »

Theatre group in drive to promote new constitution

Theatre group in drive to promote new constitution

Victory Siyanqoba Trust is set to embark on a grassroots constitutional awareness and literacy programme on Thursday this week at  Indlovu Youth Centre in Tshabalala. The Trust is a non-political youthful-innovative community based arts organization with five years’ experience in designing, devising, hosting, implementing and ... Read More »

Byo comedians in car crash

Byo comedians in car crash

Popular Bulawayo stand up comedian and club dee jay, Babongile Skhonjwa, is reportedly in a critical state following a car accident in the early hours of Monday. Skhonjwa was in the company of another comedian, Clive Chigubhu, and Leeward Charamba. The cheerful Skhonjwa is in ... Read More »

‘Establishment of district arts offices long overdue’

‘Establishment of district arts offices long overdue’

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe’s plan to establish district offices is long overdue and is limiting the growth of the arts in the rural areas, analysts have said. In 1985 the arts council established district offices and board members appointed by the minister represented ... Read More »

West Africa Musicians Launch Own Ebola Song

West Africa Musicians Launch Own Ebola Song

DAKAR— Some of Africa’s top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid’s new recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year. ... Read More »

Byo artists are marginalised: Baya

Byo artists are marginalised: Baya

Artists from the Matabeleland region continue to face serious challenges in the industry as they are still struggling to deal with regional and tribal marginalisation and a lack local public support, a veteran in the industry has said. Speaking at a public meeting organised by ... Read More »