South Africa, Angola participate in maiden Miss Wheelchair World pageant

South Africa, Angola participate in maiden Miss Wheelchair World pageant

Two contestants from South Africa and Angola are representing Africa at the maiden edition of the Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant to be held on October 7 in the Polish capital Warsaw. South Africa is represented by Lebohang Monyatsi who...
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Gonyeti launches second album

Gonyeti launches second album

RISING musician Pamela “Gonyeti” Zulu is set to launch her new album, Madhin’adhin’ali, at Dandaro Inn on June 29, barely a year after releasing her debut, One Day. BY PRECIOUS CHIDA Gonyeti’s manager, Filda Muchabaiwa, told NewsDay yesterday that th...
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Nigerian film project on internet scammers wins $1 million grant

Nigerian film project on internet scammers wins $1 million grant

Ismail Akwei Nigerian filmmaker Faraday Okoro has won the $1 million AT&T Presents: Untold Stories grant to turn his film project on Nigerian internet scammers into a movie. The award is in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival aimed at...
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Hillzy hits jackpot with Tuku remix

Hillzy hits jackpot with Tuku remix

As far as remaking the good old Zimbabwean music to match the new generation is concerned, it appears high flying hip hop and R’n’B artist Hillzy has made his mark with a rendition of Oliver Mtukudzi’s 1990’s hit Svovi yangu,...
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Ninja President casts Gafa Magic ‘spell’ across Zim

Ninja President casts Gafa Magic ‘spell’ across Zim

NINJA president Winky D, currently riding the crest of a wave with his latest award-winning album Gafa Futi, has taken the “Gafa magic” across the country, interacting with fans and staging his trademark energetic shows as part of a nationwide...
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Down syndrome ‘Be Beautiful’ fashion show raises $2.1 million

Down syndrome ‘Be Beautiful’ fashion show raises $2.1 million

with REUTERS Movie stars Jamie Foxx, Hilary Swank and Queen Latifah were among celebrities sharing the catwalk with models with Down syndrome for a fundraiser that brought in $2.1 million for research and medical care. Foxx, whose sister DeOndra Dixon...
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‘Nyau’s cultural values intact’

‘Nyau’s cultural values intact’

THE organiser of the Gule Wamkulu Season Shutdown concert Notice Tineyi Mazura — popularly known as Boss Bingu — has dismissed claims that Nyau/Gule cultural norms and values have been eroded by the love for money, as they were now...
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I’d make a very hot n’anga: Masike

I’d make a very hot n’anga: Masike

AFRO-FUSION singer and songwriter Hope Masike says if she were a traditional healer — known in Shona as n’anga — then she would be “a very hot n’anga” with a large client base. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO In a Facebook post...
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Zimbabwe ready to crown its ugliest man in November

Zimbabwe ready to crown its ugliest man in November

Ismail Akwei The ugliest man in Zimbabwe will be crowned on November 25 despite the difficulties in securing funds to sustain the pageant in the past years. The organisers say this year is exceptional because a lot of sponsors have...
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‘No meaningful development without emphasis on culture’

‘No meaningful development without emphasis on culture’

THE Ministry of Rural Development, Preservation and Promotion of National Culture and Heritage says the country will not achieve meaningful development unless it puts culture at the centre of its economic agenda. BY KHANYILE MLOTSHWA Speaking at the launch of....
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