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January 2, 2019 3:42 PM Rising stars dominate Coca-Cola Top 50

Rising artistes topped the Coca-Cola Top 50, with Baba Harare, Enzo Ishall and Obert Chari scooping radio and television awards. However, on number one under the radio winning artistes was Rev Togarepi Chivariro who got $2 500 for his hit Matishamisa, on number two was Wandigadza by Admire Nago who got $2 000 and on three was Anokomborera by Mai patai 23

December 22, 2018 10:54 AM Kwesta wins big at 2018 SA Hip Hop Awards

Popular South African hip-hop artist, Kwesta, emerged the biggest winner at the South African Hip Hop Awards after walking away with six awards. Kwesta’s collaboration with American rapper, Wale, on the single ‘Spirit’ earned him both the Song of the Year and the Video of the Year awards. Explaining the song, Kwesta said: “To me, Spirit means being what you are about 32

December 18, 2018 10:37 AM Hamilton under fire for Stevenage ‘slums’ comment

Lewis Hamilton has been criticised by his home town for saying it was his dream to “get out of the slums”. The Formula 1 racing driver made the comment on stage last night at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. He seemed to immediately backtrack but the leader of Stevenage Borough Council said it was “disappointing” and people felt “very offended 20

December 18, 2018 7:43 AM Asaph bags three gongs at Zim hip hop awards

Bulawayo rapper Asaph shone at the weekend as he bagged three Zim Hip Hop awards at a ceremony held in Harare at the plush Pablo’z Club and VIP. His song Mambo which he released earlier this year as a celebratory song after scooping a Bulawayo Arts Award, dominated the Zim Hip Hop awards ceremony as it earned him the Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Best Collaboration 16

December 17, 2018 3:33 AM Zimbabwe Hip-Hop Awards a CIRCUS

The hip-hop fraternity has once again proved it does not learn from its mistakes. The seventh edition of the Zimbabwe Hip-Hop Awards (ZHHA) held at Pabloz Bar in Borrowdale in Harare on Saturday proved just that. It was confusion writ large right from the choice of venue, list of winners to lack of coordination by the organisers of the event. The majority 16

December 8, 2018 5:17 PM PSL must embrace electronic voting

The annual Soccer Star of the Year banquet was held last night in Harare where the who is who of Zimbabwean football was in attendance to witness the crowning of the biggest individual award on the local scene. Yesterday’s ceremony was a culmination of the process that was started last week when over 90 selectors and a panel of experts met at a Harare 113

December 6, 2018 5:01 AM Panama awards $1.4 bn bridge project to Chinese group

The government of Panama awarded Tuesday a Chinese consortium a $1.4 billion contract to build a bridge over the Panama Canal, a day after a visit by President Xi Jinping. That tour was part of China’s efforts to extend its political and economic influence in Latin America. “Panama is moving ahead in its relations with China and without a doubt this project 29

November 28, 2018 4:14 AM Takesure Zamar wins SA Crown Gospel Award

South Africa-based Zimbabwean gospel musician, Takesure Zamar Ncube, at the weekend scooped an SABC Crown Gospel Award for being the best gospel artiste on the continent. The awards ceremony that took place on Sunday at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban saw Zamar being awarded with the “Best of Africa” gong. South African gospel musician, Dumi Mkokstad 34

November 24, 2018 8:10 AM Ammara Brown’s moment of truth

Next Friday, Ammara Brown will be put to the test when she hosts her first mega concert in Harare at what might be a turning point in her career as she is on a quest to penetrate the African market. To help achieve her goal, Ammara an Idols East Africa runner up — has invited Nigeria’s Mr Eazi with whom she collaborated with on track Svoto to share 31

November 22, 2018 7:48 AM Russian military intelligence chief Igor Korobov dies aged 62

The head of Russian military intelligence agency GRU, General Igor Korobov, has died at the age of 62, Russia’s defence ministry says. General Korobov, who took up the post in 2016, is said to have died after “a serious and long illness” on Wednesday. The GRU was this year linked to a nerve agent attack in Britain on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter 29