CAN ZIMDANCEHALL WOO YOUNG VOTERS
ZIM HIP-HOP HEADS CRAFT WAYS TO STAY IN THE GAME
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa As the campaign for 2018 elections gathers momentum, political parties, presented with a puzzle on how they can entice the young people to vote have turned to popular Zimdancehall artists to lure them. Zimdancehall is one of the most sought-after, popular music genre followed most by youths in Zimbabwe. Previously, there has been voter […]
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CREATIVE HUBS NEEDS PROPS
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Local MCs are devising many ways to keep the popular genre alive and make it pay at the same time. On Saturday, Shoko Festival hosted the first ever Zim Hip Hop summit jointly organised by Jibilika to discuss pertinent issues affecting the industry and it was graced by many celebrated hip-hop heads, […]
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Move over silence, its ‘ding dong’ time for Africa
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Creative hubs are now havens for most young innovators and can realize their full potential if they are supported by both government and the corporate world. These sentiments were echoed by Sean Ndlovu, co-director at Centre for Innovation and Technology (Cite) when he presented at the Zimbabwe Internet Governance multi-stakeholders workshop organized by […]
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My 2 Cents on Alcohol Ban
By Watmore Makokoba And who said Africa cannot sing? Before this article is published echoes of talent from Harare will be singing to the whole world through the newly launched, first in Africa, “Mix The City Harare” which will allow people to explore and create music free online. Launched yesterday by the British Council, Mix […]
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Zvinhu zvidiki zvinogona kudengendetsa nyika nhai?
By Kalabash Contributor I am not an alcoholic but a mere habitual drinker who enjoys beer and sometimes a glass of whiskey every now and then. I am about to share my thoughts on the government’s new move to restrict alcohol consumption. Please give me a benefit of a doubt if I come off […]
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In search of the elusive #Bondnote, of Star FM’s intimacy with prophets
By Jeda Tichapakura Papfura mavhiki mashoma kubva zvaka uya mufindisi TD Jakes, asi sekutaurwa kwazvo, vanonzi vakaparidzira maChair. Chingava chikonzero ndechekuti kwakanga kune nyaya diki inenge hambe yainetsa. Ndoziva kuti hangu yakubhohwa kunzwa nezvayo but yaiva nyaya iya yaZodwa. Zvisinei hazvo, ndakadzidza zvinhu zvandanga ndisina kumbofunga muhupenyu hwangu pamusoro pezvinhu zvidiki zvakaita senduwe. You see, […]
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Dear Anne, now that the talk of panties is over…
By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimpapers-owned commercial radio station’s (Star FM) overdrive giving air time to the man of the cloth is raising the ire of some listeners who think it is now way too much. On social media, people are expressing discontent with the radio station which was last year rated by Zimbabwe All Media Products […]
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Spiderman Home-Coming, Or Spiderboy Home-Working
By Madman Filtered Esq. Ukwanile kodwa? Don’t answer that. We don’t know what influence you have over the minister to get him to take your side against a thick-ass foreign chic without underwear, but we are in consensus there is a lot of more fucked up shit out there to write about him. Let’s take […]
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New Music: Mushawarukwa The Mixtape
By Director Z / Tatenda Mbudzi Disclaimer: the following reviews, opinions will be extremely biased. BUT also come from a place of empathy, as the writer is a writer/director actor, and no-one ever sets out to make bad film. In most cases. PLUS the author has worked at a bunch of Hollywood Studios long enough […]
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Born in the oldest high-density suburb of a city in the eastern high lands of Zimbabwe (a ghetto called Sakubva in the city of Mutare), Flexxo Mushawarukwa’s musical talent was discovered in a primary school choir. As he grew older and living in squalor he began to write poems that were inspired by the experiences […]
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