Tuku honoured in the US, issued travel Visa

Oliver Mtukudzi has been honoured in the USA for his commitment to Aids prevention. Tuku was earlier denied a visa to perform in the US but managed to travel on a different travel permit.

The superstar was invited to attend the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), which took place in Seattle, Washington, USA, last week. Tuku was accorded special recognition for his “inspiration and enduring commitment to ending Aids pandemic.

In an acceptance speech, Mtukudzi, whose music has served as the backdrop for over 25 Aids documentaries across the world, thanked CROI for the award and dedicated the gong to all the “unsung heroes in Zimbabwe (nurses, doctors and HIV/Aids researchers and organisations and many others) who have and are still working hard in the fight to help end Aids”.

“Well, from my point of view, the role of art is the same as the role of the artiste, which is to highlight the human condition and the issues that affect society. Art is a powerful communication tool, which allows people to positively engage in dialogue.

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ZCC leader says Lundi is still alive in his grave

ZCC leader Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane has made a shocking prophecy. The leader of the largest denomination in South Africa said God had revealed to him in a dream that recently departed Lundi was alive and should be dug from his grave before 22 February 2017.

The prophecy comes at a time when Lundi’s scandals are being revealed from his bank statement to his homelessness.

Speaking to LiveMonitor, the bishop said he dreamt Lundi waking up in his grave because his purpose on earth was not complete. “Lundi is alive in that grave and we need to dig up that grave and free him before he dies from starvation”, the leader said. Read more

Baba Harare get first high profile gig

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Showbiz newcomer Braveman Chizvino, affectionately known as Baba Harare, is set to hold his first upmarket show Thursday night at The Volt Club located in the Central Business District.

The “City Father”, who made a grand entrance into the music scene late last month following his departure from Jah Prayzah camp as lead guitarist to start his solo career, said he was looking forward to the show.

“It will be my first time performing there and I’m very excited and looking forward to it,” he told H-Metro. Read more

Sulu’s new album ladden with Political insinuations

HARARE – Ever since he took over as the leader of Orchestra Dendera Kings after the death of his father in 2005, Suluman Chimbetu has generally come across as a dyed-in-the-wool supporter for the ruling Zanu PF party.

The 34-year old artiste has had a long association with Zanu PF thanks largely to the fact that his late father-music legend Simon Chimbetu-took part in the war of liberation against Ian Smith’s racist regime. Read more

‘Prophet Magaya healed me’ – Soul Jah Love

Image result for soul jah love and magayaChanter Soul Jah Love has leapt to Prophet Walter Magaya’s defence saying he was the real deal.

“I usually maintain my silence and even when some people call me I do not say anything but let me set the record straight. I used to diss him but I know what happened to me. I went there and he prayed for me, ndikasimuka.

People should not judge. The Bible says thou shall not judge and it is true. People have read things about him and they judge but the power of God through his intercession healed me.

“People think it is Prophet Magaya who heals people but it is God through him. Vamwe vanofunga anekajuju kakarapa Soul Jah Love but it is God. Read more

Young Igwe loses key band members

Image result for peter moyoHARARE – Sungura musician Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo has been deserted by long-serving manager Suko Dube and sound engineer Robert Gomba due to financial problems reportedly affecting the band’s operations.

Dube, who also doubled up as Young Igwe’s sound engineer, confirmed his departure from Utakataka Express but unwilling to shed more light on why he quit.

“Yes, I left. I just decided to take a rest,” was all the veteran manager, who worked with Young Igwe’s late father — Tongai Moyo-as manager and sound engineer, could say. Read more

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