Copycat tag helped me to grow as a musician – Mathis Mhere

Related imageMULTI-AWARD winning gospel musician Mathias Mhere says the copycat tag he carried in his early days when he ventured into music strengthened him to grow his career and become the musician he is today.

Mhere was once branded Blessing Shumba’s copycat due to striking similarities in style and presentation on albums Anoita Minana and Nguva Yenyasha, which were both produced by Lyton Ngolomi.

The 28-year old pint-sized musician has, however, proved those who doubted his artistic prowess wrong through his chart-busters that have seen him winning awards.

Speaking to The Standard Style, Mhere said he worked hard and showed his creativity to prove he had a unique sound in the genre, attributing his success to God and his supportive fans. Read more

SA Gospel Star Lundi laid to rest

Image result for lundi tyamara funeralHundreds of mourners on Sunday gathered at the Zwelethemba Stadium in Worcester in the Western Cape to bid final farewell to their favourite gospel star‚ Lundi Tyamara.

The 38-year-old died last month at the Edenvale Hospital in Johannesburg after being treated for tuberculosis.

He was described as a hero who was caring and giving to both his friends and family.

The who’s who of the gospel industry were present at the service‚ with legends like Rebecca Malope and Deborah Fraser giving live performances which had the crowd singing along and dancing. Read more

Mai Charamba opens on new album

Gospel Music Legends: Olivia and Charles CharambaFans have been clamouring for a new record from Olivia Charamba, popularly known as Mai Charamba, for so long that even a new riff will send them in a frenzy.

The multi-award winning Zimbabwean gospel artiste has been working on new material recently, and said she hoped to have it out by midyear, leading to hope that we may finally hear something.

But there was something else preventing her from fully focusing on her new material that she has not spoken about until now.

While she admits that her personal life has made it difficult to concentrate on the album process in a similar fashion to previous efforts, she revealed to the Daily News on Sunday that the main problem is that she is a stickler for perfection. Read more

I’m madly in love with Andy Muridzo

Image result for beverly sibandaDaily News on Sunday entertainment writer Vasco Chaya talks to Sexy Angels leader and pole dancer Beverly Sibanda, popularly known as Bev, at her Harare apartment. Find below excerpts of the interview.

Q: Reports suggest you are two months pregnant after an affair with Dherira singer, Kudzai Andrew Ngwenya — better known as Andy Muridzo. Do you intend to get married to him?

A: We are still in love. He loves me and I love him too, thanks to his abusive wife who always “chases” him away from their home. Read more

Jah Prayzah sucked into Andy Muridzo and Bev drama

Image result for andy muridzo and bevAndy Muridzo dumped Bev Sibanda under pressure from Jah Prayzah, it has emerged. Muridzo cut Bev loose the moment he joined the Military Touch Movement (MTM), the music stable owned by Jah Prayzah.

Bev was irked by Muridzo’s move and when she confronted her lover about it, he was rude and told her never to contact him again. Bev’s manager Hapers Mapimhidze accused Jah Prayzah’s team of creating unnecessary troubles for Muridzo. Read more

I am not ready for marriage: Ammara

Rumours have linked Ammara Brown to several relationships. The 29-year-old musician’s affair with Roki was probably the most talked about and she admits they were an item. Besides the Roki issue, Ammara does not want to respond to other rumours about her private life.

She even refuses to disclose the father of her five-year-old son Khameel Fayaaz. It is the other side of her life and not for public consumption, she says. Read more

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