Tuku mends relationship with daughters

HARARE – Superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has posted a picture on social media showing his three daughters Sandra, Sybil and Selmor whom he has of late been accused of denying love.

The Facebook picture was accompanied by a statement “Children are a gift from God. Proud of my beautiful daughters.”

Over the years they have been rumours of a rift between him and his daughters, Selmor and Sandra. Read more

Tich Mataz accused of smuggling clothes from China

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Veteran radio personality Tichafa Augustine Matambanadzo, also known as Tich Mataz, yesterday appeared in court accused of trying to smuggle clothes and shoes from China into Zimbabwe. According to court papers, Matambanadzo is the director of ZiFM radio station.

He appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Lazini Ncube facing charges of contravening the Customs and Excise Act.

Matambanadzo, who was represented by his lawyer Mr Godfrey Makwaye, was remanded to February 27 on $100 bail. As part of his bail conditions, Matambanadzo was ordered to surrender his passport.  Read more

Jazz crooner Al Jareau dies

Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits “Breakin’ Away,” died Sunday.

The Grammy award winner died at about 9am on Sunday February 12, 2017 at the age of 76.

He died in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife, son and a few friends.
On February 8, a statement on Jarreau’s Twitter account announced his retirement from touring after being hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion.

Jarreau was one of the few performers of his day who successfully bridged pop, jazz and R&B. He released more than 20 albums in his career, won seven Grammy Awards and remained a tireless performer right up until his death.

Video: Olinda speaks on failed marriage

Image result for olinda chidemeOlinda says its a lie that Stunner paid $16 000 for her lobola. She says the musician who is too broke to afford a car could not have $16 000.

But she would not say how much he actually paid. She says in this video, all she wants is to get her stuff in Harare and return to the UK. She does not want Stunner to continue to enjoy her stuff with another woman.

She revealed that in her last divorce she left a nightclub. She is not doing that with Stunner. She particularly wants to repossess her cars from Stunner.

 

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa finds new lease of life

Image result for ruvheneko parirenyatwaThe “Iron Lady of Radio”, as Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa had grown to be known during her days on the airwaves at AB Communications’ ZiFM Stereo, is down but not out.

Parirenyatwa was last year pulled off air after a debacle with the station’s management months after a politically charged show which she hosted.

She was later appointed head of the organisation’s subsidiary television production wing, but she quickly tendered a resignation letter. Read more

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

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