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Matebeland South crowns Miss Mines

Miss Mines Filabusi Thembelihle Ncube (seated), 1st princess Mashia Mapfundematswa (right) and 2nd princess Bridget Shava (left) pose for a photo after the modelling contest held in Filabusi, Matabeleland South, on Saturday Showbiz ReporterSEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD beauty, Thembelihle Ncube was crowned Miss Mines Matabeleland South after shrugging off competition from 13 other contestants at the provincial preliminary held at Filabusi Business Centre last weekend. Mashia Mapfundematsva, 19, was crowned first princess while Bridget Shava, 20, was announced as the second princess. For her efforts, Ncube got 200 broiler chicks and project equipment. Mapfundematsva and Shava were given 150 and 100 broiler chicks respectively as well as project equipment. Ncube automatically secured a slot to contest ...

DJ Zinhle speaks on life after AKA

DJ Zinhle amd Kairo DJ Zinhle has gone through a lot of hardships and shrugged off many labels‚ including constantly being told while growing up that she was lazy‚ leaving her feeling like she would “not amount to anything in life”. The Colours hit-maker‚ who recently released a motivational book hoping to inspire women to unlock their true potential‚ revealed her own battles growing up in an interview with Azania Mosaka on Real Talk this week. “I totally believed that I was not going to be anything amazing because I was told so many times that I was lazy. Being a younger sister, I grew up believing that I wouldn’t amount to anything. “I was told that ‘nobody is going to marry you’ and these were things that I worried about so much as a child‚ like ‘who is going to love me? How am I going ...

ZTA ropes in Mai Chisamba as tourism ambassador

Mai Chisamba Leonard Ncube in Victoria FallsTHE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has engaged popular talk show host Rebecca Chisamba, popularly known as Mai Chisamba as a domestic tourism ambassador as part of their ongoing programme to encourage locals to visit leisure spots across the country. Mai Chisamba and her husband Arnold Chisamba were in Victoria Falls last weekend together with the Mai Chisamba Show production crew to kick-start the project. The talk show host said domestic tourism would only be possible if all stakeholders work together. As such, she said there was need to engage locals and encourage them, in their own languages, to understand that tourism is not only for foreigners. “We should not look down upon ourselves. By domestic tourism, we’re saying this is the opportun...

BaShupi & wife Wadzi part ways!

BaShupi and Wadzanai Gumbo in happier times PERFORMING artiste BaShupi and his wife Wadzanai Gumbo have parted ways! The split comes amid accusations and counter-accusations of cheating and tearing each other down. BaShupi, whose real name is Peace Ndlovu, opened up to Gem Nation News and confirmed that his marriage to his former personal assistant was off. “There comes a time when going separate ways is the right thing to do. I couldn’t handle her and neither could she and when a marriage gets to that point, you know it’s time to leave,” BaShupi said. He explained briefly when pressed further on their divorce and why they were keeping it under wraps. “We had our fair share of problems. At this point, we (are) both not ready to go public about it but the truth is we are no longer together....

Shinso, Tocky billed for dancehall night in Byo

Shinsoman Showbiz CorrespondentCHANTERS Tocky Vibes and Shinsoman are set to headline a Dancehall night being held at Club 09 (former Hustlers Night Club) in Bulawayo next Friday. DJ Tony from Harare, DJ Tawaz, hip hop artiste Kidd Ego, contemporary musician Hwabaraty, Western Kazinz, TMX and Taddy Bear Events are also billed to perform. DJ T Money, who is organising the show, said the event was being help to promote local talent while exposing Bulawayo artistes to established ones from Harare.“As Club 09, we hold such shows to enable local artistes to try and come up with collaborations. What better way to start the programme than to engage the biggest Zimdancehall pioneers Tocky Vibes and Shinsoman,” said DJ T Money. Tocky Vibes He said this was in line with the focus of their club to gi...

Opening of nightspots signifies Byo is open for business

Showbiz CorrespondentFOR almost two years, Bulawayo has been welcoming new nightspots almost monthly, something that has caught the attention of many who are slowly noticing that the city is open for business. Up to 10 new spots have been opened since last year with more in the pipeline showing how much of a fun loving city this is. A survey by Chronicle Showbiz showed that there was demand for quality entertainment in the city as people here also want the finer things in life. This is why there has been constant sprucing up of existing establishments like Vivo Safari (former Safari Lounge), Walkers Pub & Grill (The Centre Bar), Cosmopolitan Night Club (former Club Eden) and New Alabama (former The Groove). Other new spots in the city are steak house Carne Casa and Club 09 (former Hust...

‘Call me Zodwa Wabantwana’

Zodwa Wabantu Whinsley Masara, Chronicle ReporterSA entertainer, Zodwa Wabantu (pictured below) says people should now call her Zodwa Wabantwana as she has realised that most of her followers are young children who look up to her. Speaking on Real Talk last week, the dancer who is famous for dancing without underwear stunned many when she said she was probably dating her father as she has never met him. “I’ve never met my dad and I don’t know if he’s alive or not. Maybe he’s one of the men I’m dating,” she said as she laughed. She said her mother died when she was young and as such, she moved out of their family house when she was 16 years old. “After my mother died, I decided to move out and fend for myself as I couldn’t stand the pressure from my siblings (fighting for food, the house an...

Crystal club illuminates Bulawayo night life

Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz CorrespondentCRYSTAL Night Club (formerly The Lounge) in Bulawayo opened its doors to patrons on Friday night amid pomp and fanfare after months of renovations. The club stood out like a gem as the bright purple lights outside the joint illuminated the night when it opened. Crystal Night Club joins the family of nightspots Zarah Lounge, Copa Cubana and Cosmopolitan Night Club all run by Bulawayo businessman, Phathisani Nkomo. There has been a complete overhaul of The Lounge with a spacious dance floor, a VIP section and air-conditioning being erected. All the previous dark colours that were associated with The Lounge have been replaced by light tones giving the place a classy feel. As part of the entertainment DJs Prince Eskhosini will be on the roster alongside for...

Djembe Monks to headline Bots fete

Djembe Monks Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz CorrespondentTRIBAL house trio Djembe Monks will be flying the country’s flag high next month when they headline the Makgadikgadi Moonlight Adventure in Botswana. Makgadikgadi Moonlight Adventure is an adventure ride at full moon on the amazing Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The event will be held on July 27 and 28 with the trio billed to perform over the two days. In a Twitter post, Muddy Face Events Botswana, organisers of the event wrote: “The Djembe Monks will be in the house at the Makgadikgadi Moonlight Adventure and get this, they’ll play for us both nights! “As a brief introduction, this trio produces and performs an exciting mix of house music and African percussion to create an energetic, enthralling stage – and imagine all this at the Makgadikgadi M...

Hwabaraty partners Madlela

Madlela Skhobokhobo Showbiz CorrespondentCONTEMPORARY musician Hwabaraty has courted the services of Madlela Skhobokhobo for a collaborative track titled Ama What What meant to encourage people to believe in themselves. The track will be released today on Skyz Metro FM during the Vuka Vuka Breakfast show. It will be accompanied by a music video that will be uploaded on YouTube today. Hwabaraty, who was nominated for this year’s Bulawayo Arts Awards said the track came about after the realisation that there were some people who were not supportive of his music career and always try to pull him down. “People have this tendency of belittling your talent and whatever you do. People have been saying that Madlela and I can’t sing for a while now. “Perhaps we can’t sing like Celine Dion or Michae...

Andy Muridzo sticks to military style

Andy Muriidzo Bulawayo show Showbiz ReporterContemporary musician, Andy Muridzo Ngwenya who fell out with Jah Prayzah’s Military Touch Movement (MTM) after their record deal went sour earlier this year says he now finds himself stuck with a military stage costume that he was motivated to wear by his mentor and former boss – Jah Prayzah. “When I started my music career, being a person that was groomed by Jah Prayzah, he said to me ‘I’m a soldier so you need to wear a uniform that’s similar to mine’. “This is the costume my band and I are using now. I still don’t have a decision on whether I should leave this uniform for another attire. For now though, I’m still wearing it,” Andy said. Andy (pictured, left with part of his team) terminated his five-year contract with MTM in March saying he w...

DJ Tira doesn’t come cheap

DJ Tira Durban House and Gqom music boss, DJ Tira is one of the most sought after talents in the entertainment industry. Everything the Makoya Bearings touches turns into gold and he is so often at the centre of everything good that comes out of Durban. In case you were wondering, the Afrotainment kingpin does not come cheap and he recently took to social media to let people know how much a DJ Tira feature now costs. “For all artistes/ DJs who want Chikichikichaaaaaa on their songs…. the price has gone up! R50k. Verse is R70k. Chorus is R100k. Faka imali uzobona! Uzongithola eAfro!,” wrote Tira. A DJ Tira feature often equals a hit song, perhaps this is why he can actually afford to set the prices this high. Meanwhile, Babes Wodumo and her former lover and manager Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphu...