Lupita Nyong’o and Trevor Noah team up for film adaptation of ‘Born a Crime’ memoir

Whilst we are still basking in the glory of Wakanda, African movie goers will be excited to hear that Lupita Nyong’o is set to star and produce an adaptation of Trevor Noah’s memoir ‘Born a Crime’. Lupita is set to play Trevor Noah’s mother, Patricia. Born a Crime was released in 2016 and has spent 26 weeks on the bestseller list in America. The Oscar winning Kenyan actress, Lupita is co-producing the movie with Trevor Noah, Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin. ...

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NAMA 2018 Winners List

SPOKEN WORD AWARDS 1.1 Outstanding Poet Tinashe Tafirenyika - Winner Shingirai Manyengavana Mercy Dhliwayo Special Mention: Takesure Taringana 1.2 Outstanding Comedian Tinaye Chiketa Samantha Kureya aka Gonyeti Mandlenkosi Mathe aka D Comedian - Winner   LITERARY ARTS AWARDS 2.1 Outstanding First Creative Published Works No Winner 2.2 Outstanding Children’s Book No Winner 2.3 Outstanding Fiction Moving On by Jane Morris (editor) [AmaBooks] Survivors ...

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Auditions: Actors and Actresses wanted for a Short Film in Harare

Auditions Auditions Auditions!! Call for Actors and actresses for a local short feature film to be shot in March. Below are the character descriptions we’re looking for: Barna : Masculine, Tall, any complexion. Ages between 28-35 Tashinga : Young male aged between 28 - 35. Free Spirit, masculine Meloe: Young adult between ages of 25 and 33 Feisty, free spirit and very outspoken. Tadie: 14 year old girl. Clever Audition Date : 20 February 2018 Time: 11 to 3p.m Venue: ...

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Video: Angel Lo – Jah Prayzah featuring Jah Cure #NewMusic

Jah Prayzah and Jah Cure have just dropped dropped a new music video for their song Angel Lo. Zimbabwean music star Jah Prayzah is fast becoming a legend on the continent and the world, he now boasts a chain of huge international collaborations with mega starts such as Yemi Alade, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and many others. You can watch his new video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh1NecPR_gw

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Tinopona Katsande has been rehired by ZiFM Stereo, 5 years after the tape leaked

It’s hard to believe that is has already been 5 years after Tinopona Katsande, the popular Zimbabwean actress and radio host lost her job at ZiFM Stereo after a tape of her engaging in a sexual act flooded the internet. TinTin as she is affectionately known will be hosting a show called formation, starting Sunday the 18th of February 2018. The actress narrated her ordeal on how difficult life became for her after she lost her job at ZiFM Stereo in a lengthy Facebook post. She ended up ...

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Opportunity for Aspiring Screenwriters and Directors

Aspiring Screenwriters and Directors: Creative arts Zimbabwe and Chaminuka arts is running a 5 week short films production and we are looking for:- 5 writers (preferably upcoming) 5 directors (Preferably upcoming) Note Must be below 25years We are going to run a one day writing/directing skills exchange workshop on Friday 9 June and we will be shooting a series of short films every week... How to apply - Send your full details including address to the number below... - write a ...

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Ginimbi buys first copy of Winky D’s Gombwe Album for $40,000

Flamboyant businessman Genius Kadungure popularly known as Ginimbi, left a lot of tongues wagging when he bought the first copy of Winky D’s latest album Gombwe for a whopping $40,000, let that sink in. In the past a lot of politicians and other business people have supported local artists, of note is Wicknell Chivayo who bought Jah Prayzah’s Kutonga Kwaro album for $10,000, even for him $40,000 would be a stretch. Ginimbi tweeted that he is tryng to help local superstarts, making ...

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Gonyeti and Bustop TV Nominated for NAMA Awards

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe have just announced the NAMA 2018 nominees and the popular satirical comedy outfit Bustop TV has been nominated for a NAMA Award in the Best Online Media category. That’s not the only good news though, Bustop TV’s actress Samantha Kureya affectionately known as Gonyeti has also been nominated for a NAMA Award in the Outstanding Comedy category, she will be battling it out with Tinaye Chiketa and Mandlenkosi Mathe for the award. There is no doubt ...

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NAMA 2018 Nominees Announced, read full list below

The nominees for the 17th Edition of the National Arts Merit Award (NAMA) have been announced. The 2018 edition of the popular and at times very controversial awards show, sees a total of 96 nominees, with 32 awards to be won and 4 special mentions. Some of the notable nominees for NAMA 2018 include Jah Prayzah who will be fighting it out with Trevor Dongo, fellow Military Touch artist ExQ for Best Male Musician category and on the opposite side of things Ammara Brown, Janet Manyowa and ...

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The Zimbabwe Film and Television Awards are back again this year after…

Good news for Zimbabwean filmmakers and TV professionals, the Zimbabwe Film and Television Awards (ZFTA) are back again this year, after skipping the 2017 edition for reason’s not known to us. This will be the third time the award show is hosted, ZFTA has surely come a long way since their inaugural awards show in 2015. ZFTA seeks to honour outstanding achievements made by individuals and companies in the Zimbabwean Film and Television industry. The Zimbabwe Film and Television ...

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Kwese TV applies for broadcasting licence from BAZ

If you have been following events surrounding Kwese TV’s operations in Zimbabwe, you would know that the company has had to endure a lot of legal battles. Recently the company severed ties with Dr Dish, the company which Econet Media used to gain access into the Zimbabwean market. So of late Kwese TV has been operating illegally to it bluntly, though they claimed that they had made an arrangement with the government, but all those woes might be a thing of the past. Kwese TV through ...

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Multichoice launches DStv Lite Dance Challenge,winners walk away with $1000

So you think you can dance, huh? Well, say no more Multichoice has just launched the DStv Lite dance challenge, where contestants stand to win $1000. DStv Lite is the cheapest bouquet on the DStv newtwork. How to enter:  To enter, upload a video clip to our Facebook page of you OR your crew dancing to the DStv Lite jingle. Download the DStv Lite jingle from here The dance clip that has received the most likes by 23rd February will win the $1 000 prize (payable via bank ...

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Cook Off Movie

Tickets for the Premiere of ‘Cook Off’ at the IFFR Sold Out

'Cook Off', the latest Zimbabwean film production to hit the big screen is already making waves, if you didn’t already know the movie is set to make its premiere at this years’ edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). As if that is not an achievement enough, tickets for the premiere of ‘Cook Off’ at IFFR have sold out, imagine that. The movie was produced by Joe Njagu and directed by Thomas Brickhill and it features Tendaiishe Chitima, who plays the lead ...

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OPEN CALL for CTG(R): Zimbabwe – 2018 Artist Residency

Opportunity for an Artist Residency Program in Zimbabwe for International and Zimbabwean Artist hosted by the CTG Collective OPEN CALL for CTG(R): Zimbabwe - 2018 Artist Residency The CTG Collective announces our first open call for CTG(R): Zimbabwe, a month-long art residency program taking place in Harare, Zimbabwe during August 2018. The application is open to artists of all ages, working in any medium. A Selection Committee of international CTG Collective members will choose one ...

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Auditions: One Year Full-time Actor/Creator Training Programme

"ZIMBABWE THEATRE ACADEMY in partnership with DELL’ARTE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL THEATRE, is inviting interested candidates to apply for a One Year Full-time Actor/Creator Training Programme.” ZIMBABWE THEATRE ACADEMY IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR A NEW INTAKE OF TRAINEES IN 2018. There are a limited number of bursaries available. • Zimbabwe Theatre Academy runs a physical theatre investigation and performance programme for professional ensemble training in the craft and discip...

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Tytan is cheating on me – Olinda

It seems Olinda Chapel cannot catch a break when it comes to dating men who cheat on her. The socialite who made headlines when she posted videos of her nasty breakup with Stunner and now still it seems history might be repeating itself. Olinda posted on her Facebook page that her boyfriend Tytan, the Mukoko hitmaker might be cheating on her, read full post below; Will Olinda ever find love?

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Tinopona Katsande to host TV Acting Coaching Classes in Harare

Popular Zimbabwean actress Tinopona Katsande, affectionately known as ‘Tin Tin’ is set host TV Acting Coaching classes in Harare. The former Studio 263 actress is looking for aspiring actors and actresses and even established actors who want to polish up on their skills to join her classes. The classes will start on Monday the 26th of February 2018 to Friday the 2nd of March 2018, from 6pm – 8pm daily. Registration for the classes will cost you $10 (Non refundable) and fees ...

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Jamaican Charly Black is literally begging to come to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has become the go-to destination for Jamaican dancehall and reggae artists or let me just say for international artists. The ‘Too Blessed’ hitmaker wants an encore. Just in the previous year we have had the pleasure of hosting Beenie Man, who also recorded a song with Winky D, Turbulence, Charly Black and obviously the big one Tarrus Riley. So it’s no wonder that Charly Black is planning a tour of Africa and one of the destinations he wants to perform in is, you guessed it, ...

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Pictures: This is why you should always pay your photographer

They do say you get what you pay for, the Zaring family had to learn the hard way not to cut corners when it comes to hiring the services of a photographer. It seems of the many careers out there, working in the creative industry might be one of the hardest jobs out there, family, friends and clients think they can just get services for free or after paying next to nothing. For some reason it eludes them that photography and film industry gear is very expensive, going into the thousands ...

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Prophet Walter Magaya’s Yadah TV now available on DStv

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) worshipers will be glad to hear that Yadah TV will from the 18th of January 2018 be available on DStv, channel 281. The Prophet Magaya led ministry, PHD is obviously one of the biggest churches in Zimbabwe in terms of attendance, with tens of thousands of members attending services weekly! Yadah TV joins TBN, and notably Emmanuel TV on the paid platform and other gospel channels also. Previously Yadah TV was only available on Free-To-Air ...

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