For a longtime there has been an from composers, producers and performers of music Zimbabwe over the handling of their royalties from collection to distribution of the income from Radio stations, businesses and members of the public. Recently the sole collective society in Zimbabwe the Zimbabwe Music Rights […]
The digital media disruption is here and here to stay. In essence, the future is here and we are living it. Where is Zimbabwe is all of this?
I want to talk about TOUTS yes maHwindi , Zvinamira and Rank marshalls in showbiz.
These are the people who managed to develop a voice online and can to some extent influence music consumption trends. They are basically pundits.
Our failure to re-imagine coupled with our undying love for anything foreign poses a great threat on the great wealth of authentically Zimbabwean music legacy created by the late Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi, the Bundu Boys, Ilanga, Master Chivero, Chiwoniso Maraire, Lovemore Majaivana, Fortune Muparutsa, the Runn Family, Dorothy Masuka, Thomas Mapfumo, Paul Matavire, Edwin Hama, Andy Brown and many more amazing sons and daughters of Zimbabwe. These artists created signature music that will live for generations to come, songs whose messages still resonate with today and tomorrow.
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe has banned a new song and video by Rachel J and Enzo Ishall. The song which was penned by Enzo has been deemed unfit for airplay owing to sexually suggestive lyrics which the state feels could negatively affect the children.
About a month ago, friends alerted her about a Facebook profile under the name Yvonne Mutoko, it had her picture on it. The person behind the account was soliciting for sex using various other pictures of unsuspecting women some of them who look very young.
I couldn’t resist that moment. It was so beautiful. I felt a sense of belonging like they were my guards and nothing can happen to me. I guess I was daydreaming for a second but then again when you learn about these cats you will know that they smell fear more than afar.
On Wednesday the NewsDay carried an article that touched on the issues of artists’ royalties and the ongoing tiff between the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) and some of their members who are aggrieved over an alleged failure by the body to pay them in time among other […]
“I wanted to encourage and inspire other females, girls especially of plus size and remind them that the skin you have is just perfect and having tummy lumps and folds is just as beautiful too and that there’s so much power in owning your own power, but most importantly I did it because I wanted to empower myself on a whole intimate level”, said Lala
The year 2018 is gone and we are one month into 2019, the narrative remains the same. The Zimbabwean arts sector just like the country seems perpetually dogged by bickering, struggles and is in a defacto survival mode. Whether we have an industry or not remains debatable.