10 Important Life Lessons from ZimDancehall

Let it go on record that no other cultural movement has been both definitive and reflective of 21st century urban Zimbabwean life than mangoma. Since earnest inception in the mid 2000s, it has been defiant, irreverent, passionate, and philosophical.Indeed, I would argue that even the unsavory elements within the genre that rouse the scorn of many a lay pundit are worth their place within our societal discourse, as they often hold up an ugly mirror on society. Here are ten poignant life lessons and affirmations the genre has offered up in its short existence. Continue reading 10 Important Life Lessons from ZimDancehall

Whatsapp Warriors running the ZimDancehall streets!

hey are connected to other Warriors in other towns and cities and other Road Warriors (vanoisira vanhu music mumaPhone) who then export the music further afield. They have the goodwill of promoters, music producers, artists managers, and artists. They don’t only push the songs but videos, news, and help promote shows. They have their own value chain deep-rooted in piracy, affiliation and proximity to musicians which gives them powerful street cred. Continue reading Whatsapp Warriors running the ZimDancehall streets!

Red flag on security and safety at music concerts events

The recent accident at Kinnah Birthday Bash raises a red flag on an area that the Zimbabwean showbiz scene has taken for granted for years. Safety and security of artists, crew and audience at venues remain a matter decided by fate. Promoters are more concerned with making money at any cost even when the lives of both those performing and in attendance are exposed to great risk.  Continue reading Red flag on security and safety at music concerts events

Major E bounces back, affirms Eldership in new joint with Dizzy Dee

At one time there was no debate on who the best Dancehall chanter and lyricist in Zimbabwe was. Highfield´s Ephraim Mushore affectionately known as Major E was the undisputed champion. He set the foundation for what was later to be known as Zimdancehall. He bounces back in a duet with Dizzy Dee. Continue reading Major E bounces back, affirms Eldership in new joint with Dizzy Dee