Sizzling newbie speaks on debut album

Gora Zowa Machoronga, born Tafadzwa Gora, is an upcoming Afrocoustic musician working on his first offering – a 15-track album set for release within a month. So promising is his work that promoters in Europe and the United States are already calling to book him for shows even before his first work is out. Journalist Gabriel Manyati (GM) sat down with Gora (TG, pictured) this week to get an insight into what music fans can expect from the sizzling newbie, who has already assembled a band and is raring to hit the music scene with the force of a tsunami.

Cook Off: Zim film defies all odds to reach Netflix

“Seeing myself on Netflix, I have to punch myself every day. Like, is that really me?” asked actress Tendaiishe Chitima, star of the first Zimbabwean feature film acquired by the streaming pioneer.

BAFTA nominates three times as many performers of colour

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) have responded to criticism of its lack of diversity by nominating three times as many black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) actors and performers as last year’s TV awards show.

Happy days for African artists

ON Tuesday, Universal Music Group announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent, dedicated, according to the company’s press release, to delivering “the best hip hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa, and will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label”.

New generation takes over cultural glamour

THE Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home was held on May 25. British actor Idris Elba, together with ViacomCBS Networks Africa and YouTube hosted the gig to raise funds for food and health assistance in Africa’s response to Covid-19.

Davison voted Leicestershire’s greatest ever overseas player

ZIMBABWE-BORN batsman Brian Davison has been voted English country cricket side Leicestershire’s greatest overseas player in a supporters’ poll.

High data costs threaten the creative sector

LOCAL content creators are ruing the recently hiked costs of data in the country as a bane to the growth of their business.Kudzai Chikomo, a filmmaker based in Bulawayo who heads an outfit called Film & Television Resources, deplores the cost of data as a hindrance to the growth of the business of content creators on the continent.

Journos not enemies of the state

MAY 3 is World Press Freedom Day and the theme this year was “Journalism Without Fear or Favour”. All around the world, the day was commemorated in many countries by men and women of the profession and society in general.

Time is ripe for creating, strategising

LAST week we touched on how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the entertainment sector and forever changed it. As I stated in the previous installment, the creative and cultural industries require crowds to thrive.

Local stations take to their vaults

IT may never have happened were it not for the Covid-19 global pandemic, which has forced nations to impose lockdowns to flatten the curve of transmission of the disease. We are into our fourth week of the lockdown due to the pandemic. But it has been a time to reflect on the past, and music has that transportational quality.

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