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BEFORE turning 25 last week, Dherira hit-maker Andy Muridzo shaved off his signature dreadlocks. Baba Keketso, as Andy Muridzo is affectionately known, said he got tired of the dreadlocks and decided to change his hairstyle and look by cutting his hair.

“I cut my hair to have a new look. Like anyone else, I just wanted to change my hairstyle,” said Baba Keketso.

Asked what he would do with the dreadlocks, the artiste, who celebrated his birthday in Harare at the weekend, said he would keep them in case he changes his mind.

“I’m definitely keeping my hair and not selling it because maybe one day, I’ll want to spot dreadlocks. And when I feel that way, I’ll simply visit the saloon and have them crocheted back.”

Some, however, felt that Andy, who recently launched a new album, had cut his hair to differentiate himself from Jah Prayzah whom many say he imitates.

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  • VIOLENCE reared its ugly head at Soul Musaka also known as Soul Jah Luv’s show in Zvishavane yesterday resulting in the destruction of YaFM’s property worth thousands of dollars.

    The incident happened after the host YaFM’s public announcement (PA) system produced poor sound, prompting Soul Jah Luv to leave the stage unceremoniously. This saw music fans violently protesting and damaging valuable property as they expressed discontent over the “Pamamonya ipapo’ hitmaker’s disappearance from the stage.

    YaFM chairman Mr Munyaradzi Hwengwere said; “As YaFM, we regret the incident that took place  where some patrons at the Soul Jah Luv show vented their anger on our studios resulting in the destruction of property worth thousands of dollars.

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  • RAPPER Stunner and Zimdancehall artiste, Tocky Vibes, will be in Bulawayo for a performance at Club 263 on Saturday.

    This will be the duo’s first performance in the city this year. They will perform alongside up-and-coming Zimdancehall artiste, DJ Tawaz, DJs T Man, T Nash and Brooklyn as well as the club’s resident DJs.

    Show organisers said all was in place for the event where $3 will be charged as entrance fee.

    From Bulawayo, Tocky and Stunner will travel to Plumtree for a show at Kombani Lodge on Sunday. There they will be supported by DJs Lexx, Tynash, Mt Zion, Yugoe and King Inity.

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  • Tytan has been flaunting his “new love” on his Instagram page, @tytantheone. The other day, Tytan posted a picture of Olinda captioned, “My Woman Crush… #QueenMukoko”. A few days later, he posted another picture of Olinda captioned, “Beautiful inside and out. Thank you @leechapel”.

    A lot of Tytan’s followers responded to the post largely condemning him for being involved with a turbulent, volatile and possibly still fragile woman but his response was “she makes me happy”. One user @eddigovs commented, “Are you guys dating? This is getting exciting, but I won’t say much since I don’t know exactly what’s happening.”

    Some of his followers were supportive of the relationship with one @fifie7087 saying, “Make it solid, critics will always be there. Zari and Diamond have a bigger age gap but they are a couple to die for.”

    Tytan is scheduled to perform in the United Kingdom alongside Heavy K in August and Olinda already has plans to host a lavish High Tea for him in London.

    But the flourishing relationship has left the lines blurred. It is not clear whether Tytan is in a relationship with Olinda or if their “relationship” is purely a publicity stunt meant to boost Tytan’s career. The afro-pop musician recently released the track, Bho off the album Tytan EP which he will soon be launching and says is dedicated to Olinda.

    If Tytan plays his cards right, he will be getting a car from her but if he screws her over, she will be on social media again telling the world of how she made him.

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  • IN spite of the difficult socio- economic challenges the country is facing the much-awaited Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) roars to life today (2 May 2017) in its traditional six-day format, stretching to Sunday after a one-year sabbatical due to financial constraints and a low sponsor turnout.

    The festival that showcases arts and culture in the genres of music, spoken word, applied craft and design, theatre, fashion and dance will be held under the theme Hifa 2017: Staging an Intervention.

    The internationally-acclaimed grandee of music Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi headlines the stellar line-up of artistes set to perform at a musical extravaganza to mark the official opening of the festival night at Harare Gardens.

    The opening show to be staged under the theme Let Our Song Be Sung, will feature Mtukudzi, Amanda a la Banda from Italy and Grammy nominated Afro-roots star and humanitarian activist, Rocky Dawuni from Ghana.

    The festival founder and artistic director, Manuel Bagorro last week while addressing the media in the capital said he was grateful and excited the festival is back, adding he was proud of the programming this year.

    “Where the magic of Hifa lives is in the six-day format, that is why we are all back here.

    Associate executive director, Tafadzwa Simba said festival-goers should not worry about cash shortages, as they had facilitated the useage of plastic money during the festival. “We have increased the number of point-of-sale machines. So we now have an adequate number and people will not face any hassles,” he said.

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  • Sungura musician Alick Macheso was forced to abort a show scheduled for Manake Bar in Ruwa following some “serious” chest pains.

    Sources said the musician was at his farm in Chivhu until Wednesday when he came home complaining about his chest.

    “He came complaining about chest pains on Tuesday and he visited the doctor but he could not recover,” he said.

    However, the musician is said to have travelled to South Africa the following day for another show because he wanted to fulfil the tour.

    “He went to South Africa yesterday (Saturday) so that he could fulfil the gigs for the weekend. He made it a point that he would not cancel all the weekend shows,” he said.

    His publicist Tich Makahamadze said though the Friday show was cancelled the musician responded well to medication.

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  • SA leading gospel choir, Joyous celebrations is set for a “Hallelujah night” show at Heartfelt International Ministries (HIM) International Overflow Centre (IOC), Ashdown park shops in Zimbabwe today.

    The choir will be bringing a full band for the first time in Zimbabwe for the show which is an initiative of HIM president and founder Apostle Tavonga and Pastor Chipo Vutabwashe.

    According to HIM, Hallelujah night show is part of the ‘21 days of the Holy Ghost series 2’ which has been ongoing since Sunday, March 26 this year.

    Information shows that Joyous Celebration will be sharing the stage with HIM choir of the famous “Jesu Anotonga” tonight.

    In an interview, Apostle Vutabwashe said the Hallelujah night show will be for free.

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  • A picture of ailing music star Cde Chinx Chingaira is doing the rounds on social media following reports that the “Hondo Yeminda” singer had passed on.

    Cde Chinx whose real name is Dickson Chingaira was taken ill to West End Hospital last week after his health deteriorated due to blood cancer. He has been rumoured dead twice before and the latest hoax has forced his family to release his frail picture while in hospital.

    One of the artiste’s wives, Zodwa Chingaira told our sister paper, The Herald that her husband’s condition was improving by the day.

    “Cde Chinx is still in hospital at West End. I cannot say much about the illness as I’m still to get enough information pertaining to that. What I can say is his health is improving by day and we hope he will be fine and out soon,” she said.

    Before he was admitted, Cde Chinx had tried to seek help from prophets, apostolic faith churches and also traditional healers but to no avail. Early this year, he released an album featuring Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Civic Education despite his ill-health.

    Cde Chinx is married to two wives with 10 children between them.

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  • South African rapper K.O popularly known as MR Cash Time says he is ready to shutdown the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair weekend.

    K.O is expected to arrive in Bulawayo tomorrow for his performance at the Bulawayo Amphitheatre. He will be joined by Winky D, Cal Vin, DJ Liz, Garry B and The Godfather Templeman at a show dubbed Best of both worlds.

    The Skhanda republic head said he was upbeat about performing in Bulawayo after five years. “I’m excited to be performing in Bulawayo. The last time I was there was five years ago with Teargas and what I remember most is that the energy was insane.

    “I’m not expecting anything different. Last year when I was in Harare, it was incredible and Bulawayo will be just as crazy,” said K.O. He said for the first time, he would perform with a live band.

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  • SOUTH African award-winning Afro-pop music group, Mafikizolo are expected to touch down at the Harare International Airport this morning ahead of their much-anticipated Sendekera, Come Let’s Dance concert set for Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre.

    Mafikizolo duo of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza will be performing for their fans in Zimbabwe as part of their 20-year music journey celebrations.

    With a day to go to the show, the concert organisers, 2 Kings Entertainment, yesterday released the final names of the artistes set to share the stage with the Mzansi stars.

    Popular songbird Cindy Munyavi, Sam Dondo and Ngoni Kambarami are the latest inclusions to join the star-studded line-up of performers that already had multi-award winning musician, Jah Prayzah, Andy Muridzo and Alexio Kawara as supporting acts.

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  • UGLY scenes marred the recent Southern African Music and Arts (Sama) Festival that was headlined by Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah and Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave in Leicester, United Kingdom.

    The music festival that was organised by Y2K Promotions had glitches from the onset, with chaotic scenes outside the Leicester Arena, spoiling what could have been a historical music festival.

    Hundreds of people shoved and pushed their way into the venue for free, as there were no security personnel to man the entrances, while some fans, who had pre-purchased tickets failed to make it into the venue.

    Pregnant women were seen being pushed and fondled in the melee. One of the fans, Admire Murape, who attended the show said: “This is a waste of money. I should have stayed home.”

    Away from the chaos, outside the venue, the public address system was so poor that fans could hardly hear some vocals, especially when Jah Prayzah was performing.

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