A second novel for Omphulusa

Entertainment: 21 July 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Omphulusa Ramenu, a writer from Muhuyu, has published her second novel, titled “Mbuyelela I yala.” Ramenu hopes that this offering to the world of literature will change people’s lives, especially the youth. “This book is about the different kinds of challenges people face in their lives. Some of these challenges we choose for ourselves, while there are also challenges that we don’t have a say in; they just come, and we have to face them.”

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Nkhume Mafs' latest song thrills fans

Entertainment: 20 July 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Aifheli Mafunisa, an upcoming hip-hop artist known by his stage name Nkhume Mafs from Ha Maila, has captivated fans with his latest song release, titled “Gimisa.” Since its debut on YouTube early last month, the song, intended as a teaser, has garnered significant attention and praise from his fans.

Dasco Mahn learnt from the best

Entertainment: 20 July 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Tshivenda traditional and reggae musician Dasco Mahn has bounced back, spitting fire. His last release, “Volume 2 Afrika,” was in 2022, and while he took a break from the studio, he did not stop performing his music. The musician from Vondwe, outside Thohoyandou, whose full name is Mbulaheni Leonard Mulaudzi, released his latest single, “Thi Mufuni Zwone,” in March 2024 but could not launch it officially because of financial constraints.

Spreading Vhavenda culture in Tshwane

Entertainment: 20 July 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

In an effort to spread the Vhavenda culture and bring together different nationalities, Venda men living in the Tshwane area have come together to form a tshikona dance group. Started in 2017 by Pastor Chris Mamedzi, the group is becoming one of the biggest cultural entertainers in the city of Tshwane. The group is also recruiting men from other cultural backgrounds to be part of their social-cohesion programme.

Dr Masase's debut book looks at ways to deal with betrayal

Entertainment: 19 July 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Dr Pfananani Masase from Ha Mashamba has published a book titled “Don’t Despair, Betrayal is Part of the Journey,” which delves into the inevitable reality of betrayal in people’s lives. This is Masase’s first book, launched in June. Through his writing, Masase aims to show that betrayal should not hinder a person’s progress or diminish their potential.

Bassist Matsiari releases first album after 46 years

Entertainment: 19 July 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Back in 1978, Mbulaheni Joseph Matsiari and his friend Joe Mathonsi would take their guitars to football matches just to while away time and entertain local soccer fans. All along, the master and passionate bassist from Chavani village, not far from Elim, composed many songs just for the fun of it, without recording them. He always had a dream that one day he would release an album of his own, wherein he would capture these impromptu creations. The dream, however, kept on being elusive.

Rivombo's book sparks crucial conversations on mental health

Entertainment: 14 July 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Jubilee Rivombo, a multi-award-winning author from Bungeni, launched her second book, titled “Beauty for Ashes”, on Sunday, 30 June. Through this book, she aims to address the often-neglected matter of mental health.

Vho Sei boosts Venda culture

Entertainment: 14 July 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Musician and Tshivenda traditional-dance master Ms. Seani Matilda Makahane, better known as Vho Sei in the arts sphere, has taken it upon herself to ensure that Vhavenda culture is preserved and passed on to the younger generation.

Mashavha makes music, despite his speech disorder

Entertainment: 13 July 2024

“No disorder formed against me shall prosper.” This is the motto of Thomas Mashavha (59) from Midoroni village outside Louis Trichardt. Mashavha suffers from a speech disorder called malimi in Tshivenda, which causes him to pronounce words differently from the normal pronunciation.

Mu Africa keeps to his word and releases new album

Entertainment: 13 July 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

When he launched his latest single, “Kha Dzhene Mu Africa” in April this year, the king of tshingondo (rhumba) music, Mu Africa Marko, promised his fans a full album. True to his word, Mu Africa has arrived with all guns blazing and released “Bvumo Volume 10” last week.

New EP for Trippie Dollar

Entertainment: 12 July 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Phumudzo Mulaudzi from Hamasia, known by his stage name of “Trippie Dollar,” released a new hip-hop extended play (EP) album, Trapyano, last month.

Everything in place for an unforgettable Silala festival

Entertainment: 12 July 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

All systems are up and running for this weekend’s Silala Music Festival Episode 1, with no expense being spared in preparation for the event. The much-awaited event will be hosted at the Berea Madzonga Resort in Niani, Zwigodini.

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