Bono finds healing in her artwork

Entertainment: 26 November 2023 By Thembi Siaga

Visual artist Bono Dzivhani from Tshivhulani, outside Sibasa, has found a therapeutic outlet to deal with the trauma she experienced as a rape victim, which not only left scars on her body but also on her spirit. Bono channels her emotions into extraordinary works of art, demonstrating how creativity can be a powerful tool for healing.

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Ndini Uyo hitmaker Mitchel Jambo back with a bang

Entertainment: 26 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

After a four-year hiatus from the recording studio, Rhumba music maestro Mitchel Jambo has made a powerful comeback. The “Ndinyi Uyo” and “Todi” hitmaker released a single titled “Mma Wee” a fortnight ago.

Author Nkuna takes a stand against alcohol and drug abuse

Entertainment: 25 November 2023 By Thembi Siaga

A 42-year-old author, Solani Nkuna from Tiyani village in Magoro, published her anthology of poems a fortnight ago. Her debut work, titled “Xihlovo Xa Vutomi” (The Fountain of Life), is not merely a collection of words on paper but a bold stand against the pervasive issue of substance abuse among the youth.

Isaac Modipa makes art out of wire to put food on table

Entertainment: 25 November 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

When Isaac Modipa of Tshiozwi was growing up, his dream was to become a motor mechanic, working on vehicles and creating his own designs. Unfortunately, coming from a humble background, he never had the opportunity to pursue formal education and explore his aspirations. However, he has now realised his dreams by designing and building remarkable wire structures, which he sells and displays in his yard.

Keep up to date with news, advises Anza Mulaudzi

Entertainment: 24 November 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Radio presenter Anza Mulaudzi (24) is slowly but surely working her way to the top. The talented presenter, who hosts the Science and Technology Show on Makhado FM, is making waves in the radio space. Mulaudzi’s show airs on Wednesdays between 14:00 and 15:00. On Saturdays, she also hosts the Tsivhudzo Show between 9:00 and 12:00.

Another accolade for local author Thivhusiwi Tshindane Tshivhula

Entertainment: 24 November 2023 By Frank Mavhungu

A resident of Lutomboni village in the Nzhelele Valley, Mr Thivhusiwi Tshindane Tshivhula, is in joyous mood. He was one of the people who received an award during the 18th South African Literary Awards held at the North West University Auditorium in Potchefstroom last Tuesday. Tshindane was presented with a certificate, a trophy, and a R50,000 prize during the ceremony.

Mureri's collection of Tshivenda poems wins prestigious award

Entertainment: 23 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Phalaphala FM’s current-affairs presenter/producer and popular “TikTok”-er Mutsitselwa Mureri is also making her mark in the world of literature. The 40-year-old author from Dzanani, in Nzhelele, scooped up the Book Behind Awards’ Best Indigenous Languages Book award in the Tshivenda category. The awards ceremony was held in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, 11 November. The winners of the respective categories were selected by vote.

Disco star calls for sobriety as festive season approaches

Entertainment: 19 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Veteran disco star David Ramagalela, famously known as Daiza Ramagalela, is making a triumphant return, two years after the release of his last album. His latest offering, the hot 10-track album titled “Dakalo”, was released in October and includes standout tracks such as the title track, “Dakalo”, and “Mabundu.”

Prof Mariba and his band still dazzle the entertainment industry

Entertainment: 18 November 2023 By Victor Mukwevho

Professor Matodzi Tommy Mariba and his band, the Magic Strings, released their second single, titled “Chezla Pozla”, on Friday, 10 November. The single is part of their 10-track album, “One Night in Vegas”, which is expected to be released early next year.

Miss Makhado Royal 2022 ploughs back into her community

Entertainment: 18 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

When 23-year-old Nakisani Munarini won the entrepreneurship title at the Miss Makhado Royal Pageant in 2022, she pledged to contribute to improvements in her home village, Hamasia Tshipuseni. Staying true to her word, the Univen bachelor of environmental science graduate, in collaboration with the Thusalushaka Foundation, is set to host the village’s inaugural beauty pageant in December, generating great excitement and anticipation among the villagers.

Phalaphala FM presenter receives second SATMA nomination

Entertainment: 17 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Phalaphala FM presenter Humbulani Nengovhela has received a second South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMA) nomination, this time in the Best Traditional Music SABC Radio Presenter of the Year category. The 18th SATMA awards ceremony is scheduled for December 15 in Durban.

Mmbengwa publishes his first collection of Tshivenda poems

Entertainment: 16 November 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Local author Rudzani Eric Mmbengwa, from Havhangani village, has published his first Tshivenda collection of poetry, titled “Ngwedzamilambo”. The book, which was launched on 28 October, contains 42 poems that break down the definition and structure of the typical poem and figure of speech.

Gospel legend Julius Mudau returns with brand-new album

Entertainment: 12 November 2023

After 20 years out of the limelight, music legend Julius Mudau has made an extraordinary comeback to the stage, much to the delight of his many dedicated fans. The gospel hit maker from Pile village, near Tshilamba, who rose to fame in the 1980s, recorded his latest 13-track album, titled “The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me,” following a significant demand. The album was finally released last Thursday, on 2 November.

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