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Dube speaks on his failures in fatherhood

Dube speaks on his failures in fatherhood

By Sharon Kavhu WINDHOEK-SOUTH African gospel musician, Reverend Benjamin Dube say his divorce was a result of failure to set priorities right in fatherhood. Dube shared his fatherhood experiences during The Southern Times Fatherhood matters breakfast meeting at Avani Windhoek Hotel and Casino, last week. The worshiper said the greatest mistake he made in his […]

Benjamin Dube, Nam gospel choirs thrill crowd

Benjamin Dube, Nam gospel choirs thrill crowd

By Sharon Kavhu WINDHOEK-SOUTH African gospel musician, Reverend Benjamin Dube and his sons left the Worship Festival audience in a spiritual mood following a heavenly act at Independence Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia, last Saturday. The Dubes’ act was supported by 11 Namibian gospel choirs at the Worship Festival, which was organised by The Southern Times. […]

Ashley Morgen Crowned Miss Tourism Zim

Ashley Morgen Crowned Miss Tourism Zim

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka ANGOLAN BRUNETTE model Neurite Mendes won the inaugural Miss Africa pageant at a colourful ceremony held over the weekend in Nigeria’s tourist resort city of Calabar, Cross River State. Mendes did her country proud after beating 17 other contestants across Africa to land the crown at a well-attended event at the International […]

Angola wins Miss Africa 2016 crown

Angola wins Miss Africa 2016 crown

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka TWENTY-YEAR-OLD beauty from the resort town of Victoria Falls, Ashely Morgen, was at the weekend picked as Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016 amid confetti and all the glitterati at the packed Harare International Conference Centre. The National University Science and Technology marketing student pulled the rag from under 14 other contestants to win […]

African music catches world’s ear

African music catches world’s ear

> Phoebe Parke WE ARE consuming more music than ever before, and from a wider range of sources. Emerging markets in Africa, in particular, are becoming more profitable. UK-based record company Beggars Group, for example, reports that 20 percent of its revenue comes from emerging markets. It is now licensing music for the first time […]

Tresor for Vic Falls Carnival

Tresor for Vic Falls Carnival

>Leonard Ncube VICTORIA FALLS-ORGANISERS of the Jameson Victoria Falls Carnival, which draws together artistes from the region and revellers from across the world, have announced their artiste line-up for this year’s jamboree. This year’s entertainers include platinum-selling Congolese star Tresor and Zimbabwean chanter, Winky D, who have been added to the usual list of dancehall […]

SA film puts SADC on world map

SA film puts SADC on world map

>Sharon Kavhu WINDHOEK-South African documentary film, “What’s The Frack?” has put the Southern African region on the international map by winning two awards in one week in the United States. The documentary, which is produced by Mvura Ya Afrika (MYA) Productions, was accorded the Award of Excellence by the Headline International Film Festival and an […]

Sally’s the best female muso in Southern Africa

Sally’s the best female muso in Southern Africa

By Glen-Nora Tjipura WINDHOEK-“This is huge for me because you know that the AFRIMA are like the new Grammy Awards for Africa,” says the beaming Namibian songstress, Sally aka Boss Madam after she was declared the Best Female Artist in Southern Africa at this year’s All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA). The annual awards that aimed […]

Zim searches for new queen

Zim searches for new queen

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka HARARE-ZIMBABWE is choosing its new beauty queen on November 24, with 18 models sashaying for a right to be called Miss Tourism Zimbabwe and a pass to Miss World. The models have gone into a week-long boot camp for grooming and etiquette lessons. “The director of the show insisted that he wants […]

Courage the Comedian goes on Namibian tour

Courage the Comedian goes on Namibian tour

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK- NAMIBIA-based Zimbabwean comedian Courage Gondo will humour his fans on a nationwide comedy tour in December, he has announced. Known by his fans as ‘Courage the Comedian’, Gondo says the tour would be preceded by what he dubbed as the biggest stand-up comedy show of the year, titled “The Nambabwean”. The […]

Fashion Week gets thumbs up

Fashion Week gets thumbs up

By Glen-Nora Tjipura WINDHOEK-THE first-ever Windhoek Fashion Week held from November 2-5 has been given a seal of approval by both local and international fashion designers, including South Africa’s world renowned fashionista – David Tlale. The fashion show, the brainchild of former Big Brother Africa contestant Luis Munana and publicist Kalisto Mukoroli, showcased the latest […]

Namibians become Tlale’s apprentices

Namibians become Tlale’s apprentices

By Glen-Nora Tjipura WINDHOEK–TWO young Namibian fashion designers Taati Monde Sibolile and Deon Angelo Mathias have been chosen to be among the seven African fashion design aspirants to be admitted to David Tlale’s internship programme. Tlale made the announcement during the Windhoek Fashion Week. In 2013, the renowned South African fashion designer launched the programme […]

Lady goes Gaga after Clinton loss

Lady goes Gaga after Clinton loss

NEW YORK-THEY were the most vocal of Hillary Clinton’s celebrity supporters, but on the morning after Trump triumphed at the polls, stars such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Madonna and others have to face the music. With the election coming down to the wire over the past few days, the Democratic nominee had assembled a […]

We were not looking for hits: Tuku

We were not looking for hits: Tuku

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka HARARE-OLIVER Mtukudzi’s latest and 64th album, ‘Eheka! Nhai Yahwe’, is a laidback compilation for mature listening, his manager Sam Mataure says. Responding to criticism that the album by the Zimbabwean superstar was lukewarm and boring, Mataure – who also doubles as Mtukudzi’s drummer – says the album was as good as it gets. […]

Zim’s oldest hip-hop artiste a politician

Zim’s oldest hip-hop artiste a politician

By Lenin Ndebele THERE’S this thing about politicians’ attitude towards music best captured in the character of Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar Act I Scene 2. Mark Anthony is described as a politician that “hears no music, seldom he smiles” and “thinks too much” about life. There are many real life politicians that fit this description […]

Nam screening for Sembène’s ‘Faat Kine’

Nam screening for Sembène’s  ‘Faat Kine’

By Lahja Nashuuta WINDHOEK-THE hilarious and incisive comedy, ‘Faat Kine’, by Senegalese filmmaker and author Ousmane Sembène will be screened in Namibia for the first time on November 9 at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC). The film, released in 2000, forms part of ‘African Perspectives’, a monthly African cinema series that provides a platform […]

Pearl Thusi slays the silver screen

Pearl Thusi slays the silver screen

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka HARARE-SOUTH African beauty Pearl Thusi, who has long endeared herself with DSTV viewing audiences across Africa after featuring in the hugely popular talent search show – Lip Sync Battle Africa – on MTV Base alongside Nigerian superstar D’Banj, is back on our screens. Barely a year after featuring on the Lip Sync Battle […]

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