Cool Reloaded: Promoters be diverse with foreign artistes

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Swagga T
Word Up!!! How is the weekend so far? It is the athletics season and hope you are in shape already. Running is good for your health and so don’t skip the session because after school you won’t have another time for that instead you will have to focus on future goals.

We now have a “Kanye Worst” fashion disaster trend. I mean how many of you are now donning the ripped T-shirt and jeans.

Alas! Seems everyone has it courtesy of your grandma’s scissors but if Kanye was to visit Zimbabwe, I think he will go mad and refuse to be associated with the look.

Anyway, good news on Kanye, congrats for the new album and fashion show ticket sales which were sold out on the 11th hour ahead for the “Madison Square Show” today.

However, there are 449 movies streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now during this month — not quite Netflix numbers, but still a lot to scroll through to try to find the good stuff.

The premium cable company’s on-demand service has added several new titles this month that we’re excited about, including the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic fantasy novella Coraline, Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd and the Jack Black kids’ movie “Kung Fu Panda”.

Although not yet in Zimbabwe some have already started watching it online.

Please Ster Kinekor make sure you don’t destroy your business by bringing movies late. We still love the magic of the big screen. A few of the movies listed on Netflix like “Blade Runner”, “Manhattan”, “Titanic” will no longer be available after February, so catch them while you can.

On to the speaker box, South African musicians K O, Cassper Nyovest and Mi Casa are set to join T I on stage come March.

Urban House group Mi Casa and Afro Pop duo Mafikizolo have also been added to the list of local act that will be performing at the event that plans to offer the experience of the “Durban July, except without the horses.”

Surprisingly the ticket prices

are pegged as follows:

General Access: R490

Golden Circle: R850

VIP: R1 700

VVIP: R2 750.

This then leads to the topical question: How much are we paying these artistes when they host shows in Zimbabwe?

And to you promoters, have teenagers at heart if you also want to make money. We are tired of the Jamaican and Nigerian artistes, why can’t we have Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Usher among others. Try this trick and see how it goes.

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is bringing the Pink Print tour to South Africa. The first lady of Young Money, Nicki Minaj, will be in the country again next month.

The Nicki Minaj Pinkprint tickets can be purchased from and selected Edgars retail stores, with prices starting from R490.

Johannesburg: Ticketpro Dome — March 17

Durban: Moses Mabhida Stadium — March 20

Cape Town: Grand Arena, Grand West — March 22

Cry my beloved Zimbabwe as we continue to like these artistes on Instagram and continue to read their lyrics on CLS and videos on You Tube. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday January 28.

Till next week, keep your swag locked on.

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