Fun-filled weekend in store Eleana Makombe

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Irresistible!  This aptly defines the second half of 2024, which has continued to create lasting memories for both creatives and fans.

Not only is  the showbiz calendar in full throttle, but fun has become the order every weekend.

Creatives from various disciplines such as music, dance, performing arts and fashion designing are making an impression.

Of course, music will always dominate but it’s quite refreshing that we now have a balance as weekends are fun-filled.

Below are some of the major highlights of the weekend:

Fabulous fashion fete @ NGZ

All roads will be leading to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe tomorrow for The Herald Lifestyle fashion show that is set to bring Harare alive.

Dubbed “Fashion & Exhibition”, the event has been endorsed as a game-changer in the fashion industry. The sector’s major players and top renowned designers will grace the event. These include Joyce Chimanye (Zuvva), Tapfumanei Munenga (Coco Brand), Ishmael Tsakatsa (Zarguesia), Jasper Mandizera (Ivhu Tribe), Feli Nandi, Mai TT and Charmaine Nziradzemhuka among others.

Entertainment will be provided by Agga Nyabinde, Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora, Bernard Betera, Taffie and Eleana Ma-kombe.

Chibuku keeps imbibers dancing

A battle of traditional dancers is on the cards tomorrow at Padziva Caravan in Dzivaresekwa Extension, Harare, where one winner will be selected to represent the province at this year’s Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance national finals.

The national finals will be held on July 27 at a venue to be announced, courtesy of main sponsors Delta. The overall winners at Padziva Caravan join six other groups that have already been selected in other provinces.

These include Mkango Malawi Nyau Club from Midlands, Dzimbahwe Nengoma (Mashonaland Central), Gango (Masvingo), Nyaungwe Dance Group (Mashonaland East), Bolamba (Matabeleland South) and Pezhuba Pachena (Matabeleland North).

After the Midlands preliminaries held last weekend, Padziva Caravan in Dzivaresekwa Extension will host the Harare finals on June 22.  On June 29, Manicaland Province finals will be held at Mandel Bar in Watsomba. With the US$15 000 prize up for grabs at the national finals, groups from Manicaland will certainly give it all at the event.

On July 6, event organisers will host the Mashonaland West province finals at Yolanda Bar. Bulawayo’s representatives will be selected on July 13 at Pekhiwe Bar.

The Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance contest has been hailed for promoting Zimbabwean culture through dance. Some prominent dances popularised through the annual contest include Shangara, Dinhe, Mbakumba, Muchongoyo, Jerusarema, Amabhiza, Gule, Inquzu and Mhande.

The national winners will pocket US$15 000.

Macheso off to Kumakomoyo

Sungura ace Alick Macheso heads to Mutare for the official opening of Gusheshe Leisure Spot in the Eastern Highlands capital tomorrow.

He will share the stage with Killer T, Master H and Hosiah Chipanga. The Mutare trip comes at a time when Macheso is sampling new songs off his 12th album to be launched on August 2 at Alex Sports Club. On Sunday, Macheso will hold a family show at Zebra Sports Bar in Harare.

Mbuya Madhuve’s Legacy lives on

Sasha Amadhube, the niece of the late Edna “Mbuya Madhuve’ Chizema, has managed to keep the family legacy intact. She will hold three shows in Harare.

Tomorrow, she meets her fans at Zindoga Bar in Waterfalls. After this show, she performs at The Yard (formerly Bar Rouge) at Longcheng Plaza, Belvedere. She wraps up her schedule with another show at Steak House Bar & Grill in Waterfalls.

A chip off the Dembo  block

Twenty years after Leonard Dembo’s death, his legacy is in safe hands. His son, Tendai, has made sure that fans keep on dancing to the departed legend’s all-time classics. Tonight, he performs at Food Nest at Longcheng Plaza in Belvedere, Harare.

Vee Mhofu keeps it traditional

Vee Mhofu returns to Captain Dete Bar at the National Railways of Zimbabwe Complex in Harare tonight for his Friday slot. Tomorrow, he holds a second show at Motswako Bar in Glen Norah B, Harare. Both shows start at 8 pm.


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