The sound is easy as a mellow wind through chimes as Solomon MurunguÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s down-stroking thumbs pluck at the tension-tuned steel. He is holding a mbira, a 20-something-key African instrument, strapped with discarded beer bottle caps with unfamiliar names that shake out a drone of vibration.
Josphat Somanjeâ€™s sex life is a mess. Barely a few hours before his performance at the Independence Gala at the Harare International Conference Centre on Friday, there was an explosion of fisticuffs at the Harare Polytechnic on Thursday night where his group was booked.
For six years, The X Factor has been Saturday night TV's ratings powerhouse, courting controversy and criticism with each new series. Accusations of miming, unfair editing and shabby treatment meted out to hopefuls have all been lobbed at the programme.
Professor Wole Soyinka has announced that Will Smith Look-alike, written by Deborah Asiimwe of Uganda, is the winner of the annual BBC World Service African Performance playwriting competition. BBC World Service first began airing African drama 50 years ago, in 1960. In 1971, BBC World Service for Africa launched a playwriting competition, now known as African Performance, and invited its...