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T.I.’S ‘PAPERWORK’ LANDS AT NO. 2


The King is back. T.I. turns up at No. 2 on the charts this week with Paperwork.

The ninth album from the Atlanta rapper, which features appearances from Pharrell, Usher, and Chris Brown, sold 80,000 copies in its first week. According to Billboard, the sales are slightly more than the 65,000 to 70,000 industry forecasters had predicted the set would sell.

Paperwork marks Tip’s ninth top 10 album and follows 2013′s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, which debuted at No. 2 with 179,000.

NEW MUSIC: CALVIN HARRIS F/ TINASHE – ‘DOLLAR SIGNS’


Tinashe joins Calvin Harris on “Dollar Signs” off his upcoming album Motion, due November 4. The R&B chanteuse dances over the U.K. beat-maker’s clanging production on the club-ready cut.

Listen by clicking here.

NEW MUSIC: DIGGY SIMMONS F/ FRENCH MONTANA – ‘AIN’T BOUT TO DO’


19-year-old Diggy Simmons turns all the way up o…

G Scene: What's Up For The Weekend?

G Scene: What's Up For The Weekend?











Top 5 Dance Videos

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Kiesza- Hide Away


2. Break Free-Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd


3. Steve Aoki f/ Kid Ink – Delirious (Boneless)


4. Blame-Calvin Harris Featuring John Newman 



5. Mr Probz-Waves



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Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Keyshia Cole - Party Aint A Party ft Gavyn Rhone



2. August Alsina - No Love ft Nicki Minaj (remix)


3. Ne-Yo -She Knows ft Juicy J


4. Tinashe - Pretend ft A$AP Rocky


5. Mila J - Times Like These






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Top 5 Dancehall Videos

Top 5 Dancehall Videos


1. Burna Boy - Don Gorgon


2. Zhavea-Tun Up


3. Melissa Steel ft Popcaan-Kisses For Breakfast


4. Major Lazer feat. Sean Paul – Come On To Me


5. Who Rule - Mr. Vegas & Latty J 


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G Gadgets

The World’s Thinnest Smartphone
DESIGN
This smartphone is 5.60mm thin making it slim ultra-slim. It has aluminium alloy edges, glass panels on the front and back, coupled with the ultra-slim design makes it quite a looker in comparison with other smartphones in its league. Despite the smooth surface, it grips easily thanks to the tapered edges.
DISPLAY
At 5 inches the screen is not just a larger display, it has a large Retina display too. With a High Definition (HDR) Resolution of 1080 x1920 and 441 pixels per inch display. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, with a Super-Amoled capacitive touch screen. The screen is more durable and scratch resistant.
CAMERA
The A755 SL 5.5 comes with a remarkable 18 Megapixel HD camera. Its primary camera has 13 Megapixels with auto-focus, and the rear has 5 Megapixel secondary camera on the front for Selfies. This camera has the ability to take vivid photographs and videos even in challenging light conditions. HDR gives you vibrant colours an…

National Art Gallery Harare Conversations

Harare Conversations: Art, Craft and Design meet at the Basket Case II

The Basket Case II is a European Union funded Project that incorporates the European Union National Institutions for Culture, namely the British Council of the United Kingdom, Alliance Francais of France and the Goethe Institut of Germany. The Harare Conversations are the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s initiative to discuss the relevant and upcoming issues with regards to contemporary art, design and craft by providing a meeting point for art sector professionals, administrators, artists and members of public.

On Wednesday the 29th Conversations will be held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. The exhibition’s co-curators Christine Eyene and Raphael Chikukwa will facilitate the talk and the featured artists will give their views on their working experience on the project and give the public an insight on what their artwork stands for and its relevance with regards to Creative Industry in Zimbabwe.

The artists incl…

Telecel and G Tel launch Khuluma 365

Telecel and G Tel launch Khuluma 365

Local device manufacturer G-Tel has partnered with mobile network operator Telecel Zimbabwe on a new contract package for buying G –Tel mobile phones. The package, called Khuluma 365, comes with two price plans, being Gold and Platinum with each offering a different set of phones. Both contracts are valid for 365 days.

Gold is for entry level to medium range phones such as the Andy Pro, Vivo, Ace and Infinity S that have monthly premiums that range from $24 to $36. Each phone comes with free 80 minutes voice calls, 50 texts and 15 MB Data.

Khuluma 365 Platinum is for G-Tel’s high end devices that are have monthly premiums of between $38 and $64. The $64 option is for the new G-Tel SL5.5 which competes with the new iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy 5 on specifications. Under this Platinum package subscribers will get 150 minutes voice calls, 120 texts and 20 MB data.

Speaking at the launch of Khuluma G-Tel Marketing Director, Robert Gonye said “Khuluma is…

Facebook Bundles Telecel

Telecel introduces unlimited Facebook bundles


Telecel subscribers can now purchase unlimited Facebook bundles, enabling them to access Facebook as often as they like, regardless of their ordinary data balance.

The Facebook bundles allow them to send and receive Facebook chat messages, browse a Facebook newsfeed, view a friend’s timeline, post and view comments, images and videos,update statuses, like posts and poke friends.

There are three bundles available. The daily Facebook bundle, which costs 29 cents gives the subscriber unlimited access to Facebook for 24 hours. The weekly bundle costs 89 cents, it gives the subscriber, in unlimited access to Facebook for a week. For $2,85 the subscriber receives unlimited access to Facebook for 30 days.

“Facebook has become one of most popular social networking sites in the world. It is now more than just a way of keeping tabs on friends, with some even using it as a business tool.“With the unlimited access that they give, the Telecel Facebook …

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

1 Rather Be-Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne 
2 Blame-Calvin Harris Featuring John Newman 
3 Break Free-Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd 
4 Waves-Mr. Probz 
5 A Sky Full Of Stars-Coldplay
6 Turn Down For What-DJ Snake & Lil Jon 
7 Outside-Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding 
8 Heroes (We Could Be)- Alesso Featuring Tove Lo
9 Summer-Calvin Harris 
10 Hideaway-Kiesza 

Billboard


Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Everything Nice - Popcaan 
2Spirulina  – Chronixx 
3Holiday Again – Alkaline 
4Who Rule - Mr. Vegas & Latty J 
5Without Money - Vybz Kartel (Addi Innocent)
6Nobody Has To Know - Kranium
7Doe Watch Mi - Beenieman 
8Like A Man – Spice
9Trendsetta - I-Octane 
10Syvah - Ding Dong

Reggae Vibez

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts


DON'T TELL 'EM-JEREMIH FT YGANACONDA-NICKI MINAJALL OF ME-JOHN LEGENDGUTS OVER FEAR-EMINEM FT SIABLACK WIDOW-IGGY AZALEA FT RITA ORALULLABY-PROFESSOR GREEN FT TORI KELLYLET IT BE-LABRINTHFANCY-IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCXSHE CAME TO GIVE IT TO YOU-USHER FT NICKI MINAJHOT N***A-BOBBY SHMURDAR&B Charts


Groove Playlist: Scariest Music Videos Ever

Scariest Music Videos Ever



So today happens to be Halloween and for those who are into the whole Halloween thing  with it horror movie marathons, celebrity costume galleries and most terrifying of all, candy binge eating. To keep you in the holiday spirit we've put together this list of super creepy music videos which will keep you up with night terrors. We go through the creepiest to hilarious scary music videos. Watch at your own risk...
Disclaimer: This playlist has been compiled with no intention of offending any persons of certain religious beliefs and we are not of the notion of promoting the occult or occultism beliefs. Persons of nervous predisposition should not watch any of the videos below. We are not responsible for anybody feeling offended or any form of mental predisposition after reading this blog and viewing its content. 
1. Michael Jackson - Thriller
The granddaddy of horror musical videos. Sure, in a post Walking Dead world those zombies might not be too scary but …

Top 5 Hip Hop Music Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Music Videos

1. Flying Lotus x Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me



2. Nicki Minaj- Anaconda



3. Wiz Khalifa - Stayin' Out All



4. iLOVEMAKONNEN Ft Drake - Tuesday


5. Bobby Schmurda-Hot Ni***a


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Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

1 Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica 
2 Meek Mill ft. Lil Boosie - F#@! YOU MEAN? 
3 Lupe Fiasco ft. Nikki Jean - Haile Selassie 
4 Big Sean - Paradise 
5 Mac Miller - Just Some Raps, Nothing to See Here, Move Along 
6 Cozz ft. J. Cole - Knock the Hustle (Remix) 
7 Big Sean ft. E-40 - IDFWU 
8 Jaden Smith ft. Willow Smith - Blue Ocean 
9 T.I. ft. Pharrell - Paperwork 
10 Game ft. Lil Wayne & Chris Brown - F**k Yo Feelings 

DJ Booth

Ciroc Africa Unveiled Ambassadors

Bonang Matheba, David Tlale, Da L.E.S and DJ Dimplez Unveiled as Ambassadors for Ciroc Africa

South African designer David Tlale as well as South African media personalities Bonang Matheba, Da L.E.S and DJ Dimples have been unveiled as the brand ambassadors for Ciroc Africa, a quite popular vodka.
The four of them were unveiled as the brand ambassadors today at a press conference in South Africa and after the press conference was a quick photo shoot with the new ambassadors.
According to Ciroc, David Tlale, Bonang Matheba, Da L.E.S and DJ Dimplez were chosen as ambassadors because they are influencers in each of their niches.




ZIMA Awards 2014

ZIMA Awards 2014 
Reviews and Winners List


Everybody watches music awards all year round from the Grammys, MTV VMAs, South African Music Awards, BET, Nigerian Music Awards,World Music Awards and the list goes on and on, so there are definitely standards set for every awards show no matter which part of the world they are held in, right?
The much hyped about Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) which were originally set for Friday October 3, 2014 finally took place last night Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). So, the red carpet looked great, impressive however there was a problem with sound therefore the cross-over between the stage and the red carpet had a lot of technicalities.

Despite ticket price slashes, the venue did not fill up (About 1,500 people turned up at the 4,000 seater venue), as in there were no people in the reserved upper auditorium which were meant to be the VIP and VVIP sections. Most of the audience were the artistes themselves. …

Zimbabwe Music Awards 2014

All Set For Zimbabwe Music Awards 2014


After postponement, ticket price slashing and a lot of social media campaigning, the first Zimbabwe Music Awards (after a seven year hiatus), are finally here.
The awards event will be held at the Harare International Conference Centre commencing at 7 p.m. (hopefully), the music awards which is set to be a top of the class, red carpet event which will see scores of attending to watch their favourite Zimbabwean artists and course Zimbabwe's 'celebrities'. The show will be hosted by veteran radio personality/MC/businessman Tich Mataz, ZiFM's Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, Star FM's Napoleon 'Napster' Nyanhi and Shingai 'Mox' Mokina and performers will include making a comeback with a vengeance Afrika Revenge, afro-house group Djembe Monks, Zim dancehall's Souljah Love, Shingi Mangoma,Jah Prayzah, Cynthia Mare, Audius Mtawarira, gospel's Sebastian Magacha and hip-hop artists, Tehn Diamond and trio MMT.
Internation…

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2 Face featuring Fally Ipupa -Diaspora Woman

One of Naija’s hottest singers, 2Face Idibia, has dropped the video for his “Diaspora Woman” track, which features Fally Ipupa. The clip, which was filmed in Texas, was directed by award-winning director Moe Musa.

Watch it below.


Short Film On Black Coffee
Film makers have captured the tale of legendary House music producer, Nathi Maphumulo, better known as Black Coffee to his multitudes of fans worldwide.
The short film takes a look back at the producer’s upbringing, his journey starting out in music to becoming one of the world’s most renowned music producers. 
Watch the clip below.


2face Idibia Announces New Album 

In commemoration of the landmark 10th Anniversary of Face 2 Face, Hypertek Digital/960 Music Group are releasing a new album titled “Rewind, Select and Update” as well as “Face 2 Face 10.0″, a Kennis Music re-issue album, which contains ‘new’ bonus tracks.

Adaobi by the Mavins Crew



Last week, the Mavins released…

Top 5 Urban Videos

Top 5 Urban Videos

1.  All About That Bass-Meghan Trainor 



2. Boom Clap-Charli XCX 



3. Shake It Off-Taylor Swift



4. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran



5. Bang Bang-Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj








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Zambia's President Passes Away!

President of Zambia Michael Sata Passes Away at 77


President of Zambia, Michael Sata, has passed away at age 77.

He died on Tuesday night at King Edward VII hospital in London after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, BBC reports.

Sources say he died after ” a sudden onset of heightened heart rate.”

It is unclear who will succeed Sata, however; the Zambian cabinet will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss the issue.

The president’s death comes just days after Zambia celebrated its 50 th independence anniversary.

Deepest condolences to the Sata family and the nation of Zambia.

May his soul rest in peace.

Photo credit: UN Org.

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts


All About That Bass-Meghan TrainorShake It Off-Taylor Swift  Bang Bang-Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj  Black Widow-Iggy Azalea Featuring Rita Ora Habits (Stay High)-Tove LoDon't Tell 'Em-Jeremih Featuring YGAnimals-Maroon 5Stay With Me-Sam SmithHot Boy-Bobby ShmurdaDon't-Ed SheeranBillboard

G Scene: What's Up For This week?

G Scene


Awards, big parties and Halloween, welcome to the last week of October 2014 and here's your entertain guide:





Maestro Restro Lounge & Bar‎
Chivas Halloween Night

Fungai Nengare is an energetic, passionate and talented Zimbabwean Artist. Equipped with a warm and skillful voice, he always leaves his fans baffled and craving for more every time he performs.

Come watch him perform at the Chivas Halloween Night.
30th October 2014.