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Know Your Music: Leonard Mapfumo

Profile: Leonard Mapfumo




Name: Leonard Mapfumo 
Born: 30 January 1983
Occupation: Rapper

Groove Honour: Mellow Rapper


About

Leonard Mapfumo is part of the pioneering urban grooves/hip-hop artist in Zimbabwe of the 2000s. He came onto the music scene in 2002 and has overcome the test of time of remaining relevant with the times as music continues to evolve.

The Highfields native has been known for his rather cool rap skills and is laid back in personality shying away from the public eye outside his music zone. He is one the very few artists who exclusively performs in the vernacular, Shona being his mother-tongue, utilizing with traditional sayings and proverbs.

Mapfumo began recording and performing immediately upon graduating high school in 2000. His first commercial success came with the single “Seiko”, on which he featured Rockford Josphat (Roki), and topped the national charts upon its release in 2002.

In 2005 he released his first album, R & L, a collaboration with Roki. The album…

Know Your Music: Calvin Harris

Profile: Calvin Harris


Name:  Adam Richard Wiles
Born: 17 January 1984

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer and DJ

Calvin Harris was born Adam Richard Wiles on 17 January 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland. He is a singer, songwriter, record producer and DJ. His gold-selling debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and contained the top-ten singles, "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls". His second studio album, Ready for the Weekend (2009), reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and includes "I'm Not Alone", which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, the top-five hit "Ready for the Weekend", and the singles "Flashback" and "You Used to Hold Me".

In October 2012, Harris released his third studio album, 18 Months, which contained the singles, "Bounce", "Feel So Close", "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming Back", "Sweet Nothing", "Drinking from …

Groove meter....who's hot?

Groove meter- Cassper Nyovest



Name: Refiloe Maele Phoolo
Age: 24
Country: South Africa
Claim To Fame: Gusheshe in 2013
Current Hit: I Hope That You Bought It

Why he's hot? Cassper is one of the most relatable artists to date. His second single off the successful " Tsholofelo" "Doc Shebeleza" saw him gain major success with positive reviews coming from the public and other South African acts. His debut release, Tsholofelo was released on 18 July 2014. It was number 1 on the iTunes South African albums chart for 2 consecutive months before being knocked off. In October 2014, Nyovest was ranked number 1 on "The Hottest MC in Africa" list by MTV Base. Nyovest was also ranked number 2 on MTV Base's "SA's Hottest MC" list with K.O at number 1. He has shared stages with international acts such as Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, Nas , Talib Kweli and Wiz Khalifa. To date Cassper has seven SA Hip Hop Awards and three Channel O AMVA awards including Most …

Know Your Music: Justin Timberlake

Happy Birthday Justin Timberlake


Justin Timberlake is the epitome of what happens when music crosses all boundaries, because this man got soul and he is great with R&B sounds although he is mostly categorized as 'Pop'. The blue eyed cutie from Tennessee who began his career as a member of the successful boy band N'Sync! Wow!  Now all grown up, having gone solo, Justin Timberlake has proved not only that he is a musical genius, (taking the cue from his idol and hero the late 'King Of Pop', Micheal Jackson); but he is also showing great acting skills and has worked on his business acumen, proving that he is more than just a pretty boy from the South.
Today we celebrate Justin's 34th birthday with ten of his greatest hits to date whether they made us cry a river or brought sexy back, Justin Timberlake has proven that he is amongst the greatest entertainers of our generation:
1. Mirrors (2013/20/20 Experience)


"Mirrors" is an epic eight minute long song,…

Know Your Music: 90s Boybands

Profile: 90s Boy bands

N'Sync-Joey Fatone


Joseph Anthony "Joey" Fatone, Jr. was born on January 28, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York to an Italo American Family. He's an American singer, dancer, actor and television personality, best known as a member of the boyband 'N Sync, in which he sang baritone.

*NSYNC was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995 and launched in Germany by BMG Ariola Munich. The Band consisted of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass. After heavily publicized legal battles with their former manager Lou Pearlman and former record label Sony BMG, the group's second album, 'No Strings Attached', sold over 1 million copies in one day and 2.42 million copies in one week. In addition to a host of Grammy Award nominations, NSYNC has performed at the World Series, the Super Bowl and the Olympic Games, and sang or recorded with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Celin…

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Elle Varner-Cold Case


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


3. Beyonce-7/11 



4. K. Michelle-Maybe I Should Call


5. Trey Songz-Touchin' Lovin' ft Nicki Minaj




Groove Magazine/YouTube

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

Chris Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar - Autumn Leaves Muzi - Dungeon Kat Dahlia - My Garden Ciara - I Bet Voli - The Wander Years BJ The Chicago Kid ft. ScHoolboy Q - It's True Allan Rayman - Tennessee Elle Varner - Where Your Man Is? Skizzy Mars - Be Lazy Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown - Don't Kill the Fun DJ Booth

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Nuh Play Roun Wid - Vybz Kartel Ride It - RDX Kreech Dance - Bling Dawg & Kreecha Wul Di Claffy Dem - Alkaline Conjugal Visit  - Spice & Vybz Kartel Legendary - Bounty Killer & Beenie ManBody Specialist - Gully Bop aka Country Man Restraining Order – Ishawna Boom & Bend Over  – J. Capri Hero - Tommy Lee Reggae Vibes

G Scene: What's Up For The Weekend?

G Scene: What's Up For The Weekend?

This is the last weekend of January and aren't we glad that we are getting into the new year...










Top 5 Dance Videos

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Calvin Harris-Outside ft Ellie Goulding



2. Alesso Featuring Tove Lo-Heroes (We Could Be)



3. Ne-Yo - Coming With You 



4.  I Want You-Bob Sinclar Ft. CeCe Rogers 






5. Gravity-DJ Fresh Ft. Ella Eyre



Groove Deck

Groove Deck Africa


It's all about music,news and the latest music videos from where else but the Motherland...


D'Banj Broke

Can you believe it? D’banj is allegedly broke. The singer, who is celebrating 10 years in the music industry, apparently can’t even afford to pay his staff members. According to Encomium Weekly, some of his employees have quit.

This is not the first time that the Koko Master has faced financial difficulties. Last year, it was reported that the “Oliver Twist” hit-maker owed a technology company N15 million. But his PR team rubbished these claims.


The Nigerian superstar is currently in Zurich, Switzerland.

J.Martins featuring Youssou N’Dour – Time Is Now




Nigerian singer and producer J. Martins has released the video for his collaboration with Senegalese singer Youssou n’Dour called ‘Time is Now’.


The video has a message of change for the better – change in attitude, the way we treat each other and change for a better Africa as a whole.

Emmy Gee featuring King J…

Groove Deck Urban

Groove Deck Urban


Check out the latest in music and entertainment as we set the playlist  of the week with new music, videos on the groove deck...
Rihanna Drops Surprise New Song With Kanye West & Paul McCartney




Yesterday Rihanna released a new song on her website, with absolutely no warning:
http://smarturl.it/FourFiveSeconds?IQid=fb

As if being the first bit of new music from one of the world’s biggest pop stars wasn’t enough to get people to listen, “Four Five Seconds” features two of the biggest names in the industry: Kanye West and Paul McCartney. The track is not only a shocker in the surprising manner in which she announced it—a tweet that simply said “FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!!!”—but in its style. Musically, “Four Five Seconds” is a complete departure for both Rihanna and Kanye West, though it does fit McCartney’s style. A simple, pared-down guitar track, the song puts the spotlight on Rihanna’s vocals, highlighting them in a way that her club-ready, bombastic tunes don’…

NAMA Nominees List Out

NAMA 2015 Nominees List Out

The National Arts Council Of Zimbabwe has announced the nominees list for the 14th edition of the National Arts Merits Awards.


The awards ceremony will be held in Harare at 7 Arts on 14 February 2015.

LIST OF NOMINEES

DANCE AWARDS
Outstanding Male Dancer Stanley Wasili of  Tumbuka Dance Company
Reuben Mlauzi of IYASA
McIntosh Jerahuni of Tumbuka Dance Company
Outstanding Female Dancer Charlene Chimara of Dance Trust of Zimbabwe
Cheryl Mabaya of IYASA
Maylene Chenjerai of  Tumbuka Dance Company

Outstanding Choreographer Ketan Nagar in  The Caterpillar Dance by Kinkini – The Voice of Dance
Sean George Mabwere in International Skrillex Remix by  M &M Dance Factory
Richard Ndlovu in  The Official opening of the African Union  Sports Commission Region V Youth Games by the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture
Outstanding Dance Group M &M Dance Factory
Dance Trust of Zimbabwe
IYASA


FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS
Outstanding Actor Philani Nyoni in Qiniso
Partwell N…

Being Mary Jane Season 2 Trailer

Are You Ready For Season 2 Of Being Mary Jane?

Judging By This Trailer, Season 2 Of 'Being Mary Jane' Will Be Popcorn-Worthy


The last few minutes of Season 1 of Being Mary Jane left us restless, but the time has come again to gather with TV Twitter for part two of the saga. The smart-alecky family quips in the first set of snippets already gave us a small dosage of the drama that will ensue in Mary Jane Paul's life. However, from baby cravings to coming out the closet to bloodshed, the latest super-trailer confirms we're going to need all the snacks we can handle.

Check out the preview up top. The new season of Being Mary Jane airs on Tuesday, Feb. 3 2015 on BET.

Source:Vibe/BET

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Waves-Mr. ProbzHeroes (We Could Be)-Alesso Featuring Tove LoBlame-Calvin Harris Featuring John NewmanPrayer In C-Lillywood & Robin SchulzRather Be-Clean Bandit Featuring Jess GlynneBreak Free-Ariana Grande Featuring ZeddOutside-Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie GouldingDangerous-David Guetta Featuring Sam MartinA Sky Full Of Stars-ColdplaySummer-Calvin HarrisBillboard

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Wale Ft. Jeremih – The Body


2. O.T. Genasis – CoCo   


3. J. Cole- Apparently


4. Childish Gambino - Sober


5. Azealia Banks – Chasing Time



Groove Magazine/YouTube

Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West to perform new collaboration Four Five Seconds at the 2015 Grammy Awards

Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West to perform new collaboration Four Five Seconds at the 2015 Grammy Awards 


Rihanna is set to perform at the 2015 Grammy Awards with Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West. The 26-year-old pop princess will take to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8 with the legendary Beatles star and the rapper for a rendition of their recently-announced collaboration, Four Five Seconds. Rihanna's seriously pleased to have been asked to perform at the Grammys with two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment. Sir Paul, 72, performed at last year's ceremony alongside his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr, and has scooped an incredible 18 Grammys throughout his lengthy career.

The news comes a day after it was reported Purple Rain hit maker Prince is planning a 'very, very special' Gr…

Trouble In Cash Money Camp

Lil Wayne Sues Cash Money for $51 Million

Months ago former Cash Money rapper Tyga left the record label and had a lot of strife with his former label mates. Now it seems that after rumours of strife in the Cash Money family, Lil Wayne is evidently having a fall out...


Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, saying they violated his contract by withholding millions owed to him on the 'Tha Carter V' album.

Wayne is suing for $51 million, according to TMZ. TMZ reports that Carter V will see the light of day only if Lil Wayne gets paid. He was supposed to receive an $8 million advance in December when he reportedly started recording the album and $2 million after the album was completed. Lil Wayne wants out if Cash Money refuses to pay and plans to take all his Young Money artists including Nicki Minaj and Drake when he parts ways with the label.

Source: TMZ

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Yo Gotti ft. Jadakiss - Real Rap Joey BadA$$ - Curry Chicken Action Bronson - Actin Crazy Audio Push ft. OG Maco - Heavy Wu Tang Clan ft. Tyler Diggs & Tatum Miranda - Miracle Eminem, Royce Da 5'9, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Trick Trick - Detroit Vs. Everybody Machine Gun Kelly - Till I Die Lupe Fiasco ft. Nikki Jean - Madonna [And Other Mothers In The Hood] BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah ft. DOOM - Ray Gun Mavado ft. Ace Hood & Future - I Ain't Going Back Broke DJ Booth

Woman Crush Wednesday

Woman Crush Wednesday
By A Horny Young Guy

Back to school

So everybody has been making their lists on who are the 'sexiest', 'hottest' 'famous' Zimbabwean women, well err...Anyway since it is Woman Crush Wednesday, here is our list of the 'pretty' 'celebrity' women (of all shapes, colour and size), we will be posting as our woman crush but there's a twist...we rate them to according to what or who they would be in high school. Check them out:

Lorraine Bgoya aka Lochnation
High school personality: Popular girl


Zi FM's 'Off the Wall' radio personality Lorraine Charlotte 'the dhuku ' Bgoya  is the prime example that Zi FM knows how to hire them .A combination of a fun personality and class makes her one of Zimbabwe's favourite female personalities . Lorraine in high school would be your typical too cool for cool, rich girl in high school. She is the girl with the nice everything but the doekie (dhuku) thing though, like come …