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Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Hey Mama-David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj & Afrojack  I Want You To Know-Zedd Featuring Selena GomezWhere Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin BieberYou Know You Like It-DJ Snake & AlunaGeorgeOutside-Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie GouldingLean On-Major Lazer X DJ Snake Featuring M0Get Low-Dillon Francis & DJ SnakePrayer In C-Lillywood & Robin SchulzWaves-Mr. ProbzBlame-Calvin Harris Featuring John NewmanBillboard

Groove Deck Africa

Groove Deck Africa

In music we unite! Welcome to this week's African groove deck:

DJ Capital-What You Like ft Kwesta
DJ Capital has released a new single featuring punch line maestro, Kwesta, and new kid on the block Kyle Deutsh. The track is titled “What You Like” is available for free download.
Listen: What You Like
AKA’s South African Fans Call Him Out 
AKA and his big mouth are at it again! South African rapper AKA was in Lagos for a couple of days as he attended different events like the One Mic Naija and also made a few radio stops promoting his album.
While the 27-year-old rapper had quite an exciting experience in Nigeria, his South African fans are not too pleased with him after he let out his frustration about the media, feeling unappreciated and more via his Twitter account.
Cassper Nyovest Celebrates Milestone
Cassper Nyovest is changing the SA hip hop game one day at a time. The rapper, who’s just gone platinum, is celebrating another milestone. His “Doc Shebeleza” track …

New Miss World Zimbabwe 2015 Crowned

Emily Tatanga Kachote Crowned Miss World Zimbabwe

After a four hour-ceremony, which by the way looked organised, Hararean, Emily Tatanga Kachote was crowned Miss World Zimbabwe 2015.

The colourful event was held on Saturday 25 April at the lush Mermaid Pools in Shamva with a string of performances from urban-groover Trevor Dongo, gospel hip hop artist Mudiwa Hood, legendary, Leonard Karikoga Zhakata and many more.

The ICT Minister, honorable Supa Mandiwanzira was present and gave a commendable speech.

Annie-Grace Mutambu was crowned first princess and Chengetai Kanonhuwa second Princess, while Anissa Ndiriwani took the Miss Talent title and Vanessa Mutemasango was named Miss Personality.

Congratulations to all the ladies and well done to the organisers of the pageant for what viewers from home called a 'splendid' setup and show.

Why Is Everybody On Emily Kachote's Case?

Miss World Zimbabwe Gets Backlash

Over the past weekend, Zimbabweans witnessed the crowning of their new reigning pageant queen,Miss World Zimbabwe 2015, Emily  Tatanga Kachote and well guess they weren't too impressed...

Moments after her coronation as the queen, Emily Tatanga Kachote attracted so much debate on social media with other sections disapproving of her.
She has been deemed for lack of a better word, "ugly". The 25 year old financial advisor has had insults dished at her left, right and center, not to mention the amount of comparisons made to other 'queens' from across the continent.
Strangely Emily is no stranger to the pageant front, as the 1.73 m beauty queen was Miss Harare in 2011.
The big question is why is everybody on Emily Kachote's case?
She did fairly well, and if ugliness is judged by virtue that one id not a yellow-bone or red bone, then shame on Zimbabwe and the independence that our 'black' fathers fought for. For the longest…

Guy Does A Beyonce Medley In Four Minutes

Beyonce's Five Albums in Four Minutes: See Todrick Hall's Flawless Medley

Yes, all hail Queen Bey! It's true, Beyonce commands something far greater than most musicians of our age...the power to influence!

Broadway actor and American Idol alum, Todrick Hall does a pretty flawless job at containing Beyonce's entire catalog in just four minutes.

Todrick has become famous for his viral YouTube videos, and "4 Beyonce" in which he condenses all five of Queen Bey's albums into four minutes using four recordings of himself.

We swear the Beyhive and all Beyonce would be so proud, watch the major medley here:

Telecel Zimbabwe Licence Cancelled

Telecel Zimbabwe Licence Cancelled

Telecel Zimbabwe has been notified by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) of the cancellation of its licence to provide national cellular telecommunications services.

This measure is unfair and unwarranted. Telecel has made every effort to comply with all legal and governmental requirements in Zimbabwe, and objects to this treatment in the strongest terms.
Telecel and its global shareholders are taking immediate action both locally and internationally to challenge this decision.

Telecel would like to assure its customers and stakeholders that it will take all possible steps to maintain the full range of its services throughout this process.

We thank all our valued customers and partners for their on-going support. Your welfare is of the utmost importance and priority to us and we will continue to act in the interests of Zimbabwe and its people.

Press Release



‘KUNZWANA’ comes from the Shona word nzw(an)a which means listening, hearing and understanding one another.’- Keith Goddard

KUNZWANA # 1 A musical journey and trans-cultural collaboration  between Austria and Zimbabwe

Kunzwana # 1 is a trans-cultural collaboration of both musical storytelling and freely improvised music, in an exciting encounter between seven outstanding Austrian and Zimbabwean musicians which will unfold across the Southern African region through Harare and Johannesburg this April/May, and move on to perform in Europe later in the year.

The tour starts with a visit by the Austrian musicians to the group Simonga from the remote village of Siachilaba deep in the Zambezi Valley, a vivid encounter with the traditional Ngoma Buntibe musical art form / Tonkunst / of the Tonga people, highlighted as a source of inspiration.

At the end of April the Austrian trio and the Zimbabwean quartet of musicians will mee…

Throwback Thursday: HIFA 2014

Throwback Thursday: HIFA 2014

As we are covering the Harare International Festival Of The Arts, we decided to take a walk down memory lane to the experiences of artists from yesteryear. 

Vokal Da Poet

So Groove had the amazing opportunity of talking to Vokal Da poet a vocally distinct poet who took us on a journey and a HIFA experience.

GM:Tell us about yourself and Poetry?

Vokal: My name is Christopher S. Chiwanza.I have been writing poetry for the longest time. Since '99/2000 when I had fantasies of writing an anthology. Around 2005 I stopped to pursue other artist endeavors. It was only in 2009 that I started writing again. In 2010 I did Chimanimani Arts Festival as a poet only because Walter Muparutsa needed an opener for the event and he knew me from other encounters. Then Hector Mugani saw it fit to encourage me to pursue it. But it wasn't until the next year that I made my Open Mic debut at the Book Café.

GM:You just did one of the biggest festivals in Zimbabwe can you tell …

Groove Deck Urban

Groove Deck Urban

What's happening on the groove deck urban?
Adam Lambert releases 'Ghost Town' Music Video

Adam Lambert sizzles in this new music video directed by Hype Williams for his latest single "Ghost Town".

It doesn't stay a ghost town for long when a dance party breaks out.

"Ghost Town" is the first single off Adam's most anticipated third Album 'The Original High' which will be in stores on June 16. His last Album 'Trespassing' was released in 2012.Watch:

Video: Jessie J-Flashlight

"Flashlight" was written by Sam Smith and Sia, and is the first single off the much anticipated movie soundtrack, 'Pitch Perfect 2'.

The video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis who also directed the video of Jessie's other hit song “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Iggy Azalea dances in her new underwear video!

Iggy Azalea shows off her incredible figure as she poses for Bonds' latest campaign celebra…

Zimbabwe Fashion International Sets The Record Straight

Zimbabwe Fashion International Sets The Record Straight

Zimbabwe Fashion International regrets to announce that it has become a victim of an unwarranted malicious act of slander and defamation by one of its disgruntled former services providers from South Africa, specifically Group of Creatives (“GC”), an events management start-up, founded by Jen Deiner, the wife of a fashion photographer, Simon Deiner.

ZFI has considered the legal options available to it in light of this ugly and dishonorable attack, but we have decided that to expend time and funds to punish GC will be an inefficient investment of our resources, and that the people who care about the industry and about general fairness will be able to see through the ugly fabric of false accusations if we set the record straight:

ZFI was established six years ago as a platform for the revival and development of the fashion industry in Zimbabwe. It has produced a world- class fashion event rated as one of the most successful fashion…

Know Your Music: Robin Schulz

Profile: Robin Schulz

Birth name  :  Robin Schulz
Born            :  28 April 1987
Occupations : German electronic DJ and Producer


Robin Schulz is a German electronic DJ and producer with mostly deep house productions.  .

He began Djing at the age of 17 inspired by Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth , Armand van Helden and Tiësto. By the age of 20 he owned a night club, which he ran for two years before he decided to start producing his own music. Schulz experimented for several years before beginning to upload his tracks to YouTube, where his melodic, bouncy pop-house sound earned him million of views.By the age of 20 he owned his night club, which he ran for two years before producing his own music. Robin began to upload his tracks to YouTube, where his melodic, bouncy pop-house sound earned him million of views.

On February 4, 2014, he released the first single from his debut album, a remix of "Waves" by Dutch hip hop artist Mr. Probz. Robin remixed the song and it became a wo…

Tina Knowles Wedding Pictures

Beyonce shares pics of her mother Tina Knowles wedding

Beyoncé looks amazing in pics she just shared on her website from the yacht wedding of her mother, Tina Knowles, in Newport Beach, California on April 12. Tina, 61, revealed that it was her granddaughter Blue who convinced her to get married a second time. The little girl asked Tina and Richard when they were going to tie the knot during a vacation with Beyonce and Jay Z last September. Richard said, 'Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?' And she said yes. That's the first time we talked seriously about getting married.' Tina told the publication. Tina had been dating Richard, 68, for about 18 months before their all-white wedding on a yacht. The couple had known each other for more than 30 years, however. She divorced from Beyonce and Solange's father Mathew back in 2011.

JAY Z looked like a proud papa as he sat next to Blue Ivy, who looked ever so cute in a Tiara as she sat next to her ten-year-old cousin Daniel, …

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Kendrick Lamar -King Kunta 

2. Tink- Ratchet Commandments

3. J. Cole- G.O.M.D

4. Wale -The White Shoes 

5. Common & John Legend-Glory 

Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Tech N9ne - Speedom (WWC2) ft. Eminem & Krizz Kaliko Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment ft. Chance The Rapper and Jamila Woods - Sunday Candy De La Soul - God It ft. NasDrake - My Side Yelawolf - Best Friend ft. EminemRaekwon - I Got Money ft. A$AP Rocky K Camp - Lil Bit (no sleep remix)Mac Miller - DaysTyler, The Creator - Smuckers ft. Kanye West & Lil Wayne J. Cole - Wet Dreamz DJ Booth

Top 5 Urban Videos

Top 5 Urban Videos

1. Chains-Nick Jonas 

2. See You Again-Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

3. Madonna - Ghost town

4. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars

5. Years & Years-King

Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

See You Again-Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie PuthUptown Funk!-Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno MarsEarned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)-The WeekndSugar-Maroon 5Trap Queen-Fetty WapLove Me Like You Do-Ellie GouldingThinking Out Loud-Ed SheeranShut Up And Dance-WALK THE MOONG.D.F.R.-Flo Rida Featuring Sage The Gemini & LookasSomebody-Natalie La Rose Featuring JeremihBillboard

Daytime Emmys Awards 2015 Winners

Daytime Emmys Awards 2015 Winners

The 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday and were hosted by non-other than the lovely Tyra Banks in a star-studded evening.

Among the big winners were Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless (which took home the night's top honor in a rare tie), General Hospital (which snagged several acting awards among its 28 nominations), The Ellen DeGeneres Show, game show host Craig Ferguson and lifetime achievement award honoree Betty White, to name a few.

Here is the list of the winners below:

Outstanding Drama Series: 
Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless (TIE)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: 
Anthony Geary, General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: 
Maura West, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: 
Chad Duell, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: 
Amelia Heinle, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Actor in a D…

Top 5 African Videos

Top 5 African Videos

1. R2Bees – Makoma 

2.  Feel It-Kcee ft Harry Song &Iyanya
(Tanzania /Nigeria)

3. Unathi - Run
(South Africa)

4. 9ice – Life Is Beautiful ft. 2face Idibia

5. All Eyes On Me-AKA ft Da Les,JR & Burna Boy
(South Africa/Nigeria)

Groove Magazine/YouTube

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts

All Eyes On Me-AKA ft Da Les, Burna Boy & JR (South Africa/Nigeria)Yemi Alade featuring Phyno – Taking over Me (Nigeria)Collabo-P Square ft Don Jazzy (Nigeria)Se7en-Kid X ft Nomuzi (South African)Kcee, Harry Song & Iyanya - Feel It (Tanzania/Nigeria)Davido featuring  Uhuru and DJ Bucks-The Sound (Nigeria/South Africa)Looku Looku-The Mavins (Nigeria)Ojuelebga-Wizkid (Nigeria)J. Martins featuring Koffi Olomide - Dance 4 Me (Remix) (Nigeria/DRC)Sauti Sol-Sura Yako(Kenya)
Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

1. Karma-Run From Me

2. Cal_Vin-Z'khuphan
3. Changamire - Gudo Guru (DKR) 

4. Hope Masike-Huyai Tinamate

5. RayDizz- Party (remix) ft Simba Tagz

Groove Magazine/YouTube

G Scene: What's Up This Week?

G Scene: What's Up This Week?

It's the final week of April making entry to winter and guess what it is time to #Articulate at the Harare International Festival Of The what's up for this?

Groove Deck Top 10

Groove Deck Top 10

1. Samantha Voyce-Pieces

Rate: 4 Groove Speakers

2. Lavae D, Mbo Mahocs & Ex Mile-Nibambe

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Nihambe

3. Karma-Run From Me

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Run From Me

4. DJ Philo & Yolanda Candice – Young Again

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Young Again

5. Soular Rayze – Changes

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Changes

6. Soul Afrika Ft Tehn Diamond- Newe

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Newe

7. Tinashe Makura ft Chashe- Zvekupenga (Icytat remix)

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Zvekupenga

8. Hungover-Boneman ft Mile

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Hungover

9. Davina Green-  Take You Away featuring Rapper Tehn Diamond

Rate: 2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Take You Away

10. Ammara Brown-Havarare

Rate: 2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Havarare

Groove Magazine (c) 2015/Soundcloud

South African Artists Against Xenophobia

Judith Sephuma, Neville D and Patrick Duncan unite to fight xenophobia

As anti-xenophobia marchers continue to take to the streets with their message of peace, singers Judith Sephuma, Neville D and Patrick Duncan are using their talents to take a stand

Pray is a song written and produced by Neville D as a plea to God to guide the country through the current attacks, and restore peace.

 Watch the Pray music video below

Source: Destiny Connect/YouTube

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Ciara-I Bet 

2. Tinashe-All Hands on Deck

3. Fifth Harmony-Worth It

4. Chris Brown-Ayo ft Tyga

5. Omarion-Post To Be ft Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

G Scene: What's Up This Weekend?

G Scene: What's Up This Weekend?

What's up for this weekend?