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Kanye West 'Wolves' Music Video

Kanye West turns 'Wolves' music Video into a fashion galore
After releasing the controversial music video for 'Famous', Kanye West combines his love for fashion and music in the second music video for his song 'Wolves' off his album 'Life of Pablo'. In the Steven Klein directed music video, Kanye West showcases a runway show under moonlight which features models such as Cindy Crawford, Alessandra Ambrossio, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls amongst many other beautiful models.
West's wife Kim Kardashian West, her little sister Kylie Jenner, are also in the with  musical features from Kanye's protege Vic Mensa and singer-songwriter Sia.
The video is presented by French fashion house Balmain with Olivier Rousteing as the creative director.
Watch the star studded high end fashion music video below:

Kanye West 'Wolves' Music Video

Kanye West turns 'Wolves' music Video into a fashion galore
After releasing the controversial music video for 'Famous', Kanye West combines his love for fashion and music in the second music video for his song 'Wolves' off his album 'Life of Pablo'. In the Steven Klein directed music video, Kanye West showcases a runway show under moonlight which features models such as Cindy Crawford, Alessandra Ambrossio, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls amongst many other beautiful models.
West's wife Kim Kardashian West, her little sister Kylie Jenner, are also in the with  musical features from Kanye's protege Vic Mensa and singer-songwriter Sia.
The video is presented by French fashion house Balmain with Olivier Rousteing as the creative director.
Watch the star studded high end fashion music video below:

New Music MI Abaga- Babylon

M.I Abaga and 2Baba comes strong in this passionate message of hope amidst the difficult times we are currently facing Nigeria and pretty much the rest of the continent of Africa.They title of this huge tune – ‘Babylon‘ and its a must listen to, especially coming from 2 heavy-weight artists in the African continent.

Jidenna Drops a New Video for ‘Little Bit More’

Jidenna drops a new video for his Afro beats single ‘Little Bit More’ which features contributions from Ghanaian producer Nana Kwabena and Roman GianArthur, among others.
the Classic Man jive to the new single’s blend of dancehall and afrobeats on a stunning island—accompanied by gorgeous melanin-rich millennials, of course. The video was directed by Justin Francis and features choreography by Akosua Akoto.


Yemi Alade – Want You

Yemi Alade who is praised for her energetic live performances, electric stage presence and strong vocals releases a new single titled “Want You”, poised to be a summer anthem. The track is produced by raved producer Maleek Berry and has been described as phenomenal fusion of EDM and Afro-Caribbean music.

“Want You” is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer, SoundCloud, Spotify, VEVO and other digital music stores and streaming outlets.


New Music: Tiwa Savage ft. Wizkid – BAD

Mavin Records First Lady and Roc Nation's new signee Tiwa Savage premiered her new video, Bad featuring WizKid on Tidal just months after news broke that she had signed on with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

The song is off Tiwa’s  'R.E.D' deluxe version, which was re-released sometime this year with a couple new tracks (deluxe version includes “BAD” and “Bang Bang (Remix)” featuring P-Square).

The video features many cameos from several Nigerian celebrities with a graffiti background.



Come Alive at the 2016 Edition of Shoko Festival

One of the biggest urban festivals in Africa returns in 2016 and promises to be even bigger and better.
Shoko Festival announced its dates and theme for this year which is 'Come Alive'.
According to the festival's director Samm Farai Monro, he and his team chose the theme 'Come Alive' because:
"We’ve gone with the theme come alive this year because Zimbabwe is going through a challenging time and so, this year, we’re calling on Zimbabweans to come alive, to come through to the festival and get inspired and stand up and be part of a great festival experience.
We think that it is a great way to bring Zimbabweans together in these tough times with comedy, music, spoken and really really great vibes; to bring everyone together into one space that can help motivate and make everyone happy, put a smile on their face."
With the festival just two months away, names of the acts have started rolling out with multi award winning South African superstar AKA being th…

Watch Simba Tagz Video for 'No Pressure'

Simba Tagz is not a big talker when it comes to his work but he does allow his work to do the talking. In between touring and producing, the Show Time producer found time to self direct the music video for his Sarz produced hit single, 'No Pressure'.
In the video Tagz keeps it simple with an African plain and a house where he and his love interest share a moment with wardrobe changes.
Watch the video below:

Beyonce and Adele Lead the 2016 MTV VMA Nominations

It's ladies first at this year's MTV Music Video Awards with two queens going toe-to-toe for the 'Video of the Year' category.The nominees for the 2016 MTV VMAs have been announced and to no surprise Beyoncé and Adele are leading the pack with Queen Bey having earned a career-best 11 nominations following the release of her game-changing visual album 'LEMONADE' while Adele picked up eight, mostly for her record breaking video 'Hello'.Ariana Grande has five nominations while Drake earned himself four alongside collaborator Rihanna who also earned herself four nominations. Newcomer Desiigner also snuck in with his first ever nomination for the "Panda" video.The 2016 VMAs will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the pre-show starting at 8 p.m.You can check out the full nominations list below:VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele - “Hello” Director: Xavier Dolan
Beyoncé – “Formation” Director: Melina M…

AFRIMMA Awards Nominations 2016

The 2016 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) revealed their nominations with South Africa holding most of the nominations with for Southern Africa with fifteen nominations including AKA, Black Coffee, DJ Bongz, Emtee, Cassper Nyovest, Zonke, Lira, Busiswa, Mi Casa, Ntokozo Mbambo, Nathi, Justin Campos, Godfather, DJ Maphorisa and Tweezy. Rapper AKA leads the pack with five nominations including ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘Make Me Sing’ with Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz.
Cameroon is well represented this year with ten nominations including in the ‘Video of The Year’ category for Stanley Enow’s ‘Bounce’ featuring AKA and Locko, while Roc Nation signee Tiwa Savage is up for ‘Best Female West Africa’ alongside fellow Nigerian Yemi Alade, ‘AFRIMMA Video of The Year’ for her collaboration on Korede Bello’s ‘Romantic’ and ‘Artist of The Year’ in which she’s the only female in the category. Two Zimbabweans were nominated this year with Pah Chihera up for Best…

New Music Mile Releases EP 'After Midnight'

Mile has really been under our radar of one of the most promising artists from the class of 2015.The singer-rapper is no stranger to the music scene as he has worked with a number of artist's including Marques, Mil, as well as being part of the recently released debut album by Verseless 'Antithesis Light' and he released his EP 'Ghost' last year.On his latest project 'After Midnight' Mile collaborated with producer-artist Verseless to create an impressive six track project with an experimental and R&B sound.Mile who's an avid fan of Canadian superstar Drake, channels his idol as he goes in between singing and rapping.Check out the EP 'After Midnight' on this link.

New Music Reverb7 and Simba Tagz 'Tamirira'

Simba Tagz & Reverb 7 Wait on God on 'Tamirira'


Reverb 7 has been a very busy man in 2016, with tracks such as 'Heavy Machine', 'Huya', 'Million' featuring Adiona, and Beautiful Faces with Fungai Nengare and NDMN.

Now he has collaborated with fellow Showtime Records producer-artist, Simba Tagz on the single 'Tamirira'

On the house track, Simba Tagz lays his husky vocals asking God to intervene in one's life, waiting for his divine intervention.

To note the song is very relevant to the time we are living in not only as a nation but in a world that needs the divine hand of the Almighty.

'Tamirira' Is an inspirational and great dance track bound to keep your spirits up this coming summer.

Check out the single below:

Watch: Michelle Obama Joins James Corden's Carpool

If she was an album then first lady Michelle Obama would be certified platinum...

James Corden has had some A-list guests on "Carpool Karaoke," but nothing like First Lady Michelle Obama.
In Wednesday's episode of the 'Late Late Show With James Corden', host James Corden visits the White House for a tour and he is surprised by the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama who offers to be his guide for the tour.
The duo begin by singing along to Stevie Wonder's 'Signed,sealed,delivered' for which Michelle highlights that Stevie Wonder is her favorite musician and she knows his songs word for word. Beyonce's "Single Ladies" comes on in which Mrs Obama brings on her own Sasha Fierce during the jam session and performing all the dance moves.
Michelle explains that she will miss "the people" around the White House the most after she and the president leave the White House in January. Obama and Corden also have a fun, len…

Verseless Releases Debut Album

'Antithesis Light' Is Bright Yet true to Verseless After a 100 days of promotion and previews, it's finally here, Verseless debut album, 'Antithesis Light'. 'Antithesis Light' includes three interludes and eleven tracks which follow the quintessential Verseless sound of experimental, Afro Future, hip-hop, drum and bass, electro and house. With a number of features including Snarky, Mile, Jonah, Tehn Diamond, Simba Tags, Aura the poet, Thandie Lin and a lot of upcoming artists worth listening to.
The album's overall theme is elated, with lot's of feel good singles including what has been noted a crowd favorite 'Life of the Party' which is a fun, let's get together type of single with a throwback R&B feel,hip-hop elements and an amazing transition into drum and bass.You can check out 'Antithesis Light' on Versless' Soundcloud.

Dragon's Den Calls For Applications

Calls for applications for 'Dragon's Den' have been announced by Invision Studios for entrepreneurs to stand a chance of pitching their ideas before the dragons and win some great seed money. The instructions are as below: You should give as much information as necessary to enable us to assess your business idea but should not disclose any information which is to be treated as commercial in confidence. You must not include details on any application or process which may be patentable unless you have secured the patent or this is pending – if you do disclose this it may invalidate any patent application you later make. Click here to apply online. Deadline is 5 August 2016. Hurry and you could be one of the entrepreneurs on the show.

Top 10 Urban Charts

1. One Dance-Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
2. Can't Stop The Feeling!-Justin Timberlake
3. Don't Let Me Down-The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
4. This Is What You Came For-Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna
5. Cheap Thrills-Sia Featuring Sean Paul
6. Panda-Desiigner
7. Needed Me-Rihanna
8. Ride-twenty one pilots
9. Don't Mind-Kent Jones
10. Work From Home-Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ignBillboard

2016 YOU Spectacular Red Carpet

Who wore what at the 2016 Spectacular  Awards...
One definitely has to be spectacular to be nominated for the South African YOU magazine Spectacular Awards and all attendees did not disappoint on the red carpet with all eyes on SA's current 'it-couple' Bonang Matheba and AKA who made a handsome couple as they made their debut Spectacular Awards Red carpet appearance.
Matheba was dressed by her go-to fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee in a white lace dress which had a long cape giving it a witchy effect while her beau AKA looked dapper in an all black ensemble.
'Sexiest Woman' winner Minnie Dlamini wore a heavily embellished mini dress which flaunted some sexy leg. 'Favourite Actress' nominee 'Generations: The Legacy' actress Chiedza Mhende looked elegant in a cleavage-baring Anther Line long sleeved sequined gown, with a daring Anther Line long sleeved sequined gown, with a daring thigh-high slit. 
The winner in the same category Isibaya actress Jessic…

Celebrities Come together with the 'We Are Here Movement'

Watch Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, and Rihanna Stand Up For Black Lives In America



In the wake of the recent police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, as well as the sniper shootings in Dallas, Mic. delivers a powerful new visual detailing "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America" with the help of high-profile celebrities like Alicia Keys and a number of celebrities have come together with the We Are Here Movement to shed light on the ways "you could be killed if you are black in America" in a video titled 23 Voices.

In the Mic produced clip, Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, Chance The Rapper, and more each tell a reason that a black person has been killed in America with a photo of the victim following directly after.



Keys continues, "We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to live and to pursue happiness."

The black and white visuals create a chi…

YOU Spectacular 2016 Winners

Saturday night (16 July) was a big night for South African celebrities as they attended glittering ceremony at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg for the 2016 YOU Spectacular awards.
Current it-couple, Bonang Matheba and AKA proved that they stay winning as they won five awards between them. Queen B as Bonang is affectionately known, received Most Stylish Female Celeb, Social Media Star, Favourite Radio personality while beau AKA won 'Most Stylish Male Celeb' and the two accepted their 'Favourite Couple' together.
The pair caused a sensation earlier in the evening when they arrived together on the red carpet, making YOU Spectacular their first official appearance together.
The awards were hosted by quirky comedian Anne Hirsch while entertainment included performances which paid tribute to musical legends who died over the past year and included Lloyd Cele doing a phenomenal cover of 'Stand By Me' by Ben E King, Thembeka Mnguni wowing the audience with her perform…

New Music: Yoca 'Feeling You'

YoCa delves into the feeling of a crush in her latest single...



YoCa never ceases to take our breath away with those gorgeous vocals of hers and also by her diversity as an artist sonically.

This time around the singer-songwriter drops a sultry R&B single titled 'Feeling You' where she shares how she's into this guy but he doesn't even know that she exists.

Lyrically and of course the dramatic intro of rain pouring gives the Victor Enlisted produced song the right mood to tap into the listener's emotions and remind one of that person that they would love to tell, 'I'm feeling you..."

Check out YoCa's latest single below and let us know if you are feeling it:

New Music: Tinashe 'Superlove"

#NewMusic Tinashe 'Superlove'Tinashe has releases the latest single from her upcoming sophomore album 'Joyride' titled 'Super love'.The single is a 90s throwback dance track produced by The-Dream and his frequent collaborator Tricky Stewart. Tinashe has released a string of singles prior to 'Superlove' including the Juicy J-assisted “Energy”, "Player" featuring the bad boy of R&B, Chris Brown and the Young Thug collaboration “Party Favors.” Listen to the new song below via Spotify.Tell us what you think.

2016 Prime time Emmy Nominees Announced

The Television Academy announced nominees for the 2016 Prime time Emmy Awards on Thursday morning with Black-ish star Anthony Anderson and actress Lauren Graham naming this year's nominees from the Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.

In addition to HBO's 'Game of Thrones' earning most of the nominations, Beyonce's 'Lemonade' visual album earned a nomination for 'Best Variety Special' while Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson go toe-to-toe in the same category for Best Actress in a Drama Series and some of the 'Game of Thrones' cast find themsleves nominated in the same catgories with for Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington up for 'Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series' whille the ladies of GOT Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Maisie Williams are up for 'Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series'.

Check out the full nominees list below:

Best Drama Series

The Americans (FX)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Down…

Pastor Evan Mawarire released

Wednesday evening (13 July) looked like a wedding celebration with thousands of Zimbabweans in jubilation outside the Harare magistrates court after This Flag founder and activist Pastor Evan Mawarire was released.

Pastor Evan Mawarire had been arrested on charges of public violence charges. The charges were then changed to ‘subverting a constitutional government’ at the eleventh hour.

This was challenged by his lawyers, who included over one hundred human rights lawyers, led by Harrison Nkomo.

Scores of Zimbabweans proudly wearing their flags united in solidarity waited outside the Magistrates Courts at Rotten Row early in the morning as they pressed for his release. The crowd sang worship songs and at some point knelt to pray.



Pictures from the court circulated all over social media as the crowd shared the updates from the court. This was one of the most prolific moments to ever occur in the history of the country as people from all walks of life came together not only to rally beh…

What we are watching

Reviews on Trending Television Shows


Lip Sync Battle Africa


It’s been over two months since Spike TV’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ landed on our African shores and from the last review we had our concerns however we must say it seems that somewhere in the universe, ‘Lip Sync Battle Africa’ has actually improved and become very entertaining. To date our favourites have been Tiwa Savage who killed it on Devoe’s ‘She’s Fine’ with the outfit and performance, while Loyiso Gola gave us a throwback and had us in stitches as he performed Brandy’s ‘Sittin’ Up In My Room’, the wig y’all.



Comedian, Joey Rasdien proved he can be a lover as he serenaded while Theo Kgosinkwe and Diamond Platnumz dressed in all white and performed fellow African counterparts songs and showing off some sexy dance moves.. African entertainers are definitely stepping up their lip sync game and hostess Pearl Thusi gives us life with her stunning wardrobe every week.

What have been your favourite Lip Sync Battle Africa #LSBA perfor…

New Music Kazz 'Tonight' Music Video

After releasing the pop single 'Track' Kazz has released the video which has the singer-songwriter crooning for the ladies whilst they dance with the visuals being accompanied by scenic views of sunsets, clouds and mountains-pretty romantic.

Get your dancing shoes and watch the video on Kazz YouTube channel or check it out in the link in the description and let us know what you think about the music video.




Top 10 Urban Charts

One Dance-Drake Featuring WizKid & KylaCan't Stop The Feeling!-Justin Timberlake  Don't Let Me Down-The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya  Panda-Desiigner  This Is What You Came For-Calvin Harris Featuring RihannaCheap Thrills-Sia Featuring Sean PaulNeeded Me-Rihanna  Don't Mind-Kent JonesRide-twenty one pilotsWork From Home-Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ignBillboard

John Ablaza Workshop Series

Fashion designers, photographers and models



John Ablaza, an accomplished and renowned fashion designer from the Philippines, will visit Zimbabwe in July-August 2016 and deliver a series of educational and inspirational workshops for fashion designers, photographers and models together with photographer Jeaniffer Morales Evans and model Bea Rose Santiago.

To register to attend the Harare Designer Workshop and Harare Photography Workshop, email info@zedlabel.com with 3 photographs of your previous work and a brief one-paragraph biography, on or before 12 July 2016

To register for the Bulawayo Designer Workshop, Bulawayo Photography Workshop and Bulawayo Model workshop, email hunnaragency@gmail.com

To register for the Harare Model Workshop, email shamiso@catherineruze.com

New music Tytan-I Dondi Keya ft Cynthia Mare

Talk about taking pronunciation literally! ZIMA award winning songstress Cynthia Mare collaborates with the man of the moment, Tytan, for another Afro beats hit 'I Dondi Keya' (I don't care), whereby the singers take on the role of a couple whose relationship is going through a rough patch.

Tytan is the man begging for another chance with his woman whilst Cynthia, won't have it and well, 'I Dondi Keya'. The song is a blend of Afrobeats and Zimbabwean sounds and well, it's good but will it follow the footsteps of 'Mukoko'?

Take a listen to 'I Dondi Keya' below and tell us what you think:


Groove Deck Top 10 Charts

1. Tytan-Mukoko ft Ammara Brown

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Mukoko 

2. Kazz-Thinking of You

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Thinking of You 

3. Queen Vee – Mari Mari ft Soul Jah Luv

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Mari Mari 

4. Kazz-Tonight  

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Tonight

5. Tytan-I Dondi Keya ft Cynthia Mare

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: I Dondi Keya

6. Takura-Ma Obama 

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers

Listen: Ma Obama

7. Soul Afrika-Just Because

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Just Because

8. Simba Tagz-No Pressure

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: No Pressure

9. Adiona Chidzonga & Reverb7 – Million

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Million

10. Zyon Black- Rudo Rwanhasi ft Aura The Poet

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Rudo Rwanhasi

Groove Magazine (c) 2016/Soundcloud/Reverbnation


New Music Lady Leshurr “Where Are You Now?” feat. ‘Wiley

Lady Leshurr’ Has A Simple Question...


There's no stopping grime MC Melesha O’garro aka Lady Leshurr, as she's given fans 'another one'-a brand new video for her latest single “Where Are You Now?” which features a guest verse from the godfather of grime himself, Wiley.

The video itself is also looking fresher and less like her previous gritty releases, many which were literally shot in the streets. The video is playful and colourful still showcasing , the plucky girl from Birmingham (whom we've grown to love) with a pretty smart mouth.

You can check out the “Where Are You, Now?,” video on Vevo and the song is also available on iTunes.


Tell us what you think.