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What We Are Watching: Empire Postpones Season 3 Episode 5

This was us patiently waiting for Empire Season 3, Episode 5 because how episode 4 ended was pretty edgy with Andre,Nessa and Rhonda's ghost three some whilst Shyne plots to take down Lucious and Andre.To our disappointment the episode didn’t air on Wednesday (19 Oct.), guess we didn't get the memo and the hit series, which airs on Fox, will not return until November 2. It is not available to watch online until it airs on Fox next month.The reason for the delay of the air date Fox and other major U.S. networks aired the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday.The World Series is also scheduled to run the following week from October 25 through November 2, if the series goes all seven games. The promo shows the FBI as well as Shyne’s goons clamping down on the Lyon family. Cookie continues to see Angelo despite Luscious threats and advances.The promo ends with Shyne pointing a gun at Andre Lyon. Will he shoot Andre and what happens to Nessa?You will need to tune into Em…

Getting to Know Privillage Mutendera

GM: Welcome to Groove Magazine International Privillage. Could you please share a brief background about yourself?

Privillage Netsai Mutendera is a young lady of 35 years old and a single mum of two handsome boys. I have been in the arts industry professionally for 12 years now. I am an acclaimed writer, producer,director and actress in theatre and film. I am also the CEO of Sista-Sista Entertainment.

GM: We understand that you have a degree from the University of Zimbabwe please share what you studied and how it intertwines with what you do?



I did not acquire a degree at the UZ in the arts or any institute but its all natural talent and l am self taught.

GM: Please share with us more about the Sista Sista Entertainment and the passion behind it. 

Sista-Sista Entertainment is about the recognition and rediscovery of the girl child through artistic expressions in diverse societal arenas. The brand seeks to bring cultural and contemporary life issues
that affect or infect younger women in…

Watch: Calvin Harris My WayVideo

Calvin Harris 'My Way' Video
Is it just us or is Calvin Harris subliminally saying something about his ex Taylor Swift in his latest music video for 'My Way'.
In the visuals for the Scottish DJ's song straps on a virtual-reality headset and experiences a breakup with a few glitches as his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend appears and disappears. The video has been noted to have a few similarities to Harris's real life ex's music videos but is could be a creative coincidence right?
Check out the video and tell us what you think.

New Music: Fungai Nengare featuring DJ Naida Maybe It's You

Singer-songwriter Fungai Nengare releases an upbeat song about the simplicity (and slight complexities) of love but with the understanding that maybe it's the person that you are with that makes it all worth while.On the soul meets hip hop track 'Maybe It's You' which is accompanied by the strum of the acoustic guitar and a choral back-up, Fungai's vocals (which remind us of John Legend's soulful huskiness), are followed by a verse by DJ Nadia who gives a pop culture reference to reality TV show 'Love & Hip Hop: New York' (season 5) stars, rappers Remy Ma and Papoose, 'But Damon you'be got that good loving, That black Remy and Papoose loving.'The song is the type for a laidback afternoon or whilst driving to work as you sing-a-long to the catchy hook.Check out the single to bring sunshine to your love anytime, anyday:https://soundcloud.com/fungainengare/maybe-its-you

Watch: KO Don Dada music video

You know that KO, will alway   throw in a bit of ekasi to his music videos and this time around Me Cashtime returns with a new music video for his track 'Don Dada'  featuring rapper Okmalumkoolkat. The video, which dropped just after the rapper's birthday is reminiscent of the KO’s 'Caracara', with the rapper taking it back to the hood once again with flats, the streets and purple vegetation whilst parked in a forest like background.Could K.O. beat his record of 2 million views on YouTube for 'Cara Cara' with 'Don Dada'? Watch the video below:

Lady Gaga: Joanne

NewMusic Lady Gaga Releases Fifth Album 'Joanne'We actually had to sit down for this because this is the calmest Gaga that we've got thus far. After a successful lead role in season 5 of American Horror Story, backed up with an award, the upcoming Superbowl half-time gig and announcing that she's reinventing herself, @ladygaga returns to music.On her fifth album in three years, (last one being 2013's ARTPOP), 'Joanne' an album she titled as a dedication to her late aunt, takes a step back or more of a throwback to the 90s soft rock whilst dealing with real life social issues in her topics. Without the gimmicks the singer-songwriter seems to be making fans meet Stephanie and that's what @ladygaga wants listeners to hear and feel, a woman who loves to sing.Have you got your copy of @ladygaga 'Joanne' yet? What do you think about the album and what are your favourite songs? #GrooveDeck #Joanne #AlbumReleases

Ciara Announces Pregnancy on Birthday

Often on one's birthday they expect to be given gifts however @ciara decided to share good news on her 31st birthday that she and husband Seahawks quarterback @dangerusswilson are expecting their first child together.Ciara shared a post on her Instagram a photo of her husband tenderly rubbing her stomach and captioned: 'On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I'm excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give.'Ciara and Rusell Wilson,  remained celibate until they were married in England on July 6, 2016 after a year of dating. #EntertainmentNews
#GrooveDeck #CelebrityBabies(Photo credit: Ciara/Instagram)

Trevor Noah Pulls Out of hosting the 2016 MAMAs

While many people can't wait for one of Africa's biggest awards show on November 22 2016, fans were disappointed to find out that The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has withdrawn from his hosting gig at the MTV African Music Awards hosted by MTV Base Africa.Trevorn Noah released a statement via Twitter stating that he could no longer host due to health reasons.Noah issued the following statement:To all my fans and everyone who makes what I do possibleI've been fighting a severe upper respiratory and ear infection this week and despite tons of medication the infection has gotten the better of me.Due to the infection and strain on my vocal chords the doctor has ordered me to rest my voice and recover my health. I desperately wish I could dismiss the doctor but the added risk of flying means that decision would be highly irresponsible and may cause further damage.I love the Mama's and more importantly I love performing in my country. Myself and MTV Africa have been trying to…

New Music Alert: Ice Prince Unveils Tracklist

After releasing the cover artwork for his third studio album 'Jos to the World' Ice Prince has revealed the official track list on his Instagram.The 19 track album is set to feature, Phyno, Dice Ailes, Koker, Runtown, Sojay, Timaya, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and Yung L.It also features non-Nigerian artistes including American rapper BRE-Z, multi-talented producer/singer The Fresh Brit, Alternative artiste Ava Hovanka, Phil Ade, producer Tone P, South African producer DJ Buckz, UK Grime duo Krept and Konan, and Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee.The will be the first project that the rapper is releasing under his new record label, Super Cool Cats after he publicly cut ties from Chocolate City from which he released his previous full-length album, “Everybody Loves Ice Prince” (2011) and “Fire Of Zamani” (2013).JosToTheWorld is scheduled to be released October 28, 2016.

Kat Deluna-Over You ft Over You

Kat DeLuna enlists Nigeria’s Yemi Alade for a guest appearance on a song on the “Loading” E.P titled “Over You”; and “Mama Africa” brought her hip-hop alter ego to the table as the divas deliver a fierce female empowerment number.

MTV Africa Music Awards Second List

The second batch of nominations for the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards have been announced at a ceremony held in Lagos on October 2.The second round finds a first for Zimbabwe with Jah Prayzah receiving his first intercontinental recognition with Africa's biggest music platform as he is nominated in the 'Listener's Choice' category.The Artist of the Year sees some stiff competition as some of Africa' s heavyweights who have worked really hard this year are up against each other including DJ Black Coffee (South Africa), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Sauti Sol (Kenya) and Yemi Alade (Nigeria).Here are the nominees:Best FemaleJosey – Ivory CoastMzVee – GhanaTiwa Savage – NigeriaVanessa Mdee – TanzaniaYemi Alade – NigeriaBest Break Through ActBabes Wodumo – South AfricaEmtee – South AfricaFalz – NigeriaFrank – CameroonNasy C – South AfricaNathi – South AfricaRaymond – TanzaniaSimi – NigeriaTekno – NigeriaYCEE – NigeriaBest Francophone ActFranko – CameroonJ-Rio – GabonMaga…

Jah Prayzah Wins MAMA 2016 Award

Your votes count! Congratulations to Jah Prayzah for his first at MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA) in the 'Listener's Choice' category.The 'Mdhara Vachauya' singer was up against 19 acts from all parts of the continent including Adiouza (Senegal), Bebe Cool (Uganda), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Den G (Liberia), E.L (Ghana), Jay Rox (Zambia), Kansoul (Kenya), Kiss Daniel (Nigeria), Lij Michael (Ethiopia), LXG (Sierra Leone), Meddy (Rwanda), Messias Marioca (Mozambique), Prince Kaybee (South Africa), Reda Taliana (Algeria), Saad Lamjarred (Morocco), Sabri Mosbah (Tunisia), Sidiki Diabate (Mali),Tamer Hosni (Egypt), The Dogg (Namibia) and Yamoto Band (Tanzania). Jah Prayzah has been enjoying a record breaking year of 'firsts' as he's the first 'local' Zimbabwean to gain a million views in less than a month and he's also the first to earn not just an MTV African Music Award nomination but also winning the awards.

Watch: Phyno- Pino Pino Music Video

A happy birthday to Fada Fada crooner  who released the visuals for his latest song 'Pino Pino' which shows a gentle side of Phyno.The video was directed by Patrick Elis and shows Phyno in a very “cozy” mood with a beautiful lady. 

2016 MTV African Music Awards

So instead of only Queen B holding down things, three women were in charge of the hosting along with a few shady jokes about how Trevor Noah couldn't make it for the 2016 MTV African Music Awards (although we wish he had).From the Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg, the role of host of the prestigious African Music Awards was taken on by South African media personalities Bonang Matheba and Nomzamo Mbatha and 2015 MAMA Best Female winner, Nigerian songstress Yemi Alade.Nigeria and South Africa dominated in winning the MAMAs whilst representing East Africa was Sauti Sol. Wizkid earned himself three wins in the major categories including: Artist of the Year, Best Male, Best Collaboration. Meanwhile, co-hostMamaAfricaYemiAlade took home Best Female, while Tekno was named Best Breakthrough Act.After releasing his groundbreaking Fill Up the Dome DVD as well as preparing for #FillUpOrlandoStadium, it was obvious that South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest would win 'Best Live Act' wh…

African Women's Awards Promises A World Class Event

Africa plus women equals to beauty, strength and success and that's the mandate of the African Women's Awards (AWA) as they show appreciation to successful women in Africa.After a successful inaugural event in 2015, AWA will host a powerful second edition of the awards for women on the 3rd of December 2016 at the illustrious Crests Lodge in Harare.The awards which was founded by two Zimbabwean personalities and entrepreneurs Carol Nyazika and Lisa Chiriseri received a favourable reception on its debut hosting a number of prestigious guests including local government representatives, ambassadors and international figures.This year's nominations were open to individuals who either wanted to nominate themselves or other women of influence and the shortlist was announced on July 22.South Africa leads with the most nominations in almost every category including media personality Pearl Thusi (Media Excellence Award), award winning actress Terry Pheto (Star Power Award), actress …

DJ Icytat Up for AFRIMA Award

While preparations are being made for the African Music Awards (AFRIMA), local DJ Icytat has made light that he's behind the production of a song nominated at this year's edition of the AU awards entertainment awards show.The song 'You' which is a collaboration with the US group SuCh finds itself nominated in the 'Best Artiste/Duo/Collaboration in African Electro' category making it the local house DJ/producer's first African nomination.Icytat has become a powerful name in the local house/electro circles as he is back as a resident DJ at Harare's uptown restaurant lounge Maestro alongside Show Time Records' DJ/producer R everb7 as well as having enjoyed a number of hits through his skilful remixes including Oliver Mtukudzi ft DJ Queness' 'Hatidi Hondo',John Legend's 'All of Me' and Elijah Blue's rendition of Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car' to name but a few.Icytat, has also been featured in Groove Magazine Internat…

Barack and Michelle Obama's Last State Dinner

Barack Obama might have hosted his 14th and last state dinner but his legacy and style will never be forgotten.But  everybodys talking about Michelle Obama's metallic rose gold Atelier Versace dress, and how she shined at the dinner.What a way to leave a lasting impression of not only a stylish first lady but pretty much the coolest who continues to inspire so many women across the world.Barack and Michelle appeared on Essence magazine's October issue, and where America's powerful couple got candid about their time in office.

2016 American Music Awards Nominations Announced

Rachel Platten and Joe Jonas had the honor of announcing the nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards Monday morning on Good Morning America. Both singers not only got to reveal the news but also learned that they were both nominated in some categories.

Leading the way in nominations, however, are Drake with 13, Rihanna with seven and a tie for Adele and Justin Bieber with five each.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Favorite Album Pop/Rock:

Adele, 25

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Drake, Views

Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock:

Adele

Selena Gomez

Rihanna

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock:

Justin Bieber

Drake

The Weeknd

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary:

Adele

Rachel Platten

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock:

The Chainsmokers

DNCE

Twenty One Pilots
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Artist of the Year:

Adele

Beyoncé

Justin Bieber

Drake

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

Carrie Underwood

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B:

Beyon…

New Music Alert: Fungai Nengare 'Maybe It's You' ft DJ Naida

After releasing 'Beautiful' early this year, neo soul artist Fungai Nengare is back with a new jam titled 'Maybe It's You'.The Show Time singer-songwriter collaborates with fellow label mates on production, Simba Tags and Reverb on what promises to be a song that brings that summer feeling. Laying some verses on the song is DJ Naida and according to Fungai, "'Maybe it's you' is basically a track that explores the need to understand what it is that makes an individual actually love someone within the relationship, it explores just how you could be happy in a relationship yet fight be jealous etc but still actual love the person and in the midst of all the confusion of trying to understand it all you realize that "maybe it's you ".The song is a blend of soul and hip hop which are genres that experience love and the mystery of it, which is why people will love it, it's easy listening, it's something you can bop your head to while…

Watch: Khuli Chana Ft. KayGizm, Victoria Kimani & Sarkodie – One Source

When hip hop meets Africa then you get The life, colour and culture of Africa through South African hip hop legend Khuli Chana's latest music video brought to you by Absolut.Chana's latest project finds him on a pan African pursuit for collaboration in music as well as taking viewers through the eyes of young Africans so s to dispell misconceptions about the motherland.The music video of “One Source” features the rawness of African culture and a deep message for the discerning view which money can’t buy.The song features a Pan African list that includes KayGizm, Victoria Kimani and Sarkodie.

The 3rd Edition of AFRIMMA

The 3rd edition of the annual AFRIMMA (African Muzik Magazine Awards) which were held in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday 15 October 2016 saw Africans from the motherland and diaspora come together in song and dance with exciting performances and many surprise wins.With Ugandan comedian and actress Anne Kansiime taking over the red carpet whilst Nigerian comedian Basketmouth and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey hosting, the night's biggest winners included Phyno, Olamide, Flavour, Harrysong, Tekno and music video director Patrick Elis all won awards in their categories.Performances included Vanessa Mdee, HarrySong, Kcee, Bovi, Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, Bracket, Nikki Laoye, Bisa Kdei, Youssour N’dour, Phyno, Kiss Daniel, Frank Edwards, Carlou D, C4 Pedro, AKA, Sauti Sol, Kyaku Kyadaff, DynamQ, Ibtissam Tiskat, Daphne, Franko, Vee Mampezy, Locko, Kyaku Kyadaff, Lil Kesh.Take a look at the list of winners below.Best Male West AfricaOlamide – Nigeria (Winner)Best Male No…

Takura Makes It Onto S.A. Hip Hop Magazine's African Top 10 Rappers

Takura has made it onto S.A. hip hop magazine's 'Top 10 African Rappers of 2016' list.The singer-songwriter cum trap rapper comes in at number 7 after the top 5 list is dominated by Myst who comes in at number one while AKA at number, Cassper Nyovest, Sarkodie, Phyno.Takura is the only Zimbabwean rapper on the list which is predomominated by South African rappers including Kwesta who comes in at number six whilst  Emtee and Nasty C who follow behind Takura in the bottom 10.Takura has been enjoying a great 2016 after taking on a solo career in hip hop with hits such as Mungandidii, Zino Irema which has received airplaybon Channel O and MaObama as well as releasing his 'Stripped EP' back in August of this year.http://sahiphopmag.co.za/2016/10/top-10-african-rappers-2016-part-2/

Watch: Cindy Munyavi 'Mubvunzo'

There's no slowing down Cindy who recently posted about her East African collaboration with Tanzanian singer Linah, which we are pretty excited about, she's back with a new music video.Cindy who's known for music that deals with matters of the heart, released the visuals for 'Dai' where she's making a proposition to her crush, now asks God if there's a chance for love for her in 'Mibvunzo'.'Mubvunzo' was written by Bryce Nation boss, Elton Bryce, whilst South African based producer, Shayzar Zimanyi handled the production for the single off Cindy's forthcoming album 'MVC'.The video has scenes of a plush green forest as well a grunge graffiti background, where the lamenting songstress has liaisons with a mysterious tall , dark stranger whom she gives a love potion leading to the eventuality of finding love.The video was directed by Malawian filmmaker Chilipiro Khonje.Watch the 2014 Afrima award winner search for love in the video b…

Watch: Davido 'How Long' ft Tinashe

Just in time for the dropping of his EP 'Son of Mercy', multi award-winning singer @davidoofficial released the long awaited visuals 'How Long' featuring R&B/pop singer @tinashenow.The black and white visuals for the Afro Fusion single were shot in Malibu and see the two young superstars on a date sharing tender moments.https://youtu.be/kJ1fpNTisdw

Ibumba Festival 2016

Call for Artists and proposal Friday 16th to Thurs 22nd December 2016Festival Theme: Mix It UpThis year Ibumba festival are mixing up "Okwethu  (What We Own), Esilakho (What We Have) and  Esikwabelayo (What We Share), for a United Artistic Voice"The festival has new exciting partners & we're exploring new footprints, and we're making greater strides to be an inclusive festival for the whole sector. Those aspects, along with our mission of celebrating the artist in everyone and supporting art in the community, we've decided that the most appropriate theme for 2016 is Mix It Up!Whether it be through poetry, theatre, dance or musical performances, visual arts, or stage locations, we believe that this mixing keeps art alive. We look forward to upholding the spirit of Ibumba Festival while *mixing*things up in 2016!•What we own – (Okwethu) Our way of life, our identity as a People.
•What we have – (Esilakho) Our resources, traditions, arts & culture that have …

Kevin Hart is the Richest Comedian

Kevin Hart, has emerged world’s highest-paid comedian by earning 87.5 million dollars in one year.The 37-year-old stand-up comedian and actor topped the list of 10 highest-paid comedians released by Forbes Magazine.According to Forbes, the rating is based on Hart’s total earning between June 20 15 and June 2016.Hart dethrones Jerry Seinfeld, who has been the King of Comedy by topping the highest-paid list since 2006 to second position with 43.5 million dollars earning.Amy Schumer was the only female comedian on the Forbes list ranked fourth with earnings of 17 million dollars making her the first female to make the highest-paid comedians list.

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles just broke a world record

OThere's often talk about power couples but when you keep it in the family, power siblings are even better.Beyoncé and Solange just became the first sisters to both have number one albums.Solange's third album, 'A Seat at the Table', went to no.1 on the Billboard 200 chart making it the first time she’s ever nabbed the number one spot, selling 72,000 copies in the first week alone to beat Bon Iver’s hotly tipped new album 22, A Million.Her older sister Beyoncé back in April/May took the number one spot with her sixth studio album 'Lemonade'.It has been noted that both the Knowles sisters albums have been prolific in identifying with issues pertaining to black women at large as well as looking at the socio-political landscape as well as including a personal touch.Beyoncé and Solange have become the first sisters to both obtain number ones, a feat only matched by two other sibling pairs: Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and rappers Master P and his brother Silkk…

Watch: Ex Q Bhachura ft Ammara Brown Video

Ex Q has been working and with his latest music video for his single 'Bhachura' he's saying he would rather be a bachelor.In the video directed by Blaqs , Ex Q plays the role of a man whose woman is cheating on him so he chooses to live the single life of a bachelor.Playing the role of his love interest is Ammara Brown who spots white locks yet still looks gorgeous as she's not only caught cheating but also fires back by telling him to be a bachelor because she can't take his cheating.The lovely video has scenes in a house, at a dance studio and in a recording where the video ends with the two in an intimate-almost kissing moment.Watch the Ex Q confronting the need to be a bachelor in the video below: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d3BH5rR3v8o

What We Are Watching

Empire Season 3 Episode 4:Cupid KillsLucious and Cookie argue while Becky asks for a promotion to A&R.It becomes more obvious that the chemistry between Cookie and Angelo deepens while Cookie highlights how Angelo reminds her of the guy that her daddy wanted her to marry.A flashback shows that Cookie, or Loretha who actually was an excellent pupil in school and her father had high expectations of her compared to her two sisters.Jamal goes back again to see Freda Gets with the aide of his PSTD coach.Fredas beat up and regrets shooting Jamal.Hakeem invites Shyne and Nessa to his place to try and seal the deal only for Shyne to embarass Empire.Cookie goes out of her way to dress up for Angelo. She attends a fundraiser where she's intimidated by the other women.Cookie gets her first taste of opera and feels it. Cookie overhears the other women insult her in the bathroom and she leaves.
Tiana is caught up between Hakeem's diss track and her boyfriend's clap back.Angelo ask…

Vote Karen to be TLCs Next Great Presenter

Do you want Karen to be TLCs Next Great Presenter?


Karen Paida Mukwedeya has made it to the top 3 out of 1600 applicants across the whole of Africa.
Well you can do that by voting for the lovely Zimbabwean representative by voting
this link (www.dstv.com/tlcnextgreatpresenter).
The cool thing about voting is that not only do you give Karen an opportunity to be the finalist but there are awesome prizes that come with it.
You can vote up to 15 times a day and you also stand a chance to win a luxury trip for 7 NIGHTS courtesy of Sun International!
You could also stand a chance to win tickets for the finale event in Johannesburg where  TLCs Next Great Presenter will be announced. 
What are you waiting for? Start voting and keep the ball rolling by sharing this post with your friends and their friends.
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Watch: Jah Prayzah Mdhara Vachauya Music Video

#EveryboysTalkingAbout @jahprayzah new video for his album title track 'Mdhara Vachauya'.The video's concept actually steps out of the box by Zimbabwean standards as @jahprayzah is not only clad in his signature army regalia but he portrays the role of a man who's gone to war and misses his loved one.There are elements of a typical doo-wop (50s inspired) video with the colourful scene when Jah's love interest is seating in what looks like a restaurant with him appearing in a ghost like mode, dapper in all white.The video was shot in South Africa and directed by Nic Roux.@jahprayzah is out doing himself and raising a bar not only with his music videos but as an entertainment brand.Have you checked out the 'Mdhara Vachauya' music video yet? What do you think?

A Staged Reading Of Ruined By Lynn Nottage

Almasi Collaborative Arts Presents
A Staged Reading Of Ruined By Lynn Nottage  
Directed  By Kudzai Sevenzo


Almasi is pleased to present a staged reading of Ruined by Lynn Nottage on the 22nd of October, 5.30 pm at Zimbabwe German Society. Directed by Kudzai Sevenzo , the staged reading will feature experienced and aspiring actors.  Set in a small mining town, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lynn Nottage's RUINED follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman who is trying to stay afloat in a country torn by civil war. The war has ravaged the country and especially the young girls whose bodies have been used as battlefields and have literally been torn to pieces by soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Mama Nadi takes these "damaged" girls into her brothel and profits from them; a fate far kinder than the brutality and stigma they face in the world outside her doors. But she must play her cards well, as soldiers from both sides of the conflict frequent her bar. How f…

What We Are Watching

Empire Season 3 Episode 2
As most of us are still recovering from the first episode of the third season of FOX TV's hit series Empire, as we watched Rhonda fall to her death whilst Lucious and Jamal watched. Anika gave birth to a daughter, (not the heir that Lucious was looking for).
In the second episode, the Lyons prove that no matter how dysfunctional they are as a family, you don't come after them as Tariq continues to go after Lucious in a bid to lock away his half brother. The flashbacks of the Lucious and Cookie Lyon love story continue to be shown. In an attempt to cope with life after being shot, Jamal teams up with businessman Angelo DuBois to talk about gun violence and host a summit.

DJ Stavo ft DJ Maphorisa, DJ Buckz

2016 continues to prove to be a good year for award winning DJ/producer DJ Stavo.DJ Stavo released the video for 'Sexy Darling' featuring Dj Maphorisa, Dj Buckz and Dj Clap and includes a bevy of women with lots of dancing.The video which premiered on MTV Base continues with the Kwekwe native's African invasion as he grows Zimbabwe's house brand and showcases it with collaborations with some of the biggest names in African house/dance musicCheck it out below:https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=kGGkZo6dl0M

2016 Emmy Awards Winners List

The 2016 Emmy Awards were epic in the sense that HBO's 'Game of Thrones' broke the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any fictional series.The HBO fantasy drama triumphed in three categories at Sunday's ceremony, including 'Outstanding drama series.'The show's total number of awards now stands at 38, which means it has beaten Frasier's previous record of 37.The show was hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel who also took time to highlight how diverse Drama Series: Game of Thrones” (HBO)Comedy Series: Veep” (HBO)Mini-Series or Movie: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)” (PBS)Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “TransparentActress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “VeepActor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”Actress in a D…

Usher Album Review

Hard II Love'The biggest question has always been 'longevity and relevance' and Usher's Hard II Love answers both.'In the past year pop music has found some records of personal honesty with The Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind the Madness' which is about the complicated, non-committing lover, while Justin Bieber seeks  redemption on 'Purpose', Adele finding closure on '25', Rihanna's trippy 'ANTI' and Beyonce spilling the tea on 'Lemonade', while Frank Ocean continuously aims to ease sexual fluidity on 'Blond(e)', we haven't experienced something true to it's original sound in a great while. Most artists have chosen the path of experimenting with their sound in effort to show growth as well as expanding their fan base, 37 year old Usher reminds us of what grown and sexy means whilst reaching out to the millennial age.There is an element of truth to the saying that timing is everything as it has been almost four…

Watch Khuli chana- One Source

#EveryBodysTalkingAbout @khulichana epic pan-African music video brought to you by Absolut as 'One Source ' not only features big names from the various African regions but also takes viewers on a journey across Africa giving all of us an appreciation of the motherland.

Featuring VVIP (Zeal), Victoria Kimani, Sarkodie, DJ Breezy, E.L., Osborne Macharia and Kgaugelo “KG” Choabi, 'One Source' has been deemed to be the biggest collaborative tune of 2016.

Have you watched the 'One Source' music video? What are your thoughts on the video? Share your thoughts about the song and music video in the comments below.

Watch: Patoranking featuring Phyno Money

In case that you missed it @patorankingfire shares the dynamics of money in the video for his single off 'God Over Everything', 'Money' featuring @phyno.
The video was directed by Sesan and well viewers can see the things that money can buy.

Watch: Gemini Major Ragga Ragga Music Video

@geminimajor_ finally released the video for his hit 'Ragga Ragga' which features S.A.'s hip hop heavyweights including Family Tree boss @casspernyovest. The video sees the cast including @nadianakai, @rikyrickworld, @majorleaguedjz clad in all black against a white background.
What do you think about the #RaggaRagga music video? Tell us in the comments below.

New Music Tytan, Dboi & Sparxx 'NDWYNR'

Summer's here and @tytantheone is toning down the sound for a dancehall flavour as he teams up with Diamond boys, Dboi and Sparxx on the single 'NDWYNR (Ndiwayinire - Dance For Me)'. The DJ Tamuka produced song is performed in three languages with a key Manyika dialect heard distinctively in the chorus of the song.

You can check out the song on @tytantheone YouTube channel or in the link in the description.

What are you waiting for? Time to dance this summer!

Mary J Blige thick of It

We have always loved Mary J Blige's soulfulness as she not only connects to the music but often pours her out and on her latest single she does exactly that. Detailing her divorce from husband Kendu Isaacs on the Jasmine Sullivan co-written break-up anthem 'Thick of It', Mary is emotional and this single will definitely have you in tears too.
'Thick of It' is from her forthcoming album 'Strength Of A Woman' due later this year.
Check out the untold story on 'Thick of It' below:

Tehn Diamond Finally Releases Debut Album

After the long wait and a number of EPs and mixtapes, Tehn Diamond has finally released his much anticipated debut solo album called 'A Few Good Poems' (AFGP).
The 16 track album features the likes of Shingi Mangoma, Brian Kadengu, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, Verseless, Ammara Brown, GZE, Simba Tags, Djembe Monks and previously released singles such as 'Give Thanks' featuring Simba Tags and 'Sekele' featuring Djembe Monks.To add an icing on the cake, Tehn has been signed to one of Africa's biggest management groups, A1 which houses Sarkodie and Stonebwoy meaning that he's about to embark on an African invasion.To get his album, local dfans can make payments via Eco Cash while the rest of the world will be linked to online music sites to be announced.The album will be made available for free streaming for 24 hours from 10:10pm on Soundcloud and check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/tehndiamond/sets/afgp

DJ Khaled 'Do You Mind' ft Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross 

DJ Khaled 'Do You Mind' ft Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross And it's another one! It's 'Hold You Down' reloaded with a bigger star-studded line up for @djkhaled latest music video for 'Do You Mind'.Shortly after hosting the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday, DJ Khaled shared the visuals for his single “Do You Mind” off his latest album, Major Key featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross.Like @djkhaled personality the video sells dreams (well for Khaled, they come true), as there's eye candy with @nickiminaj clad in sexy lingerie, @chrisbrown and @augustalsina are by the pool with a beautiful, tropical backdrop.The “Do You Mind” video is following Khaled’s “short film” release for his single, “Nas Album Done” and “I Got The Keys.” Check out DJ Khaled and friends have fun in paradise in the new video below.What do you think about the 'Do You Mind?' music video?

What We Are Watching

Empire Season 3 Epsiode 3What Remains Is BestialAnd Rhonda's ghost keeps haunting Andre! Topic on Black Lives Matter continues as Andre is released however he highlights that what happened to him, happens to many other black men across the country. Andre disillusioned by his education and job title.Romeo Miller raps along Tiana on stage and do a full on PDA.Mariah Carey literally plays herself as Kitty diva like Mimi.Shyne is abusive towards his niece, Nessa.Andre's trial is twisted as he is accused of crimes he never committed. Lessons on being black by Lucious as he takes his sons back to the neighborhood that he and grew up in. Hakeem is the only one who remains with his father in the limo as his brothers walk out.Anika puts Lucious in the corner.Jamal goes to visit Freda.Jamal keeps breaking down, whilst recording with Kitty. Kitty in a leotard. Chemistry between Cookie and Angelo DuBois. Lucious releases Jamal's album against his will and declares war against Cookie.T…

Alicia Keys 'Blended Family' ft ASAP Rocky

Alicia Keys 'Blended Family' ft A$AP RockyIt takes a very brave (celebrity) woman to go out in public without makeup but it takes an even braver woman to wear her heart on the sleeve as Alicia Keys released the latest single off her upcoming sixth studio album 'Here' due 4 November.The song titled 'Blended Family' follows up 'In Common', and discusses Keys personal life as it is a dedication to her stepson, hubby Swizz Beatz oldest child from his first marriage, "Hey I might not really be your mother/That don't mean that I don't really love ya/And even though I married your father/That's not the only reason I'm here for you," Keys sings on the song's opening verse. "I think you're beautiful/I think you're perfect/I know how hard it gets/But I know it's worth it."The heartwarming single features rapper ASAP Rocky who also shares a few bars about the subject of growing up in a blended family.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2016

The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards which took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta were broadcast on October 6 were hosted by the eccentric DJ Khaled.With such a host who made sure that you knew he has the 'major key', the awards show was packed with a lot of entertainment including the cyphers, the performances, and, of course, which artists walked away with a prize.To help you keep up with tonight’s winners, we’ll be updating the list of awards throughout the show hosted by DJ Khaled. Everyone from Gucci Mane and T.I. to Desiigner and 21 Savage will be performing, so you know there will  be a lot to take in. The BET Cyhers brought out the likes of Empire's stars Yazz, Bre Z,former New Edition membersDevoe and . Also stepping into the freestyle were Aaron Cooks, Jidenna, 3D Natee, Rain 910, Consequence. The special segment of the Cyphers hosted by DJ Drama had Lil Wayne and l   Droppa up against each other.Performances included OT Genasis who had everybody …