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Pamberi and Umind?! Debut Women 'Women of Page Poetry'

Umind and Pamberi Trust will present Women of Page Poetry taking place at The National Gallery of Zimbabwe Library on Wednesday 29 March 2017 and featuring Aurra Kawanzura the host for the evening, Black Pearl, Zaza Muchemwa, Eloya Somaine and Barbara Breeze Anderson.

Umind?! in partnership with Pamberi Trust is proud to bring Women of Page Poetry will be a show comprising of Page poets. The idea is to  develop artists in this discipline as well as rekindle our passion as a Nation for reading. As the world has moved on we have lost this culture and we want to revive this.

This month's debut will feature a line up of female poets in the spirit of commemorating Women's Day as March is Women's month. This month's show will be called Women of Page Poetry.
Happening on Wednesday 29 March from 6-8pm at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe inside the Library.

There is amazing line up of Page Poets as mentioned and an open mic session before that with amazing acts like Tanatsei, …

Phenomenal Tariro NeGitare

As one of the first 'The Strum' features in Groove Magazine International, this lady needs no introduction. Her soulmate and consistent partner is her guitar. She is a woman whose brand has been built through her acumen in marketing. With two albums under her belt, several European tours and a name synonymous with Zimbabwean acoustic music, who wouldn't want to discover more of the fire. We had a pleasure to sit with Tariro NeGitare and coincidentally during Women's Month, what an honour to celebrate one of the best female trimmers of our time.
By Peggie Shangwa


GM: Welcome to The beat of the nation. We know that your brand TNG has grown immensely over the years and many now have their own view of who you are. We however, are excited to hear from you, before the stage, the guitar, the singing and song writing who is Tariro NeGitare?

TNG:  Before the stage and the guitar there was just Tariro. I am a mother of 1 girl and an entrepreneur. I have a hospitality, PR and mar…

Rhythm and Praise

By Peggie Shangwa



GM: Welcome to the beat of the nation. Please tell us about yourselves and your kind of poison? 

RnP: We are a young gospel hip hop group that dares to push the boundaries by diving into all genres of music and making it our own,we are driven to bring the word to the youth of the world through music, our group consists of various talented artists that each bring a unique style and flow to glorify God.

GM: You have been in the industry for a long time take us through that journey.

RnP: As I mentioned above Rhythm & Praise is made up of individual artists who came together because of the passion for music to praise and worship God. The group was formed in November 2015 with each artist having been in music for long. The challenges each artist met in their journey to self discovery become the driving force for the group. We grew to know that unity in love stimulates growth as proven in the book of Acts. Each artist has a story to tell and through the music it will be …

Tinashe Tafirenyika Award winning, Word spinning Diva!

Tinashe Tafirenyika Award winning, Word spinning Diva!

By Peggie Shangwa



GM: Welcome to Groove Magazine Tinashe. Tell us who Tinashe is.

Thank you so much for having me. Well Tinashe is just a girl who loves coffee and all things covered in chocolate. She writes sometimes, and some of the things she writes aren’t so bad. She has difficulty telling her left from her right so it might not be the smartest thing to ask her for directions.

GM: We know that you are a poet and Spoken word artist. What do you say to being described in that way?

Primarily, it means spoken word poetry is now being recognised as an art. That recognition is growing and I love getting to be a part of that. So being described and acknowledged as a spoken word artist feels good, I enjoy it.

GM: We want to congratulate you on the N.A.M.A. I watched you make that long walk to the stage fully composed. I want to know what was going on under the surface. Take us through the whole shebang!

Hahaha I was NOT composed!! Well, n…

Album Review: Kehlani 'SweetSexySavage'

Kehlani continues to stand out with 'SweetSexySavage' as she proves that she's a heart, an intuition and the mouthpiece for those too afraid to speak up for themselves without judgement.

R&B in the 2010s has taken a rather different route from the traditional sounds of the genre and the artists seem more and more manufactured than raw and real. Kehlani Parrish has had her fair share of misfortunes growing up, trying to pursue her music career and even in the limelight including cyber bullying, public heartbreak and even depression but through it all she comes out triumphant with a little wisdom gained. Kehlani still remains that gem that is underrated by mainstream media despite proving that she could garner her own fans independently. However for those who have an appreciation for the Oakland native, there's a powerful connection that goes beyond the music and runs deep to the person Kehlani.
During her promotional tours especially in interviews Kehlani has given…

New Music:Tone Lakeside 'Operating'

Tone Lakeside real name Edwin Makuyana, is a South African based Zimbabwean hip hop recording artist, and one third of the award winning rap group Art Department ZW. The song “Operating” comes as a solo single prior to a forthcoming EP from the rapper, and speaks of regular operations of a young man trying to get by in the city.



Produced by South African music producer Street Carnivore, the song delivers a soft laid back vibe, with a composed beat and flow but sadistic wordplay and fascinating rap lingo by the emcee.

You can download the song here

2017 Zim Achievers Awards UK

The nominees for the 2017 Zim Achievers Awards UK were announced with over 80 nominees in 18 categories.




The awards will be held on Saturday 6th May 2017 at the Cumberland hotel right in the heart of central London where Oxford Street meets Parklane.

Voting starts on Monday the 20th of March and will run until the 30th of April.

Business Of the Year Adriel Care

Covent garden Dental Spa

Fro-Sister

Senditoo

Tengai OnLine

Professional of the Year
Adiel Mambara

Dorcas Gwata

Laura Denenga

Trevor Mazhande

Godfrey Chimbganda

Innovation Award
Godwin Chikobvu

David Zinyama

Summer Rose

Sharon Odongo

Nana Dolls –

Female Entrepreneur
Dudu Ncube

Dr Flora Chigwedera

Hanan Nqo – Fro Sister

Rumbi Serima Fowler

Delight Mapasure

Male Entrepreneur
David Zinyama

Kingsley Chizanga

Takwana Tyaranini

Godwin Chikobvu

Alfred Chimedza

Music Video of The Year
Charlie Kay – Vimbai

Lamont Chitepo – Maiwe

Karizma – Shisha Pipe

Xavier Offishal – Check Your Balance

Kambo Boys – Melo

International Gospel Artist
Fung…

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2017 Winners

Hosted by John Cena, the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards saw th biggest names from movies, music, TV and more are coming together for pop culture's youngest fans.


It was all about the green slime, dance offs and lots o entertainment at University of Southern California's Galen Center in the center of beautiful Los Angeles.

TELEVISION:

Favorite TV Show – Kids' Show

WINNER: Henry Danger

Favorite TV Show – Family Show

WINNER: Fuller House

Favorite Reality Show

WINNER: America's Got Talent

Favorite Cartoon

WINNER: SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite Male TV Star

WINNER: Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)

Favorite Female TV Star

WINNER: Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)

Favorite Movie

WINNER: Ghostbusters

Favorite Movie Actor

WINNER: Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)

Favorite Movie Actress

WINNER: Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)

Favorite Animated Movie

WINNER: Finding Dory

Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie

WINNER: Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)

Favorite Villain

WI…

Bonang Announces Reality Show

She is Queen B;the woman who has the world as her oyster. She is the second most followed South African celebrity on Instagram and even has Hollywood celebrities complimenting her. If you don't know Bonang Matheba in this day and age, then you live under a rock somewhere.

While her star keeps rising, Bonang has decided to let people into her world. On Thursday the media icon announced that her reality show 'Being Bonang' will premiere in July. The show will be showing on VUZU Amp under her company Bonang Matheba Entertainment while production will be by Bar Leader TV.

Matheba has also partnered with cognac brand, Courvoisier. According to reports this partnership will intertwine with her reality show, lingerie line, bursary and her upcoming biography.

Matheba who turns 30 this year has always had a controlled image whereby she keeps most of her life very private. Her latest relationship though with rapper AKA has had a lot of spotlight including controversies and the coup…

New Music: Ahsayn Beatmaker ft Sharky 'Maraki'

How many of us are superstitious? Do you keep a rabbit's foot in your pocket or have some form of lucky charm? Well 'Mandipe' collaborators Ahsayn and  Sharky return with the Afro Pop track 'Maraki' which loosely translated means 'luck'. “Maraki” talks about lucky charms and the power we give them or the power they give us, it all depends on you. What do YOU believe in? Is it luck? Fate? Destiny? Faith? "Gava rakadambura musungo" is a Shona saying that means (not in a literal sense) "All hell broke loose".

The track which laces traditional Zimbabwean music elements was produced by Afro Zeedy. While Ahsayn lays his vocals on the hook Sharky delivers his bars in Shona with some English to serve a great track that has food for thought.

Ahsayn Beatmaker and Afro8oi who is a UK based, Zimbabwean music producer, form the production duo that goes by the name Afro Zeedy. Afr8oi also happens to be Sharky’s older brother.

This is the first single…

Watch: Sandra Ndebele ft Mzoe7 Ingoma Music Video

Known for her energetic performances back in the early 2000s, Sandra Ndebele has a new groove in 2017 and she released her anticipated single 'Ingoma' which features rapper Mzoe7. 
The single is accompanied by visuals which were directed by award winning director Andy Cutta. 
There's lots of dancing in the video. 

Watch: Queen Vee 'Nobody' Music Video

She kicked off her 2017 by returning to her roots of R&B when she released her single 'Nobody' and now the visuals are out.

Queen Vee is clad in all black and camo as she gyrates with her back up dancers or sitting on the backs of some very fine men whilst she fans herself.

The U.N.A first lady shows off that she's running things whilst singing to the gtBeats produced single.


Watch: Seyi Shay 'Yolo Yolo'

The song, produced by DJ Coublon, attempts to blend afro beat, high life and Latin music together, and while it succeeds at showing that all three genres have a lot in common, the song sadly isn't as memorable - which is a shame because Seyi Shay is one talented lady!
Thankfully, the colourful video directed by Meji Alabi (for JM Films) truly brings some much-needed life and makes it easier to appreciate the latin influences in the song. But more importantly, the South African landscape is stunning, Seyi Shay looks breathtaking and after watching this video, we are ready to book our next holiday - although our ratchet exchange rate won't let us be great...
Watch the video below.

New Music Rick Ross Rather You Than Me

The Bawse is back!  Rick Ross released his ninth studio album titled 'Rather You Than Me'.

The 14 track album is a star-studded project featuring Chris Rock, Young Thug, Wale, Future, Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Ty Dolla $ign, Meek Mill, Anthony Hamilton, Nas and DeJ Loaf.
According to the Maybach Music boss, Rather You Than Me is his best album to date. He told  Billboard, "This is my ninth album and quite possibly my magnum opus. And that’s not a word I throw around, but it’s just the highest level of Maybach Music. I’m excited for the streets to hear the collaborations, the records, the production."
Stream Rozay’s 'Rather You Than Me' here

New Music: GZE 'Chamunorwa'

Rapper GZE shares the struggles and hustlers of this life in his latest single 'Chamunorwa'.
Produced by veteran super producer Takefizzo, the lowtempo, hip hop track with trap elements has lyrical content that gives food for thought. There are female vocals that back up the hook.
Check out how GZE deals with making ends meet on 'Chamunorwa' in the link below:
https://soundcloud.com/takefizzo/beast-chamunorwa-take-fizzo-resillience-gze

New Music Reverb 7 Welcome to Afro House Vol. 2

Reverb 7 continues to bring the decks for listeners pleasure as he released the second volume of his 'Welcome to Afro House'.The 19 track album features a compilation of mixes of the biggest house tracks including DJ Stavo 'The Journey' featuring Roki. Head over to Reverb7 bio to stream the 'Welcome to Afro House Vol.2.

Watch Jason Derulo ft Nicki Minaj & Th Dolls $ign Swalla

Take a trip to candy land in Jason Derulo's latest and 'tasty' music video for 'Swalla'. Already a hit with dancers, Jason's music video has candy, Derulo orange juice, lots of ladies in a very colourful music video. Joined by Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj dressed in a latex outfit and Alexander McQueen sunglasses in the Gil Green directed music video.'Swalla' is the lead single from Derulo’s forthcoming fifth studio album, due this year. https://youtu.be/NGLxoKOvzu4

Watch Trey Songz Animal Music Video

After releasing singles 'Nobody Else But You', 'Playboy', 'Song Goes Off' and seducing his lady in 'She Lovin It', R&B don Trey Songz gets freaky in his latest instalment off 'Tremaine The Playboy'. Trigga brings in scantily clad ladies for his 'Animal' music video. 'Tremaine The Playboy' is set to drop March 24.https://youtu.be/3lU_JSby54s

Watch G Eazy ft Kehlani Good Life

As the forthcoming eighth installment of the Fast and Furious film franchise returns on April 14, the soundtrack 'Fate of the Furious' is already rolling out singles. After collaborating on 'Everything Will Be OK', G Eazy and Kehlani return with 'Good Life'. In the video the duo are dancing around hot whips in the streets with clips of action-packed flashes of the 'Fast and Furious'.https://youtu.be/FG9M0aEpJGE

Watch AKA ft Anatii 10 Fingers

After reigning radio charts at the beginning of the year, AKA and Anatii released the visual for '10 Fingers'. 
In the cinematic music video directed by Anatii and David East, the two artists are dancing in the great outdoors interchanging with a background with fluorescent lights and a tunnel.
Anatii and AKA have previously collaborated including on the 2015 hit 'Run Jozi' before falling out. However the two patched things up late 2016 and dropped the single 10 Fingers in January.
Check out AKA and Anatii have their '10 Fingers' on the bible in the video below:
https://youtu.be/wm8YVGUHJUk

Watch: Patoranking Ft Elephant Man, Konshens Daniella Whine

Patoranking released the visuals of his smash hit 'Daniella Whine' whose remix is taken from his God Over Everything (G.O.E) album. Featuring Jamaican dancehall superstars Elephant Man and Konshens, this song is the perfect fusion of the Afro-dancehall genres.





Captured and directed by the award-winning video director Sesan, this video does a great job at representing both ends of the Jamaican and African musical scenes. From an exuberant introduction by the ‘World best’ himself, to the beautiful racially diverse women busting a whine in the colorful streets of Jamaica, all the way down to the vibrant style selections by Prince Aday, everything about this video captures the vivacious Afrobeats and Dancehall cultures.
Watch the video and enjoy as Patoranking who has undoubtedly solidified himself as one of Africa’s most in-demand artists in the Caribbean and let it take you from the streets and beaches of Jamaica to local restaurants and bars, while the music travels from your e…

New Music Iyanya Hold On

The Mavins have been busy with releases and in line is Iyanya who comes with a mid tempo love song titled 'Hold On' produced by Don Jazzy. 

The midtempo Afro Pop ballad is about holding onto love despite everything else.
Check out 'Hold On' which is off Iyanya's forthcoming album.

New Music Cassper Nyovest Tito Mboweni

After receiving the blessings of governor Tito Mboweni, Cassper Nyovest released the first official single off his upcoming third album due 7 May 2017.

On the track 'Tito Mboweni' the multi award winning rapper shares about his successes and how he gets his paper.
While there's anticipation for Cassper's forthcoming third album 'Thuto' check out 'Tito Mboweni'.

New Music: Aytee featuring DJ Simon Says 'Waka Remix'

How this young man manages to balance school and music blows our mind but producer-artist Aytee released a new single on his birthday  (Mar. 7) titled 'Waka Remix'. The remix for the song which was originally released last year features Cyprus based DJ/artist DJ Simon Says and produced by Fatso on the beat.
The song has a kwaito, Hip hop feel on the remix and Aytee shares about fake people and his realness.
Stream the song: https://soundcloud.com/ayteedatirem/waka-remix-clean-ft-dj-simon-sayz-cdq

2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

The just concluded 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) saw Izu Ojukwu‘s ’76 take home the most awards (five), including Best Overall Movie, Best Director and Best Actress.

Take a look at the full list of winners from the ceremony which took place at Eko Hotels, Lagos on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Check out the full list of winners:
Best Make-up Artist (Movie/TV Series) Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola and Perekeme Odon – Oloibiri
Best Costume Design Pat Egwurube – ’76
Best Art Director Pat Nebo- ‘76
Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series) Guy Steer – Vaya
Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV Series) Nnodim Chigozie and Paula Peterson –Oloibiri
Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series) Elliot Sewape – 93 Days
Best Cinematographer Lance Gewer – Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Best Short Film or Online Video Cat Face – Ogo Okpue
Best Documentary Alison – Uga Carlini
Best Actress in a Comedy (Mnet Original Series) Deborah Anungwa – Hustle
Best Actor  in a Comedy (Mnet Original Series) Samuel Ajibol…

New Music: Praiz Releaseas Remixes for Body Hot & Heart Beat

As he celebrated his birthday (Mar. 9), Praiz delivered not only one but two remixes for his hit singles ‘Body hot’ with Wizkid and ‘Heart beat’ featuring iconic R&B singer-songwriter Kenny Lattimore.

"I’d like to celebrate my special day with the special people in my life, my fans”, the X3M Music artiste talks about the remixes with Wizkid and Kenny Lattimore.
Both songs were produced by GodOnDBeatz are midtempo Afro Pop singles and we would like to know which remix is your favourite?

Ciara Posts Intimate Pregnancy Photos

There's nothing more beautiful than a pregnancy photo shoot and in celebville these are all the rave. After Queen Bey broke the internet (and World Guiness Book of Records), R&B entertainer Ciara proudly showed off her baby bump in a new photo shoot for Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

Ciara made the photo shoot a family affair with son Future and husband Russell Wilson. The photos for the glossy fashion magazine showed a stripped down Ciara in just jeans and bare at the top, a fully unbuttoned white shirt, her wearing a white panty only and her holding baby Future.
The photo that had everyone talking though shows Ciara posing naked in just a pair if white pants – with her naked two year old covering her body and her husband proudly holding her baby bump from behind while hiding his face behind Ciara’s back.

Nicki Minaj Responds To Remy Ma Diss Track

Hip Hop excites fans for one reason...they keep pushing the culture forward and sometimes works well for rappers publicity.
Well the beef of the moment is between New York hip hop queens Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj. Two weeks ago Remy Ma bodied Nicki Minaj on her seven minute diss track 'ShEther'. Remy also dropped another diss track although lacklustre however Jamaican Queens rapper Nicki did not respond although she kept throwing shade by posting Remy Ma and Fat Joe's 'Plata O Plomo' album record sales and a recording of Beyonce singing that Nicki Minaj is a rap queen.
On Thursday night (Mar. 9) Nicki Minaj responded to the direct shots from her fellow New York MC on "No Frauds" which features Lil Wayne and Drake along with “Changed It” and “Regret in Your Tears.”. The song went straight to number one on iTunes and had mixed responses on the internet. Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to post this note, 'Young Money, we don't do diss records, we drop …

New Music Marcques Type Yamudhara

If one is going to invest in Zimbabwean hip hop artists then this young man is definitely up for consideration. Rapper Marcques needs no introduction because he's been on the music scene for years dating from his days as Rehab's golden child. Best known for his 2013 hit 'Zunguza', Marcques is one of the most well-known rappers in Zim Hip Hop with an impressive discography and collaborations plus he has the voice that ladies would love. Now officially part of Veryus having worked previously with fellow Veryus members, constant collaborator Mile and producer Verseless, on whose projects he featured on, Marcques releases his single off the project titled 'Type Yamudhara'.On the Verseless produced hip hop track the Barry White voiced rapper describes his 'type' of woman by echoing on the hook 'Type yamudhara'. The hip hop track has some insane trap, EDM switch ups which are quintessentially Verseless as well a funny skit in between. Relatable with s…

2017 iHeart Radio Awards Winners

The iHeart Radio awards were held on Sunday 5 March at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Twenty-one pilots were the night's biggest winners winning 5 awards while British singer Adele walked away with the two awards includes 'Female Artist of the Year' and 'Pop Album of the Year' for '25'. Bruno Mars received the Innovator award and Justin Timberlake won 'Song of the Year' for 'Can't Stop the Feeling'.

Check out the full winners list below:
Innovator Award: Bruno Mars Song of the Year:
WINNER: "Can't Stop The Feeling" - Justin Timberlake Female Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Adele Male Artist of the Year:
WINNER: Justin Bieber Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®:
WINNER: The Chainsmokers Best Duo/Group of the Year:
WINNER: twenty one pilots Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)
WINNER: The Chainsmokers Pop Album of the Year: 25 - Adele Producer of the Year: (New Category)
WINNER: Benny Blanco A…

New Music: Chengeto Brown 'Nightym Luv'

Meet Chengeto Brown, Chengeto to you...





Chengeto is a singer-songwriter who's no stranger to music. With a legacy of not only her parents but her sister Ammara Brown, she's part of royalty in Zimbabwean music. 
She makes releases her second single for 2017 and her first Veryus single, 'Nightym Luv' a reggaeton single where it's all about love under the stars and night sky. The single is produced by super producer Verseless and together, the combination brings out Chengeto's versatility as an urban musician.


Dance to 'Nightym Luv' by checking it out here.

Watch: May D ft Rock City Row Ya Boat Music Video

Remy Ma Sets The Record Straight On Wendy Williams

She has been the topic of discussion as well as controversy the whole week, they were nominated for two Grammy awards for their 2016 hit 'All the Way Up' and with their newly released album 'Plata O Plomo', best you believe that everybody was glued to their screens for Friday's episode of the Wendy Williams Show for the interview with Fat Joe and Remy Ma.Dressed to the nines with Remy looking feminine in a black lace blouse, black and white polka dot skirt, black hat and dainty floral sandals according to the show's host Wendy Williams, Remy Ma looked like the Mistress of Hip Hop.The main objective of the interview was to promote the rap duo's first rap album in almost ten years titled 'Plata O Plomo' which is Spanish for 'Money or Bullets' a statement which was quoted as being said by notorious druglord Pablo Escobar. The album art shows Fat Joe and Remy Ma in front of the White House and the album was released on Feb th 2017.But Wendy was …

New Music: uBu Ngizophakama

'Nangu uNobuhle, inkazana uyangwazi ukuhlabela' (Meet Nobuhle the lady who can sing).

Nobuhle  to us has been known for being an events organiser as well as delving into fashion having hosted the From Streets to Runway fashion show back in 2015. In 2016 the young lady has been working working very closely with genre bending producer-artist Verseless.

Come 2017 the young lady is introduced as uBu as part of the group Veryus and makes her debut with the single 'Ngizophakama' (I will rise).
On the house single uBu shares inspiration about overcoming life's challenges. uBu's voice is sweet, mellow and refreshing and 'Ngizophakama' is a good song to lift up your spirits any day.
Be inspired to rise and sing along to uBu's 'Ngizophakama' in the link below:
https://soundcloud.com/user-805695480/ubu-ngizophakama

New Music: Verseless Life of the Party featuring Various Artists

Respek to Verseless grind as he ended his 2016 on a high note with an impressive collection of music released in the year. In 2017 the musical genius, producer, songwriter, artist, beatboxer, photographer and video director made an announcement that he and six other artists will form an eclectic group called Veryus under his 3.14 Records.

The African Major Lazer is versatile and never limits himself with his genre bending style that includes self-coined genre 'Afro Future'. An artist in the truest sense Verseless makes music that he enjoys with international quality but he is very palatable to various music tastes.
On day five of the Veryus singles release series, Verseless releases 'Life of the Party', an R&B/Hip Hop single also off his 2016 debut album 'Antithesis Light'.

The song which is an ode to a childhood sweetheart originally features fellow Veryus members R&B/Hip Hop singer-songwriter Mile and rapper Marcques as well as Malaysian based R&…

New Music: Rue Down

It's been a long time since Zimbabwe has had a catchy, girly tune as most female artists often choose to tackle serious topics in their music so you can imagine what meeting Rue feels like.

A breath of fresh air to the music scene is 24 year old Ruvimbo Karimazondo a.k.a Rue who makes her debut as part of Verseless' Veryus (Various or Very us) group.
The R&B and Pop singer-songwriter is no stranger to music circles as she performed and won a Malaysian singing competition called 'Musical Icons' in 2012. After completing her degree in business in France, in 2015 Rue began performing at local festivals and music circuits alongside rising star ShaSha.

She's been working on her EP since mid 2016 and the project is yet to be released but in the meantime, the Hararean songstress makes her debut with her Veryus single 'Down' which is a Pop single produced by Verseless and contains Afro Future elements similar to his Home EP track 'Sparks'.
'Down…

Ali Kiba hits 5 Million YouTube Views for Aje

Tanzanian bongo artist Ali Kiba and 2016 MTV EMA 'Best African Act' winner, hit 'Aje' 5 million views on YouTube since its release last year in May.

His record label Sony Music Africa, awarded the singer with a congratulatory plaque at the label’s headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, ahead of his tour of the country.
The video hit 1.5 million views in the first three weeks of its release in May last year and Ali Kiba recently released a video for 'Aje Remix' featuring Nigerian rapper M.I..

New Music: Mile featuring Marcques Aint Thinking About You

2017 is looking up for R&B/Hip hop singer-songwriter Mile as he embarks on a new journey as part of the group Veryus.
As announced Veryus is an eclectic collective of artists who have aligned their efforts as a cohesive unit to achieve a 'break' in the music industry and creating an art not bound by the borders of Zimbabwe.

His latest single off the Veryus project is titled 'Ain't Thinking About You', an R&B post breakup song featuring long-time collaborator and fellow Veryus member, rapper Marcques.
Stream and download here: https://soundcloud.com/user-805695480/aint-thinking-about-u-feat-marcques