Rofhiwa releases his new album

Entertainment: 03 December 2023 By Maanda Bele

Reggae and gospel singer Rofhiwa Nethwadzi released his long-awaited second album, Ndi nne onoula, on Saturday, 25 November. The reggae album contains 13 songs and two bonus tracks. Rofhiwa (33) was born in Tshiheni village but later moved to Tshirenzheni village, in Nzhelele. He currently works as a Paralegal at a law firm in Johannesburg, but making music on the side remains a big part of him.

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Mureri's collection of Tshivenda poems wins prestigious award

Entertainment: 23 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Phalaphala FM’s current-affairs presenter/producer and popular “TikTok”-er Mutsitselwa Mureri is also making her mark in the world of literature. The 40-year-old author from Dzanani, in Nzhelele, scooped up the Book Behind Awards’ Best Indigenous Languages Book award in the Tshivenda category. The awards ceremony was held in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, 11 November. The winners of the respective categories were selected by vote.

Disco star calls for sobriety as festive season approaches

Entertainment: 19 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Veteran disco star David Ramagalela, famously known as Daiza Ramagalela, is making a triumphant return, two years after the release of his last album. His latest offering, the hot 10-track album titled “Dakalo”, was released in October and includes standout tracks such as the title track, “Dakalo”, and “Mabundu.”

Prof Mariba and his band still dazzle the entertainment industry

Entertainment: 18 November 2023 By Victor Mukwevho

Professor Matodzi Tommy Mariba and his band, the Magic Strings, released their second single, titled “Chezla Pozla”, on Friday, 10 November. The single is part of their 10-track album, “One Night in Vegas”, which is expected to be released early next year.

Miss Makhado Royal 2022 ploughs back into her community

Entertainment: 18 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

When 23-year-old Nakisani Munarini won the entrepreneurship title at the Miss Makhado Royal Pageant in 2022, she pledged to contribute to improvements in her home village, Hamasia Tshipuseni. Staying true to her word, the Univen bachelor of environmental science graduate, in collaboration with the Thusalushaka Foundation, is set to host the village’s inaugural beauty pageant in December, generating great excitement and anticipation among the villagers.

Phalaphala FM presenter receives second SATMA nomination

Entertainment: 17 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Phalaphala FM presenter Humbulani Nengovhela has received a second South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMA) nomination, this time in the Best Traditional Music SABC Radio Presenter of the Year category. The 18th SATMA awards ceremony is scheduled for December 15 in Durban.

Mmbengwa publishes his first collection of Tshivenda poems

Entertainment: 16 November 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Local author Rudzani Eric Mmbengwa, from Havhangani village, has published his first Tshivenda collection of poetry, titled “Ngwedzamilambo”. The book, which was launched on 28 October, contains 42 poems that break down the definition and structure of the typical poem and figure of speech.

Gospel legend Julius Mudau returns with brand-new album

Entertainment: 12 November 2023

After 20 years out of the limelight, music legend Julius Mudau has made an extraordinary comeback to the stage, much to the delight of his many dedicated fans. The gospel hit maker from Pile village, near Tshilamba, who rose to fame in the 1980s, recorded his latest 13-track album, titled “The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me,” following a significant demand. The album was finally released last Thursday, on 2 November.

Prophet Mudau launches two new books

Entertainment: 12 November 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Prophet John Mudau from Mpofu, who is the founder and overseer of God is King Ministries, launched two new books at the Kutsafa Guest House in Kempton Park on 9 October. The books are titled “At the point of breakthrough” and “The voice of God”.

Fourteen-year-old Ndinae has bright future ahead

Entertainment: 11 November 2023 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Fourteen-year-old Ndinae Netshivhodza from Khalavha should be counted among the most skilful young artists currently in South Africa. His love of drawing started as a hobby during free periods when he was in the sixth grade at Khalavha Primary School. While his peers would be busy playing, he would take out his pencil and start drawing all kinds of things. “One day, my class teacher came across my drawings, and he was so impressed with them that he encouraged me to continue,” he said.

Local pencil artist inspires youth to pursue their dreams

Entertainment: 11 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

To keep himself busy, Nduvho Netshituni, originally from the rural village of Khwekhwe outside Louis Trichardt, started drawing his friends and other famous people. That is how everything began for him. Today, he is earnestly working towards realising his dream of becoming a renowned pencil artist.

Mulovhedzi's book share tips for women on what men seemingly want

Entertainment: 10 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Newly published author Billy Mulovhedzi had a passionate relationship with a certain girl, but sadly the relationship ended because of irreconcilable differences. This personal experience in his relationship prompted him to write a book titled “Understanding Men”, which essentially highlights what men want from women. The book was launched at Skilpadvlei Farm in Stellenbosch on Saturday, October 28.

Worship House celebrates 20 years

Entertainment: 04 November 2023 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The Christ Worship House Church at Shayandima nearly burst its seams as hundreds of gospel-music lovers assembled in the auditorium for the live DVD recording of the internationally acclaimed Worship House gospel group on Saturday, 21 October.

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