First published work for Emmanuel Sadiki

Entertainment: 26 May 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

A new author, Mr Emmanuel Sadiki, has finally published his first book, titled “Ofhani”. The book, a Tshivenda novel, is a solo effort by the author, who was born in Matsa village in Nzhelele but now resides in Tswinga outside Thohoyandou. Ronewa Vhutali Publishers published the work, which was formally launched in May and was edited by Mr Rudo Ndlovu of the Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB).

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Tshikalange emerges with mighty traditional sound

Entertainment: 02 May 2024

The elders of the Tshivenda music group, Adziambei Band, have warned that the new generation seems to be reluctant to preserve their indigenous music, which is full of African identity and wisdom. Luckily for them, some young musicians still care about traditional music. One such local “son-of-the-soil” artist is Joshua Tshikalange, who is taking Tshivenda traditional music to another level.

Calvin Luvhimbi back at Musina FM

Entertainment: 02 May 2024 By Bernard Chiguvare

When Calvin Nditsheni Luvhimbi grew up in the rural Musholombi village in Nzhelele, he always listened to radio programmes, especially those presented by DJ Sbu. The more he listened to the shows, the more his desire to become a radio presenter grew.

Book on history of Vhurivhuri people published

Entertainment: 02 May 2024 By Kaizer Nengovhela

In a newly published book that had taken nearly a decade to research and complete, Tshilidzi Nembvumoni expands on the history of the Vhurivhuri people and their chieftainship quest. Nembvumoni, a resident of Vhurivhuri, said the research for his book, “Divhazwakale ya Vhurivhuri”, took a long time to complete, mainly because of challenges in verifying information.

Vendaboy Poet launches his seventh offering

Entertainment: 28 April 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Renowned poet and musician Lutendo Mugagadeli, known by his stage name Vendaboy Poet, has once again come out guns blazing. On Saturday, 20 April, he left guests asking for more when he officially launched his latest traditional album, “Lutendo”.

Reggae musician Majasi calls on people to pray

Entertainment: 28 April 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

"Vulani Mato Hu Kho Lwiwa," which is reggae artist Khuthadzo Innocent Tshirundu's latest single, is fast making waves on the local reggae scene. Released in March, the title track, which loosely translates to "Open your Eyes, People are Fighting," is already hugely popular and receiving rave reviews.

Kode La Mayor sets the scene ablaze with latest single

Entertainment: 27 April 2024 By Thembi Siaga

Trap rap artist Junior Mukwevho, better known as Kode La Mayor from Manini, Thohoyandou, released his latest single titled “Oyo uri mini” three weeks ago. Since its release, the song has continued to set the music scene ablaze with its beats and captivating lyrics.

Mu Africa releases his newest single

Entertainment: 26 April 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Tshingondo (rhumba) music maestro Mu Africa Marko and the Big Machine have finally succumbed to pressure from his fans and released a new single.

Vhembe artists wants to unite to revive Tshivenda music

Entertainment: 26 April 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

The revival of Tshivenda traditional music is not just the pipe dream of some idealists. Judging by the turnout during a meeting held in Thohoyandou this past weekend, this form of music is about to undergo a major revival.

Legendary Solomon Mathase makes music with Dzomo la Venda

Entertainment: 25 April 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

Tshivenda traditional-music lovers are in for a treat with a collaboration between Tshivenda traditional music legend and veteran Solomon Mathase and popular poet and guitarist Dzomo la Venda. The two were spotted on Saturday, 20 April, at a function in Thohoyandou where they showcased their talents during a live performance.

Magau's music prophecy gets real

Entertainment: 21 April 2024 By Elmon Tshikhudo

During a Sunday sermon, Bishop Johannes Muofhe of the World Mission Church’s Fondwe branch prophesied that a musician, someone other than a member of the worship team, would emerge from the church.

Jah Saint's love of reggae shows

Entertainment: 20 April 2024

With a successful roots-reggae album titled “Shandukani” to his name, Fhatuwani Richard Mashele is quickly becoming a household name in South African music. Better known as Jah Saint in music circles, Mashele believes that success does not come overnight and that one must work hard to earn it.

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