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'Dembzet' infiltrates the music fraternity

Entertainment: 09 August 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Mphidi Dembe (19), known as “Dembzet” in the music fraternity, is a rising young star who, without the presence of a father figure in his immediate life, took refuge in music.

New poet on the block

Entertainment: 08 August 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Mukonazwothe ‘Muko Mat’ Mateletele, a second-year environmental sciences student at the University of Venda, is establishing her reputation as a poet by reciting her poetry in public places.

Rather late than never, says Mbevhana

Entertainment: 07 August 2021 By Maanda Bele

A 59-year-old artist has debunked the notion that only young and energetic people are destined to make it in the music industry.

Security guard a shining music star

Entertainment: 05 August 2021

“I am very proud of my work as a security guard, but on the other hand I help people to solve some of their daily life problems through my music," saysTalifhani Munyai, the rising star of Tshivenda traditional music.

Fifth gospel album for Takie Sikhwivhilu

Entertainment: 01 August 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The well-known gospel singer, Takie Sikhwivhilu, made a well-received comeback with the release of her latest gospel album, called Vho nkhulela Yehova, earlier this month.

Mashudu's poetry embodies her culture

Entertainment: 01 August 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

In the olden days, poets were considered highly talented individuals and were respected greatly within their societies for this rare gift of being able to write and recite poetry. 

Life after retirement for singing teacher

Entertainment: 31 July 2021

“It is important to plan your retirement carefully and have something to keep yourself busy while at the same time providing some income.” This is an encouraging message of hope from a 69-year-old retired teacher, Tshimangadzo Esther Nevhutamba Sinyegwe of Vhutalu village, outside Thohoyandou.

Matshisevhe's journey begins with a book

Entertainment: 31 July 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Gumani Matshisevhe’s debut book - a motivational self-help guide titled Be the Driver of Your Life - has just been published and, like so many others out there, this first-time author says he too has the lockdown to thank for rediscovering his talent and putting it to good use.

Mulalo has a purpose and lives it

Entertainment: 30 July 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Mulalo Siphuma, originally from Ha-Lambani Village in the Thulamela area, is a prolific motivational writer who reflects on everyday life and the challenges that come with it. His books, each one focussed on a specific topic, offer a positive perspective and gentle guidance.

What happened to Ishy Malala?

Entertainment: 29 July 2021

Where is Ishy Malala? This is the question music lovers have been asking themselves for the past 15 years. Malala, of U taliwa zwi a vhavha fame, vanished into thin air after releasing his third album in 2005.

Mathuga's second album will not disappoint

Entertainment: 25 July 2021 By Bernard Chiguvare

Being a musician is not for the faint-hearted. Speaking from own experience, Thabelo Mathuga says that this takes real commitment, dedication and a strong will to succeed, and it may take a long time before one eventually gets a break.

Kwinda dreams big

Entertainment: 24 July 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

From a very young age, Emmanuel Kwinda always wanted to sit behind a radio microphone. Today, he is a very accomplished newsreader at Choice and Energy FM.

Meet Melo, the man behind 'Anytime'

Entertainment: 24 July 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tumelo Kgatla, known as “Meloproducedit” or just “Melo” in the Vhembe and Mopani districts, is a respected producer who has also made a name for himself as hip-hop singer.

Poks dreams of producing international music

Entertainment: 23 July 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

When he was a child, Phindulo Mudzuli never dreamed that by the year 2021 he would be considered one of the most sought-after music producers-cum-engineers in the area.

'I love people, but they don't love me'

Entertainment: 23 July 2021

“Ndo kwata badi. Ndo vhaisala. Ndo vhaisiwa. Ndi a funa vhathu mara a vha mpfuni.” Loosely translated: “I’m annoyed. I’m hurt. I have been hurt. I love people, but they don’t love me.”

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Denzel wants to teach people about snakes

Video: 10 June 2021 By Maanda Bele

In African cultures, snakes are generally associated with witchcraft – a fact that does not improve the already frayed relationship between mankind and reptiles. However, within a certain African community in Vleifontein lives a man who regards himself as the exception to this cultural belief. In fact, Denzel Ncube’s fondness for these slithering reptiles is no secret. Ncube gives back to his community by educating the local people on the dangers as well as the beauty of snakes and what to do when confronted with them.