Freeman on Thursday presented his newly released sixth album -Top Striker – to Prophet Walter Magaya as an honor to the man of God.

Freeman caught up with Prophet Magaya at the National Sports Stadium where his Yadah Stars had a training session with the Cosafa bound Warriors.

The Zvakaipa Dai Ndarega hit-maker said the presentation is not by coincidence but he came to the stadium for that purpose.

He said the decision is because of the respect he has for the PHD leader.

“This is not a coincidence; I actually came here when I heard that he (Prophet Magaya) is here. I just came to give him the CD because I respect him. I present the CD personally to the people i respect and is among them,” said Freeman.

Prophet Magaya had no objections with the honour but received it with joy and blessed the chanter.

HKD boss, as Freeman is being referred to, went on to give a number of players copies of the album.

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“Soul Jah Love hachisi chinhu. Mukadaro haaridze pano. Makuda kutiridzira tuSouljah Love pano apa zvine basa rei izvozvo. Iwe Soul Jah Love ita discipline udzokere kumashure. Chii chauri kuda kutiitira ipapo. Wakufarisa” (Soul Jah Love you are nothing. If you keep on doing that he will not perform here … Soul Jah Love be disciplined. What are you trying to do? You’re becoming too big-headed,” Hamandishe said.

Those were the words of the MC at a rally held in Mutare where President Mugabe was addressing the youths. Soul Jah Love had been billed to perform at the show as an entertainer, but the love he got from fans lead to a havoc which resulted in the comments above.

The audio of the MC insulting the dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love went viral and was definitely not taken lightly by the chanter who dropped a reply a few hours later titled Zvinhu. Which loosely translated means things a pun on the words of the MC who said ‘Soul Jah Love is not a thing.’

You can stream and download the mp3 below:

 

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Port Harcourt-based singer, Timaya, born Alfred Inetimi Odon, has revealed the source of his inspiration.

The Rivers-born singer said starring at women’s bums inspires him and he is unapologetic about that.

Timaya said some of his songs came as a result of staring at ladies’ backside.

He told Punch, “I love the woman backside because it is very beautiful and just by staring at it, I get ideas for songs.

“And that is how songs like Ukwu and Shake Your Bum, came about.

“However, I also sing about many other things so it is balanced.

“A lot of people are hypocritical because songs about bums usually have the highest downloads but people would come out to criticise them. So who is downloading them?

“I have learnt that you can never please everybody and I don’t waste my time trying to do that. I stay true to myself, and if you’re cool with it, it’s okay. And if you’re not down with it, that’s also okay. Life goes on.”

Timaya also spoke affectionately about his daughters, saying, “I did not know I could love anyone the way I love my children.

“I have a very wonderful relationship with my daughters and I relate with them a lot so they also see me as a friend.”

 

Source: Myjoyonline

The whole dancehall fraternity has been turned upside down after Vybz Kartel revealed he never collaborated with Shenseea, the new Jamaican songstress who became popular after the song ‘Loodi’ went viral.

The song that was dropped last year on Shenseea’s Youtube  has garnered more than 9 million views at time of publishing. This is the song that has been credited by many as the song that started the young songstress career.

However, debate has been brewing all along since the song was initially released as a Kartel feature. With many fans claiming Shenseea was not giving the Worldboss enough credit for the song. She later on addressed the rumors on ONStage claiming the song belong to SoUnique who produced the song.

 

Now the whole story has changed, Vybz Kartel’s team dropped the original version of the song on their official Youtube (VybzKarteVEVO) channel and wrote this description, “My song was never a collaboration!” 

This statement has caused a lot of noise among Gaza fans, calling Shenseea a fraud. Theories circulating suggest that Shenseea’s team bought the song from someone and did a remix of it and dropped a video, all without Kartel’s management consent (sounds crazy, right?).

After hearing the original version (see below) many have called it better than the remix (first release), take a listen and tell us what you think!

 

Lake July DJ festival has become one of the annual events to look forward to on the local calendar. The 3 day event which premiered last year takes place at Lake Chivero in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Last year’s event saw a massive turn up of young music and party lovers from all over the country. This would be an opportunity for young and talented DJs to show case their potential to an audience that is prepared to listen.

This year’s event will take place at the same venue, Lake Chivero, from 28 – 30 July and the registration process has already started.

To register for the event you need to be registered with ZIMURA, a music copyright association that is responsible for registering and paying out royalties to artists. For more information on how to register with ZIMURA click here.

Here is the full list of requirements to registern for Lake July:

  • ZIMURA license
  • Profile information, include details about the DJ
  • A mix sample of not more than 20mb including different genres
  • Short video of the DJ performing
  • One, half body photo of the DJ
  • Fill in the application form

When you are good to go, email your application to [email protected] or drop them at 11 ARMAGH ROAD EASTLEA . The closing day for registration is 1 May, so you gotta do it early!

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RENOWNED Jamaican dancehall star, Sheldon Campbell, popularly known as Turbulence, and compatriot, Mega Banton alongside Ghana’s music star, Episode, will tomorrow headline the Three Cities One Unity Reggae Tour set for Golden Mile Motel in Kwekwe.

Turbulence makes a return to Zimbabwe after four years, having staged his maiden performance in the country in 2013.

The One Unity Reggae Tour, that will also feature local acts among them Andy Muridzo, is being organised by Red Fox Entertainment in conjunction with Pacific Storm.

After the opening show, the following day they take their acts to Bulawayo, with a performance at BAC Leisure Centre, before rounding up the tour in Harare at Glamis Arena on Independence Day Eve.

Speaking to NewsDay on the side-lines of a press conference in the capital Dave of Yard 1 Promote, who is also part of the Jamaican entourage, said the tour is meant to foster unity among musicians across genres, with particular attention to reggae music.

“We are trying to make sure that we have a variety of music to unify everyone despite age and taste so that we encompass all generations be it daughters, mothers, grandmothers or sons, fathers and grandfathers,” he said.

“It is all about music, the initiative of this tour is to push for unity among musicians, especially for reggae artistes and their fans.”

The event’s local promoter, Robert Zhuwao of Red Fox Entertainment said the concept is meant to demonstrate the love that exists within reggae music and celebrate this through music of all genres, as music is universal.

“The One Unity One Reggae initiative is meant to unify Zimbabwean artistes and give them a chance to showcase their talent alongside Jamaican artistes, thereby, enabling them to reach a wider audience leading to growth of their fan base,” he said.

“Given today’s struggles, there is too much fussing and fighting, this is so even in the arts industry, let music lead the call for unity, let it also lead the call for one love.”

 

First posted on NewsDay

Soul Jah Love allegedly tried to use his influence to get intimate with Mildred Munyikwa, popularly known as Lindsay in Zimdancehall circles, but she refused, The Standard Style has heard.

This revelation surfaced months after Lindsay released a song titled Letter to Soul Jah Love, which has lyrics suggesting she is smitten with the Pamamonya Ipapo singer.

Lindsay said she met Soul Jah Love after several attempts he had made to meet her under the guise of doing business with her.

“When we met he thought I would be overwhelmed by his status and agree to whatever he wanted, but I made it clear to him that it was strictly business and I am serious about my work,” she said.

The 23-year-old singer posted a video on YouTube suggesting that Soul Jah Love along with other famous male dancehall chanters sexually exploit female singers who want collaborations.

“He took the song seriously and he wanted to see me, claiming that it was business but that was clearly not his intentions,” she said, adding that her morals were intact.

“I know what I am aiming for in my career and he thought I would give in. He can do it with other singers, not me. I am not loose to get a collabo because I know I am talented.”

On what inspired the 3 minutes 45 seconds “letter”, Lindsay said it was in solidarity with fellow artists and her choice to pen love lyrics was meant to bring comic relief but he completely misread it.

“The lyrics of the song are not what I really feel about him but I wrote the song to bring relief to him at a time when things seemed to be falling apart in his life,” Lindsay, who is currently working on her debut album to be released in August, said.

Last year Soul Jah Love suffered misfortunes, including an accident, potential leg amputation and a divorce from Bounty Lisa, which prompted a couple of musicians to write songs comforting him.

When contacted for comment yesterday, Soul Jah Love said he was unfazed by the allegations.

“I do not have much to say. Let her sing wherever she was, I am okay,” he said.

 

First appeared on The Standard

Zimbabwean young dancehall star Jahnoz born Godknows Gova , 19 has reportedly been featured on an upcoming Jamaican produced riddim alongside a line of other big names like Demarco and Sean Paul.

Jahnoz who is signed to Abra Simzz record label Abra Tribe has been making waves in the Zimdancehall industry for the past year. Dropping songs like Fresh and Clean, Vachawacha, the Mabvuku bred young star has shown a great potential to take Zimdancehall to another level.

The riddim which is titled Gum and Grabba was produced by Jamaican producer Esco and marketed by 21st Hapilos, is set to drop in April according to 21st Hapilos.

Riddim Cover

TN: The cover (above) does not list Jahnoz alongside other artists, we are reaching to other sources to see what maybe the reason! Will update this post when we get more information.

UPDATE: We reached out to Abra Simzz and he said, “He was the [final] entry, I got [the new] cover two days ago.” Check out the updated cover below:

Updated cover

Its a really proud day for the incarcerated Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel and his fans.

Sources tell us on Wednesday Vybz Kartel was given the go ahead by Justice Frank Williams to proceed with a full appeal. Kartel’s attorney Thomas Tavares-Finson said that the judge read through all of the court documents and feel confident that there are grounds to appeal the controversial conviction.

Vybz Kartel was convicted of murdering Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in 2014 but the deejay and his crew, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones, have all maintained their innocence.

Many Jamaicans are hopeful that the deejay will finally get a fair judgement and his long deserved freedom. In 2014 when Kartel was sentenced there were reports of police tempering with the evidence and trying to pin the ‘Clarks’ superstar for the murder.

Vybz Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer and his lawyers are now seeking a new trial citing many problems with the case that sent him to prison for life. In his appeal docs, Tavares-Finson drew attention to police tampering with evidence and witness intimidation by law enforcement among many other problems with the case.

“It’s the first but critical step in the appeal process,” Tavares-Finson said.

Kartel’s attorney will proceed with a full case in the Jamaican Appeal Court in September of this year. “We will move on to a full appeal in September,” he said.

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