I welcomed Zimbabwean's award winning music legend Dr Thomas Mapfumo, popularly known as "The Lion Of Zimbabwe" or "Mukanya" on Just Jean Blog for an exclusive interview about his music, the Zimbabwe music industry, his life in United States Of America, the Political situation of Zimbabwe and of course his involvement in the New York demonstrations against Robert Mugabe in … Continue reading Dr Thomas Mapfumo on Jean Gasho’s Blog
So Jah Prayzah made history yesterday by being the first Zimbabwean to win an MTV MAMA award. He won the listeners choice award which is quite huge as he was up against a number of great African contenders. He was able to beat South Africa's Prince Kaybee and Nigerian Burna Boy among other big names. … Continue reading Why Jah Prayzah’s MTV Award Is A Wasted Opportunity
A few weeks ago Zimbabwean musician Jah Prayzah and his former dancer Gonyeti (Pamela Zulu) dominated the headlines after the dancer accused the musician of financial and sexual abuse. Gonyeti was pictured weeping as she told of her ordeal and exploitation under Jah Prayzah. Before that she had been regularly speaking to the press about … Continue reading Jah Prayzah And Gonyeti: Did They Fool Us All?
I have always understood a celebrity to be a person whose talent has attained them some amount of fame and fortune especially when it comes to music. But it seems in Zimbabwe the word “celebrity” simply has another meaning altogether. It looks like a celebrity in Zimbabwe is a celebrity on Facebook and Social media … Continue reading The Curse Of Zimbabwean Celebrities