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In Her Own Words: Prudence Mabhena's Experience in Shark Infested Hollywood

The star of the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary 'Music By Prudence' was promised a life of good health, fortune, and stability. But, the people who could've saved her instead profited off of her misfortune and left her high and dry.

For an industry that is hell-bent on keeping up appearances — pushing glamor and excellence — the United State’s movie industry is riddled with stories of greed, exploitation, and deceit. Hollywood has a knack for stealing the stories of often incredibly underprivileged and disadvantaged individuals and profiting off of shocked and disconnected Western audiences in what can only be understood as trauma porn. 36-year-old Zimbabwean singer Prudence Mabhena knows this story all too well.

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How a Mural in Bulawayo Has Revived a Bitter Tribal Debate

A mural depicting Ndebele leader King Lobengula hugging Shona spiritual medium Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana by Bulawayo-based visual artist, Leeroy Spinx Brittain, has reignited a chasm between the Ndebele and the Shona in Zimbabwe.


Visual artist Leeroy Spinx Brittain, popularly known as Bow (black or white), placed his latest work on the wall of a public toilet in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. The life-sized poster showed King Lobengula intimately holding Mbuya Nehanda with his left hand, while the right hand, which usually holds his spear, was holding a heart balloon.

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The Liberation of Shungudzo

We speak with the Zimbabwean-born artist about growing up and the activist core of her latest album, I'm not a mother, but I have children.

Where Can We Be Black In Peace?

Nomfundo Makhubu reckons that Africa is the only place in the world where Black people can exist peacefully, sans any scrutiny or whatever seeks to discredit our identity. But first, we need to fix the continent, she argues.

The Activewear Brand That Wants To Normalise Wearing Traditional African Clothing Daily

RuvaAfricWear founder Sylvester Ndhlovu on celebrating Africa through his label and finally opening a store after years of building the brand behind closed doors.

Spirit Of Humanity Gives Hope To Young Boy Mauled By A Hyena

A 9-year-old Zimbabwean boy Rodwell Nkomazana has a shot at a normal life, again, after a horrific hyena attack left him with half of his face missing.

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Listen to Djembe Monks' New House Single 'Nhliziyo Yam' Featuring Thandy Dhlana

Zimbabwean afro-house collective Djembe Monks' latest single, featuring Thandy Dhlana, is a soothing tribal house dance track (perfect for the heartbroken).