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ZIMBABWEAN AFRO-JAZZ ICON GIVES BACK TO SOCIETY.

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At 65, Oliver Mtukudzi is the biggest Zimbabwean Afro-jazz icon.

Known in Africa by his stage name Tuku”, he is now determined to share his passion.

The self-taught guitarist has opened a music school near the capital,Harare to teach others.

‘There is no training because it’s not a school, we don’t do education here. We focus on talent. A school says,“Hey, you don’t know, come on, I’ll teach you.” We say,“hey, you have talent, come and teach us something”,Oliver said.

Mtukudzi defines the Pakare Paye Centre as an “arts village”.

There are no teachers or curricula. And most importantly, no tuition fees.

He says the idea came to him when he realized the difficulties he faced as a youth still exist

‘‘My parents didn’t want me to play guitar during school time. So I’d come here to practice, borrow a guitar from friends, and then go home’‘,Rodwell Roda ,a former student said.

It is to help musicians like Rodwell, that Mtukuzi opened this centre in 2004, which he finances himself. Located on 3 hectares of land, equipped with a recording studio and several stages, Pakare Paye has served as a springboard for many promising careers.

Fiona Gwene,an apprentice noted that is learning to play music and believes the school is serving its purpose.

‘It is a free platform that allows us to practice and learn. When Dr. Olivier discovered me, he said to me:“You know what? You have a beautiful voice, but we have to take care of it. He trained me and that’s how I was able to join a band’‘,Fiona said.

Despite these Mtukudzi has not given up on stage performance.

He released his 67th album in February 2018.

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WWE Star Paige Bemoans Sex Tape Released.

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WWE star Saraya-Jade Bevis popularly known as Paige has frowned over the “humiliation” she felt when a sex tape was released without her consent, saying that she hit “rock bottom”.



The 26-year-old English professional wrestler who signed a contract with WWE in 2011 became the youngest ever champion of the WWE Divas Championship, a women’s professional wrestling tournament, at the age of 21 in 2014.

 The story of Paige’s upbringing in Norwich and the beginning of her career has been made into a film called Fighting with My Family. While In 2017, the wrestler fell victim to a leak of private photos and videos, an event that had a hugely negative impact on her mental health.

“To be publicly humiliated like that was terrible, and I don’t wish that for anyone,” Paige Said.

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Despite reassuring her fans at the time that she was doing ok in the aftermath of the leak and focusing on “being happy”, the intrusion of Paige’s privacy coupled with a wrestling injury led to depression.

“I didn’t go to work; I didn’t do anything. I felt so rock bottom,” the wrestler says.

“Of course, she didn’t have the internet and thought I was the most beautiful and most successful woman in the world. It opened my eyes to so many things. I was like, ‘I’m gonna let videos get in the way of things?’” the wrestler says.

“I thought, what am I doing? I need to be successful for her. My whole journey was supposed to be about inspiring people.”

 Paige announced her retirement from WWE in April 2018. She’s since released a makeup and clothing line, and is considering returning to the world of wrestling, although she hasn’t confirmed in what capacity.
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Highlights of 2019 Grammy Awards with full award winners’ list

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The the prestigious Grammy award without equivocation has become a world wide celebrated avenue to celebrate music at its best and the making of the music in itself, as the 2019 edition which is the 61st of its kind has come and gone with its highlights still making news.



One of the highlights of Grammy each year is the  ‘side awards’ which is being judged mostly on the red carpet as Cardi B, Kylie Jenner leads the worst dress of the day list.

While Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus top the best dressed list.

‘Expectedly’, some artistes were absent at the great and memorable event with personal reasons, like Drake, Childish Gambino among others.

Also, the country icon, Dolly Parton was honored with a 10-minute tribute during the Grammy Awards Sunday featuring Parton in performances with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris and Little Big Town.

In coordinating red, Perry and Musgraves kicked off “Here You Come Again” then stepped apart to make room for Parton who strode onstage to join them in a form-fitting white gown. Cyrus and Parton turned “Jolene” into a duet, then Morris joined them to cover Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush,” which Parton first sang with The Trio, her project with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Their version of the song won a Grammy in 2000.

The 61st Grammy Awards was hosted by Alicia Keys.


This year trophies were handed out in 84 categories including the one everyone wanted to win – Best Album of the Year.
And there was an upset in the running for the coveted gong, with Cardi B and Frake losing out to Kacey Musgraves.
While Ariana Grande vocalised her frustration when her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller lost out to Bronx singer Cardi for the Best Rap Album Award.

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Here’s a rundown of  the winners.
Record of the Year- This is America, Childish Gambino
Album of the Year- Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Song of the Year- This Is America, Childish Gambino
Best New Artist- Dua Lipa
Best rap album- Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B

Best rap song- God’s Plan, Drake
Best rap/sung performance- This Is America, Childish Gambino
Best country album- Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Best rock album- From the Fires, Greta Van Fleet
Best R&B performance- Best Part, H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar
Best music video- This Is America, Childish Gambino.

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