Tora Gidi Uzvitonge

It’s rather unfortunate that the only visual reference that most Africans have of their history mostly come from colonial documents, and old...

Ambuya Nehanda In All Her Glory

I want my art to explore the fantasy of what if we treated women the same way we treated men. Would ambuya...

Desires And Archetypes

The image of Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana is bitterly etched into the collective consciousness of Zimbabwe. It comes from a photograph that was...

Handikanganwe Mbuya Nehanda 

POVO Afrika · Pauline - Handikanganwe Mbuya Nehanda Just a girl in the world and you had to be...

Women Speak!

African Women African Bodies

The 21st century has seen the increase of organisations, activists and individuals rising up against the society...

Culture

A time to Project and Pro-Act new images, sounds and Narratives? Black Detroit

I come from a school of thought that people gravitate towards that which is constantly projected before them. The Zezuru people in...

Kuchava riniko…?

Nguva zhinji ndinozvibvunza kuti, “Kuchava rini kuti uvaranomwe hweShona huwane kusununguka”. Mukuramba ndichizvibvunza mubvunzo uyu, ndinoona kuti handisini ndoga ndine dambudziko rimwe...

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Introduction to Nehanda Re-magined

The Nehanda Re-Imagined initiative is a project to revive and re-imagine depictions and the legacy of Mbuya Nehanda in their plurality and...

Let The Dead Die

That’s it, that’s my take on the Nehanda statue fallout or fall-in. Let’s let the dead die. Let me illustrate something, to...

Wigi yaMbuya Nehanda

Vamwe mai nemwanasikana wavo vasvika pandiri naSamora naNyerere Vanditarisa vachizvitora mapikicha, mai vati, “Nehanda bho here?” 

Charwe Nyakasikana (C. 1840 – 1898)

Charwe Nyakasikana is a Zezuru spirit medium who was born in 1840, in the Chishawasha District of Central Mashonaland. She was a...

Chii Chamuri Kuona? 

When l was creating the artwork l faced this problem- l didn’t know what Nehanda looked like. So l tried to find...

POVOKonvo

Rumbi Katedza – State of the Zimbabwe Film Industry

The Zimbabwe film industry, is there movement, is there development do we still have a pulse?Rumbi: We definitely...

Who is Hope? POVOKonvo with Hope Masike

Tell us a bit about yourself?I grew up in a family of 9 children - 2 boys...

State of Poetry in Zimbabwe

When I got onto the poetry scene around 2005, times were very exciting, there was some revolution...

David Chinyama – State of visual arts in Zimbabwe

What is your take on the visual arts in Zimbabwe?David: As of this year with the changes that...

Elsa Q – The rise

TT: Can you start by introducing yourself?EQ: My name is Elsa Kamsoda. I am a Poet / Musician...

Mafriq and Xtra Large – Influence of music in Zimbabwe

In the quest to find out what Zimbabwean 'yute' is up to and how it is contributing...

Tinotenda Mawoyo – Captaining Zimbabwe

Do you fancy yourself as a future captain of the Test team? - @ThatDarkChildYes I do.

The humble neophyte – POVOKonvo with Outspoken

POVO: So what was it like performing with the band for the first time? 
Outspoken: I have had...

Art Residency in Zimbabwe – POVOKonvo with Xavier Robles de Medina

Xavier Robles de Medina is a Surinamese artist working in painting and sculpture. His sensibilities are deeply...

Ntsiki Mazwai – No Taboos and Sacred Cows

Ntsiki Mazwai is a talented and versatile artist, whose interests span across an impressive creative spectrum of...
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Afrikan Youth: Resource or Disaster?

The findings by Germany’s KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) Research as written by Eva Erhardt that youth employment is rightly becoming an increasing...

Art in metal

I was trying to find someone who could make me a mirror, I knew exactly what it needed to look like but...

Ntsiki Mazwai – No Taboos and Sacred Cows

Ntsiki Mazwai is a talented and versatile artist, whose interests span across an impressive creative spectrum of poetry, drama, bead work, music...

Players talk about Never Lundu, the bat doctor

International and local players talk about Never Lundu and how he has helped with their bats. Read Full Article

Why stop the rain?

I have watched the rain flow fervently; embroiling itself in such filth, I have been afraid to clean the objects it soiled. Yet...

Daughter of a Sangoma

For many in Africa, traditional healers are trusted advisors on matters of the body, mind and spirit although in most parts are...

Music

Beware of taking the historical context out of hip hop

What we've got to be very careful as hip hop artists is that we don’t allow rap to held as a scapegoat by society. What I mean by that is, yeah there is some very negative hip...

Beware of taking the historical context out of hip hop

What we've got to be very careful as hip hop artists is that we don’t allow rap to held as a scapegoat...

Time to harvest the low-hanging fruit in Zimbabwe

THIS time last year, our agency, The Peoples Hub had been engaged to cater media and publicity work for a modelling event...

Thoughts on Zimbabwe – POVOKonvo with Hope Masike

What do you think of the current state of Zimbabwe?Hmmm I know my name is Hope and the album is even titled...

The Place Of Women Musicians In Zimbabwe

After a recent debate sparked by Tinashe Mutero’s article, “Is there a place for women among Zimbabwe’s Big Five,” this question may...

Video News

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Re-tracing the Frenzy of Zimdancehall

They say if you arrive in Harare and spend hours without hearing the sound of Zimdancehall then you have not arrived. This...

When am I just me?

For as long as I can remember, my mother has always been known as “Mai Berry”, Berry being my brother and her eldest...

A case for the creative arts in Zimbabwe

The Creative Arts for many years in Zimbabwe have been understood to be less important than all the other subjects. Generally speaking...

Rumbi Katedza – State of the Zimbabwe Film Industry

The Zimbabwe film industry, is there movement, is there development do we still have a pulse?Rumbi: We definitely have a pulse, just sitting...

Honai! – Photography exhibition by Nancy Mteki

I started photography in 2008, introduced by Buyaphi Mdledle from Cape Town. I have exhibited in Zimbabwe, South Afrika, Europe and other parts...

Mudzimai

I  was walking through the Avenues one sunny morning, taking in the sights and sounds as I went along – the nurses...
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Music

Handikanganwe Mbuya Nehanda 

POVO Afrika · Pauline - Handikanganwe Mbuya Nehanda Just a girl in the world and you had to be...

Hope The Musician – POVOKonvo with Hope Masike

Give us a bit of background about yourself, your music genre and how it all started.We began as a group of four...

#16WomenVoices – Mary Anibal

Who are you and Where are you from I'm Mary Anibal born and Bread in Harare, Zimbabwe on the...

Time to harvest the low-hanging fruit in Zimbabwe

THIS time last year, our agency, The Peoples Hub had been engaged to cater media and publicity work for a modelling event...

Sport News

Discovering my life’s purpose and calling

Life doesn’t always turn out the way one envisions it. Sometimes it turns out for the best and sometimes, well not so...

A Trap called Blackness: The albatross of an Identity built on Reaction

What were we before we were black?Blackness was constructed as an Antithesis to whiteness. Should we be studying blackness, should we be...

Daughter of a Sangoma

For many in Africa, traditional healers are trusted advisors on matters of the body, mind and spirit although in most parts are...
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Heart Art Paintings

Heart Art came to me in Canada as a method of striving to survive when I found myself at Walmart one night after...

Mudzimai

I  was walking through the Avenues one sunny morning, taking in the sights and sounds as I went along – the nurses...

The Gidi (Gun) Uprising

Mbuya Nehanda played a major role in the liberation of Zimbabwe thus to me, her statue is more or less like the...

Charwe Nyakasikana (C. 1840 – 1898)

Charwe Nyakasikana is a Zezuru spirit medium who was born in 1840, in the Chishawasha District of Central Mashonaland. She was a...

TV

Nehanda Riddim

The Nehanda Riddim is a Zimbabwe dancehall compilation produced in December 2021. A riddim is an iunstrumental whereby various artists produce their...

Afrikan Animation, the Future Scrolls

THE MISSIONHere’s the problem we have. Culture is lost amongst modern day Afrikans. We are called Afrikans merely by geographic consideration and...

Boarding school in Uganda

We usually stayed in the dormitory, or jumped over the school fence to relax under a barren mango tree in the school...

Nyakasikana Icon

My creation is a concept, motivated by the need to simplify the imagery of Nyakasikana. Creating an icon...