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Here are the top news and stories in entertainment, sports, technology, gadgets genre from 6 June 2023″

  1. ‘Kin Of Odisha Train Tragedy Victims Forced To…’: Bengal BJP Targets CM Mamata Over Ex Gratia Disbursal

    Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited Odisha’s injured passengers of the ill-fated Coromandel Express who are currently admitted in different hospitals in Cuttack. Read More

  2. BJP MP Pragya Thakur Shows Woman ‘The Kerala Story’ To ‘Warn’ Her, She Flees With Muslim Boyfriend

    BJP MP Pragya Thakur convinced the girl not to marry her Muslim boyfriend after which she also showed her the movie, The Kerala Story Read More

  3. Another Cyber Attack At Delhi AIIMS, No Data Breach Says Hospital

    AIIMS New Delhi, India’s top tertiary care hospital, thwarted a malware attack on its servers on Tuesday, preventing any disruption in patient care or data loss. Read on to know more. Read More

  4. Harassment By Tabloids Impacted Mental Health: Prince Harry Gives Evidence In Phone Hacking Trial

    Prince Harry Tuesday arrived at Rolls Building at the High Court in London to present evidence in the phone hacking trial. His witness statement has been recorded in court. Read More

  5. Ukraine soldiers Dance To RRR’s Oscar-Winning Song ‘Naatu Naatu’ – Watch Viral Video

    In a viral video, some Ukrainian soldiers are seen acting out the music video of ‘Naatu Naatu’. Read More

  6. Jonita Gandhi And Divine Release A New Music Video After Their Performance At IPL 2023 Closing Ceremony

    Singer Jonita Gandhi and singer-rapper Divine have released a music video for their song ‘Sitara’ from  Divine’s popular rap album ‘Gunhegar’.  Read More

  7. ‘India A Sleeping Giant In Motorsports’: Karting SuperSeries Founder On Creating Opportunities For Young, Female Racers

    The Karting SuperSeries was a success, and Ebrahim said he plans to expand the league in the future. He said he is also planning to launch an F4 racing series in India in the next year or two. Read More

  8.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic Announces Retirement From Football

     Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his decision during the post-game ceremony, stating: “It’s time to say goodbye to football, but not to you. There are too many emotions for me, Forza Milan and goodbye.” Read More

  9. Sumbul Touqeer Khan On People Judging Her Fame: ‘Whenever You Judge Anyone, Have A Look At Their Work Not Their Age’

    Sumbul Touqeer Khan has been in the news for her fallout with close friend Fahmaan Khan Read More

  10. Centre Removes 40 Per Cent Procurement Ceilings On Various Pulses To Boost Production

    The decision, in effect, assures the procurement of these pulses from farmers at MSP without ceilings Read More

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Qounfuzed’s ZIMA Snub Sparks Controversy: Zimbabwe

Qounfuzed’s ZIMA Snub Sparks Controversy: Zimbabwe Music Awards Apologizes

In a stunning development, the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) has issued a public apology to renowned artist Qounfuzed for overlooking his submissions in the recently concluded awards ceremony, ZIMA23.

Taking to his social media platform, the talented artist accused the organization of disregarding his submissions for the prestigious ZIMA23 awards.


Qounfuzed Boycotts Zimbabwean Awards
Qounfuzed Boycotts All Zimbabwean Awards Over “Dodgy” Nomination Criteria [Image: YouTube/QOUNFUZEDOFFICIAL]

The “Kamunamato Kekubhawa” hitmaker expressed disappointment over his exclusion from the ZIMA nominations.

The apology comes in the wake of Qounfuzed’s bold declaration on social media, announcing his intention to release recorded conversations and chats with ZIMA directors unless they publicly apologized for snubbing him.

“I have back to back chats and call conversations recordings with the ZIMA directors and Imma be sharing these for FUN…in the next couple of days
Imma turn off my comment section as I do not wish to hear anyone’s opinion or two senses when I do this… Only a public apology from ZIMA as they promised will stop me from this,” Qounfuzed wrote.

ZIMA Apologizes to Qounfuzed

ZIMA, recognizing the seriousness of the situation, swiftly issued a statement expressing regret for their oversight and acknowledging their mistake. They conceded that it was too late to rectify the situation, but their apology aimed to mend the strained relationship with the artist.

iharare is publishing ZIMA letter in it’s entirety;

Zimbabwe Music Awards
5 June 2023

FAO: Qonfuzed

REF: Acknowledgement frorn the Zimbabwe Music Awards ZIMA231

Dear Qonfuzed,

The Zimbabwe Music Awards would like to apologise to Qonfuzed for passing over his submissions In the recently held ZIMA23. By the tirne this error was noticed the adjudi-cation process had reached an advanced stage and his submissions could not be includ-ed.
The ZIMA executive unreservedly apologises to Qonfuzed, his management team and his fans.
Yours sincerely,
ZIMA Executive Committee

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Record store owners launching outdoor music

Lollapalooza, move over; Jacksonville is entering the outdoor music festival scene.

There might not be the 400,000 sweaty music lovers like Grant Park in Chicago draws over four days in August, but that is fine with Jacksonville record store owners Devin and Heather Smock.

Since opening Pizza Records in October, they have hosted monthly performances by local musicians at the store in Gillham House, 326 W. State St.

Now they are putting together a half-day of food and music Saturday.

The name? Pizzapolooza, of course.

Things will begin with Sean Taylor performing at 4 p.m. Surface will take the stage at 5:30 p.m., followed by Robinia Groove at 7 p.m. Shows will be in the store’s parking lot. Food vendors including Coatney’s BBQ and That’s My Jam. will be on hand and Gillham House will be open for shoppers.

The owners hope this is the start of something big.

“We are starting out somewhat small this year, but plan to grow it each year,” they said. “Eventually, this will be an all-day event.”

RELATED: Jacksonville’s first record store in four years opening

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Prestigious classical music competition returns to

Petroc Trelawny

One of the most prestigious competitions in classical music returns to Wales for its 40th anniversary next weekend.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World showcases 16 of the most outstanding emerging stars of international opera and song.

This year’s event features singers from 13 countries including: Canada, China, Colombia, England, Italy, South Korea, South Africa, Croatia, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey, Wales and Scotland.

Wales is represented by soprano, Jessica Robinson who will appear in Round 2 on Monday, June 12.

Jess is from Llandissilio in the heart of Pembrokeshire and won the Welsh Singers Competition in 2022, to become the Welsh entrant to Cardiff Singer.

Now in its 40th year, the biennial competition has launched the careers of some of the biggest opera stars, such as Karita Mattila, Elīna Garanča, Anja Harteros, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sir Bryn Terfel, Jamie Barton and 2021 winner, baritone Gihoon Kim.

Throughout the week, Petroc Trelawny and Josie d’Arby will present all the action from each round at St David’s Hall in Cardiff.

They will also look back on the week’s rounds winners and the Song Prize winner, in a special highlights programme.

The full schedule for this year’s competition is:


Sunday 11 June
BBC Two Wales, 8pm

BBC Four, 8pm


Monday 12 June
BBC Two Wales, 8pm

BBC Four, 10.30pm


Tuesday 13 June
BBC Two Wales, 8pm

BBC Four, 10pm


Wednesday 14 June
BBC Two Wales, 8pm

BBC Four, 10pm


Thursday 15 June
BBC Four, 10pm

BBC Radio 3, 7.30pm


Saturday 17 June

BBC Two Wales 7pm


Sunday 18 June
BBC Two Wales, 8pm

BBC Four, 8pm

BBC Radio 3, 8pm

All programmes will be available on BBC iPlayer. TV coverage and coverage of the Main Prize Final for BBC Radio 3 is produced by BBC Studios Music Productions, Cardiff.

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Combs Brings Country Music to Life in Edmonton

Edmonton Journal Headline News soon to arrive in your inbox and if you can’t find it, check your junk folder. Country music star Luke Combs performed at a show in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium that had a festival atmosphere. As fans of all ages settled into their seats, video footage of Combs and his family was displayed before he opened with his honky-tonk hit “Lovin’ On You”.

The energy from the crowd was apparent as everyone was quick to their feet with couples swirling and two-stepping. Though the concert had a festival vibe with muggy weather and girls in gauzy dresses, the understated light show allowed the focus to stay on the performers and their music.

Combs sang about everything that is usually expected from country singers, and fans of Country music were present swaying shoulder-to-shoulder and singing along with fists full of beer in the air. The concert was quite eventful as a mid-show marriage proposal occurred while performing “One Number Away”.

The audience was not only limited to Canadian residents, but fans from across the country attended, making it the largest concert at Commonwealth since Garth Brooks played the stadium back in 2022. With approximately 56,000 attendees, the show featured several opening acts before Combs took to the stage.

Combs performed his hit songs such as “She Got the Best of Me,” “Hurricane,” and “1,2 Many. Towards the end of his performance, Combs asked the crowd to “have a beer with him,” and cans of beer were handed out to the audience. Combs then performed “Beer Never Broke My Heart” as his last official song.

After a brief break, the band returned to the stage to play three encores, including involvement from some of the opening acts. For over ten minutes during the extended, instrumental outro for the song, Combs autographed items from the audience, which undoubtedly made for a fan’s dream come true.

The concert was exceptionally eventful, and it was a magical evening of music from several country stars. Fan reactions online have been nothing but thrilled at the concert, with many pointing out that it was the largest one they had ever been to.



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Music labels, celebs form tie-ups with short-form

Short-form video platforms and creators are expanding beyond brand partnerships to forge ties with music labels, celebrities, and OTT platforms to create content and widen their reach.

Meta, for instance, recently partnered with Amazon Prime Video, enabling its creators to feature in the streaming platform’s shows. Similarly, actor Deepika Padukone collaborated with influencers to promote her new skincare brand. Short video creators are adopting new strategies to stay relevant and engage their audience, including hosting workshops, enabling social commerce features, and live-streaming user interactions.

There are 150,000 professional content creators who monetize their services in India, with average monthly earnings of $200-$2,500 in the long tail, according to a recent report by Ficci and professional services network EY.

“Short video apps have become immensely popular in recent years, attracting large and engaged audiences. As a result, many platforms are partnering with them to tap into their reach. Initially limited to urban areas and top-tier content creators, this trend has now expanded to regional influencers and creators,” said Sumit Ghosh, chief executive and co-founder of Chingari. The platform recently collaborated with series like Hunter and GutarGu on Amazon MiniTV, expanding its content offerings besides Songdew, a music business management service, enabling creators to incorporate tunes from upcoming artists, generating content for their followers.

Creators are not only focusing on creating content but also exploring strategies to stay relevant, boost their revenue streams, and engage with their audience. “Some of the approaches they are adopting include social commerce, live streaming, merchandising, creating their own brands, and hosting workshops. For instance, Team Naach, a dance content creator duo, goes beyond its online presence by running dance workshops. Creators like Malvika Sitlani, Forum Shah, Sarah Sarosh and Vishnu Kaushal have ventured into industries such as fashion, beauty and lifestyle,” said Mrunali Dedhia, vice president of influencer marketing agency Chtrbox.

Meanwhile, Gunjan Arya, chief executive officer at Only Much Louder, an artist and event management company and content production house, pointed out that content creator Dolly Singh launched her candles in collaboration with Rad Living, making for a tangible product associated with her personal brand.

To be sure, several industry experts point out that a lot of online creators today have access to consumer data that helps them use the right content to create the right brand noise or voice, depending on the desired impact. “Livestreaming their behind-the-scenes (BTS) activities and conducting Q&A sessions on different aspects of their lives, not just limited to their professional endeavours, has become a significant trend. Vlogging takes this concept to a whole new level, where creators document their content creation process from inception to completion. Creators organize fan meet-ups, virtual hangouts, and conventions to bring their audience together. A significant aspect of staying relevant lies in how creators manage fan engagement. They respond to comments, conduct contests and giveaways, showcase fan artwork and user-generated content, and incorporate fan suggestions into their content,” said Manish Solanki, chief operating officer and co-founder of social media marketing agency TheSmallBigIdea.

Further, there is merchandise that provides creators with a common avenue to monetize their online presence and engage their fanbase. “They can create and sell various items, such as clothing, accessories, artwork, or personalized products that align with their brand or content,” said Aahana Mehta, director of talent partnerships at Pollen (Zoo Media), an influencer marketing agency.

Besides, illustration, art, and animation offer creators the opportunity to collaborate with various brands and design their own merchandise, create content for brands, illustrate books, design packaging, logos, and apparel, and even explore the world of NFTs, said content creator Christina Furtado.

“In recent times, there has been a significant focus on regional apps and vernacular languages in the content creation space. Content creators have also recognized the importance of expanding their avenues to reach wider audiences,” said Rajni Daswani, director of digital marketing, SoCheers. For example, Komal Pandey, an Instagram influencer in the beauty and fashion domain, has made a conscious decision to create videos in Hindi. Similarly, Ashish Chanchlani has expanded to include regional languages like Marathi and Gujarati, Daswani pointed out.

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Barcelona Ladies Fight Back to Beat VFL Wolfsburg

Barcelona Ladies football club showed resilience as they came back from two goals down to beat VFL Wolfsburg 3-2 in a UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final. The Spanish side was trailing after Alexandra Popp and Ewa Pajor scored for the German team. But, the defending champions fought back with goals from Mariona Caldentey, Lieke Martens, and Caroline Graham Hansen to secure a dramatic victory. Barcelona will now face Paris Saint Germain in the semi-finals of the competition.

In the music industry, heavyweight musician Zinoleesky released a brand-new masterpiece titled “A1 (Feeling Disorder)” to encourage his fans. Zinoleesky is a songwriter, performer, and Marlian Music act, and this album quickly follows after his previous offering “Many Things” which is still in the top five. The original composition of “A1 (Feeling Disorder)” is a must-add to your playlist if you enjoy good music.

That’s all for our news on Barcelona’s women football team and Zinoleesky’s latest release. Be sure to stay up-to-date with the latest events in sports and music.



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Bulawayo musicians battle for Tanzania music

The Sunday News

Sibongile Ndiweni, Sunday Life Reporter

Multi-talented contemporary and jazz musician Jeys Marabini, Bulawayo Arts Awards award winning musician Msiz’kay and musician MJ Sings are battling for the opportunity to represent Zimbabwe at the 2023 ACCES music conference in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

The event will run from 9 to 11 November. The winner will be announced during the upcoming Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMAs) ceremony which will be held at the Seven Arts Theatre in the city of Harare.

Jeys Marabini

Thanks to the partnership between the Music in Africa Foundation (MIAF) and PPC Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA), which is aiming at bringing a Zimbabwean music act to showcase at the 2023 ACCES music conference, the three musicians from Bulawayo have a chance to compete and win the opportunity to showcase their talent in another African country under the best alternative category, an opportunity that will enhance their musical careers.

The collaboration will also ensure that the winner of the ZIMAs Best Alternative category gets to travel to the pan-African music trade show to perform in front of influential music professionals from Africa and around the globe.


In an interview with Sunday Life, musician Msiz’kay who has also been nominated under the best afropop/ afrofusion category at the ZIMAs said this was a great initiative by the Zimbabwe Music Awards, to recognise and appreciate the talent in the City of Kings by doing a partnership that will lift the arts industry of Zimbabwe.

“It is an initiative that will propel Zimbabwean music forward as it will expose more Zimbabwean music to the continent and the world at large.

MJ Sings

“And if I do happen to be the winner of this great opportunity, I would be very happy and greatly appreciate it because it would change my life as well as lift the brand Msiz’kay to greater heights”, he added.

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Lifetime presents ‘TLC Forever: The Untold Story

Lifetime is premiering a behind-the-scenes documentary about one of the most influential female groups in music history. “TLC Forever: The Untold Story of Music’s Famed Trio,” with exclusive interviews with remaining members T-Boz (Tionne Watkins) and Chilli (Rozonda Thomas” as they prepare for their upcoming tour.

“TLC Forever” will air tonight, Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. For those who have cut the traditional cable cord but would still like to view the documentary, Philo will be streaming Lifetime channel live and offers a free trial to new subscribers.

This new documentary about the trio “chronicles the journey of the female group who led the way with their music, their message, and their style.” According to a press release, T-Boz and Chilli, along with others from the music industry, speak for the first time about their lives in how they “broke boundaries, influenced an entire generation and survived against all odds.”

TLC formed in 1990 in Atlanta and have sold more than 85 million records worldwide. Their hits include “Waterfalls,” “Creep,” and “No Scrubs.” The third member of the group, Left Eye, was tragically killed in a car accident in Honduras in 2002.

Where to find Lifetime

You can find which channel Lifetime is on by using the channel finders here: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish.

For those without cable, watch with the following streaming service

You can watch it on Philo, an entertainment streaming service that offers 60+ channels and a free trial.

More about Philo

Philo’s live TV subscription offers a free trial and costs $25 per month. It includes MTV and over 50 other classic TV, lifestyle and news channels. Subscribers can stream on up to three devices simultaneously, create up to 10 profiles and save unlimited live or future shows for up to one year.

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