BULAWAYO-BASED dancer and songbird Sandra “Sandy” Ndebele-Sibindi (pictured) yesterday said she still had a lot to offer to the music industry and will continue to make music until the twilight of her life like American music goddess Madonna.
Sandy, who staged a scintillating show on Friday last week screened live on Facebook and Instagram, dubbed Yesteryear Hits & Newstuff (2003-2020) Live, mesmerised viewers with trademark max villa dance.
“I think the (COVID-19) lockdown brought self-realisation. I never stopped performing , but the love people showed me means that I should work even extra hard. With 27 000 views so far for a Bulawayo artiste, I was really shocked,” she said.
Although she admitted that age was slowly eating away her strength, she said she would not drop her trademark dance but would continue to work out in order to “stomp the yard”.
“If the Madonnas are still hitting, who are twice if not thrice my age, what will stop me? I need to lose more weight, then I will be able to dance more,” she said.
Speaking ahead of the launch of her forthcoming album on August 31, she said she has been working hard and should watch out for it.
“Personally I think we tried, we worked extra harder. In the album, I have worked with Iyasa, Jeys Marabini, Mzoe7 and I think all the songs are nice and they are all different,” she said_NewsDay
Media mogul Shona Ferguson dies aged 47
Shona Ferguson has passed away, he was 47.
Shona passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon.
The media mogul was admitted there last week after suffering from chest pains.
It was later discovered that he had heart problems and he underwent a major heart operation.
A source to the family confirmed the matter.
“I can confirm that he just died. Connie is busy with the funeral arrangements,” said the source.
Attempts to solicit comments from Connie drew a blank as her phone, understandably, just rang unanswered.
Earlier this week, Sunday World reported that Shona was on a ventilator in ICU and his condition had recently worsened.
According to the source, a group of specialists had performed a heart operation.
According to another person close to the Fergusons, Shona, who was admitted more than a week ago, is in a restricted area accessible only to doctors and only a few select nurses.
According to another source close to the situation, Shona was fine before he started complaining about chest pains and not being able to breathe properly.
This is a developing story and more to follow.
Shona Ferguson fighting for life in ICU
Filmmaker Shona Ferguson is reported to be fighting for his life at a private hospital in Johannesburg after he struggled to breathe and complained of chest pains at home.
The actor underwent heart surgery when he got admitted to the private care unit and is currently in ICU.
Sources claim the actor has been in hospital for a week and that a group of specialists performed a heart operation after his condition got worse. Three other sources claim that his wife and business partner Connie Ferguson has kept mum about the ordeal because she has to be strong and keep the business running.
Connie referred all inquiries about her husband’s health to The Queen’s production manager Lauren Nell who did not reply to any messages when she was contacted.
A source close to the situation however, said Shona was fine before he started complaining about chest pains and not being able to breathe properly.
According to the source, they took it lightly because Shona is a fit and healthy guy who leads a healthy lifestyle. Little did they know that the situation would turn bad. “He is a fighter and he will pull through this ordeal. Yes, at the moment he is in ICU, but he will be fine.
“Connie was by her man’s side while trying to run their business. She is strong and carries on with grace and class.” There were also rumours that the actor contracted Covid-19 and is currently under quarantine as he was also placed on a ventilator at the hospital.
“All we knew was that he was sick with Covid-19. That is what we all thought he had,” another source said.
The Queen is currently trending on social media after the explosive Season 5 finale last Friday. The Sebatas and the Khozas took aim at each other and left viewers gasping for air at every scene as it rained bullets for 30 minutes.
Source – SundayWorld.
Has Macheso joined list of musicians who doubled as haulage truck drivers?
Alick Macheso’s publicist has moved in to explain whether the Sungura guru has joined the likes of Nicholas Zakaria, Zacharia Zakaria and Ronnie Mudindo who were once haulage truck drivers.
A picture of Macheso seemingly driving a haulage truck triggered social media debate over the weekend.
Some even thought Macheso had taken up new ventures to keep his band intact as Covid-19 lockdown measures suspended live shows, which are the major source of income.
However, it has since emerged that he posed for a photo while having a feel of a parked tanker.
His publicist, Tich Makahamadze said:
“As you know, he can interact with anyone at any level so he was just having fun. We just came across it and we started interacting.
“I actually took that picture about three or four days ago and we were just having fun. We even have a video at the same scene while mdhara was assuring his fans that live shows will resume as a soon as life returns to normalcy,” said Makahamadze.
Over the years, fellow musicians comprising Nicholas Zakaria, Zacharia Zakaria and Ronnie Mudindo once doubled as haulage truck drivers.