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THE year 2014 will go down in the annals of history for both the positive and negative events that took place in its stride. In the showbiz and social circles, a lot took place, which saw celebrities and socialites brewing shockers.

Below are some of the celebrities who wrote their pieces of history in a way that will forever remain etched in the minds of many.

ZIMBABWE CARNIVAL

In May, Zimbabwe successfully hosted the second edition of the Zimbabwe International Carnival which saw close to 26 countries drawn from all corners of the world participating

The mammoth fiesta was organised by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and was described as a major business premier because of its pomp, zest and funfair, and showcasing the country’s diversity.

Among the events at the carnival were the Miss Carnival, Mbira Night, Gospel Show, Ethiopian Night, Jazz Night and Sungura Night. The ultimate event was the street party, where people poured into the streets and celebrated.

ALICK MACHESO

The sungura kingpin hit the headlines following his acrimonious fall-out with his then-second wife, Fortunate Tafadzwa Mapako, who dragged him to court for maintenance of the two children he sired with her.

According to Tafadzwa, some of the main reasons she decided to file for divorce was that Macheso’s manhood was too small to satisfy her, while he also used the same organ to treat a medical condition on his children called nhova by inserting into their mouths until he ejaculated.

Macheso also won his application for downward variation when the court slashed the $750 monthly maintenance for the two minor children to $450.

As if that was not enough, the “Tafadzwa” hitmaker failed to release his much-anticipated album, which would have come two years after his release, “Kwatakabva Mitunhu (Kure Kwekure)”.

SHARON MACHESO

It was touted as one of the celebrity marriages of the year, when Sharon Macheso, daughter to the popular musician tied the knot in style with her long-time lover, Kudakwashe Munetsi, at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton in August.

But things came to a head two months later when Sharon dragged Kudakwashe to the courts, revealing that he was physically and emotionally abusing her and also claiming money from her father.

The courts granted Sharon a provisional order against her husband before she finally won the divorce case and moved back to her parents” home.

SULUMAN CHIMBETU

The Dendera musician managed to surpass the bar that he had previously set with his previous albums when he unleashed a polished album titled “Gunship – Fireguard”, which carries hits like “Nyuchi” featuring Soul Jah Love, “Idah Nhoro” featuring Oliver Mtukudzi and “Phone Yangu” with Somandla Ndebele.

STING 2014 FIASCO

The much-hyped Sting 2014 dancehall gig which was held at the City Sports Centre in November shall always leave a bitter impression in the memories of many fans and people in general after fans were seriously injured in a stampede at the gig.

Several show goers were injured after it was reported that police fired teargas into the packed auditorium during the tune-for-tune Zim dancehall battle.

Partson “Chipaz” Chimbodza, also received the blame for the fiasco.

OLIVER MTUKUDZI

The superstar did not disappoint with his new offering that further consolidated stature as the country’s leading musician.

KALADO

Jamaican dancehall artiste Kalado received the shock of his life when he was pelted with missiles during his performance at the Old Hariarians Sports Club.

Source : The Herald

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