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Econet subscribers make free callsNothing is ever really free, and the last sort of service you’d expect to get without forking out anything is a phone call. Econet has a different approach though. The mobile operator has a free phone service called Buddie Sponsored Calls. It’s a quick call option that allows you to call another Econet subscriber for free for up to 30 seconds. There’s a catch – you have to listen to a 15-second advert. To access the service you dial *154*The Number# I tried the prompt, and managed to go through the preliminary sign up process that asks for age and gender, part of the data gathering stage that the Buddie Sponsored Calls will use. After that, I couldn’t proceed and I kept getting a pop up informing me that the service was being upgraded. I was, however, able to make a free 30-second call when I dialed a similar prompt that is available on the website justpalm.com. That’s the third party service provider partnering with Econet on this. These guys have made this service (called ChiChi sponsored call) available in South Africa and have engaged brands like Unilever.
Home » Business » Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK debut show: Post event Hosts Kevin Ncube & Noksy Hlazo flanking event organiser Chichi Dawn Ziyambe Hosts Kevin Ncube & Noksy Hlazo flanking event organiser Chichi Dawn Ziyambe Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK debut show: Post event Posted by: Simbarashe Nyanhanga in Business, Entertainment, Featured, Lifestyle, News, Top News Story July 6, 2015 0 179 Views The weekend, while America celebrated their independence Day, The Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK debuted is Britain’s second biggest city Birmingham. Founded by Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe who herself is a passionate fashion creative, running a lingerie line, Miss Chii Lingerie which did not disappoint on the runway. The show was hosted by the multi-award winner radio and television presenter Kevin Ncube alongside Noksy Hlazo. The event featured 10 models flipping and steering between unique designs from unarguably a selection of the best Zimbabwe has to offer in the fashion industry. Kicking off the runway were designs by USA based now Fashion Executive Farai Simoyi whose label is simply “Farai” and has inspired and sought by international celebrity fashion houses. Farai’s work has been globally recognised and respected so much that she can not count the awards her craft has bagged to date. Second on the ramp were designs by Martha Kuuya-Seidu (Fashion by Marty’s) showcasing diversity in the authentic African creativity. Marty’s work has been featured in the pageantry industry a while now including the national pageant, Miss Zimbabwe UK and Miss African Spirit. Image Copyright Brian Lunga Photography Christian inspired Jean Huni showcased her biblical motivated 10styles line dubbed Messiah Couture. “It is by God’s design to look good, beautiful and elegant. I picked five outstanding women in the bible who all had their own unique personalities and lifestyles”, proudly added Jean. Stealing the show was creative Vongai Ruzive who defied the common critic on the traditional African dressing debate on clothing. With her “nhembe/shashiko” inspired design, the young talented boasted reinventing the nhembe back into fashion. Indeed her designs did not disappoint to that fact. For more designers and there work who exhibited on the day, please visit www.zimbabwefashionweek.co.uk. In her vote of thanks and closing statement, Chiedza applauded the spirit of unity within the Zimbabwean communities as well support from her team and family. She announced the transformation of Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK to Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase so it widens the spectrum within the industry.