Kiss­ing feet pays off for Skimbo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment -

IF clichés were ever sub­stan­ti­ated, then co­me­dian and Zim­dance­hall artiste, Skimbo (real name Tatenda Matika), will tes­tify that he has seen proof of the cliché “ev­ery­thing hap­pens for a rea­son”.

The 22-year-old, who re­cently made news af­ter a video went vi­ral show­ing him be­ing as­saulted by fel­low artiste Lady Squanda, will prob­a­bly never live to re­gret the in­ci­dent.

In the video, the co­me­dian (pic­tured) was beaten up and forced to kiss Lady Squanda’s feet in front of a mob re­port­edly hired by Squanda. The at­tack was said to be re­tal­i­a­tion to Skimbo’s skit, in which he mocked Lady Squanda for al­legedly steal­ing un­der­gar­ments from a Kwekwe Lodge.

The then lit­tle known co­me­dian later claimed that Squanda’s feet were stinky, and it seems he might for­ever be thank­ful to the in­ci­dent fol­low­ing rev­e­la­tions that the he has been drafted for his maiden UK Tour.

The Ziso ReGondo TV founder ad­mit­ted that the in­ci­dent with Squanda had given him a big break.

“I can say that the in­ci­dent was a bless­ing in dis­guise. God opens doors in dif­fer­ent ways be­cause when we do what we do, we’ve no in­ten­tions of at­tack­ing anyone but it’s a way of deal­ing with stress and re­lax­ing,” said Skimbo.

“I’m very happy to part of Madiri­rano Tour to­gether with other acts that have rep­re­sented Zim­babwe in the past. For me it’s a launch pad to my ca­reer as a so­cial me­dia com­men­ta­tor and co­me­dian.

“It makes me proud to know that my ef­forts to en­hance Zim­dance­hall’s pop­u­lar­ity from a dif­fer­ent angle other than mu­sic per­for­mances have been ac­cepted by fans across the coun­try and be­yond.”

Skimbo will join chanters Killer T, Soul­jah Love, Sh i nso­man , Hw ind i Pr e s i d e n t , A lfred Ne n g uwo and UK based War­head for three shows in the UK. - Show­biz

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