‘Tsano’ Zulu’s com­edy star rises Bosso man head­lines Umahlek­isa gig

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Re­porter Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

AMER­ICA’s award-win­ning Hip Hop su­per­star Fu­ture, Nige­rian AfroBeat gi­ant Wizkid, An­golan “Ki­zomba” icon C4 Pe­dro, Kenyan AfroPop su­per­group Sauti Sol and leg­endary South African “House” DJ and pro­ducer, HIGH­LANDERS Foot­ball Club’s tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Cos­mas ‘Tsano’ Zulu head­lines the Umahlek­isa Com­edy night later this month.

Fol­low­ing his ex­hil­a­rat­ing hi­lar­i­ous cameo ap­pear­ance in March dur­ing the Umahlek­isa third year an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, or­gan­is­ers have in­vited him to be a head­line act.

Tsano will be joined on the Bu­l­awayo Rain­bow Ho­tel stage on Oc­to­ber 28 by Clive Chigubhu, Babongile Sikhon­jwa and the club’s founder – Ntando Van Moyo. En­try has been pegged at $5.

Said Moyo: “Tsano showed in­ter­est in per­form­ing and also sug­gested his ap­pear­ance would cre­ate in­ter­est from other peo­ple who weren’t keen on com­edy since a lot of peo­ple only know him as a soc­cer per­son.

“Hav­ing him on the show is also a way of di­ver­si­fy­ing our fan base and mar­ket.”

He said they were plan­ning to ap­proach prom­i­nent peo­ple and chal­lenge them to try their hand in com­edy on the Umahlek­isa plat­form.

“We’ll be en­gag­ing other top per­son­al­i­ties for fu­ture shows. Al­ready, we’re lin­ing up a roast for a prom­i­nent politi­cian for our Novem­ber show,” said Moyo. — @bon­ganinkunzi.

East coast four­some Sauti Sol is not far be­hind with four nom­i­na­tions in­clud­ing Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Col­lab­o­ra­tion (for “Un­con­di­tion­ally Bae” fea­tur­ing Alik­iba).

Uhuru alum­nus DJ Mapho­risa, who has been hit­ting the head­lines re­cently for his co-pro­duc­tion credit on Drake’s “One Dance”, is back in the spot­light for his solo achieve­ments at this year’s awards, notch­ing up two nom­i­na­tions, for Song of the Year and Best Col­lab­o­ra­tion, for “Soweto Baby”, fea­tur­ing Wizkid.

Mama 2016 recog­nises and re­wards mu­si­cians and achiev­ers who have made the most im­pact on African mu­sic and youth cul­ture over the pre­vi­ous year.

Cos­mas ‘Tsano’ Zulu

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