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