Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Bongani Ndlovu Show­biz Correspondent

years and needed such a break into the in­dus­try. Judg­ing by the feed­back, her ad­di­tion onto the SA pro­duc­tion will likely see view­er­ship of the show in­creas­ing. Lo­cal fash­ion de­signer Sidu­miso Tshuma, com­ment­ing on Mbo’s Nige­rian ac­cent wrote: “You’ve al­ways owned that tone (‘agzent’) from day 1. Con­grats”. Wrote one Sanah Mamthue: “You nailed it, well done Mbo Ma­hocs.” Mu­si­cian Bekezela Nkomo who fea­tured Mbo on his self-ti­tles mu­sic video wrote: “This is pure ta­lent, when God says yes . . .” Some, how­ever, hinted that the lo­cal govern­ment needed to take lo­cal arts more se­ri­ously as there was so much ta­lent in the coun­try that is be­ing lost. Oth­ers said they hoped Mbo’s character had not been cre­ated to de­pict bad things about for­eign­ers. “As long as they don’t use her to de­pict bad things about for­eign­ers then it’s fine,” com­mented one Chipinda Thom. How­ever, it re­mains to be seen whether the Bu­l­awayo beauty, whose star continues to shine, will be able to sus­tain the Nige­rian ac­cent in the soapie. Those who missed Mon­day’s episode can watch the show on week­days at 7:30PM. BU­L­AWAYO busi­ness­man Phathisani Nkomo, owner and pro­pri­etor of upmar­ket Bu­l­awayo nightspots Zarah Lounge, Club Cos­mopoli­tan and Copa Cubana, was at the week­end crowned the Zim­babwe Na­tional Cham­ber of Com­merce (ZNCC) Busi­ness­man of the Year for the Bu­l­awayo Chap­ter .

The an­nual dinner for the Bu­l­awayo Chap­ter saw Nkomo shrug­ging off com­pe­ti­tion from Shlomo Lepar of Mas­ters Hardware, Eu­gene Jackson from Pump and Steel Sup­plies, Shepherd Chawara from SHEPCO, Welcome Mabuza from Buy ‘n’ Build and P Ndlovu from PNA Char­tered Ac­coun­tants.

Nkomo said the award showed he was on the right path as a busi­ness­man.

“I’m very pleased be­cause it’s an af­fir­ma­tion that I’m do­ing some­thing right. It’s all about con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment,” he said.

No doubt, Nkomo has changed the face of entertainment in Bu­l­awayo with the three joints which cater for a cos­mopoli­tan crowd.

He said he was not slow­ing down on busi­ness as he is preparing to open an­other hip joint, Club Crys­tal (former The Lounge).

Mbo Ma­hocs preparing to go on set

Phathisani Nkomo

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