Zim super comedy making waves in SA

Shilolo Music, a production house fronted by Zimbabweans, has released its second rib-cracking play titled Sikhobokhobo Power 1. The DVD is already selling like hot-cakes in the streets of Hillbrow and surrounding areas.

A scene from Madlela.
A scene from Madlela.

Written by Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu and directed by South African Ali Busani, the movie is the follows a debut series of Sikhobokhobo episodes centred on the adventures and mischief of an old man, Philemon “Mfile” Madlela, in Johannesburg.

“Our aim is to let Zimbabweans laugh at the everyday life they live in the flats of Hillbrow,” said Ndlovu, who also plays the lead role of Mfile-Madlela.

“We are pleased with the support we are getting as people are buying the DVD in numbers. We believe the comedy will help remind Zimbabweans to know who they are and where they are came from. People will recall that we started with a comedy, because hardships and disaster are not all there is to the life of migrants here.”

Mfile is a man in his 30s, who arrives in Johannesburg all the way from Nkayi, to cause havoc with his refusal to work, laziness and foxiness that sees him at one stage pretending to be a prophet.

“Mfile is a mischievous man who wants a high-paying office job, yet he is not educated and cannot even write his own name. This is the first step in our quest to extend the scope of Shilolo Music from telling our stories through songs, into drama, poetry and film,” added Ndlovu.

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