Kapfupi’s success secret in 2020. . . Pays homage to Bulawayo prophet

08 Jan, 2021 - 00:01 0 Views
Kapfupi’s success secret in 2020. . . Pays homage to Bulawayo prophet Comedian cum musician Kapfupi (born Freddy Manjalima) seen up and about in Bulawayo recently


Raymond Jaravaza
THE year 2020 can be recorded in history as one of the most difficult years for local entertainers.

The same, however, cannot be said for comedian and actor Kapfupi — born Freddy Manjalima — judging by the relative success that he enjoyed when other entertainers’ pockets were emptied and dreams shuttered by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

B-Metro caught up with him in the streets of Bulawayo on New Year ’s Eve and he was very candid about his success during a year that most entertainers would rather forget about.

“It’s been a good year; not the best I would have wanted but glory must be given to God for making it possible for me to put food on the table for my family and also buy a few properties at the same time. I’m here in Bulawayo to meet one man who helped me achieve all that,” he said, without naming that individual that he had come to pay homage to.

Being the inquisitive publication that we are, B-Metro soon discovered Kapfupi was in Bulawayo to meet Prophet Emmanuel Mutumwa.

“Earlier in the year I prayed for him and told him that 2020 was going to be a very good one for his career.

‘Today (New Year’s Eve) he came here to Bulawayo to tell me that he managed to buy residential stands in Harare and we had a series of prayers for him to enjoy a prosperous 2021,” said Prophet Mutumwa.

Credited for popularising street theatre in Harare in the early 2000s, Kapfupi, an actor, comedian and singer, caught the attention of the national broadcaster Ztv resulting in the street theatre comedy drama being aired on the TV station.

Kapfupi alongside co-stars like Charles Merisi aka Marabha became popular among many Zimbabweans.

Like many entertainers, Kapfupi has turned to online platforms to showcase his works.

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