AWARD winning stand-up comedian Dumisani “Ma-Forty” Ndlovu is set to raise the country’s flag high as he will be the only Zimbabwean representative at the Lavtsef show in Swaziland.
The gig will be held at Sibane Hotel in Mbabane on September 6.
The spoken wordsmith will share the stage with Mdura, Sbu and Dr Shakes from the host country, Bush from Zambia and Thapelo from Botswana.
South Africa’s TT Phasha will be the host of the night.
Like always, Ma- Forty promises, “good laughs made in Zimbabwe”.
Lately, Ma-Forty has been doing well in pushing the Zimbabwean comedy art across Southern Africa.
Early this year he performed in Botswana.
He is slowly joining the troop of local comedians that trade their comics in Southern Africa like the legendary Carl Joshua Ncube, Long John, Mandla Da Comedian and Cde Fatso.
Ambition keeps the soft spoken Ma-Forty going.
“I am just looking forward to getting my name out there. I am knocking on those doors daily and if they open I grab them and make the most of the opportunity,” he says.
Lavtsef show is part of an exchange programme by Bulawayo’s Sanctified Comedy Club which was meant to bring eSwatini’s Mdura in July to the Big Laughs Comedy night.
Mdura didn’t show up after he was mugged in South Africa’s Park Station in Johannesburg from Swaziland before connecting to Bulawayo for the gig.
To rectify the lost show Ma-Forty reveals Sanctified Comedy Club is keen on doing a compensation show featuring Mdura in the city of Kings.