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Rebirth of film comedy

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu
13 Nov 2013 at 12:45hrs | Views

JOHANNESBURG - Shilolo Entertainment has released a smashing debut film/comedy production titled; Madlela: Skhobokhobo Power which portrays the life of Zimbabweans living in South Africa.

The comedy which runs for 90 minutes was produced and written by Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu and directed by Elvis Phiri assisted by Daniel Ncube and Linda Michael Mkhwananzi.

The play evolves around Madlela, a man who comes to Johannesburg through fraudulent ways, without telling anybody and without a place to live. He then lives with his nephew and finds it hard to cope with the demands of living abroad unemployed and then resorts to the rising trend of false prophecy.

Some of the actors are Bashimane Ndlovu as Madlela, Daniel Ncube as Ndaba, Queen Ngwenya as Mastanda, Noble Nxumalo as Themba and Ntokozo Khumalo as Phathi.

"We just want to revive comedy and parade the hardships faced by Zimbabweans in South Africa particularly in the Johannesburg flats. People are forced to share rooms,  do whatever work they may find no matter how educated they are and some end-up engaging in armed robberies and other fraudulent activities," said Bashimane.

"The world needs to know the way we live in diasporas hence we made this comedy. We encourage musicians and other artists to come forward and help each other as a community as we also make music videos. We would to spread Madlela worldwide, any distribution companies may come forward, be it in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or anywhere in the world," added Bashimane.

Shilolo Entertainment also produced the videos for Bashimane, Maskandi sensation Mehlokazulu and two tracks from Isichathamiya hit-makers Izinkanyezi Zezulu. Skhobokhobo Power part two is set to be released early next year.

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Source - Vusumuzi Ndlovu