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Comedian Ncube to host NAMAs

27/01/2017 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
Stand-up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube

AWARD winning Zimbabwean stand-up comedian, Carl Joshua Ncube, will host this year`s National Art Merit Awards (NAMA).

The awards, organized by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) will be held on February 18 at 7 Arts Theatre in Harare.

The red carpet event will see the country`s best arts personalities receiving recognition and will run under theme, Partners with the Arts.

Speaking on this year`s theme, NACZ Communications and Marketing Officer Cathrine Mthombeni, said: “It is aimed at challenging and encouraging the growth of the symbiotic relationship between the Arts and the Corporate Sector.

“While acknowledging that great strides have been taken in this direction the theme is a call to Corporates to invest in Arts by exploring, exposing and sharing possibilities in partnership within the creative sector, even the NAMA brand in particular.”

The arts are also an investment vehicle and present limitless opportunities for both social and business investors, Mthombeni added.

Mthombeni said they chose Ncube as his stature has continued to grow with shows locally, regionally and internationally.     

“Carl has been breaking barriers to bring Zimbabwean stand-up comedy to the world.

“Carl has performed in Australia, USA, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Ivory Coast and South Africa where he has been part of a number of festivals namely Nite of a Thousand laughs, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, Harare International Comedy Festival, Soweto Comedy Festival, Africa Laugh Festival, Presidents of Laughrica, Africa Laughs and Stand up Africa.

“Carl Joshua Ncube is bringing the spotlight on Zimbabwe and as a result onto the growing Zimbabwean stand-up comedy scene by his relentless drive and ambition to exude his talent to the world.”

NAMA was inaugurated in February 2002 to honour excelling artists and is the platform with which the arts council recognizes outstanding achievements within the creative sector. 


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