LONDON – Popular comedian turned musician Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima is expected to arrive in London on Friday for a much anticipated performance at the official launch of Stephanie Chiyangwa’s charity Help Us Help Ourselves (HUHO) and the launch of her book ‘Situation is Never Destiny’.
Stephanie, a daughter to multi-millionaire businessman Phillip Chiyangwa, is launching her book and charity organisation at The Grange Tower Bridge hotel on Saturday. She has lined up Kapfupi and his sidekicks Charles “Marabha” Merisi and Lloyd Tevedzai for a comedy performance.
The Kapfupi act will be supported by Aaron Manatsa and the New Green Arrows. Kapfupi is said to be determined to impress on his maiden tour overseas and has already declared “I am geared up for the London show. This is not just another show because it would be our first time to perform overseas.
“It is an opportunity that came knocking at our door and we want to embrace it in a way that would open more chances for performances abroad. It is every artist’s wish to grace international events and we are very happy to be considered for the show,” he told a local paper in Harare.
“We are going there as comedians and not musicians. We might mix our comic performances with some songs, but we are going there with a mandate to make people laugh. Indeed, they will laugh their lungs out because we will do what we have never done before,” Kapfupi added.
Other special guests expected on the night include Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa and Girl Child Network founder Betty Makoni among others.