Comedian King Kandoro relishes Nama win
High riding stand up comedian,King Kandoro says winning the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) was long overdue following successive years of hard work in comedy circles.
Kandoro, whose satirical reverse propaganda comedy skits entitled properganda has over the years endeared him with fans around the world.
His grasp of politics and current affairs, morphed into rib tickling messages has been King Kandoro’s ticket to success.
Already compared to the likes of South Africa’s Trevor Noah by arts critiques, Kandoro could soon become one of Zimbabwe’s biggest comic exports.
Coming hot on the heels of successful tours dubbed, Family meeting, King Kandoro is oozing with confidence at a time many comedians have failed to retain their crowd post Covid-19.
“The Nama means a lot to me because it is something that I always wanted to win, not just for the sake of winning but just to get that national recognition. I think have very few awards that share the same stature as Nama,” Kandoro told TheNewsReportLive in a telephone interview.
He said winning a national award was the endorsement he needed as he looks to conquer the world.
“it was very clear in my mind that if I had those aspirations of going international or regional, I would need that national validation that certified that my people love me,” he added.
The founder of Madhorofiya Republic said the award was a longtime coming, adding that he deserved the gong.
“I felt like I have been deserving of this Nama at least for the last two years, I feel I have been putting in the work. It fortifies my resolve to work harder,” he added.
Zimbabwean comedy has over the years grown as more comics have emerged.
While some have stuck to online skits, others like Kandoro have sought to enrich their content adding political satire.
These comedians, which include Doc Vikela, whose satirical parody of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has also gained him followers have boldly stood out to make jest at the powers that be.
For Kandoro, comedy is used to hold accountable those in office of power while helping Zimbabweans laugh at their own problems.