Clive Chigubhu, Djembe Monks ambassadors of Shoko Festival

Sibhekisipho Fayayo
BULAWAYO tribal house group Djembe Monks and stand up comedian Clive Chigubhu have been chosen to be ambassadors of Shoko Festival. The Festival which was established in 2011 and is fast growing to be one of the biggest festivals in the country is set for 25-28 September at Alex Sports Club in Harare.

Djembe Monks, a four-member group, is popular for its inimitable and enthralling blend of house music fused with live instruments a�� a phenomenon new to the country.

Clive Chigubu, a comedian, actor and an MC has branded himself as one of the most prolific names in the countrya��s comedy circuit, creating comedy out of daily township life and hardships, out of personal experiences, personal stories and somewhat poking fun at himself.

Djembe Monksa�� spokesperson Emmanuel Nkomo expressed delight on the latest development and attributed this to hard work while explaining what it really meant to be ambassadors of the festival.

a�?We are excited about this whole thing. It means our unique way of doing things is finally getting recognition out there.
a�?Being ambassadors of the festival simply means we are using our brand to popularise the festival especially in Bulawayo. We are also in the process of creating a concept for the festival as we will also be performing there,a�? said Nkomo.

Also set to headline the festival are The Layabouts, a house music act from the United Kingdom, Loyiso Gola, a South African stand-up comedian who presents the popular satirical Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on Mzansi television station etv and spoken word artiste from the United States Ra Brown.