Saturday, 25 August will remain one of those days that will forever be engraved in peoplea��s hearts, well, at least for two acts. Why? The other side of town was venue to cross-over of creatives Lady Tshawe and two former Gifford High students Silas and Ndumiso (not together). A�
Maybe I should start by saying congratulations, amhlophe to Lady Tshawe for tying the knot. Ita��s the second time an artiste weds this year after Desire Moyo earlier in the year. Many a times we creatives are accused of being immoral and or never the settling kind. We are proud of Lady Tshawe.
She got married at ZITF and I hear it was packed to the brim with the who is who of the arts industry in attendance. I missed the wedding because of a prior arrangement but was lucky to be free in the evening to attend another historic moment. We have said for years that arts should start at grassroots level and I am happy that something is finally giving.
Under the guidance of Bridget Sayers Gifford High School has won pretty much all the accolades when it comes to drama/ theatre competitions at both local and national level. Now that I think of it, that woman deserves an award for her efforts in arts education. She and people like Raisedon Baya, Nkosi Mlibazi, Thabani Moyo and Josh Nyapimbi have for years invested in childrena��s projects. And when it starts to pay off like now, they should all walk with heads up high.
I think its only proper that I acknowledge the crossover to the main arts circuit of creatives like Musa Sibanda, Ronald Sgeca, Sithabile Ndubiwa, Elton Sebekhona, Khekhe, Charmaine Mudau and Agnes Ncube among others.
Each and everyone of them passed through the schoola��s circuit.
So Saturday was a proud moment when we watched Silas and Ndumiso as they debuted their play which was written, starred and was directed by them. Excuse that the play had some low points and misdirection in terms of story it actually sold very well, there was more than half the theatre house of a paying audience.
The two were just last year part of Gifford High School cast and now they are standing tall in the big jungle. Their play is titled The Power of the Unseen, I really have to applaud the delivery of lines and the good acting.
For a second I forgot it was a two -man cast they took on female roles with much ease. Its something they learnt at Gifford High and they do it very well. They are so comfortable playing female roles they even forgot the main circuit could actually do with real female members,A� though I understand maybe they would like a leaner cast for tours etc.
The industry has gained two ambitious actors. Here is hoping they stay long and achieve all they dream of.