IAmNceku Taking Over The World One Laugh At A Time



After announcing himself on the local comedy landscape late last year with a debut LIVE DVD titled 'IAmNceku', 23-year old Thuba Nceku Sibanda has taken to the industry like a fish to water!
From perfoming to full houses, to embarking on international tours, the funnyman is definitely on his way to the top and is doing so one laugh at a time!
Urban Craft caught up with the Bulawayo-based comedian and below is how our brief, but enlightening chat with him went down;

When was the IAmNceku DVD officially launched and where?
The DVD was launched on the 23rd of Dec @ the Robert Sibson Hall (Zim Music Academy)

What are some of the themes/topics that the DVD explores?
The DVD talks about life in general, it is not only comedy but it shares some of life's lessons that include marriage, personality, life in Christ and motivation among other things. The DVD touches almost on every social aspect there is today.

Where do you draw inspiration from when it comes to your work?
I am inspired by all the comedic greats that have kept people entertained and laughing over the decades. In recent past, one of those exceptional and inspirational talents has been Trevor Noah, he has put the African continent on the comedic map!

Did the show itself go according to your expectations?
In short, the DVD launch went accordingly..the crowd attendance figures were very positive and so was the whole atmosphere ...everything from the set itself to the music was on point.

In the afternath of the launch, what has the response from the fans been like?
Following the launch, the response from the fans has been quite overwhelming, to say the least. They have been there from the very onset of this project was still in its infancy and they were 'super positive' even in the lead-up to the debut live show.

Any lessons that you have picked up so far in your sojourn into the entertainment industry?
Like anyone whose work involves being on stage and entertaining all manner of crowds, one of the biggest lessons that I learnt was of course dealing with stage fright.
Before getting on stage, I have to clear my head of any doubt whatsoever into and I have spent considerable time, and many sleepless nights if I might add, perfecting my craft and the art of how to keep my audience entertained.

Can you tell us more about your upcoming tour of the UK?
The show is a joint invitation from the UK promoters with Dr Tumi from South Africa and Zimbabwe's own Sebastian Magacha being the main drawcards...I am going to be the guest MC so I will naturally get the chance to interlace and spice up the show with my skits in the process.
As an emerging talent, this I believe is a unique opportunity and the nation can rest assured that I will not disappoint.

What's next for Nceku?
There are always steps that as an individual you can not predict ..obviously but my next step starts with planning the next live show and everything else falls into place from thereon.

What can the nation look forward to seeing from you in the not-so-distant future?
The nation can and should expect more and more surprises from hereon ...being a comedian, it means that those surprises will surely be endless ......just watch this space!

Besides the comedy and music, what else takes up your time?
Away from the comedic stage I am also an academic doing Communication Studies at Lupane State University, so that keeps me occupied and so does my music career.

What are your plans for the rest of the year and beyond?

Plans are to enlarge the territory ..this is definitely going worldwide! The idea is coming up with as many live shows as possible and doing international tours as well.
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