Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Friday, 30 January 2015

Satire vs Protest (POVO magazine commentary)

For those of you that love African arts but didn't manage to get your hands on POVO magazine I'm going to be commenting on the articles and stuff.

I really enjoyed Rumbidzai Dube's (@dubbydacious) article inonzi "Is Satire the New Protest?" mainly because I love protest music (I have every major Bob Dylan track) and I'm abscessed with satire comedy shows (like Arrested Development - "It's a satire - Marc Cherry"). Anywhere back to Povo magazine..

Rumbie's article is ridiculously hilarious. She anatomical dissected the "Zviri kumbofamba sei" (Best translated as - What [censored] is going on in our Zimbabwean society). Dubbydacious is a lawyer/ blogger** by profession, so you can expect nothing less than brilliance in her article. She even expresses her bafflement with Alick Macheso' unorthodox "nhova" medicine he allegedly tried to use to cure his daughter.

If it wasn't for this attile I wouldn't have connected the dots of similarity between my two favourite forms of expression; satire & protest. If you failed to get a copy, read the entire magazine online:

**Lawyer/Blogger reminds me of Arrested Development's Wayne Jarvis and his tongue-twistingly titled law blog.


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Whatsapp has a new Anti-hero called the Bluetick.

It's been a while since I updated my blog. Today is Sat 8/Nov/2014 and yesterday my Whatsapp started showing 2 blue ticks whenever someone reads your messages. This has, as you can imagine caused mayhem. A few people in my social media circles started complaining that they can now be exposed when they ignore/ refuse to reply someone's message. The blue ticks are being painted as somekind of mega villains. I thought it would be nice to play around with that idea..

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Have an awesome day!
Tafadzwa Tarumbwa

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Totally2d (Where you can find cartoons made in Africa)

After a while, is back online. The above image shows a visual sample of the website, and in the next couple of months new content is going to flood the site. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Dating maCelebrities (from animation to African novel)

Salad Chick's star actress has decided to expand her empire from animation into novels. This move shall see Ambivalence Chiweshe debut novel "Dating maCelebrities" being released sometime in 2014. Her animated short films like Salad Chick have been screen at film festivals the Stuttgart Festival in Germany, and she has also won awards like Best animated short film during the 2009 Zimbabwe International Film Festival.

 A lady this gorgeous must have tonnes of male-skeletons inside her walk-in closet. I have just finished designing the cover for Miss Chiweshe's debut upcoming novel. It's going to be a calabash of African love, juicy secrets, and scandals. Those of you who love our Salad Chick films are in for a slightly more matured treat, rich with suspense and drama as Miss Chiweshe puts on red heels and leads you down into the burning pits of her darkest imagination in "Dating maCelebrities" (the novel).

Novel sample:

........Blistered feet caught the attention of two black souls smoking by the sidewalk, as I passed by barefoot. Grains of rough pavement pricked into my torn flesh, like expensive salt. Injecting a numbing pain into my stride. The odour of my drenching sweat was even stronger than their cheap cigarettes. As I passed the suits, nothing else was cheap about them. I lowered my red eyes to the ground in shame, and my sight was met by their matching pairs of fancy Italian leather. Those over-priced kind, I've only seen in newspapers and the magazines I sleep on.

A church in the northern suburbs used to feed both soup and hymns of grace, to the destitute. They used to. I only ever went there for the bread their colourful newspaper advert promised. If I hadn't drooled all over that paper in my sleep, I would've known that it was all just temporary for them. These oil stained African hands relieved me of my agony, as I scrapped off the sand in-between my cracked sole-flesh. Whilst awaiting for the little green man's appearance, as Durban's traffic bulleted past. Pigeon Valley has a lot of potholes, someone says behind me! I strongly disagreed in silence, potholes? Maybe here and there. His gorgeous female companion kept nodding and smiling, in her perfumed animal-fur coat, and glass heels. To him she's just temporary. Very temporary.............

Author: Miss A. Chiweshe