Comedian releases his first DVD

2019-07-10 06:00
Fano “Bhonoza” Dlamini with his new comedy DVD. photo: andile sithole

Fano “Bhonoza” Dlamini with his new comedy DVD. photo: andile sithole

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WHEN Fano “Bhonoza” Dlamini met late radio personality Lindiwe “Malindi” Ntuli (uKhozi FM) in 1984 he never thought that comedy would one day be his source of income.

Dlamini recently released his first comedy DVD; Bhonoza. Other characters in the movie include Baba ka Bhonoza (Makhehlane Zondi), Mathenyoka (Bhekani Ngubane) and Ikhansela (Jabulani Zuma).

“I am a comedian by nature. I started entertaining people when I was at the primary school,” said Dlamini.

“Lindiwe Ntuli was at Tholinhlanhla in 1984 when she recognised my talent — I jumped onto the stage and made a joke that left everybody in the hall laughing.

“I enjoyed playing the Bhonoza character in the DVD.

“I also performed in Cape Town at the Red Blanket dancers’ competition in 2006. In 2002 I performed in a stage play called Imbadada kaBhambatha.

“I have also produced artists that joined well-known recording companies.

“Photoshoots and preparations to launch the DVD began in December last year,” Dlamini said.

Aspiring young artists battle to beat the mushrooming of piracy that has plagued the industry for so many years. The duplication of artist’s work which is sold on the streets impairs the progress of the artists trying to make their name in the industry.

“Our community must support us and refrain from buying pirated DVDs from unscrupulous sellers who are out there to destroy our work. We spent almost R30 000 shooting films. It’s unacceptable to see our work being [sold] in this manner. Many artists are struggling to make a profit due to piracy that affects the entertainment industry as a whole,” Dlamini said as he urged residents and supporters to continue supporting him.

“Our aim is to empower the Greytown area and put it on the map. We will be visiting local schools and communities, searching for talented people with an interest in drama. All the DVDs can be purchased from me,” Dlamini added.

For more information find Dlamini on Facebook or contact him at 060 752 5015.

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