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

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.