Comedian explains how Abel Chungu won comedy award

 Comedian explains how Abel Chungu won comedy award

MC Kaladi Safwali Nkandu writes;

Of the Abel Chungu Musuka award for best outstanding comedian comedian.

People have accused The Ngoma award organizers of being corrupt & given all sorts of names.

Well far from it

The guy deservedly won.

Many of you I know expected that big name to be awarded but here is what happened. Comedian Association of Zambia COAZ asked for all comedians to submit their works in form of a 5 minutes clip,

Since we didn’t have a selection festival of standup comedians. Note a standup comedian is one that performs solo on stage and not on face book or inform of a sketch for example Trevor Noah is a standup comedian while Ukwa is not.

Out of all comedians in Zambians only 18 forwarded their video clip to COAZ namely

  1. The Memory
  2. King Paul
  3. Sekanayo
  4. Kaladi
  5. Kabwita
  6. Vikacha
  7. Ken Dumbo
  8. Bush
  9. Mwanachingwala
  10. Chingliz
  11. Laz D
  12. Smoke
  13. Wiza
  14. Abel
  15. Danny
  16. Yvonne Ventriloquist
  17. Ba Emmah
  18. Ackim.

Others chose not for lack of evidence in form of a clip, others underrated it esp that it was the first time a comedian was being awarded at the Ngoma while others couldn’t Because of personal reasons .

5 senior comedians were appointed to trim the list to 3 from 18.

You may wish to know

Bob Nkhosha

Pontiano Kaiche

Dangerous Jorburg

Ba Uncle Bistone Shike and etc were among the technocrats to reduce the list to three that culminated into

Emmanuel MC Musaka

Cheelo Mwanachingwala Aka The Toilet Sit and the subsequent winner

Abel Chungu.

Us who didn’t make it were explained to why and we understood.

So now it was up to these three guys to ask their fan base to vote as many times as possible.

Of the 3 you will notice Abel has more face book fans of course others not for his comedy sets but musical .so he had double grace compared to the other two.

The fans voted and not National Arts Council. If you do attend NIGHT of Laughter shows Abel is no stranger to good sets of comedy

Elo he has good accent even a small joke would send the audience into laughter.

Let’s just congratulate him. No PHD even if you have not had time to watch doing comedy. I personally I have and can confirm

The guy is good.


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