Comedy is medicine for the soul...

Date:05 November 2017 - By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona

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Hilarious and energetic Mukovhe Magwedze from Makwarela is a stand-up comedian on the rise.

The 28-year-old comedian, popularly known as Mr Majo, said he had always had a passion for being a comedian. "From an early age I have always been enjoy joking around and people always responded to my humour. I didn’t know what stand-up comedy was back then. At the age of 12 I saw a stand-up comedy special by Martin Lawrence and that was when I knew this is what I wanted to do," he added.

When asked what comedy meant to him, he said: "We all face a lot of challenges, heartaches and many depressing situations daily. If I can, by any means, make someone who is struggling laugh or even smile and just be happy for a few minutes, then I am fulfilled. Comedy is medicine for the soul, which heals a lot of illnesses that society is facing."

"My very first stand-up comedy performance was on 24 December 2014 at CWC church in Manini at a pre-Christmas celebration. My favourite performances have to be The laughter republic at The Barnyard Theatre in Randburg, which was a show by comedians all around Africa, and I was one of the only three comedians representing South Africa," he said.

He added that he was inspired by the likes of Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, Red Fox and Richard Pryor and that his goal was to have his own comedy talk show on one of the national broadcasting channels.

Mr Majo. Photo supplied.


Mr Majo. Photo supplied.


By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona

The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.