Kissing feet pays off for Skimbo
By Peter Tinashe Kaviya
If clichés were ever substantiated, then comedian and Zim dancehall artiste, Skimbo real name Tatenda Matika will testify that in his life time he has seen proof of the cliché ‘everything happens for reason‘.
The 22 year old who recently made the news after a video went viral showing him being assaulted “gangster style” by fellow artiste Lady Squanda, will probably never live to regret the incident.
In the video, the comedian was beaten up and forced to kiss Lady Squanda’s feet as punishment in front of a mob reportedly hired by Squanda.
The attack was said to be retaliation to Skimbo’s skit, in which he mocked Lady Squanda for allegedly stealing undergarments from a Kwekwe Lodge.
The then little known comedian latter claimed that Squanda’s feet were stinky, and it seems he might forever be thankful to the incident following revelations that the he has been drafted for his maiden UK Tour.
The Ziso ReGondo TV founder admitted that the incident with Squanda had given him a big break.
“I can say that the incident was a blessing in disguise. God opens doors in different ways because when we do what we do have no intentions of attacking anyone but kutandara tichibvisa stress nekufara nevamwe (dealing with stress and relaxing),“ said Skimbo.
“I’m very happy to part of Madirirano Tour together with other acts that have represented Zimbabwe in the past, for me its launch pad to my career as a social media commentator and comedian.
“It makes me proud to know that my efforts to enhance Zim dancehall’s popularity from a different angle other than music performances have been accepted by fans across the country and beyond. I look forward to the event.”
Skimbo will join chanters Killer T, Soul Jah Love, Shinsoman, Hwindi President, Alfred Nenguwo and UK based Warhead for three shows in the United Kingdom.
Skimbo who promised his fans nothing but fireworks is also set to perform at the Women of Purpose Awards late this year.
While Squanda skipped the country in a bid to evade arrest, Skimbo will for once experience the not so stinky hospitality of air travel- thanks to the publicity he got from the assault.
The show is being organised by the Simba Chakare owned Bodyslam and will be hosted by UK based DJ King Alfred.