By Ronnie Chisamba
Harare-based hip hop singer T-Hustle says the death of popular comedian Clive Chigubu is a blow to the entertainment industry.
“lam deeply saddened by Clive’s passing,his death has caused a dent and left a void on the local and international arts arena,”the musician lamented during an online interview this morning.
T-Hustle – real name Fungai Kativhu – is currently riding on the waves of stardom as a result of the success of Chakapfukidza,a duet with R ‘n’ B singer
The period from November(last year) to January this year saw the musical video for Chakapfukidza topping the charts on ZBC TV’s Saturday evening programme,The Zone.
A former Mzilikazi High student,the late Clive Chigubu rose to fame after participating at one of the Amakhosi Talent Shows.On Wednesday the young artiste lost his battle to a form of cancer known as Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). He was 32.
According to Babongile Skhonjwa( the Chigubu family spokesperson) the ailment which eventually claimed the seasoned comedian’s life was diagnosed in March.
At the height of his career Clive performed at HIFA and other prestigious arts festivals.He will be remembered for coining the now-famous quotation:”Science teaches us how the world was made, the Bible teaches us how to find joy in that world, comedy welcomes us to that joy.”
Mourners are gathered at house number BF33 in Barbourfields(the late Clive’s residence), Bulawayo.