Axe-wielding musician and actor Madlela Sikhobokhobo, together with Zim Hip Hop musician Asaph and comedian Ckanyiso Dat Guy are headed to Makokoba for this year’s edition of Ibumba Festival which is set to run from December 20-22.
The festival returns after a 2 year-long sabbatical, since 2016. The festival will open with a cocktail on December 20, which will feature Bryce Dj Klasiq, Bolamba, Maforty and Siyaya Arts, amongst other acts.
Day 2 will be packed with laughter as the best comedians in town are set to light up the Ibumba Comedy Night. Performances from Ckanyiso Dat Guy, Maforty and Mandla Da Comedian are expected to grace the day. Victory Siyanqoba and Ezimnyama are also part of the day 2 festivities, which will end with performances from Mzoe7 ,Msizkay, Delukes, Hwabaraty, Ras Boom, Ace Cutter, Thuts Harsh Touch, Amakings and DJ Prince.
Madlela, Asaph, Cal Vin , Zinjaziyamluma ,Afro Soul and DJ Slamma are billed to shut down Ibumba on unity day. Day 3 is set to start at 4pm with the play Ukholo the Musical, which will be followed by the Imbube night featuring Ukukhanya kwezwe and Ijongosi.
The festival themed “Boom” will be held at Stanley Square in Makokoba and will come loaded with exciting shows.
Ibumba Festival in Bulawayo has been run by Siyaya Arts since 1996.