Clive Chigubhu is a Zimbabwean stand-up comedian who has performed locally and internationally. He is know for the catch phrase Ye Ye-e.

Clive Chigubhu
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Born Clive Chigubhu
August 13, 1990
Bulawayo
Education Mzilikazi High School
Occupation
  • Stand-up comedian
Known for Stand-up comedy
Awards Outstanding Comedian National Arts Merit Awards 2015

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Background

Clive Chigubhu was born on August 13 1990 in Bulawayo and is the only child to a single parent.[1]

Education

Chigubhu attended Mzilikazi High School in Bulawayo.[2]

Career

Chigubu started acting while in high school when he formed what they called the Jeepers Makers with classmate and friend Mayibongwe Sibanda in 2008. Chigubu and Sibanda won an award the same year with their play What Happened at the Bus Stop at the Amakhosi Dream to Fame competition. However Chigubu had to start afresh when Sibanda left for South Africa and that marked the beginning of his career as a stand-up comedian. Chigubhu first performed at Amakhosi Elite 400 where he was invited by Cont Mhlanga.[1]

Yeyeee Family Initiative

He founded the Yeyeee Family initiative which is centred on bettering the lives of people living in Bulawayo's ghettos. He is also part of Global Shapers Community.[3]

Spinal cord related illness

In September 2015, Chigubhu was admitted in hospital for a week due to a spinal related illness. Chigubhu confirmed the illness and said,
"I am not well and I am having problems with my spinal cord. It is true that I have been admitted in hospital, but was discharged but now I am at home."
He however refused to reveal the nature of his illness stating that he did not want his health problems to be publicised.[4]

Accident

Chigubhu was involved in a car accident with fellow comedian Babongile Skhonjwa and a bouncer Leeward Charamba, in December 2014.Skhonjwa reportedly failed to negotiate a curve at Nguboyenja flyover along Luveve Road resulting in the vehicle they were travelling in hitting a lamp post before overturning. Skhonjwa was admitted into the intensive care unit at Mpilo Cenral Hospital. Chigubhu suffered injuries and bruises on his back but was treated and discharged.[5]



Videos

Difference between Shonas and Ndebeles
Clive Chigubhu on Prophets!
Gay Policemen and Soldiers
ZITF
Clive on Bulawayo Women & Love
Clive Live @ Ibumba 2010

Awards


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Silence Charumbira, Chigubhu derives solace from laughter, Standard, published: November 12, 2012, retrieved: June 27, 2016
  2. Mtandazo Dube,Clive Chigubhu: The stand out stand-up comedian, Sunday Mail, published: July 6, 2014, retrieved: June 27, 2016
  3. Clive Chigubu ready to be a dad, Sunday News, published: October 9, 2016, retrieved: June 19, 2017
  4. 'Chigubhu bedridden', B-Metro, published: September 1, 2014, retrieved: June 27, 2016
  5. Auxilia Katongomara, 3AM car crash lands socialite Skhonjwa in ICU, Chronicle, published: December 23, 2014, retrieved: June 27, 2016