Peter Matika, Senior Life Reporter
BULAWAYO’S much adored comic Clive Chigubhu is now a proud father, and he recently opened up about the thrills of fatherhood.
Last year, the 26-year-old comedian told this publication that his girlfriend of more than three years had a bun in the oven and couldn’t wait to meet his child.
Well, he is now a father to a baby girl, but he refused to share pictures, although he had some wise words to share with future dads and those that had just become fathers.
“My daughter’s name is Cherice Makhosazana Chigubhu. It’s a great feeling to be a dad. She was just a sperm now she’s here,” said the comical Chigubhu.
“l’m doing karate, our daughters have to be protected ,it’s not easy raising a new life, I humbly and greatly appreciate my girlfriend for doing a great job of being a mother that added more marks to why we should respect women . . . they go through lots of pain and frustration just to put a smile on our faces,” he said.
Chigubhu also had a few wise words for fathers, saying that children came before everything else.
“When it’s a weekend and you only have $15 and your baby needs diapers, you have to make a choice between whiskey and diapers. My friend that’s the day you will stay at home and watch your baby sending presents to the mother, (that’s what babies do all day, just doing number ones and twos) ha ha ha most importantly know that your love is worth more than anything to your child,” he said.
Chigubhu is one of Zimbabwe’s exceptionally talented comedians. He started acting while in high school when he formed what they called the Jeepers Makers with classmate and friend Mayibongwe Sibanda in 2008.
Chigubhu 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, Chigubhu 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.