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By Sam Banda Jnr:

Zimbabwe’s comedian Carl Joshua Ncube will be the first to arrive in the country tomorrow ahead of the Grand Coalition show to be held at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe on Sunday.

The Grand Coalition show organised by Kweza Arts led by renowned poet Q Malewezi apart from Carl, will feature the country’s UK-based comedian Daliso and Uganda’s comics Annie Kansiime and Coltida Inapo.

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This is not the first time for all the four comedians to perform in the country.

Q Monday, said all is set for the event and that Carl arrives Wednesday followed by Kansiime on Thursday, Inapo on Saturday and Daliso will arrive on the same day of the show.

“We are looking forward to the show and tickets are selling. Carl comes in early because he is doing a Chef event on Thursday at Latitude,” Q said.

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Kweza Arts, a new establishment, is using the show as a fundraising tool as it plans to build the Kweza Arts Centre in Lilongwe.

All the four comedians have had performances in the country but Q said this will be a different setup.

Carl and Daliso performed in the country last year courtesy of Qoncept Creatives and had performances in Blantyre and Lilongwe performed in the country after making headlines in the Britain’s Got Talent.

Kansiime and Cotilda last performed in the country in 2016.

Q said they have a mission to create a home for the arts in Lilongwe.

“As indicated last time when we were announcing the establishment, we will do some fundraising and also apply for grants so this is one of the fundraising events,” he said.

The Kweza Arts Centre— which will have a multi use space for performing arts, corporate and community events, sculpture garden, creative hub to provide workspaces for creatives and a restaurant—is estimated to cost US$2million.

Q said Kweza Arts is an arts non-profit organisation with a vision to contribute to Lilongwe’s arts experience through development of arts spaces among others.

“We will do advocacy and arts programming. We have a number of projects planned with the major being the construction of an arts centre and creative hub. We are in very early stages and we will be approaching various potential partners,” the architect of ‘People’ poem, said.

The Grand Coalition will cost fans K15,000 for standard ticket and K25,000 for VIP

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