Comedian Nyauyu, real name, Felistus Ngwira, has said her journey to be where she is today has not been easy.
The comedian has clocked two years in the game since she ventured into the trade.
“Unlike music, I feel like people are still trying to open their hearts to accept comedy but I know things will change. It is even tougher for me as a female comedian,” she said yesterday.
She said through comedy, she is determined to sell the country’s brand.
“This year I performed in Zambia and the reception proved that my brand is even bigger in Zambia.
This year, I have also had time curtainraising for Ugandan comedian Teacher Mpamire and other comedians in the country and this is a sign that I am going the right direction,” Nyauyu said.
She then called on the government and the corporate world to support the creative industry by working with them in their various projects.
“Some organisations are yet to accept that comedy is one of the most powerful tools of communication and some feel it’s a waste of time but people need to laugh in life and within that get the message that you are giving out,” Nyauyu said.
She said she was glad that through comedy, she was taking a leading role in promoting and preserving culture.
“Through my comedies, some people talk about my brand Nyauyu, the Tumbuka lady. I have always wanted people to know more about where I come from and the accent I use tells you I am a Tumbuka by tribe and African,” the comedian said.
She said she was a Malawian comedian but rather was targeting being not only for Malawi but Africa.
Meanwhile, Nyauyu has partnered Tannah Harawa to announce the birth of a comical duet Tannah and Nyauyu.