I don’t know the state I will be in when this entry will be out for consumption, but as I put it together, I am an angry and charged man.
Let me put my anger aside and offer you some basic Tumbuka language lessons. Vilekeke means zisiyike in Chichewa and loosely in English we can say; This should stop. The headline on top has, therefore, been coined along that understanding.
Our self-styled comedian Nya Uyu has chosen to operate using the vilekeke moniker as her umbrella brand name. She fronts herself as the president of this imaginary Vilekeke Kingdom. She is the ultimate authority in Vilekeke and what she says goes.
Over the years, Nya Uyu has seen her star rise and shine to heights that maybe she didn’t even envisage when she was starting out on her acting path. She has won a considerable fan base which follows her intriguing and funny comical content shared on her social pages.
The queen of Vilekeke has really thrived. She has tried to bring in a bit of diversity in her presentation by partnering with fellow actors namely Tannah Mr Broken English to bring a new feel of art. It has really gone down well for her.
But, on February 14, yes! That day assigned for lovers, Valentine’s Day, it appears Nya Uyu slid into a wrong script and eventually picked up a very unfortunate role in her whole acting life. She surprised the world with an announcement of their purported engagement with fellow comedian Zambian Ken Dumbo.
For some time, the name Ken Dumbo was a permanent feature in Nya Uyu’s acts. To the extent that some people started speculating that there might be a thing going on between them. But it was all lies we were told.
So, when this announcement came, along with very beautiful pictures of the two, it read and looked very well. Many thought it was the beginning of a love story like those written in heaven under the watch of angels of romance.
The news was everywhere and on February 15 we carried the story of this alleged engagement in our The Nation edition after Nya Uyu herself had confirmed that the engagement with Dumbo was real and nothing else as some people feared. Nya Uyu had found love and everyone was happy for her.
Things were moving so fast, with regular updates about their affair on her Facebook page. The silver ring that Dumbo put on her finger on V-Day was very evident and prominent in almost each and every picture that she shared since.
The love ride was to culminate into her visit to Zambia almost two weeks ago where she stayed until few days ago. The comedian became an instant hit in Zambia as she was accorded all the warmth everywhere she went by Zambians, who affectionately called her ‘Mumu’.
It was everything one would wish for in as far as love is concerned. But as they say, good things don’t last. The love story was to hit an unexpected and sudden fall earlier in the week when Dumbo, through a Facebook post announced that the relation was fake and all comedy.
The shock and anger among the fans of the two was overwhelming. For a good two days their followers from both Malawi and Zambia ranted on the social media of how they were cheated and made to look like complete fools.
As all this went on Nya Uyu kept a deafening and surprising silence. Our efforts to get a word from her, given the background of the story she made us publish, hit a snag as she could neither respond to our calls nor react to our messages.
Then on Tuesday she posted for the first time informing her followers of her planned exclusive interview on Wednesday night. As if it was an act to betray herself or her followers indeed Nya Uyu said the whole affair was an act. Geez!
Meanwhile, the same night Dumbo was on his Facebook page again almost mocking whom he said was his partner in what has become the greatest comical fiasco of our time. The messages delivered by the two are not meeting anywhere.
As hard as they are trying to make them sound the same but their body languages are failing to gravitate towards that wish. Two went into paradise and the results have been disastrous. Hey! Sis Nya Uyu, pick yourself up and get going again. Kweni ivi vilekeke! We are not buying your act. You know the truth!