Comedian Tannah Mr Broken English has made waves in South Africa with his comical celebrity photographs challenge.
The comedian sports similar regalia to those worn by characters in original pictures while adopting the same body posture. It is his humourous presentations, of the original pictures, which have brought excitement among his followers.
His antics have now caught the attention of people beyond Malawi’s borders, including South African social media influencer Man’s Not Barry Roux who has tweeted a number of Tannah’s photograph challenges.
Tweeted Roux: “He did his poses in a comic way which is why people find it humourous. Casper has not yet responded nor reacted to the pictures, but people are loving them.” his tweet was accompanied by Tannah’s challenge with Nyovest.
One tweet under the handle Lunah Tuc replied: “The guy deserves an award.” The tweet was accompanied by laughing emojis.
He later made another post depicting Tannah in a challenge with Jay Z, Cristiano Ronaldo, Chris Brown and Nyovest.
Tannah has imitated other global figures such as United States of America President Donald Trump, wrestler Roman Reigns, Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, local hip-hop artist Gwamba and Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
Recently, the actor caught people’s attention when he reproduced the picture of President Lazarus Chakwera and former president Peter Mutharika during their rare meeting in Mangochi last month.
In an interview, Tannah said he started experimenting with the idea in 2019 and he got encouraged by the response he received.
“It was just an idea that came about. Apart from the video comedies I do I thought I could also be creative in some different way. After the initial trysts I tried to improve the dressing part so that the outfits should at least resemble,” he said.
Tannah, born Sydney Harawa, said nowadays people dare him to do challenges of different individuals when a development happens. A few days ago he was dared to reproduce a picture of Minister of Sports Ulemu Msungama with a bandaged head.
He said he has been encouraged with the increased number of followers that he has attained and the recent international recognition he has received.
He said: “It feels so great that my work is being recognised. If you can go through the reactions and comments you will note that people are appreciating my efforts. I am hopeful that soon I will make that breakthrough.”