Peter Tanyanyiwa Arts Correspondent
Outstanding award-winning comedian Carl Joshua Ncube is proving to be unstoppable as he continues to make international headlines. He will be joining a star decorated team of voice talents such as Trevor Gumbi, Nina Hastie in the adult and edgy 2D animation on Comedy Central Africa titled “My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians”.
Carl will be joining the experts both as voice talent and also helping generate some Zimbabwean storylines and characters.
“We are really excited because the multi-talented comedian also happens to be an animator and writer and for us this ticked a lot of boxes,” said executive producer, Nick Wilson.
“Our strategy is to be relevant in a number of African countries to increase our reach.
“We were excited to meet Carl at the recently held Comedy Central International Comedy Festival and we instantly got along with our shared passion to growing animation on the continent.
“We are excited that we have already agreed on terms and have many other projects in the pipeline.
“My Child TV is looking to collaborate with Carl for the specific purposes of creating characters within the ‘My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians’ universe that will appeal to a Zimbabwean audience,” said Wilson in a statement.
Carl will be called from time to time to contribute to script development and dialogue specifically in respect (though not limited) to Zimbabwean stories and characters.
“My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians” tells the story of Professor Afronaut, Africa’s top technocrat, as he pilots the maiden voyage of Africa’s first space tourism programme, together with Africa’s top leaders and celebrities.
Whilst in flight, a cunning chimpanzee is released from his cage in stowage and in the ensuing bedlam the ape bites the spacecraft’s nuclear stabiliser and disaster strikes.
Carl will also break new ground this March as he has also been invited to perform at this year’s ninth edition of the Market for African Performing Arts in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
He will become the second Zimbabwean to perform at the festival after Zimbabwe’s music ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi who was part of the fete in 1997.