At the peak of foreign influx in the entertainment scene of Eswatini, came a true depiction of local representation in the birth of yet another incredible showcase of Emaswati talent christened, ‘Rhymes and Laughter.’
Emanating from the need to realize the dream of identifying, developing, promoting and celebrating homegrown aptitude, Rhymes and Laughter avails an alternative to the otherwise saturated nightlife diligence of clubbing, seeking to appeal to a wider scope of elegant youthful and mature audiences.
This concept launched in 2015, is a collaborative initiative of local entertainment industry giants; Khulekani Mamba (aka Karly B), Thamsanqa Sibandze (aka KrTC of Hip Hop), Khonzumthetho Kunene (aka Anakhonza), and Larry Mhlanga.
“A major attribute to the instant success of the program has been our partnership without title sponsor, Swazi MTN, whose valued contribution has ensured the perpetual growth and sustainability of the program, thereby notably impacting the development, sustainability, showcase and celebration of local art, especially the comedy and hip-hop zone,” said the organizers of the Rhymes and Laughter.
The partnership has also helped to give the Rhymes and Laughter shows credibility, trust, consistency, and visibility.
“It is, therefore, our sincere wish to congratulate Swazi MTN for the remarkable 20 years of yellow connection. We further acknowledge the impeccable contribution in ensuring the development and sustainability of the local arts industry through partnerships with not just Rhymes and Laughter, but other arts-related platforms as well.”