The rise of Charles Wa Story

Date:31 July 2020 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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Divhani Charles Sigebe, also known as Charles Wa Story, is working so hard to pursue his own dreams of being a great comedian because of the inspiration he got from Vho-Bundu.

At the age of 22, he considers himself lucky enough that he had gained popularity through comedy over recent years. "It all has to do with passion, but also with the love of making people have a good laugh," he said.

A resident at Tshamutavha (Niani) village, Charles Wa Story’s journey as a comedian started way back in his village when he was young. The reason why he became a comedian is because he grew up in an environment where he was being bullied by people. “They taunted and bullied me, but I had enough courage to rise above the abuse through comedy,” he said.

He came to realise that if he could try to make people laugh, it would be better for him and people would no longer make fun of him. “It was a tough journey, but I never gave up,” he said. “I started making jokes and people laughed, and that’s how I came to realise that I had a great talent to become a comedian. Even today, hearing people laughing as I entertain them gives me great pleasure.”

He expresses his comedy through music as well. He has produced hits such as Khokhotha (Charles Wa Story & Prince Wa Miswaswo, ft Adolf Mr Ṱhohoyandou), A hu na Muṱa U si na Mathada (ft Natural Black SA) and Ahuna Muṱa Usina Mathada Remix (Charles Wa Story & Mosiwa The Poet ft Natural Black SA), said he could not live without doing comedy.

Follow Charles Wa Story on Facebook (Charles Wa Story). Those who are interested in his comedy and music can also reach him via 076 915 2453.



Charles Wa Story. Picture supplied.


By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.