Andrew Manyika

AboutAndrew Manyika

ANDREW MANYIKA is a world class comedian, poet and sought after Master of Ceremonies from Zimbabwe. He is on a mission to create and capture moments and memories. His deft touch with both pen and voice has made him a stand out act in his country and continent where he was a 2020 nominee for the NAMA Outstanding Comedian Award; a Regional Slam Champion (Drama For Life Festival – South Africa); and has performed at several top tier festivals in Africa and beyond including HIFA; Shoko & Poetry Africa. Armed with his unique combination of poetry and comedy, which he uses to both query & poke fun at the world we live in; Andrew debuted his first one-man show Love & Laughter  in 2016 and set out on his maiden American tour in 2017; becoming the first Zimbabwean to perform at the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival (VA), The Golden Pony (VA) & The Backdoor Comedy Club (Dallas, TX). In 2019, he returned to the stage with a new show Just Married?!, and made his Bulawayo debut as the headliner of the Intwasa Arts Festival Comedy show – Borderline Insanity!.  His career highlights include being the opening act of the 2019 PERMICAN Gospel awards; where he made history as the first comedy and poetry act to perform to a sold out City Sports Centre. 2019 also saw him publish his debut poetry collection – Man of Letters. As an MC, he has brought life and laughter to events for clients including The Superbrand Awards; NetOne Cellular; Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe (CIFOZ); The Marketer’s Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ).