Tannah to take his broken English to the US


Comedian, Tannah 'Mr Boken English' has been selected to participate in this year's Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) in the United States.

Real name Tanna Harawa, the funnyman will attend the fellowship in June and will focus on civic engagement. This involves someone's ability to use whatever tools they have to tackle various issues in society.

In an interview with Kulinji entertainment desk, Tannah said he was humbled and felt excited to be part of the MWF this year. "So to me this is a very exciting thing."

He called it a once and lifetime opportunity for him which he has been looking forward to.

"When I was notified, I was buoyant considering that it is a thing that will change my life one way or the other considering that as an artist, I am some one who engages with so many people and various stakeholder and I use my art to sensitise and tackle issues in our everyday life."

Reacting to the news on Tannah's Facebook page post, Hip Hop artist Phyzix said: "This is amazing news bro! Wishing you nothing but success, all the best."

Angella Masankho Chagwira a fan of Tannah said: "This programme opens more opportunities for you. The sky is the limit when it comes to this congratulations."

The two hyped up the first ever Urban Vibes Music Festival a few weeks back when they went on a social media campaign about a celebrity fight.

During the show, Tannah came on stage in full boxing regalia but run off the stage when Phyzix approached him.

The host, media personnel Black Jak said they want corporate companies to sponsor them for a full fight to actually take place.

Tannah has been posted at Michigan University in Michigan city and is expected to leave the country early June this year.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the US Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which was created in 2010, it has brought nearly 5,100 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for academic and leadership training.