By Kennedy Nyavaya
For a maid who later ambitiously tried a hand in gospel music to an African television star, life has taken the right twists for Tarisai “Tyra” Chikocho, known to many as Madam Boss.
While many were still trying to understand how the award winning comedienne ended up in the South African cast for a Becky Casting Agency production last year, she stunned the nation with an announcement that she had landed a role in Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry.
“Tarisai Cleopatra Chikocho from Zimbabwe To Nollywood. Hakusi kugona kwangu asi ruoko rwenyu Mwari. @ayoadesanya is that you? [I am] acting in the same movie with these Nollywood Legends,” she captioned an Instagram snap with actors Prince Babajide Kosoko and Ayo Adesanya.
In Nigeria, the married mother of one is part of The Offsprings, a production directed by Dr Henry Obidi and scheduled to air on the Africa Magic channel.
Speaking to Standard Style from Nigeria, Madam Boss said she was elated that her star continues to shine against all odds.
“I am very happy because this is a huge leap forward in my career especially when looking at how the Madam Boss Entertainment has evolved from how it was, where it is now and where we are going,” she said.
“Being in South Africa and Nigeria now is a testimony that all things are possible because when one looks at my background, you can see that although it was not easy I have succeeded in doing a lot.”
Madam Boss, who boasts of over a million followers across social media accounts, shot to fame through comedy skits online where she uses her wits to spark much-needed comic relief.
Through her gifts, the philanthropic Chikocho is conquering the world if her achievements are worth a mention and according to her these are all rewards for hard work, tenacity and a dose of faith.