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Christian Gregory- Chakubanga

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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Christian Gregory, who created the character "Chakubanga," published in UHURU from 1967 onwards. Chakubanga is a barefoot, urban dweller, street smart and knowledgeable about the problems that ordinary people face. The name Chakubanga is derived from the vernacular language Kimakonde (of Southern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique) and is translated as "the one who looks foolish." Gregory was trained as an electrician and worked as one in Dar es Salaam, drawing cartoons as a sideline. His characters, Polo (friend and straight man), Mama Chupaki (wife), Chupaki (question-raising son) and Mzee Bushiri (upcountry relative) are all Tanzanian archetypes and supply the framework for the humor.

    Bonyeza link hapo chini kwa katuni za chakubanga

    Chakubanga - English cadre







     
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    Namkumbuka Chupaki.

    Thanks Max
     
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    Umenikumbusha mbali kweli kweli. Hivi huyu muungwana Christian Gregory bado yupo wapi?
    Thanks.
     
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    Christian Gregory nafikiri alifariki kitambo. He was good. Akina Bushiri na Polo mnawakumbuka?
     
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    He died late 1988 or early 1989. He was my neighbour. He was not even known in the neighbourhood by his real name. Everyone called him Chakubanga to the extent even his kids were referred to as So and so chakubanga. Up to this day they are still called the same way, even his grandchildren are called the same way.........
     
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    kwa taarifa, kazi alikuwa anafanya IFM - Kile chuo walikuwa na mgomo wa kufanya test wiki iliyopia.

    macinkus
     
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    Jina la chupaki inanikumbusha jamaa mmoja nilisoma nae primary school tulimpachika jina la chupaki na likazoeleka!! Kweli tumetoka mbali sana!!
     
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    Bimkubwa utakuwa jirani wewe maana nami mzee Chaku alikuwa jirani yangu pale Temeke mwisho....
     
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    Mkuu, umenikumbusha mbali sana. Duh, kweli tumetoka mbali. Enzi hizo, gazeti ni moja tu, Uhuru na mwisho wa wiki Mzalendo.

    Radio tunayosikiliza ni RTD na extenal kwa nadra.
     
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    Unawakumbuka akina Pwagu na Pwaguzi?
     
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    He used to say "mimi Pwagu wewe Pwaguzi" Haaha ahaha
     
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    I was two houses right from his home on Mkuranga street. My family has moved since the early 1990s. Nimetembelea Temeke mwisho a few times recently. Mara ya mwisho I heard Dick Chakubanga passed away. I do not know about steven Chakubanga maana sijamsikia siku nyingi, Anna Chakubanaga also. i know she had two kids with a Dr. at Temeke hospital other than that it has been a while now. I hear Selina Chakubanga (mjukuu) has been around alot but I don't know if she is still around. Just PM me so that we can catch up.
     
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    Bimkubwa, inaonekana unaifahamu hii familia kisawasawa.
     
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    http://mwanasimba.online.fr/E_chaku_cadre.htm
    Christian Gregory, who created the character "Chakubanga," published in UHURU from 1967 onwards. Chakubanga is a barefoot, urban dweller, street smart and knowledgeable about the problems that ordinary people face. The name Chakubanga is derived from the vernacular language Kimakonde (of Southern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique) and is translated as "the one who looks foolish." Gregory was trained as an electrician and worked as one in Dar es Salaam, drawing cartoons as a sideline. His characters, Polo (friend and straight man), Mama Chupaki (wife), Chupaki (question-raising son) and Mzee Bushiri (upcountry relative) are all Tanzanian archetypes and supply the framework for the humor.
    Chakubanga - English cadre
     
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    TENA MMENIKUMBUSHA .....KUNA WATU WALICHUKUA KITABU CHANGU CHA CHAKUBANGA....PLEASE WHEREVER YOU ARE TAKE THIS AND RETURN MY BOOK....suli chilipweli, abushir mwinyjaku,thabit hilla, jumanne said, luhinder mtambalike,lupi mayowera,pius ireri,riziki kimaro,samson mfalila,erick masanja,isdori mbele,santos fairom,lujuo juma,azgaral m raza,husein qusai,kilulu kisongo,solomon nasoro e.t.c
    ONE OF THEM ANA KITABU CHANGU ...CHONDE CHONDE JAMANI....!
     
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    ...But like all other fellow Local artists, he died a poor man while, if we care for our artists, his Chakubanga strip should have made him a rich man, if not a Millionaire!
     
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    You are right.

    Wengi wamekufa masikini kama akina E.S Tingatinga, George Lilanga, Philip Ndunguru ( msanii wa kwaza wa Gazeti la Sani aliyebuni characters kama akina Dr. Love Pimbi, Kipepe, Lodi Lofa and Ndumilakuwili) pia John Kaduma. Wote Majina yamebakia kuwa historia.
     
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    RIP
    Gregory
     
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    Tinga tinga art work.... juzi kati nilipita maeneo mashuhuri wanakouza picha za tinga tinga..nikakuta kuna wazungu wanajifunza bure kuchora hii style..sasa wakishajua wakienda kwao unaweza kufikiria ni kiasi gani wataboresha na kutengeneza hela wakati huku wenyewe hawapati kivile. Pia sijui kama kuna copy rights za tinga tinga maana watu wengi wanachora na kuuza .
     
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