“Bold, daring and very talented” - BBC Focus on Africa
“Sharp satire for troubled times” - The Economist
“Brilliant!” - CNN
Samm Farai Monro AKA Comrade Fatso is Zimbabwe’s trailblazing political satirist, a leading activist for freedom of expression and a media disruptor. Comrade Fatso is founder of Magamba Network, one of Zimbabwe’s most dynamic organizations working on the cutting edge of culture, media, activism and innovation. Through Magamba his award-winning projects include Shoko Festival, Zimbabwe’s biggest festival of urban culture; Moto Republik, Southern Africa’s first creative hub; the internationally acclaimed Zambezi News satire show, the weekly political news show The Week and the pioneering citizen journalism projects Open Parly and Kalabash Media. Comrade Fatso’s work has been highlighted and featured on CNN, BBC, Channel 4 (UK) and The Guardian to name a few. Through his groundbreaking creative activism Comrade Fatso has reached millions of people across the country and beyond.