Clive Chigubhu

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Clive Chigubhu
BornClive Chigubhu
(1990-08-13)August 13, 1990
DiedApril 27, 2022(2022-04-27) (aged 31)
Cause of deathDiffuse Large B Cell lymphoma
EducationMzilikazi High School
  • Stand-up comedian
Known forStand-up comedy
AwardsOutstanding Comedian National Arts Merit Awards 2015

Clive Chigubhu was a Zimbabwean stand-up comedian who performed locally and internationally. He was known for the catchphrase Ye Ye-e. Chigubhu died on 27 April 2022.


Clive Chigubhu was born on August 13 1990 in Bulawayo and was the only child to a single parent.[1]


Chigubhu had a daughter.[2]


Chigubhu attended Mzilikazi High School in Bulawayo.[3]


Chigubu started acting while in high school when he formed what they called the Jeepers Makers with classmate and friend Mayibongwe Sibanda in 2008. Chigubu and Sibanda won an award the same year with their play What Happened at the Bus Stop at the Amakhosi Dream to Fame competition. However Chigubu had to start afresh when Sibanda left for South Africa and that marked the beginning of his career as a stand-up comedian. Chigubhu first performed at Amakhosi Elite 400 where he was invited by Cont Mhlanga.[1]

Yeyeee Family Initiative

He founded the Yeyeee Family initiative which is centred on bettering the lives of people living in Bulawayo's ghettos. He is also part of Global Shapers Community.[4]

Spinal cord related illness

In September 2015, Chigubhu was admitted in hospital for a week due to a spinal related illness. Chigubhu confirmed the illness and said,

"I am not well and I am having problems with my spinal cord. It is true that I have been admitted in hospital, but was discharged but now I am at home."

He however refused to reveal the nature of his illness stating that he did not want his health problems to be publicised.[5]


Chigubhu was involved in a car accident with fellow comedian Babongile Skhonjwa and a bouncer Leeward Charamba, in December 2014. Skhonjwa reportedly failed to negotiate a curve at Nguboyenja flyover along Luveve Road resulting in the vehicle they were travelling in hitting a lamppost before overturning. Skhonjwa was admitted into the intensive care unit at Mpilo Central Hospital. Chigubhu suffered injuries and bruises on his back but was treated and discharged.[6]


Clive Chigubhu died on 27 April 2022 at home at 5am. Chigubhu’s uncle Prince Mboweni confirmed Chigubhu's death.

Chigubhu had been ill for some time and friends, colleagues and well-wishers were in the process of trying to get him medication after learning of his illness this week.

He had been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell lymphoma, which had left him bedridden and unable to talk. Mboweni said Chigubhu had started treatment on 25 April 2022.[7]


Difference between Shonas and Ndebeles
Clive Chigubhu on Prophets!
Gay Policemen and Soldiers
Clive on Bulawayo Women & Love
Clive Live @ Ibumba 2010


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Silence Charumbira, Chigubhu derives solace from laughter, Standard, published: November 12, 2012, retrieved: June 27, 2016
  2. Bruce Ndlovu, Rich dad, poor dad…Chigubhu’s tales of pandemic fatherhood, Sunday News, Published: June 20, 2021, Retrieved: June 21, 2021
  3. Mtandazo Dube,Clive Chigubhu: The stand out stand-up comedian, Sunday Mail, published: July 6, 2014, retrieved: June 27, 2016
  4. Clive Chigubu ready to be a dad, Sunday News, published: October 9, 2016, retrieved: June 19, 2017
  5. 'Chigubhu bedridden', B-Metro, published: September 1, 2014, retrieved: June 27, 2016
  6. Auxilia Katongomara, 3AM car crash lands socialite Skhonjwa in ICU, Chronicle, published: December 23, 2014, retrieved: June 27, 2016
  7. Bongani Ndlovu, Mthabisi Tshuma, Comedian Clive Chigubhu dies, The Chronicle, Published: April 27, 2022, Retrieved: April 27, 2022

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