P.O. Box

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Bus Stop TV
GenreComedy Show
Created byLuckie Aaron, Rolland Lunga, Admire Kuzhangaira
Directed byLuckie Aaron
Creative director(s)Luckie Aaron
Country of originZimbabwe
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)Luckie Aaron
Editor(s)Luckie Aaron
Location(s)Harare
CinematographyLuckie Aaron
Camera setupLuckie Aaron
Running time5 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelFacebook, YouTube
Original airingNovember 20, 2014 (2014-11-20)
External links
[www.facebook.com/P.OBOXZIM Website]

Bus Stop TV' is a Comedy video show published on social media. The show was co-founded by Luckie Aaron, Rolland Lunga (Boss Kedha) and Admire Kuzhangaira (Bhutisi) who intially named it P.O. Box before the name changed to Bus Stop TV after Bhutisi and Boss Kedha left. Aaron has said the name P.o. Box is a symbol for communication between people.

Bus Stop TV currently features comedians, Sharon Chideu (Maggie), and Samantha Kureya (Gonyeti) and is produced by Luckie Aaron.

Background

Bus Stop TV was started in 2014 by 3 creatives Aaron, Lunga and Kuzhangaira who had just lost their jobs at a local production house. After seeing the popularity of the Zvirikufaya na Keda amateur comedy videos on Facebook, the trio decided to produce their own videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Their first video was uploaded to YouTube and Facebook on 20 November 2014 and was on the Zviri Kufaya theme (Zimbabweans in Zimbabwe would boast about a better quality of life in the country than that in the Disapora). Kuzhangaira and Lunga would act, as Bhutisi and Boss Kedha respectively, while Aaron would do cinematography and production.

P.o. Box's first video

The reception to the video was high and the trio continued producing short videos and posting them online. Eventually companies started buying brand placement in the videos, the first such company being Nash Paints. More companies have bought brand placement since, including Steward Bank, Old Mutual Zimbabwe, Pacific Cigarettes and others.

The marketing manager at P.o. Box has been Godknows Homwe since 2015.

2015 Split

During 2015 a disagreement over money emerged between Aaron on one side and Lunga and Kuzhangaira on the other side. This led to the split of the team with Aaron maintaining the Facebook page and the other party starting their own comedy show called P.o. Box Reloaded. Commenting on the 2015 split Aaron has said:

We are all gifted filmmakers and inspired by the success of other pages on social media we had to unite in forming the P.O BOX brand. However, we had to fund all our productions which is rather straining. Because of our unique talent and the ability to tell the Zimbabwean story in a better way, we started attracting corporates who would offer some commission for pushing their brands and services. That is when we started having differences as to who should get what. It got to an extent whereby my colleagues would shoot and upload skits without consulting or even notifying me as was tradition. I tried to engage them on the way forward but with no success and I ended up having to block them. On the day, I blocked them they had done a commercial for a local mobile company without notifying me and I realised the anomaly was not going to stop. To avoid things blowing out I then blocked them since dialogue had failed. Efforts to engage a mediator have proved fruitless.[1]

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Soon after, Aaron was joined by Prosper Ngomashi, Sharon Chideu and Samantha Kureya who are the shows current main on camera artists.

In January 2016, Prosper Ngomashi said that P.o. Box and P.o. Box Reloaded were working on a collaboration project that would be released soon.[2]

Some P.O. Box Videos

Buy Zimbabwe
Fill up the church
Zvinyowani

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Ndini Ndinaro
International Stuff
Anotenga Here
So Far So Good
Chaunoda Chii?

References

  1. P.O BOX STORY: WHY THEY SPLIT, "Zimrealnews, Published: 2015, Retrieved: 13 Feb 2016
  2. PO BOX -Comic Pastor :: Gonyeti :: Maggie live on Jamrockradio with King Alfred, King Alfred Radio Show on Sound Cloud, Published: 30 HJan 2016, Retrieved: 13 February 2016