ENOCK Chihombori, writer and director of the famous Gringo series on Saturday shed tears at the National Arts Merit Awards Celebrations held at Bulawayo Rainbow.
“This award is the only thing that I got from Gringo the Trouble Maker,” said Chihombori visibly failing to hold down emotions.
“I funded this project with my own money. I convinced my wife to use our money on this production. When the movie was released they took my production and pirated it.”
“She worked so hard on this production but unfortunately she died before the movie was released. What do I tell the children now that I did not get a cent from the movie,” said a teary Chihombori.
Chihombori was one of the many winners that took home a prize money of $500, hampers and different other goods.
The event also saw promoter Biggie Chinoperekwei making it to the list of special award after his company Divine Assignments was named Promoter of the Year.
In line with his achievement, a Nama Celebration party has been organised at his Private Lounge where Jah Prayzah, will be sharing the stage with Sulumani Chimbetu and Guspy Warrior.
The event in Bulawayo was much improved than the previous editions and it looks like finally the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe.