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Zimbabwe’s Jacko still moonwalking in China

By Edward M. Kuyipa

Michael Jackson aka Wacko Jacko was the acme of dance choreography and perfectionism in movements. A meticulous dancer, adept at extreme control and quickness, Wacko Jacko not only gave the moonwalk a slick perfection, but he also breathed fire into the robot style and isolations, whilst his smooth, graceful walks, spins and poses, and trademark toe-stand with its freeze-frame pose, also revolutionized the way the world perceives dancing.

Michael Jackson thus, deserves the iconic title, King of Pop, mainly because his performances were well-rehearsed and highly artistic. He has inspired a young mercurial dancer, Digos Jacko to ably follow in his dance steps in the search for world fame.

Unlike the king of pop, Godfrey Tisora aka Digos Jacko first acquired dance skills in the streets of Mufakose, Harare. He went on to perform with Leonard Zhakata, Jah Prayzah, and Flame B, as well as appearing in various ZTV, BOSS TV, and Christ TV videos. He also performed at Alick Macheso’s birthday bash in 2017, in addition to making appearances at Judgment Night 2, 3, and 4 before making a mark in Sandton, South Africa. He was part of the entertainers during a recent Zimbabwe Diplomat of The Year Awards function. This eventually enabled him to travel to China where he is now based.

“I was mesmerized by Michael Jackson’s ability to tell a story through dance. In his dance, he set the foundation for people with strong dance skills sets to follow for decades. This is evidenced in the high production videos such as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,”  “Thriller,” and “Smooth Criminal” which are in essence well-rehearsed and highly choreographed artistic statements,” said Godfrey Tisora, from his Cantonese base in Xinglin, Fujian, China.

.Godfrey Tisora trade name Digos Jacko is an interplay of Digos his stage name and Jacko from Wacko Jacko. In the middle kingdom where he now has his base, Digos continues to ante up his performances and has appeared in a number of events as well as collaborating with a number of dancers and dance ensembles that come from China, Russia, and his homeland of Africa.

Digos Jacko entertainer has also created a serious presence and is drawing traffic on social media platforms that include Instagram, Twitter, tik tok, Facebook, and youtube. He desires to be a torchbearer for upcoming artists in his genre.

“Music is the universal language of mankind. Where words fail, music speaks. Dance doesn’t lie. · Beautiful dance is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one. Dancing is a profession that can help provide meaningful employment and provide a sustainable livelihood for youths like me. It can help young people stay off the streets and criminal activities as well as bad drug habits,” remarked Digos Jacko.   

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