BOB Nkosha
BOB Nkosha

BOB Nkosha has stepped in to defend the character of Dorika, which has caused a furore between Minister of Education Michael Kaingu and United Party for National Development member of Parliament Moono Lubezhi.

Nkosha a comedian, says Dorika has grossly been mischaracterised to depict a woman of easy virtue when she is, in fact, a woman of influence readying to go places.

He does not understand the brouhaha and has vowed not to stand by while Zambians malign one another using the name of his good-natured and well-intentioned fictitious character.

The Daily Mail spoke to Mr Nkosha, who laughed the whole commotion off, saying “Dorika” was a depiction of a tough-talking rights activist who was created to occupy an influential position in the Zambian society and, therefore, a role model.

The Kitwe-based comedian says “Dorika” does not depict the character of a prostitute. Despite previously being a woman who did not have an education, and could not even speak English, today “Dorika” is an accomplished, assertive role model who knows her rights.

Mr Nkosha said in an interview on Monday that he is shocked that some people are wrongly using the Dorika character synonymously with a woman of ill-repute, which is not the right picture.

He said it is interesting to note that the fictitious character behind “Dorika” depicts a woman activist and a role model to be emulated by women who want to be independent without entirely depending on men for financial support.

“The Dorika character is not a prostitute. If you noticed in my initial shows, I used to refer to Dorika as an illiterate person who could not even speak English fluently, but now there is an improved Dorika who even speaks good English and interacts with people at various levels,” Mr Nkosha stated.

He said the creation of Dorika was not prompted by any real-life situation. The character is a fictitious personality the creator uses solely to add humour to the stage acts to make people relax and enjoy themselves when they go out.

Mr Nkosha also took the opportunity to defend the existence of the character, saying it was not aimed at lampooning people who carry the name “Dorika”.

“I did not mean to harm those people who may bear the name Dorika. It is just a name I chose to use. It does not in any way mean a prostitute or a reckless woman,” Mr Nkosha said.

Recently,Dr. Kaingu came under fire for referring to Ms Lubezhi the Namwala MP as “Dorika”.

Dr Kaingu has sincerely apologised to Ms Lubezhi, stating that he was not aware that the name was associated with the oldest profession.

“If Dorika has made my colleague feel injured and it means unprintable, I want to apologise to my colleague because I did not mean the Dorika that is being portrayed,” says part of Dr Kaingu’s apology.

Mr Nkosha has since implored the speaker of the National Assembly to allow him perform before members of parliament to allow for the lawmakers to have a clear understanding of the character behind Dorika.

“I am ready to perform anytime at a public function for MPs because I want them to understand the character. The fictitious Dorika is a 45-year-old single mother who does not depend on men for financial support; she encourages women not to allow men to trample on them,” Mr Nkosha said.

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56 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe this ***** is talking about another Dorika. There’s no excuse for Kaingu’s retarded utterances.

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    • Bob, the character is attached by your followers and not you. Please next time show some intellect.

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    • But honestly the name ‘Dorika (Ndaifulila)’ has been understood to depict an expensive prostitute with very high standards.
      ..Ine, Dorika, ndaifulila, Ukunsendela muli ka Spacio..can’t never!!!

      Elo lelo muchinje ba Bob Nkoshya naimwe, have you been paid by Kaingu to defend his unwarranted utterances?

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    • Ala imwe ndekeni nemwine. Nomba ninshi? Atase! Mulemona kwati amaule yena tayakwata value ka? Mwaikatapanshi!!!

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    • Has money changed hands between Kaingu and Mukosha. ACC look into this matter there might be a case for corruption here. Mukosha is now looking to make more by performing for MPs. I smell a rat here.

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    • this is how “pros” in Uganda trade their business. They will openly open their legs in public (especially in pubs and clubs) for their clients to have a look at their “twenokane” and decide whether to trade business with them.

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  2. then even bob is another kaingu posing as a commedian. no wonder he is comedy. why didn’t he pick on a masculine name.

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  3. Dorika ndaifulila. Sounds like a whore to me. The lady kaingu told is precisely like that no question about it. Kanofye ngatakupelapo iya my filimu.

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    • Being a whore is not the same as being a prostitute, imwe!
      Ico cizungu ca kuvutani ma Zedian!

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  4. Oh ba Bob!! Then this is good feedback for you about how your audience has been misled by your stage depiction of Dorika and how your intended message failed to hit its target!

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    • How about the audience being ignorant to start with?
      Most Zambian are lightweight analyzers of life anyway. Very zombie like beings.

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  5. I think all those who gave negative comments on Hon Kaingu hve head what Mr Mukosha hve said and let Dr Matibini allow him to perform in Parly.

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  6. “Ndaifulila” can also mean being able to do things by oneself. The trouble with majority Zambians is that their minds are so idle it always swings to sensual things at the slightest hint. But then again I am sure the tone in which Kaingu used the statement must have indicated that he did not know this side of “Dorika” either and if he did, could have used another derogatory term. That said, we hope Kaingu can step aside so that his apology can be wholly accepted.

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    • Kaingu, a purportedly educated man, cannot find refuge in ignorance. He should have researched a term before putting it to use. It is that simple. But then again, your description of most Zambians as idle thinkers does not preclude him. What an irony!

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  7. …..I’m yet to meet some-one who readily admit to be a thief and the same applies to prostitute..by the way even mad people do not acknowledge their status..so I don’t expect ‘Dorika’ to do so either…
    ….there was a time ‘Dorika’ was picked by a stranger who claimed to be residing in high cost residential area only to discover that he actually stays at the servants quarters….’I did not want to remove my clothes but kampatikisha..’.. what sort of a woman was Bob depicting…??….who would do such apart from a prostitute…??
    Bob should just tell us that ‘Dorika’ is now a ‘Tasinta’…a reformed prostitute….not trying to defend what is in a public domain…
    …Kaingu felt offended by what the lady had said, he was just hitting back to hurt her too…’Dorika iwe’…

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    • kaingu felt offended to what the lady had said, so he was just hitting back by referring to her as DORIKA and it did….what was on Kaingu’s mind to call dorika and why did the lady feel offended because both knew what Dorika meant…..
      ….Bob is comedian shall always be….I can pick some traces of humour in his interview…..he was not trying to defend Dorika but was actually ‘performing’….
      ….my advice for him in case he is given a chance to perform at parliament building is that..after the performance, he should quickly change from his acting attire into normal dressing before the MP’s do what they are best known for…’towing’ prostitutes…..

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    • Me too. And he should get rid of this cheap kaponya suit with wide lapels. Can’t never! Ukuifwalila ili jacket!

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  8. Based on merriam-webster dictionary the definition of INSULT is – : to do or say something that is offensive to (someone) : to do or say something that shows a lack of respect for (someone).

    Kaingu must be educated that an insult goes beyond “Polo yako”.

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  9. In ‘Comedy Live in Kampala’ Caetano Kagwa interviewed Bob Nkosha and asked him: “You actually In Zambia have a character by the name of Dorika that you play but you just don’t play the character you dress like her. Bob replied: “Her full name is Dorika Ndaifulila meanining I undress myself. She is a prostitute, a street girl, she is actually more popular than me.”

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  10. Bob Dorika, I thought that your grey hair is supposed to portray wisdom. Your style of Comedy since it’s inception has been greatly eccentric. It’s time you went into the ‘ingungulu’ or Rubbish Pit. Kabiye pa Chishala Mudala. Wala twonabwila abana.

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  11. Since BOb is a comedian , how sure are we that he is again not playing epulo wanu ichipuba to all SAMBIANS including himself.

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  12. Always on the defence. Please let’s learn to laugh at ourselves. It heals.
    As for Kaingu he has apologised for his uncouthness, we can give him the benefit of doubt.

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  13. I think that Bob is a Comedic Prostitute or Economic HitMan. He is now trying to gain something out of the Dorika mess he created. Allowing him to address our Honourable MP’s will be tantamount to bringing in Ishilu. Send him to Chainama Hospital, instead. Let us introduce Comedy as a Professional Discipline, just as we have Music, etc. otherwise, every Jim and Jack who smokes some weed will just wake up and perform Naked, on the stage, while we Cheer. It only takes a Fool to be Fooled by a Fool.

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  14. Whilst humor and laughter is healing, let us learn to accept only that, which makes sense and adds value to our lives. Not just anything that is coming from a Pit Latrine. Let use our Brains, instead.

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  15. in the paper they said he was laughing throuth out the intervew meaning he was not seriou with what he was saying, rather he was again doing some comedy so please don’t bleme him.

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  16. Bob needs to be lynched by all women. It takes two to tangle so, why only insist on damaging the image of Women? How about the Men who Patronize them. Ku bu Hule takwaba Kamboni. I love musicians who uplift the image of our Mothers, etc. kuleni mumano bamudala. Sanfyeni amanongo mu menso. Mutwaleni ku Local Court.

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  17. Bob why did u throw an underpant to the audience saying twas left by a Chinese man at Dorika’s place? Is that not prostitution?? Answer this one.

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  18. Ba Nkosha naimwe, I don’t have to be a professor to be able to understand the meaning of the Dorika comedy! What are you defending? Please separate your work from PF if you are now a cadre because by disputing what people reasonably pointed out you are insulting their intelligence!

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  19. Ifintu fyasasa ba Dorika. Trying to gain bread from Moral Decadence. Try to read books like the Government Inspector, Shakespears, and many other Writers and Authors from Africa and other Parts of the World. The River. Between by Ngugi Wathiogo sells better. Things Fall Apart from Chinua Achebe equally sold well. Start doing things afresh and better without having to offend Sensibility. I miss Ifyabukaya on Radio which we listened to as Family, without it causing anyone of us any Embarassment. Bane, Mwasebana.

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  20. Insoka yapilibuka no ku li suma kumuchila. Just ask for forgiveness for the wrongs and then start doing things Right. We need proper Role Models. Trying to justify a wrong? Worse still, proposing to upload the filth into an Honourable House? My Foot!

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  21. Some Zambians’ sense of irony is unfortunately non-existent. Cant you sense the sarcasm in Bob’s answers. Anyway enough of this already has Kaingu not already apologised to the fellow MP he insulted?

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  22. names liken Ireen, Pamela, Charity, Inonge, Misozi, Angela, Martha, Lungowe, Ruth are prostitutes!!!

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    • Add, Linda, Tamara, Tandiwe, Suwilanji, Melody, Agnes, Constance, Maria, Mbuyu mostly are all prostitutes.

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  23. This ‘Dorika element’ has been offered more attention and broader coverage than it necessarily deserves. Just let it rest there as we move on to focus on more constructive issues.

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  24. The sad thing is some people are trying to trivialize this issue. This is a very serious issue. The attitude KAINGU portrayed can not continue to be condoned. For way too long women have been abused and mistreated in Zambia and this has to stop. This is the same attitude portrayed by law enforcement when they send battered women back home”Domestic”. This is by no means a small issue. We need to accord the same respect that men get to women. We wonder why besides her experience and knowledge NAWAKWI is not taken seriously by most male voters. It is because subliminally we have a very institutionalized chauvinism. We can not accept such behavior from a minister. Plain and simple no amount of spin can change this. IF WE HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR WOMEN IN OUR SOCIETY KAINGU MUST GO!

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  25. We thank Nkosha for having made everything very clear to say Dolika is actually a Prostitute and it was only correct for the lady to become agrieved. Nkosha can never tell us that all the terms he used in his acting present a picture of a decent woman, who does Nkosha think can cheat at this time and age. When you do you comedies just know that people out there pick it up and in some incidencies people use them as codes when they are looking for prostitutes. I believe now that Money changed hands between Nkosha and the unrully KAINGU. I expect LUNGU to fire such characters from his cabinet, more especially when even their daughters have such mischiefs. Kaingu is not a person who can learn, he has been told before, these are the people we compare to “OLD DOGS WHO CAN NOT LEARN NEW TRICK”.

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  26. Bonse mula ifulila e.g ngamwaya mu toilet,mu bathroom paku samba na ku bed pakulala.stop imagining.

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  27. This is acting do not take his words period. What he said and does do not agree, he somehow thinks people are dull or do not understand his motives of the comedy he does. Ulichipuba mune kayifulile fye!

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