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X Factor 2010: Mugbabe’s State Occasion For Gamu Nhengu

X Factor 2010: did you know that Robert Mugabe is happy that Gamu Nhengu is heading back to Zimbabwe? It’s  a tabloid fact. And Mugabe is not happy because Gamu is to be shot dead by his goons. He’s happy because Richard Chibvongodze says he is. And the Sun echoes the words:

Richard Chibvongodze, of the Department of Internal Affairs, added: “The Politburo are rubbing their hands in glee.”

As the Sunday Express told us one day earlier:

“The Politburo are already rubbing their hands in glee. This will demonstrate to Zimbabweans that the British are heartless and will never do anything to assist citizens of this country. Nokutula Ngazana and her family were not asylum seekers. They left this country perfectly legally, so won’t be in trouble when they return. In fact, they will be feted as true heroes of Zimbabwe.”

Only, Zimbabwe does not have a department of Internal Affairs. It has a department of Home Affairs.

And we’ve called the Zimbabwe embassy in London and they can find no Richard Chibvongodze at the home Affairs department.

You don’t suppose he’s been made up, do you?

Posted: 11th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

X Factor 2010: Gamu Nhengu Blames Show For Her Execution In Zimbabwe

X FACTOR 2010: Gamu Nhengu is all set to be deported to Zimbabwe. But Simon Cowell says he will he help and has his lawyers helping out. Says he:

“I really feel for their situation, and that’s outside of the show.”

Nothing is outside of the show. So much is the show the be all and end all of Gamu’s story that the Star comes up with a front-page headline that has Cher Lloyd saying:


Having thus presented Cher as a cold-hearted young woman happy that Gamu has gone from the show and the country (although she has yet to leave), the NoTW has Gamu saying:

“There’s a firing squad waiting for us there and they’re putting me in front of it.”

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Posted: 9th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

X Factor 2010: Gamu Get Politics Onto The Front Pages

GAMU Nhengu is kicked off the X Factor 2010. Foreign secretary William Hague says on the record:

“We mustn’t do things differently just because people are in the news.”

Scotland’s external affairs minister Fiona Hyslop, says:

“Gamu has demonstrated that she is a hugely talented singer and a great asset to Scotland and the country’s music scene.”

European vice chair of Zimbabwe’s Zapu Party, one Barbara Nyagomo, says:

“Here is a talented young girl with a chance to do something extraordinary. She could provide a very positive role model.”

And somewhere in a lair a reptilian Simon Cowell licks his eyeballs and smiles…

READHow The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

READThe X Factor’s Big PR Stunt: Why Gamu Nhengu Is The New Wispa Bar


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A note, food and money left from a well wisher outside the block of flats where the X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu lives in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, after she was voted off last weekend.

Posted: 8th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

X Factor 2010: Gamu Stays, Cheryl Cole’s ‘Racism’ And A Careless Wispa

X FACTOR 2010: Sanussi Ngoy Ebonda is Gamu Nhengu’s number one fan. It was he who sent a message over his Blackberry phone expressing disappointment at Cheryl Cole’s decision to send Gamu home, literally.

He says “everyone was expecting black girl to go through”. Well, not everyone.

NOT the UK Boarder Agency, which has ordered Gamu and her family to leave the country and must have know about Gamu a while back.

NOT the X Factor which knew Gamu was in a visa quagmire and that dumping her would circumvent any later trouble and get loads of publicity.

READ: The X Factor’s Big PR Stunt: Why Gamu Nhengu Is The New Wispa Bar

NOT anyone who has read about Katie Wassel and given the sideways eyes to Simon Cowell.

READ: How The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

NOT anyone who has read the tabloids and seen how Cher Lloyd has been championed.

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Posted: 7th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (4)

X Factor 2010 (Photos): Gamu Nhengu Is Chery Cole’s White Woman’s Burden

GAMU Nhengu is the X Factor reject who must stay in the UK and not return to Zimbabwe.

Firstly, if Gamu stays there is less of a chance that (alleged) Fix Factor Katie Waissel or Dot Cotton’s Team America doll Cher Lloyd will win the show.

Secondly, if Gamu doesn’t stay then Cheryl Cole will be surely burdened with the knowledge that her decision to remove Gamu might have led to the 18-year-old’s deportation.

(No flag waving at Tory Party conference for Our Cheryl, buy maybe next year.)

Some people on Facebook have accused Cheryl of being racist. But this cannot be so. Sure, Cheryl  beat up a black toilet attendant called Sophie Amogbokpa but she has a friend who own a Blackberry, hangs out with a Black Eyed Pea and was once married to Ashley Cole, who is black.

Yes, the black footballer cheated on her and she caught malaria in Africa, but Cheryl is not racist.  The attendant could have been white, brown or yellow. Cheryl does not judge black people but people of all colours.

The accuser whines:

“I’ve never felt like dis over xfactor until u told gambu (sic) she is not going to the live show. Dat cheryl was da biggest mistake of your life. U want to act innocent on tv like you don’t know wat ur doing. But we all know how racist you are.

Wat u have now done is f*** up every white girls lives who’s silly mothers dat named der child cheryl. Cuz I’m just going to f***** bang drop dem and dey won’t even know why.

Can’t beat an anti-racist going after the white gels. And know that Cher is not short for Cheryl, it is, apparently, short for Chert, a fine-grained silica-rich microcrystalline, also-known-as  ‘Malvern Gold’.

While Cheryl is attacked, what of Gamu? We have shown that Gamu can remain in the country by qualifying for a ‘highly skilled persons’ visa. More on that here. And she can get  a wild card back onto the show – as the Wispa Rule dictates.

Meanwhile, locals and media are massed to show their support outside a block of flats in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, where Gamu lives – for now…

READ: How The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel


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Locals outside a block of flats in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire where X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu lives, showing their support.

Posted: 6th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (4)

X Factor 2010: Gamu Nhengu , David Cameron And A Tabloid Fix

X FACTOR 2010: Gamu Nhengu is out of the show and very possibly out of the country. Or not. Has the Zimbabwe girl been axed (and, no, not by RobertMugabe – who prefers a machete – but by TV despot Simon Cowell?)

There is hope for Gamu because it turns out that Gamu’s future is dependent on what newspaper she reads:

In the Mirror Gamu is OUT. Mark Jefferies has front –page news:

GAM OVER – No reprieve for dumped X Factor girl Gamu

Heartbroken Gamu Nhengu’s dreams of returning to the X Factor were dashed yesterday – despite a massive wave of public support.

In the Sun Gamu is out of the country: The paper’s political editor, no less, Tom Newton Dunn, takes time out from the Tory conference to tell readers:

THE Gamu Nhengu controversy took a sensational turn last night – as an official letter was sent booting the teenager and her family out of Britain. The Home Office launched a probe after it emerged that the X Factor reject’s Zimbabwean mum Nokutula had pocketed £16,000 in state handouts to which she was not entitled.

But wait a moment, Gamu. In the Daily Star, there is hope. Political editor Gary Nicks tells us:

SINGING sensation Gamu Nhengu is on the brink of a dramatic return to The X Factor, thanks to some fans in very high places.

David Cameron is rubbing the populist nerve on the telly.

The Prime Minister revealed on ITV1 show This Morning that The X Factor was a favourite in his household, and that he preferred it to BBC rival Strictly Come Dancing.


Home Secretary Theresa May’s officials got wind of the PM’s comments and Gamu is now close to having her visa renewed, leaving her clear to star again on the hit show.


The last word is with Judith Duffy in the Express:

SINGING sensation Gamu Nhengu may be facing the disappointment of being dropped from the X Factor, but she could soon win her fight to stay in Britain.

Such are the facts in a show where the tabloids and the X Factor seem to operate in cahoots to dupe the audience and sell the show…

How The X Factor And Sony BMG Fixed It For Katie Waissel, aka Katie Vogel

The X Factor’s Big PR Stunt: Why Gamu Nhengu Is The New Wispa Bar

Posted: 6th, October 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (7)

The X Factor’s Big PR Stunt: Why Gamu Nhengu Is The New Wispa Bar

X FACTOR 2010: Gamu Nhengu did not make the final 12 and will not get to sing in the live show. But because the X Factor is the most manipulative, conniving show on the telly, Gamu will sing on the live shows.

When Simon Cowell told the singers that there are “no second chances”, they might have thought he meant it. But that was before he chose Niall, Harry, Zian, Liam and Louis to be a boy band called 1 Direction (aka Five Do Justin Bieber’s hair) and Esther, Sophie, Geneva and Rebecca were mushed into a blancmange of an act called Belle Amie.

And the no second chances rule will help Gamu because she’s the favourite to get a second chance as a “wildcard” entry.

The wildcard system works simply like this. The X Factor cans a few of the less terrible singers and then sits back and waits for a media shitstorm as the fans clamour for their favourite’s recall. The four acts who create the most online buzz get the nod. And that means Gamu is in.

It’s PR speak it’s known as the Wispa Method.

It is the ultimate social media PR trick. A company threatens to pull a brand and then sits back and watches as fans start huge Facebook/Twitter/blog campaign to save it.

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Posted: 4th, October 2010 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3)