The words “talented” and “beautiful” sum up Tyra Chikocho, a gospel musician-cum-comedian making it big in the local showbiz industry where only the brave have a speck of chance to survive.

Also known as Madam Boss, Chikocho’s life is a classic rags to riches story as she stayed in the rural areas as a toddler and was a maid before what she has become today.

Ndinongotenda Mwari akandisuka neropa re Gwayana (Lol), says Tyra Chikocho,  once a maid who tried music but it was skits last year which thrust her into the limelight. She is off to Australia next on tour. Her stunning looks helped along the way.

Although her first album, produced by MacDonald “MacDee” Chidavaenzi, could not jumpstart her into fame, comic skits highlighting the abuse maids face from their paymasters attracted attention last year.