Winston Ruddle also know as Papa Africa the father of African Circus is a Zimbabwean born German Citizen the founder, producer, and Director of Cirque Africa. Winston Ruddle AKA papa Africa is also, the first black African anywhere in the world to own, direct and produce a circus show in a big top circus tent. Originally founded in Tanzania, Cirque Africa started as an underground acrobatic school in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam in 2003, but has since grown to be home to many of Africa’s most notable Acrobatic circus acts including the now world renown The Amazing Hakuna Matata Acrobats. Cirque Africa has trained more than 150 acrobats and dancers 80% of which are Tanzanian most of whom have gone on to have Successful world class careers performing abroad in Circus Mama Africa, Afrika Afrika Super Circus,Palazzo Dinner Show, “KDO” and “The House Of Dancing Water” at city of dreams Macua, Mother Africa Circus in Germany, Cirkafrika in Paris France amongst various other productions. As Cirque Africa is a unique form of entertainment that is geared towards family members of all ages, Cirque Africa is primarily a visual show, and accordingly, language and cultural barriers will not pose a problem in terms of audience marketability.