Fri 11 Mar 2016, 13:00
The long wait is over. After receiving an overwhelming response from all over Zambia to the Zed Top 10 presenter search callout, Zambezi Magic has now shortlisted the top 20 entries. These talented finalists represent a diverse range of presenting styles, techniques and looks, all with great potential to become the ultimate Zed Top 10 video jockey.
The channel now needs the help of the viewers to pick the Top 10. Starting on Friday 11 March to Friday 18 March, for a full week, the viewers will be able to vote for their favourite 10 presenters.
Addiel Dzinoreva, Head of Zambezi Magic said: "The Zed Top 10 is one of Zambezi Magic’s most popular shows every week. Zambezi Magic is looking for a multi lingual and charismatic individual, between 18 and 26 years old, who is passionate about television, music and the world of entertainment. It’s a great opportunity for any young Zambian who believes they have what it takes to be the very first video jockey on Zambezi Magic."
For this round of the talent search, viewers have an opportunity to pick the Top 10 presenters and eliminate the bottom 10. Viewers can participate by simply visiting the Zed Top 10 page on the Zambezi Magic website, viewing the Top 20 entries, then voting for their favourite presenter using the online poll. Viewers are encouraged to create their own top 10 lists and share, comment, debate and defend their choices.
"Our viewers are now in a position to end the dreams of at least 10 prospects and at the same time move another ten closer to their dream of becoming a television star. So we want everyone to participate and for friends, family, and colleagues it’s an opportunity to campaign and make a case for their favourites," Dzinoreva said.
Zambezi Magic has provided various opportunities for local talent in the arts and film industries to show case their talent on DStv channel 160. Since its entry onto the market, in July last year, the channel has launched various shows that include lifestyle, musical countdown, movies, drama series and religious programmes from six different countries in Southern Africa. The introduction of a Zambian on air presenter for the Zed Top 10 is one of the many new local talents coming to Zambezi Magic this year.
Zed Top 10 premiers on Fridays at 21:30 CAT.
Here is full list of the Top 20
1. Chisha Ernest Mubambe aka Chromez
2. Abigail Banda
3. Chanda Kangwa aka Roxy Jones K
4. Petronella Kabwe aka Pretty Muchonella
5. Nsunga Chiyungi aka Sashiska
6. Ivy Mutale
7. Natasha Yombwe aka Small Tash
8. Chiluba Katongo
9. Thandiwe Zulu Vundamina aka Thandi
10. Taonga Kaonga
11. Luke Mumba
12. Olanimas Jackson Sampson
13. Ezra Blackson
14. Elaine Luchinde
15. Kasazi Lanino Lungu aka Miss Lanino
16. Mercy Mukwiza
17. Paul Kasanda
19. Benas Banda
20. Nicoletta Chimbala Katulwende aka Miss Coletta