uZulu no Mhlaba comes to Mzansi Magic on DStv

A tale of music and rivalry

News 21 October 2022

Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) is set to premier its latest riveting drama series, uZulu no Mhlaba.

A tale of music and rivalry

When it comes to Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161), Sunday nights are for gripping local dramas. The channel’s primetime slot is loved by viewers for its ground-breaking and riveting shows, and the latest addition, uZulu no Mhlaba is no exception. The series premieres on Sunday, 30 October at 20:00, and it’s partially set and filmed in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal’s Ulundi township. The 13-episode series tells the story of two Maskandi artists, who engage in a brutal feud over music – only to discover that they are more closely linked than they could have imagined.

Watch uZulu no Mhlaba, from Sunday 30 October at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).

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The battle lines are drawn

uZulu no Mhlaba explores two generations of Maskandi musicians: fathers and their sons, and each generation’s musical and deeply personal rivalry. Having come from very different backgrounds but with a shared passion for Maskandi music, Zulu and Mhlaba turn into bitter rivals when they inherit a feud held by their respective fathers.

They learn a secret hidden from them when an unspeakable tragedy occurs – what impact will this have on the world around them, their loved ones… and each other?

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uZulu no Mhlaba is a story of music and rivalry, and what people will do when faced with life-changing moments that need them to confront their deepest fears to overcome them.

“Our Sunday night drama slot has traditionally been one of our strongest performers and we are committed to always attain this target. It’s a primetime slot known for Mzansi Magic’s celebrated dramas, and we’re proud to add a brand-new show to this slot, one set in the world of one of the country’s largest music genres. We always try and push the envelope with our content, and we are excited to see how it performs, and if the viewers will resonate with it,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

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The Maskandi artists are portrayed by newcomers Aphiwe Bengu (who plays Zulu) and Ntokozo Vilakazi, who plays Mhlaba). The impressive cast also includes the legendary Ernest Ndlovu (iNkaba, Black Sails); Ayanda Borotho (Isibaya); the award-winning Nothando Ngcobo; Phumzile Mlangeni (Gomora, The Queen, The Republic); and award-winning maskandi icon Ihhashi Elimhlophe.

Watch uZulu no Mhlaba, from Sunday 30 October at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).

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