Love transcends time in 1802

News 01 May 2023

1Magic’s new series, 1802: Love Defies Time brings a timeless Xhosa love story to life.

Love transcends time in 1802

This May, 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) brings a new romantic series, 1802: Love Defies Time, which follows two star-crossed lovers as they travel through time in search of their destiny. 

The brand-new telenovela, which airs Mondays-Wednesdays at 20:30 is a fascinating series with fantasy and mythology elements. When Khosi (played by Sikelelwa Vuyeleni) accepts Zuko’s marriage proposal, she believes that her life is just beginning. However, she doesn’t realise that her fate has already been decided.

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““We are thrilled to present 1802: Love Defies Time to our DStv Compact Plus subscribers. With its fascinating story, talented cast, and intriguing portrayal of Xhosa culture, this show is bound to capture the imagination of our audience. Our goal is to continue to bring authentic local stories to our viewers and we invite our DStv Premium and Compact Plus subscribers to tune in to follow the love story of Khosi and Melisizwe," says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.”

The story begins after Khosi is pulled back in time to the 1800s. We witness a world unlike anything we’ve seen before. This world is run by the Jola Royal Family, led by King Jonginamba KaMajola, Melisizwe's father. Here, the King has three wives who live separately in their homesteads. Can Khosi and Melisizwe's love endure through space and time? The cast also includes Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo, Prince Grootboom, Motheo Ratikane, Vuyolwethu Ngcukana and Amanda Quwe, to name a few.

Tune into 1802: Love Defies Time, Mondays-Wednesdays at 20:30 on 1Magic (DStv channel 103.

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