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Mwaka Mugala is the name

28 February 2021
We introduce you to the multi-talented woman behind our precious Zuba.
Mwaka Mugala Zuba

If you’ve been wondering who the leading lady behind Zambia’s very first telenovela is, Mwaka Mugala is the name! Here are some things you may want to know about the Zuba actress.

9. Her birthday is on 19 December making her zodiac sign Sagittarius.

8.  The acting journey started at 14 when she took part in a national arts competition, becoming one of only three girls selected.

7. She studied at the University of Zambia and is a psychology major.

6. She’s admitted to wanting darker roles in previous interviews but also expressed discomfort with nudity.

5. Mwaka does not speak Zuba’s native language of Tonga and has at times been criticised for her accent and pronunciation, which she aims to improve.

4. Her father Alec Mugala is a media guru who has many years in Zambia’s media industry.

3. Apart from being an actress, she has also been an anchor for the likes of Diamond TV.

2. She's a fitness enthusiast and often posts her workout videos.

1. Finally, she's also a Youtuber, so if you haven't gotten to know her through this article, you can always slide over to the tube!


Catch Mwaka on Zuba season 2, Novela Magic, DStv channel 165.

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