Mpali reaches its 1000-episode mark

25 July 2023
The beloved award-winning telenovela celebrates a momentous milestone.
Mpali 1000th episode

Since its premiere on Monday 22 October 2018, Mpali has drawn audiences. The gripping telenovela follows the Nguzu family as they navigate the complexities of life in a modern polygamist household.

Zambezi Magic is thrilled to celebrate the forthcoming 1000th episode of this acclaimed telenovela, set to air on Tuesday, 25 July 2023, at 20:30.



“For a show to reach the 1000-episode mark is a momentous milestone. This means that the quality of storytelling is relatable to our viewers and this makes Zambezi Magic the ultimate home of entertainment. Mpali is more than just a show; it mirrors the reality of many African families, redefining the genre and setting a benchmark for authentic storytelling. As we reach this milestone, we celebrate not only the extraordinary talent of the cast and crew but also our cherished viewers who have passionately followed and championed the series from the beginning," says Mosibudi Pheeha, Zambezi Magic Channel Head.

At the helm of the family is Nguzu, a prosperous businessman and farmer who holds his expansive family together despite the surprising revelations and unending drama his wives bring to his life. Nguzu's pride in his power echoes through his demeanour, resonating in the hearts of his wives, who are all bound to him in different yet profound ways.

Throughout its six seasons, Mpali has received numerous accolades recognising its excellence in storytelling and its cast's exceptional performances. The series won Best Series at the Ngoma Awards in 2019 and 2022, along with the Africa Best Series title at the Zikomo Awards in 2022. Its cast, including Anita Munamonga (Mwiza) and Monde Mutale (Nguzu), have received multiple prestigious actor and actress honours.

Tune into Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 162) every Monday to Friday at 20:30 to follow the unfolding drama, secrets, and scandals in Mpali.