29 June 2022, Lusaka: Zambezi Magic, the home of local entertainment will reach an epic milestone soon – the channel turns seven on 1 July, and it has been an incredible journey that has seen the launch of some of the nation’s top shows across numerous genres, much to the viewing delight of loyal audiences.
“We are excited to be celebrating the seven-year milestone. From inception, Zambezi Magic has worked with up-and-coming to highly proclaimed local producers, writers, directors and onscreen talent to create compelling content suitable for family viewing,” said Mosibudi Pheeha, Channel Head for Zambezi Magic.
It is not by chance that the channel has survived in the most turbulent times in an effort to dodge economic and social disturbances that have impacted individuals one way or another since the global pandemic landed in 2019 and which has since impacted shooting schedules on a large scale. Despite it all, the channel has still managed to up its game and rise to the challenge of continuing to deliver content that resonates with viewers whilst creating a source of escapism during the intense time. “Our mantra as a channel is: We do not make content for ourselves, but for our viewers and we continually study the macro environment and audience behaviour to ensure that we are delivering content that drives eyeballs and discussion beyond the household and where warranted make the necessary tweaks to ensure that content remains topical whilst fostering a culture of family time,” she concluded
Zambezi Magic is synonymous with living up to its promise of delivering fresh content in an exciting, light-hearted and authentic voice. So, stay glued to your seats for old-time favourites such as the hit telenovela- Zuba as well as Mpali. As a gift to the viewers, Zambezi Magic is proud to announce a jam-packed line-up that includes: Chokolo, My Top 5, Royal Clique as well as season 4 of the much-loved dramatic serving- Ubuntu. The 7-year journey has just begun. Join in on the celebration by liking and following Zambezi Magic social media pages (@ZambeziMagicTV) to stay up to date with all the exciting content that has been earmarked to keep you at the edge of your seats!
“We would like to thank our loyal viewers for staying with us throughout the years and making this 7 seven-year milestone a reality – here’s to many more,” said Pheeha
Zambezi Magic Watchlist
Premiere details: 1 August at 19h30 (and every Monday to Wednesday thereafter)
Synopsis: The story narrates the journey of a beautiful young widow facing the prospect of chokolo – an old tradition where a widow is ‘inherited’ by her late husband’s relatives without needing to court her. But when what was supposed to be a simple chokolo affair threatens to break up the Senkulo family, the woman is pulled into a whirlwind of deceit and heartbreak. Chokolo will occupy the 19h30 slot every Monday to Wednesday.
Title: My Top 5
Premiere details: 6 August at 20h00 (and every Saturday thereafter)
Synopsis: Follow Zambia’s heavy weights of the entertainment industry as they come together to share their glamorous life experiences and challenges as young artists who are trying to tackle challenges that showbiz life throws at them. Features Bobby East, Towela Kaira, Bombshell, Wezi, Kaladoshas, Roberto, Slap Dee, B Flow, Abel Chungu, James Sakala, Yo Maps and much more, much more….
Title: Royal Clique
Premiere details: 4 September at 20h00 (and every Sunday thereafter)
Synopsis: Follow Zambia’s heavy weights of the entertainment industry as they come together to share their glamorous life experiences and challenges as young artists who are trying to tackle challenges that showbiz life throws at them. The show features popular Zambian musician Bombshell and controversial award-winning model Mercy Mukwiza, giving you a glimpse of living a royal life as they pursue bigger dreams, with famous friends Xarah and Bianka tagging along to bring the drama to the group
There’s something for everyone on Zambezi Magic, no matter their taste!
About Zambezi Magic
Zambezi Magic, DStv channel 162 and GOtv Supa Ch 5 is a 24-hour general entertainment channel that caters for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Malawi audiences. The channel has a riveting content mix that includes telenovela, drama, reality as well as comedy.