We caught up with Esaya Tembo, better known as Bosco from #ZMMakofi. We sent him some questions and he answered them for us. Esaya makes it known that he and his character are two different individuals, and that he always reminds himself not to bring his onscreen character into his everyday life.
The first thing he does in the morning when he wakes up is to read the bible and pray and this is also reflected in the words that he lives by: “God first”. If he had to star alongside anyone in a once-in-a lifetime project, who it would be? Esaya’s answer is the one and only Denzel Washington. He believes good storytelling is made up of three components: drama, humor and thrill, and if he was a scriptwriter on #ZMMakofi, Bosco would fight Makuza to avenge Hagler, whilst impressing Anna.
All of this would happen while doing everything in his power to destroy Anna’s boxing career. Esaya reckons he is skilled at soccer – and if he wasn’t an actor, he would be a star football player. Esaya loves music and he is currently listening to a mixture of rap (NF) and worship. If he had to give his future-self advice it would be: “Fear God, stay humble and work hard”.
Catch Bosco on #ZMMakofi every Monday to Wednesday on #ZambeziMagic DStv CH 162 at 19:30hrs.
Images sourced from Esaya Tembo Instagram.