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It's a wrap for Mu8teen

04 May 2018
Mu8teen season 1 finale.
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Just like any football match, we finally blew the final whistle on Mu8teen this week. The intriguing drams series highlighted the struggle for survival, love and friendship amongst common Zambians.

The story examined the dreams of young footballers who wanted to make it out of the hustles of their poor neighbourhood and make it in life. The series followed the life of Jeff Bwalya (JB), a young man from the village who relocates to Lusaka City with the hope of getting a better life and pursue his football career. Instead he gets entangled in a world of crime, lies and pain. 

Here's a gallery of the images from the series:


Another character, Andy Miyoba, also from a poor background as JB had a passion for football but due to the hardships he faces, he gets involved in criminal activities. He is intelligent and in love with Melisa, a young beautiful woman with whom they have a relationship. Then Mr Monga, a man in his 40's is portrayed as a heartless and a womanizer.

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Mu 18 is a modern Zambia phrase which means 'closer' or 'in danger'. The whole story behind it is that:

  • First, it interprets the number 18 which represents the age of the characters
  • Secondly it represents the eighteenth box in the football pitch which is the penalty area and is considered dangerous.

Because the story touches on football and the young lives of common young Zambians makes it the perfect title for the drama series. 

This is how some of the Mu8teen fans reacted to one of the episodes:

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Missed the last episode? Click here to watch

Remember to catch the following new shows that are coming up this May that are equally entertaining:

  • Bogade - Tuesdays at 21h00
  • Umtenge - Thursdays at 20h30
  • Third Will - Thursdays at 21h00
  • Behind Faces - Mondays & Tuesdays at 21h30
  • Paya One - Sundays at 20h00