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These are the Stories behind the Story – Zambezi Magic

09 March 2022
Who are the people creating and telling Zambian tales we love and enjoy every day?
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Zambezi Magic DStv Channel 162 and GOtv Supa Channel 5 is the hub of local entertainment for Southern Africa, where local content is produced by Africans and for Africans. Our lives are interwoven by these stories and they are what connects us to one another.

We are kept glued to our Zambezi Magic screens from Monday to Sunday for many reasons, such as, time to connect with characters from our favourite dramas and telenovelas like Zuba and Mpali, as well as the rib cracking comedies like Shi Mumbi and Uncle Limbani.

There are gifted people who have been dedicated to the mission of telling Zambian stories to help us all understand our lives, the past, the present and the future. These storytellers are creating communities where viewers can be linked together through art and expression.

Here are some of the great minds behind the much loved local content:

Ellen Banda-Aaku, writer for Mungoma

“My super power is writing stories.”

Ellen is a talented Zambian writer. She has written on many of our Zambezi Magic faves such as Mungoma. She’s dedicated to taking viewers and readers into a different dimension.

Frank Sibukku, producer of Mpali

“Creativity and storytelling are like ground nuts and cassava. Separately they are nice but together they are magic!”

Frank is a multifaceted producer and creative behind stories such as the fan favourite Mpali. He continues to let his imagination run wild to stay connected to the audience.

Jones Nasilele, technical director on Amooye, Ubuntu and Zuba

“Having a great story is only half the job.”

Jones is a film and technical director who makes sure the words on the pages turn into actions on the screen. He plans to continue implementing a holistic approach when he works on creative films and shows such as Amooye, Ubuntu and Zuba.

Nancy Handabile, producer of Zuba

“Story telling when done well, will catch the heart before the head.”

Nancy a dynamic producer who has had the amazing opportunity to work on shows such as Zuba, supervising every stage until the story is been delivered.

There you have it! These are the creative minds behind the stories we hold dearly to our hearts and screens!

Make sure you stay tuned into Zambezi Magic DStv Channel 162 and GOtv Supa Channel 5 to catch all the amazing stories from our local creatives.