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Musician Daev and three others die in road traffic accident along the Chirundu-Lusaka Road, police say

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ZAMBIAN renowned Musician Davis Phiri popularly known as Daev who sang the famous love song titled “It’s never been easy” has died after being severely burnt in an accident along the Chirundu-Lusaka Road.
Daev and three others died in an accident yesterday while one survived with serious injuries after a Toyota Vits he was driving was involved in an accident at around 14:00 hours at red paint area along Chirundu – Kafue  Road.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo revealed in a statement that Daev who was driving the named car from the direction of chirundu to Lusaka had four  passengers on board.
She identified the three other deceased persons as Tandiwe Njovu aged 20 years of Lusaka who was also a student at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, Elton Sakala of Lusaka while the other female victim has not been identified yet.
Katongo said the victim who survived with serious head injuries has been referred to UTH in Lusaka and has not been identified yet.
She said the accident happened when the driver lost control of the motor vehicle and carrierred off the road and over turned after which the motor vehicle  caught fire .
And Katongo said the bodies of the deceased persons are in Mtendere Mission Hospital mortuary.

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US Artist, dj poolboi’s, new music video features Zambian songbird,Theresa Ng’ambi

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MAJOR US electronic artist dj poolboi has just released a new music video with Zambian artist Theresa Ng’ambi. Premiering on one of the biggest music websites globally, COMPLEX. The video has now had over 35k streams in a few days.

dj poolboi released his debut album on Majestic Casual two years ago and has had over 60 million streams since and collaborations with artists such as Moby.

Entirely shot in Zambia, the video for ‘malo okoma’ celebrates the beauty of the landscape while highlighting the importance of appreciation for immaterial things.

Speaking of the single, Theresa Ng’ambi says: “Sung mainly in the Chewa language, “malo okoma” translates into ‘a beautiful place’. That was in my mind while I was at one of my lowest moments in a time where I had a lot of pain from experiencing flashbacks of past tragedies. I started a journey to heal myself by giving the best positive energies to affirm a healthy world I wanted to live in. Visualising “a beautiful place” that has no war, hatred, inequality, covid, viruses or forms of pain or sadness”.

Watch this beautiful video now.

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Friends: the reunion to premiere on M-NET in sub-Saharan Africa on Sunday, 30th May 2021

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MultiChoice Zambia has announced that FRIENDS – THE REUNION will premiere on M-Net exclusive to DStv on Sunday, 30th May at 20:00 hours and will be available on streaming service Showmax from Monday, 31st May 2021.

“Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.

FRIENDS -THE REUNION, will feature a variety of special guest appearances including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

Ben Winston directed the special and executive produced along with “Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer executive produced the special. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir co-executive produced.

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Wanga Zulu wins the “Outstanding Woman in Entertainment and Arts” at Push Award

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THE African film and television industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds – and household stars like Mpali’s Wanga Zulu who are at the forefront, continue to shine bright and make us proud.

After 17 years of crafting and interpreting various television and film roles, Wanga has plenty to celebrate after she was named “Outstanding Woman in Entertainment and Arts” at the 2020 Push Awards, in the hotly contested awards.

From giving up her teaching career and scaling down her lifestyle, to having to convince her family that she could be a successful film and television actress, Wanga was forced to wear resilience as a breastplate and use her talent and determination to penetrate the industry.

This worked in her favour eventually, because the industry paid attention and gave her the platform to do what she loves.
On Zambezi Magic’s Mpali, Wanga adds an undeniable dimension, depth and edge to Mai Guru, the character she plays so effortlessly. We saw this when she dealt with the emotion brought about by the introduction of six more wives to the polygamous Nguzu clan and how she has flawlessly managed to play two extremes; villain and exemplary wife.

While Wanga refers to her role as Nguzu’s first wife Mai Guru (Junza), as her most uplifting and most recognisable role thus far, she has participated in a number of locally produced pieces that make her proud and she has also left a giant footprint with her work on BBC Radio.

Zambezi Magic congratulates Wanga on her award and salutes her continued contribution to Zambia and by extension, the African film and television industry. It is through talent like Zulu that we’re able to tell authentic and entertaining stories.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

07 Aug 2022, 8:30 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

331,074 Total Cases
4,016 Deaths
325,897 Recovered

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