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.
Friends: the reunion to premiere on M-NET in sub-Saharan Africa on Sunday, 30th May 2021
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.
Police take interest in some video clips circulating involving the late musician Daev Zambia
POLICE have taken interest in some video clips circulating on social media involving the late musician David Phiri famously ‘Daev Zambia’.
Daev Zambia is the famous singer behind the hit songs ‘Never been easy’ and ‘Kamba ka love’ and was also part of the XYZ music group.
He died on Sunday evening along side three other people on the Chirundu-Kafue road.
And in the video clips that have gone viral on various social media platform’s, two unidentified young women are seen whipping the late musician.
The two women who can visibly be seen, can also be heard forcing the musician to sing one of his songs titled, ‘its never been easy’.
The two women are also heard asking the late Daev Zambia to apologize while a man’s voice could be heard telling the ladies in a sarcastic way to stop whipping him.
And when contacted, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police had taken interest in the matter.
“Yes, we have watched the videos and we have taken interest in the matter,” Mrs Katongo wrote.