Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Profession And Language Should Match

In handling finances at the farm, Nguzu, in Mpali, has been quite provident. He has even employed an accountant, Mr. Sitali, who is also his adviser in many non-fiscal issues. But the man’s character and that of a real accountant are many miles apart. Firstly, his vocabulary. One thing he must realize is that accounting […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Film Rating – Does It Have Any Impact?

Last week somebody posted a video on social media in which a child, about 5 years old, was mimicking Cephas of Mpali. Cephas is a well-behaved and intelligent boy, about 18 years old, but physically and verbally maimed due to his mother’s use of charms. The mimicking boy in the posted video displayed an unparalleled […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Mwine Mushi – Less Comic, More Educative

Last time I reviewed Mwine Mushi, I called it “a shadow of its former self” due to the absence of Kasaka (Webster Chiluba). I even said, “Frankly speaking, it was Kasaka’s notoriety and the headman’s subsequent outrage that shaped the comedy into what enchanted the viewers.” Do I sound like I’m backpedaling? No way! I’m […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: The Ubuntu Constitution Contradicts Itself

Apart from the power struggle, there is another contention in the Ubuntu chiefdom. They have a guiding policy regarding succession to the highest office, but the same policy contradicts itself. Here is how. They have an article in their constitution that bars a woman from being a ruler of Ubuntu while another article stipulates that […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Ubuntu – Clots In Blue Blood

Now we are talking Chiefs, Queens, and successions! Chief Mukango of Ubuntu village is terminally ill and he must name his successor before curtains. He has two choices: his daughter or his younger brother. But there is a dilemma. The daughter, Thandiwena (Chichi Daisy Lusumpa), lives in the city and in the chief’s mind, she […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Rebranded Mwine Mushi – A Shadow Of Its Former Self

If you think the rebranded Mwine Mushi is better than the original one, you better keep that to yourself and not bring the discussion of the movie in public. Take my word, no one will treat you kindly. Mwine Mushi (Village Headman in English) is a comedy set in the village where the headman, (Robam […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Shawn Millers Ditches Zuba

Zuba actor Shawn Millers has ditched the production citing lack of consensus as the cause. Here is the verbatim quote of what he said on his Facebook page: “Good evening Regarding my return to Zuba Season 3, I’d like to make a clarification for those that have been inquiring, by saying I am not in […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Nguzu Fuels Shupiwe-Tamara Rivalry

Shupiwe, wife number five, is right. Nguzu, the polygamist farmer, only cares for Tamara in financial needs; the rest of the wives have to look elsewhere. For instance, Monde is only redeemed by Jairos (Farm Manager) when a peddler roughs her up for failure to pay for the clothes she bought on credit. It also […]

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Zambezi Magic Films Under Review: Zuba – Fiction or Nonfiction?

Zuba, the much-missed telenovela, is back on Multichoice channel 162. This time we are being shone season three. It starts with the death of an inmate whom the police identify as Yemba, a member of the Sosala family. This is not the first time Yemba is ‘dying.’ In season two he faked his death and […]

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