CAPE TOWN, South Africa – It’s now official. MultiChoice Kenya, known as the home of great pay TV entertainment in Kenya has launched and premiered the highly anticipated film, ‘ Shaka iLembe’, season 1 Episode 11 a groundbreaking cinematic masterpiece on Zulu Kingdom.
The producers have declared that this programme will take audiences on an exhilarating journey into the heart of South African history, courage, and legacy.
Produced by Bomb Productions and funded by MultiChoice, “Shaka iLembe” is set to captivate global audiences and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Zulu Kingdom, they add.
Shaka iLembe is an epic story that captures the grand history of a formidable warrior, Shaka Zulu. Also revealed is that this is a story of Kings, Queens, prophets, and warriors. It’s a story of love and romance, conflict, betrayal, sacrifice, and more!
Speaking during the premiere event, the South African High Commissioner, Amb. MJ Mahlangu said that we need to tell more African stories world over.
“I believe that this is a direction that we need to take for all of Africa. We need now more than ever to tell our stories and enrich the lives of our people through the delivery of creative, exciting, compelling, and well-delivered productions that leave no stone unturned and maintain the fiber of our people, culture, values systems, and norms,” he pronounced.
“Watching this first episode clearly shows that Shaka iLembe has been meticulously crafted by an imaginative team of filmmakers who sought to honor the essence of African history and culture with a production showcases the rich tapestry of African landscapes, authentic costumes, and an appealing soundtrack that blends traditional rhythms with contemporary compositions,” Amb. Mahlangu observed, adding that, “The result is a sensory experience that transports audiences to the heart of Africa, igniting a deep connection with its heritage and inspiring a new generation to embrace their roots.”
He stated, “On behalf of the South African High Commission, I wish to applaud MultiChoice through MultiChoice Kenya for creating this television masterpiece that tells the rich, yet authentic history of the Zulu Kingdom through television.”
Nzola Miranda, Managing Director, MultiChoice Kenya commented, “This production tells a raw and authentic African narrative, with a rather relatable historical storyline of occurrences in the chiefdoms and kingdoms across the Zulu kingdom. A story that reminds me of the great Maasai moran /warrior Senteu-born in the mid-1800s and remembered as a fearless leader of the Loita clan whose birthright was stolen from him. The connections between our historical stories, be they from South Africa, Angola or Kenya, remain united through our common lineage and strong narratives across Africa.”
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