By DOROTHY CHISI –
KAZADI Films has announced the launch of the ‘Divorce Club’reunion on Crown TV Zambia with chief executive officer David Kazadi commending Zambians for being supportive of the production.
Kazadi, who spoke at the launch, says as the first sensational reality television film, it has been able to reach out to many people in and outside the country.
“The success of the film is driven by the Zambian people’s appetite for movies. For us, and me in particular, seeing a vision come to life is one thing, but to afford the support of the Zambian people is truly heart-warming,” he says.
Kazadi says he has been working with people who have been inspired greatly to stay focused and committed to the vision of uplifting the local film industry through meaningful, soul captivating and memorable content.
Kazadi notes that the film label will ensure that thequality of content produced is accessible by both local andinternational audiences.
He says his group will continue strengthening its relationships withcontent carrier TopStar and all the local productions.
“Film making is a fast growing industry in Zambia, but it will bemeaningless if the local stakeholders do not get their fair share ofthe cake.While our stories are inspired by Zambia and Zambians, weare committed to taking these stories beyond borders,” Kazadi says.
He says his film company is grateful to TopStar and Crown TV for thepartnership that continues to grow and flourish.
TopStar chief executive officer John Zhuang says his company is happy to beassociated with the ‘Divorce Club Reunion’, which will premiere onCrown TV channel 89 of DTT and 543 on DTH exclusive on TopStar.
Zhuang, who said this in a speech read for him by TopStar Communications Manager Joy
Chula, says his company’s interest is to facilitate a partnership for the film with Crown TV to support the promotion of quality andexciting premium local content which shall be accessible to more than750,000 subscribers countrywide at an affordable fee.
He says TopStar strives to meet subscribers’ expectations to providelocal content that relates to their everyday lives and will ensure that there is non-stop entertainment.
“As you may already be aware, TopStar, a registered Zambian company, isthe public signal distributor and largest signal distribution platformin Zambia. We have 38 local television stations on the TopStarplatform and we are still growing,”he said.
Crown TV chief executive officer Mwape Kumwenda says Divorce Club has seen an increase in local viewers who are looking out for new products every Sunday.
Kumwenda says the content of the drama series speaks to the Zambians and what is happening socially.
She notes that some of the answers to increased divorces in the country are depicted in the scenes of the drama series.
Divorce Club is a non-scripted show where women and men get the opportunity to confront their partner’s lovers or side chicks or toy boys.