Soap profiles top personalities

Along the way, Studio 53 has profiled the continent’s leading personalities, experienced Africa’s vast diversity and visited over a dozen countries. On the travel itinerary were stops in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, St Helena, the Seychelles, Morocco, Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Angola. It was a busy schedule but Studio 53’s dynamic field presenters tackled this with determination and dedication. It was adventure and action for Katia Muchanga (Mozambique), Morning-Star Rosario (Namibia), Fareed Khimani (Kenya), Dennis Tau (South Africa), Chishala Chitoshi (Zambia), Blakofe (Ghana), Mapumba Cilombo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Sister Fire (Malawi), Sitandwa Mmopi (Botswana) and Bobby Gatheca (Tanzania). Meanwhile Zimbabwe’s Alyce Chavunduka anchored the show in-studio for the first year, a role that has now been filled by the duo of Gaetano Kagwa (Uganda) and Rosie Motene (South Africa). With presenters and production teams jetting off across the continent, it’s not surprising that the Studio 53 guest list included a wide range of African icons. Among these were newsman Jeff Koinange, track queen Maria Mutola, music sensation Angelique Kidjo, Nigerian Carte Blanche Africa presenter Moky Makura and “Princess of Africa” Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Other guests on the show were Senegalese music giant Ishmael Lo, Ghana’s OBE honoree Adelaide Addo-Fening, American athlete Michael Johnson and Zimbabwean guitarist Louis Mhlanga along with Nollywood stars Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Ramsey Noauh and Joke Silva. Don’t miss a moment of Studio 53 in 2006. Audiences in Southern Africa can see the show on M-Net every Wednesday at 17:00! Audiences in East and West Africa can see the show on M-Net every Thursday evening at 19:30 hours or 20:30 hours CAT.

March 2006
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