Arthur Evans Show gets a thumbs up
> Jonathan Mbiriyamveka
IN THE late 2000s when Zambian top-rated soap ‘Kabanana’ launched on small screens, it became an instant hit with Zimbabweans.
The soap won the hearts of many not just in Zimbabwe but also across Southern Africa.
But now things have changed.
A Zimbabwean talk show, ‘The Arthur Evans Show’, has captured the imagination of not only Zimbabweans but also Zambians where it received a warm reception.
The show is screened to continental audience on DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel.
MultiChoice Zimbabwe publicity and public relations manager, Liz Dziva said: “We are excited about this show and about the great things it is doing for Zimbabwe on the African television scene, and we hope this will be the first of many series to be aired on Zambezi Magic.
“The talk show is as big in Zambia as it is here in Zimbabwe.”
She said that Zambezi Magic was launched to provide a platform for content from Southern Africa, including Zimbabwe, and had already showcased a selection of leading films and television productions from local producers.
“Zambezi Magic is a channel that likes to focus on content from Zimbabwe and the introduction of shows like this reinforces its mission to do so,” said Dziva.
The inclusion of the ‘Arthur Evans Show’ had added a new dimension, giving exposure to a range of Zimbabwean people who were guests on the show during its run.
The show, which started broadcasting during November, is hosted by well-known Zimbabwean presenter and MC, Arthur Evans.
The show profiles Zimbabwean and African trendsetters, visionaries, pioneers, trailblazers and people who have defied the odds to get to the top. Guests appearing include Oliver Mtukudzi, Ammara Brown, Sandra Ndebele, Carl Joshua Ncube, Jeys Marabini, Munya Chidzonga and many others.
Zimbabwean content in the recent past includes shows like Wedding Diaries, Makosi Today, Celebrate Life, Tonight with Zororo, Wine and Dine with Tumi and Zambezi News, among others.
The ‘Arthur Evans Show’ gives additional Zimbabwean content to a channel designed to focus on film and television material produced in Southern Africa.