ZIO MWALE, Lusaka
KNOWN for movies like Mufaya and Isaacâ€™s Melodies, Tiyangane Zambia is this month expected to start filming a Zambian movie titled Muzo Na Vera that will feature award winning Nigerian actor James Okechuku Esomugha, famously known as Jim Iyke.
Muzo Na Vera is going to be the first Zambian movie to feature a Nollywood actor. It is going to be a romantic musical written by Jones Nasilele that will depict the story of how Zambians live.
Tiyangane ZambiaÂ unveiledÂ the castÂ expectedÂ in the movie last week Friday atÂ aÂ press briefing held at Pamodzi HotelÂ in Lusaka, whereÂ award winning singer Chileshe Chansa, aka CQ,Â was announced as the main actor alongside actress CatherineÂ Soko.
At the event, Tiyangane Zambia director Albert Muteba said the filming of the movie will start this month and Jim was expected in the country soon.
â€œAs Tiyangane Zambia, we want to make a difference in the Zambian film industry by collaborating with other countries.
â€œIt has been our dream as Tiyangane to feature a well-known artiste in our movies, and now our dream is almost reality, as we will feature one of Africanâ€™s best actors,â€ he said.
In an interview with the Weekend Mail, CQ said although Muzo Na Vera will feature a Nigerian actor, the movie will tell a typical Zambian story that move freaks should look forward to.
Asked how he feels to be the main character in a movie featuring Jim Iyke, CQ said he has acted in many movies before, but this project makes him feel recognised as the movie will be a blockbuster.
â€œThis will be a great platform for me, I canâ€™t wait to learn from him [Jim] and the rest of the artistes on the movie,â€ he said
Muzo Na Vera will be directed by Jones Nasilele and others expected to star in the movie include Robby Nyirenda, Philip Ngabwe, Jose Kalumba, George Nyirenda, Webster Chinyimba and Malumba Malumba among others.
ZIO MWALE, Lusaka