Magamba TV is Zimbabwe’s leading production house of cutting edge political comedy and satirical shows. Magamba TV produces Zambezi News, The Week, Askana, Tsaona, and The Africa Round Up.
Four seasons in and Zambezi News is defining itself as one of the pioneering satirical voices on the African continent. A shining example of cutting edge African satire, Zambezi News uses humour to cleverly deal with Zimbabwe and the continent’s complex political and social issues 2015 saw Zambezi News nominated for the #Index100 – the Freedom of Expression Awards in the UK. Meanwhile 2016 saw the show nominated for a prestigious National Arts Merit Award in Zimbabwe and it won Best African Comedian at the African Entertainment Awards USA. Zambezi News has been screened on TV to millions of viewers across Southern Africa while the cast have been on several intercontinental tours. Zambezi News has made international headlines in the BBC, CNN, The Guardian newspaper (UK), Channel 4 News, NPR, Deutsche Welle, and The Economist.
“Bold, daring and very talented”
– BBC Focus on Africa
The Week has grown into a powerful platform for reliable political and socio-economy commentary for young people reaching over 450,000 viewers online per season. It has been called “sharp satire for troubled times” by the 1843 magazine (The Economist). Zambezi News has made international headlines in the BBC, CNN, The Guardian newspaper (UK) and Channel 4 News labelled as “bold, daring and very talented” by the BBC.
Tsaona is a recent partnership with Bustop TV, a local comedy group with a strong online viewership. In November 2015 the collaboration of Bustop TV and Zambezi News, titled ‘Tsaona’, was launched to create short, humorous video clips targeting the mass market that touch on current social issues in English and Shona. These videos were uploaded and shared on social media platforms and have received an overwhelming response from viewers. Magamba TV and Bustop TV were in April 2016 declared two of the top seven most successful internet video outfits in Zimbabwe by leading technology magazine, TechZim.