By Jeoffrey Mukubi
NAMIBIA has scored another massive milestone with an announcement this week that local series, The Third Will, will be featured on the popular Zambezi Magic channel, thanks to MultiChoice Namibia and DStv.
The 100 percent home-grown Namibian series will premiere on Zambezi Magic (DStv channel 160) on 5 June at 18h30.
This was revealed at the red carpet premiere of the first episode on Monday night, in Windhoek.
MultiChoice Namibia General Manager, Roger Gertze, welcomed the cast and crew of The Third Will during the glitzy event, while expressing his joy.
He said that MultiChoice Namibia has always been committed to bringing quality Namibian-produced content to the DStv platform.
“At MultiChoice Namibia, we understand that entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories, as it brings people together, and connects us to new realities. We are fully committed to showcasing stories from the Southern African region that will help to build our region’s creative industries, while encouraging excellence in TV production,” Gertze said.
“I would like to give a special welcome to the cast and crew of The Third Will, who have proven that Namibia has an enormous amount of talent, whom we are proud to showcase on the DStv platform. It’s also opportune, as MultiChoice Namibia celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year.
“It has always been our mission here at MultiChoice Namibia to use our influence and resources to play a positive role in Africa, by growing our local creative industry into a vibrant, economic powerhouse.
“The Third Will may be the first Namibian series to feature on Zambezi Magic, but we believe that it will definitely not be the last.”
Zambezi Magic was launched on the 1 July 2016, as part of the MultiChoice pay TV service, whose only aim and mission is serving its audiences with programmes, whose content have a bearing on their lives.
The channel features television shows such as Our Perfect Wedding Zambia, Zim top 10 and Dorika, to mention a few.
Zambezi Magic Channel Head, Addiel Dzinoreva, elaborated further on the channel’s commitment to ensuring that viewers are satisfied with the quality of the content they offer.
“When choosing content, the most important criteria is how good the story is, and then the quality of the production,” he said.
The Third Will revolves around a family feud over an inheritance.
It features the unfolding events, following the death of Mr Kamati, who was a self-made millionaire and owns a meat exporting company.
In his last will and testament, the late Mr Kamati appointed Michael Kamati, his second-born and illegitimate son, to be the heir of the company.
However, this does not go down well with his wife, who wants her son and firstborn, Thomas Kamati, to be the heir.
The drama intensifies, as a hunt for an original third will unfolds, but the question is: Is there a third will and who has it?
Before the screening on Monday, The Third Will executive producer, Frans Kruger, said, “We are not in the dark; Namibians also have stories to tell.”
The delighted executive producer said that it was not easy to shoot the first season of the series, without a big budget.
He especially thanked his crew and director Bienvenu Lukoki, who turned his dream into a reality.
“Our dream is to make The Third Will into a soapie, and since it will be the first Namibian series to be screened on DStv,” Kruger said.
The first season of The Third Will can be viewed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 18h30, with an omnibus every Saturday from 15h30 to 17h00. The show will also be available on DStv Catch Up.
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