Shaka iLembe debuted on DStv last week Sunday and set a new record as the best-performing drama series The show with local stars, including Nomzamo Mmbatha and Wiseman Mncube, was viewed by more than 3.6 million people in South Africa Mzansi people credited DStv for its marketing ahead of the series premiere, which got them curious. Shaka iLembe premiered on the Mzansi Magic channel on DStv on June 18 and drew a record-breaking audience.
The historical series gathered 3.6 million views last week Sunday in South Africa. It was also number 1 on the DStv app in several African countries, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The show set in the 1700s got rave reviews for its production and plot from viewers who enjoyed the one-hour premiere episode without commercial breaks.
MultiChoice CEO for General Entertainment, Nomsa Philiso, said the aim of the show is to keep audiences from across Africa entertained. Philiso thanked viewers for showing the series support: “In Shaka iLembe, our vision was to tell an epic African story on a grand scale and with the depth and finesse that can only come from substantial investment. That audiences have bought into this storytelling universe is deeply affirming because it aligns with our understanding of the market appetite for this type of content.
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