Big Brother Africa All-stars housemates Uti Nwachukwu, Tatiana Durao and Kaone Ramontshonyana will not be coming for Munya’s movie premiere with the other housemates expected to arrive into the country on Wednesday.
According to Extra Media, organising the event, 10 housemates Yacob Yehdego, Mwisho Mwampamba, Sammi, Code Sangala, Hannington Kuteesa, Lerato Sengadi, Meryl Shikwambane, Sheila Kwamboka, Jen Mussanhane and Paloma Manda have confirmed their trip to Zimbabwe for a week to support Munya’s movie, Lobola which has received generous publicity worldwide.
The All-stars winner, Uti Nwachukwu said he was not able to make it owing to a busy schedule but would make an effort to come later.
Tatiana, Munya’s buddy, said she could not make it as well because she had to fly to America to launch her singing career.
Unfortunately, Kaone, who Munya is spending time with in Botswana, will not be coming because he has a project he is working on. Meanwhile, Munya is expected to return home on Wednesday.
The housemates will witness the premiere of Zimbabwe’s first comedy feature film, Lobola at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale on Thursday.
Tickets for the premiere are already selling like hot cakes at the Easy Ticket booth at the Five Avenue shops in Harare.
The film is a Decent Arthouse, Fireside Stories, Mighty Movies and Ivory Pictures production which features Munya and Dalma Chiwereva as the lead actors.
After being premiered in Harare this week, the film will be launched in Bulawayo and Mutare two weeks later.
The movie, which focuses on cultural clashes between the old and the young, features a highly talented cast, consisting of well- known and novice Zimbabwean actors including Pretty Xaba, Charity Dhlodhlo, Joe Pike, Edmore Sandifolo, Anthony Tongani, Tonderai Hakuna, Sean Ray and Alice Makaya.
On Thursday, the 11 housemates will attend a private Cocktail party with members from the corporate world.
On Friday, they will attend a party at Q’Bana hosted by Impeccable Events which has been dubbed “Bohlingers Allstars Tight Crew Party”.
On Saturday, they will be Bulawayo-bound for another party.
On Sunday they will head for Victoria Falls and then Kariba will mark the end of their tour on Tuesday.
In an interview, Extra Media representative, Nigel Mavunga, said the main purpose of bringing the housemates was to show them the best of Zimbabwe.
“We are going to take them on a tour of the country’s major touristic areas in Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Masvingo and either Nyanga or Kariba,” said Nigel.
He added that the housemates’ entire tour will be filmed and sent to various television channels including African Getaways which is a forthcoming television programme that will showcase tourism in the Sadc region.
This will be the first time that Big Brother Africa housemates are brought to Zimbabwe in their numbers.