FORMER Big Brother UK housemate, Makosi Musambasi’s reality series titled Makosi Today Season 2 was previewed at Wednesday Film Club at a fully packed Book Café.
Sadly Makosi could not attend the preview as she was said to be in Ghana sourcing content, but she was well represented by her family and the production team of the reality series.
The production company involved in the production of the series is CMedia and North said close to $15 000 was spent to make the whole season.
“We are still calculating how much was spent, but I am sure it was more than $15 000 we used to produce season. It is more than what we spent last season, but we travelled a lot this time around,” said Tsitsi Madoda, one of the producers of the series.
Some of the episodes of the show were shot in Zimbabwe while others were shot in South Africa, but the show still maintains its objectives which are to look for local stories with an African Print.
Makosi said: “We seek to change the face of Africa one story at a time. For some time one side of the African story has been told by those who can afford to, but there is danger in telling one side of the story.
“The second Season has 13 TV episodes and a new web-based series called Makosi Extra which has about 9 episodes where we are out and about. Short, impromptu, and packaged for the internet specifically,” said Munya “Bloggo” Dodo, the director of the show.
Rudo Chakanyuka, the host of the Wednesday Film Club said, “It was great having to preview something this huge at our film club as we rarely preview such big projects rather we usually preview young and upcoming film makers.”
In the feedback session one spectator complained about sound and Mrs Madoda responded saying they were still editing the series.
“The show used to be screened on ZTV on Mondays at 7pm, but we are not sure if we will retain the same slot. All we know for now is it will be aired on August 1 and we shall advise the fans when we are notified on time,” she said.
Some of the prominent people interviewed on the show are award winning author Tsitsi Dangarembga, motivational speaker Rabbison Shumba and the golden couple Tendai Manatsa and Selmor Mtukudzi .
The great teaser of the preview was when she asked Selmor about her relationship with her father Oliver Mtukudzi which has always been a subject of speculation.
When asked about the challenges faced during the production of the show, Bloggo had this to say, “Pessimism seems to have become our culture and some people don’t even feel like they have stories that are worth telling . . . we are going to change that.”