Love Games (TV series)
|Written by||Daliso Nyirenda|
|Directed by||Jeff Sitali|
|Country of origin||Zambia|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original release||January 9 – November 6, 2013 |
Love Games is a Zambian television drama series developed to provide a way for the audience to learn about HIV to promote behaviour change to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. The series is part of the Safe Love campaign by the Ministry of Health, National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its Communications Support for Health project.
The weekly series explores the issues around HIV through the interweaving stories of five friends: Carol (Phingiwe Nango), a recent graduate, her best friend Womba (Yoko Chimanja) and her auntie Tamara (Cassie Kabwita). Then there is Tasheni (Chadzanso Mwenda), a recent arrival from UK, and the driven Mimi (Muzingo “Zee” Banda).
The drama features adult themes and parental guidance is advised.
Season 1 was aired on Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) in 9 January 2013. There are 13 episodes in this season filmed at 53 different locations around Lusaka. The weekly episodes featured on ZNBC and MUVI TV.
- Episode 1: Condoms in Marriage
- Episode 2: Is Trust Ever Enough?
- Episode 3: Connections. It may not be visible, but a sexual network connects two people and any previous lovers they may have had.
- Episode 4: Relationship Dilemmas
- Episode 5: Connecting the Dots. An examination of communication in relationships
- Episode 6: Choices We Make. Factors that influence decision making.
- Episode 7: I now only have 2 girlfriends!
- Episode 8: Relationships and Communication
- Episode 9: Traditional Teachings
- Episode 10: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander?
- Episode 11: Taking Responsibility
- Episode 12: Acceptance
- Episode 13
There are 13 episodes in season 2 of Love Games.
- Muzingo “Zee” Banda as Misozi ”Mimi” Lubasi
- Phingiwe Nango as Carol Jere
- Cassie Kabwita as Tamara Hamoonga
- Yoko Chimanja as Womba Like
- Chadzanso Mwenda as Tasheni Chanda
- Lloyd Kalipende as Charlie “Lucky” Mumba
- Sam Sakala as Chilufya Mubanga
- Wesley Kaonga as Judge Boaz Chanda
- Benne Banda as David Sikazwe
- Bob Nkosha as Sacchi
- Irene Muboshe as Aunty Agatha Chanda
- Jeff Kawana as Makondo Hamoonga
- Anita Munamuonga as Charity Sikazwe
- Grace Rumsey as Fareeda Salim
- Henry BJ Phiri as Dominique Fungamwango
- Stella Sikana as Malaika Jere
- Peter Mpundu Chishala as Cedrique Mikobi
- Shapulani Banda as Penjani Gondwe
- Taffy Kalipinde as Darius Mumba
Production and development
|2014||Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVC) ||Best Television Series and Drama||Fred Phiri||Won|
|Zambia Film, TV, Radio Awards||Best TV Series||Love Games||Won|