Love Games (TV series)

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Love Games
Love Games.jpg
  • Soap
  • Drama
Written byDaliso Nyirenda
Directed byJeff Sitali
Country of originZambia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Fred Phiri
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)
Original releaseJanuary 9 (2013-01-09) [1] – November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06) [2]
External links
Production website

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.[3] 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.[4]


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).[4]

The drama features adult themes and parental guidance is advised.


Season 1

Season 1 was aired on Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) in 9 January 2013.[1] There are 13 episodes in this season filmed at 53 different locations around Lusaka. The weekly episodes featured on ZNBC and MUVI TV.[4]

  • 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

Season 2

There are 13 episodes in season 2 of Love Games.

Love Games Season 2 production set

Main cast

Production and development


Love Games AMVC 2014 Award for Best TV Series.
Awards and nominations for Love Games
Year Association Category Nominee Result
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVC) [5] Best Television Series and Drama Fred Phiri Won
Zambia Film, TV, Radio Awards[6] Best TV Series Love Games Won

See also

External links


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