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1) Reduce Reuse Recycle.

Environmental conservation activism met high fashion photography, when Model; Christina Sakala and Photograper; Emmanuel Mwiche collaborated in a statement shoot. With plastic as her sole apparel, the two displayed their photographs on social media with the lead; "Be courageous enough to bring change to your community."

The nifty photographer seems to have taken keen interest in spreading word against the careless disposal of plastic waste. On social media, Emmanuel showed dismay against a short video containing the detrimental nature of plastic, for Elephants and other wildlife in the country.

Christina Sakala.


2) Peter Mwansa's Advice to Zambian Celebrities.

Fashion blogger; Peter Mwansa schooled Zambian celebrities on social media management and branding. In a lengthy post, the fashion blogger profoundly addressed the need for local celebrities to nurture their online image in order to grow.

"It's so sad to see how our local celebrities have no vision or care for their social media presence. Ever wondered why Davido has a good looking social media page? It's because he works with a photographer. He can not post any image unless it represents his brand... "

Within his capacity as a social media manager, Peter concluded his address with two key recommendations.

• That local celebrities should see to it that they have social media managers, such as himself.

• That they should invest in a personal photographer, to capture high quality images. Read here.

Peter Mwansa.


3) Seven Zambians Selected for The Multichoice Talent Factory.

The MultiChoice Talent Factory is an Africa-wide, multi-tiered training and experiential learning programme by MultiChoice Africa. It is designed to provide the African creative industry with a platform to learn, develop talent, engage and connect with each other through shared passions.

The selection process run for a period of two months, comprising of a diligent interview and arbitration process, by a group of film and television industry experts and regional Academy Directors.

The first class will compromise of 60 students, chosen from a pool of 3000 applicants from 13 African countries. Seven Zambians were chosen to be part of the debut class, a group made up of 3 females and 4 male hopefuls, namely;
Muchemwa Sinkala, Mainala Silondwa, Rachel Mbewe, Jones Mvula, Clarence Nyoni, Emmanuel Mwape and Joshua Kafumukache.

Muchemwa Sinkala.


4) Miss Universe Zambia Signed to Prestigious SouthAfrican Agency.

Reigning Miss Universe Zambia; Melba Emmanuellah Shakabozha bags deal with prominent SouthAfrican agency; Ice Models Management.

Ice Model Management is South Africa's most prestigious modeling network with offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, the entity Melba has been signed to.

The 23 year old beauty, who was crowned Miss Universe Zambia during the month of August, has since gained massive public attention. She is currently away for her prize vacation to Mauritius.

Melba Emmanuellah Shakabozha.


5) SouthAfrican Rapper Casper Nyovest Live in Zambia.

Prominent SouthAfrican hip hop artist Casper Nyovest, was in the country for a live performance. The concert took place last night, the 1st of September at Woodlands Stadium.

The event was sponsored by radio station; Power FM and saw the likes of SlapDee, Cleo Ice Queen, Bombshell, Macky2 and many others share the stage.

Casper was received with a great level of positivity from his fans, who have nothing but great things to say about the concert. The enjoyment seemed to be mutual when the rapper took to social media in a post signaling gratitude.


Zambian Artist Displays His Painting of Casper.


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