Zathu back with Season 5: New character Jijo brings new thrills

In just two years, Zathu pa Wailesi continues to wow its audience with yet another season of thrills, laughter and drama.

Zathu crew

In its endless drama, season 5 of Zathu will hit the airwaves on 22nd July with the exciting introduction of a new character,”George aka Jijo “the Joker”.

Jijo is street smart and intelligent, 17-year-old form 4 self-boarding student at Mamzoli secondary school.

However, he is also mischievous and treads on the edges of the law one too many times throughout Season 5.

“I do what I need to do to get things done,” Jijo real name Jeremiah Chigwenembe said in an interview with Nyasa Times.

But, what will Zathu Band think of him? Will Jijo reject the hand of friendship? Will the friends and all-knowing and non-judgmental Gogo bring a positive change in the life of Jijo? How will Jijo confront the changes, negative and positive, happening in his life? Will his latest exploits finally land him in deep trouble or will his talent save him? These are the questions lingering in Zathu fans.

So many questions surround Jijo’s life. Tune in to Season 5 find out more. In Season 5 Gogo remains everyone’s wise best friend and continues to answer important questions from young people all over Malawi. C-Zee and DJ Goxy, the dynamic presenters are travelling around the country while meeting listeners and finding inspiring stories from young people doing incredible things in Timve Kwa Inu. To follow the adventures of the Zathu friends, hear hot new music, games and more, tune in to Season 5 exclusively on MBC Radio 2 on Monday 3:30 pm, Wednesday 3:30 pm and weekly Omnibus on Saturday 5:00 pm,” said Zathu Senior Manager Partnership and Communications Zilanie Gondwe.

Zathu followers and and the public are encouraged to send comments and questions to Gogo on 0888353535 / 0999353535.

ZATHU can also be followed on Facebook and on website for all things Zathu including music and music videos.

Zathu and Girl Effect Partners Girl Effect is a creative NGO that uses media platforms (such as music and radio) to confront real-life issues for girls and boys; to challenge the way people think about girls and enable them to reach their full potential; and which in turn can help break the poverty cycle.

Girl Effect is part of the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) – partnership with PEPFAR which focuses on reducing HIV infections in adolescent girls and young women across 15 African countries, including Malawi.

The partnership led to the development of the Zathu brand in 2017. Zathu is a branded media initiative created with youth Malawian which aims to inspire, inform and connect girls and boys to services they need, and to take action to change their lives.

This exciting multimedia brand is comprised of a radio show ‘Zathu Pa Wailsesi’ (radio drama and talk show), Zathumagazine, music and music videos from Zathu Band and a youth clubs network across the country.

Understanding the potential for change through brands, GAVI partnered with Girl Effect/Zathu to empower girls and create demand for the HPV vaccine, Zathu has also partnered with UNESCO to promote TEVET training especially for girls.

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