The Price family and their Legacy

Ever watched something and you felt you needed more time to digest?

This is how I felt as I watched the first episode of the dazzling riveting telenovela –Legacy on M-Net.This telenovela is produced by the award winning production company Tshedza Pictures and if you do not know who and what Tshedza Pictures does , well please grab a chair you are about to be schooled.

Tshedza Pictures is one of my faves, a production company co-owned by Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, they have produced Giyani -Land of the Blood , my daily indulgence – The River, they are also the creators behind Gomora and now they have a new baby – Legacy . *drumroll please* let me give you the juice on what happened during. the first episode.

Spoiler alert !

The first episode showcased the tale of a wealthy ,affluent ,powerful family that is going through a transition- the patriarch of the family is retiring and wants to hand over the reins to someone who is capable of taking over the family business – Legacy Investments.

The episode begins with the golden girl Felicity having a quick chat with their landscaper Sbu and we quickly move to the house where a newsreader is sharing about the family’s much anticipated news – the end of an era. An annoyed Felicity quickly calls the news people and asks them to wrap it up –why were they sharing their private matters on national television .

Felicity is the boss

We then get introduced to Mr Price who seems to adore his wife Dineo who is upstairs finishing up proofreading his speech whilst immersed in a bubble bath. One can tell Mr Price( Sebastian Senior) is a doting father as he hugs one of his daughters lovingly and plucks a kiss on another’s forehead.He then goes upstairs to check on his wife who has finished proofreading his speech and they share a beautiful moment.

when he looks at you like this (Mr Price and Dineo)

Downstairs something is brewing as Felicity is convinced that her dad is going to hand over the reins to his beautiful wife Dineo( I think she does not like Dineo). As the conversation continues with her sisters , a visitor arrives, well its Sebastian Junior (there is a new crush in town talk about delectable , bless my heart).After exchanging pleasantries all roads lead to Legacy retreat and in one of the cars an important conversation is shared between Mr Price and his wife, he asks her if all is well regarding the stadium business with the Premier because he didnt want anything to mess up their plan of Dineo taking over Legacy investments ( at this point I was thinking what do they mean is it contained and is it about corruption or bribes)

special tender moment before the storm

All is set at the retreat and Mr Price is sharing about the history of the business but he is interrupted.Someone has leaked that Dineo has been implicated in a corruption scandal about the stadium and so the games have began . Who will take over now?

the moment Hell broke loose!
father and son confiding (look at Seb Junior, some eyecandy)

Mr Price then goes for a drive with his son and asks him who would be the best fit for the post and he shares that it would be Felicity,she is the one for the job.

Felicity thanking the little Bird of eavesdropping in the car

Well where is Felicity? We move to a room where Felicity is sharing moments with the prince who is Mr Price’s driver * side eye* . Well I will call him the little bird that eavesdropped and recorded the conversation between Mr Price and Dineo in the car and gave it to Felicity to use as ammunition.

As the day goes by, we get to see a tender father and daughter moment in the wild but he discovers something, Felicity smells of cheap cologne and its so familiar to him ( its his driver’s and he puts two and two; she is the one who tipped off the news people which lead to the corruption scandal leak and now Dineo dearest cant take over )

the moment when he smells of the cheap cologne

Now this is when drama unfolds as she pushes his dad off the cliff and prétends to scream “daddy daddy”. Mr Price has paid a huge price for discovering that his daughter sabotaged his wife’s ascent in the business

to push or not to push dad off the cliff

What a huge price to pay right!

What I loved about the telenovela is the riveting jaw dropping storyline,it has familiar faces from the South African arts industry and also has a subplot ( Mr Price’s driver has a sister Petra who is job hunting and so she attends an interview at Legacy investments where the recruiter out rightly tells her that she wont be getting the job as they seek to maintain the BEE scorecard and this is definitely a plot I want to see develop ).It also depicts a reality about family legacy and that any member is willing to pay to have a piece of the inheritance or legacy even if it is murder

What I did not like about the telenovela was that I was literally sitting on the edge whilst watching it.It is riveting,gripping and I think we will be seeing a lot of twists going forward. I did feel a bit sad about the death of Mr Price but his death was necessary, he is the sacrificial lamb so that the legacy is carried on lol

crocodile tears crying daddy daddy .Felicity

Would I recommend you to watch?

Definitely if you have not watched it you can catch up on the first episode on DSTV catch up, I am not sure yet if it is now on Showmax.For the rest of the episodes you can jump on the wagon every Monday to Thursday at 19h00 on M-Net Channel 101 (for this week only all Dstv subscribers can watch it on M-Net which is huge)

kutense at the Legacy lol 7pm on Mnet Channel 101

All images used in this article were obtained from the M-Net Channel .

Wrap up the challenge #WinterABC #Day22

*clears throat*

Firstly I would love to thank at @Afrobloggers for the challenge, it has helped me learn much and witness the power of a simple post. I would also like to thank all the bloggers I have interacted with, collaborated with and all the posts they shared, I have learnt so much . To those who read each and every post I made , merci,obrigada,thank you thank you you are far too kind *jayz’s voice*

Its officially over but to me its just the beginning ,I will not say goodbye but I will say see you soon

Do check out @Afrobloggers site on http://afrobloggers.org.zw/ it has lots of yummy beautiful content.

*pimp my ride’s presenter’s voice* I have officially been badged lol, I came , I wrote and I finished the challenge .

*ululates*

Which brand would you like to represent and work with #WinterABC2020 #Day10

I used to be a language tour guide in Victoria Falls and whenever I would go drop off clients or see them off for an activity at the Victoria Falls hotel, I would find myself glaring at timeless pieces at one of Ndau’s display units. I would feel like a child in a candy shop and I would always make a wish that one day I would own one of their pieces.

Ndau Collection is a group of collaborative designers in Victoria Falls , who were brought together by their love for African history ,culture and design.They specialise in handmade peculiar accessories, jewellery , collectibles and fragrances. You can check out some of their pieces below and on their site https://www.ndaucollectionstore.com

I would love to represent and work with Ndau Collection because I would love to showcase what the brand represents and share about its rich history and work that has gained recognition across the globe.

Have I been Ndau’d ?

They say wishes do come true and mine came true when @gilmoretee and @NdauCollection made magic .

I received a special package few weeks later

I cant equate the feeling I felt when I touched and wore them. Unique and precious are their pieces and to represent them would be a dream come true. Universe hear hear

All pictures of the Ndau logo and pieces were taken from their site

By the time he woke up I was dying … #WinterABC2020 #day18

1hour earlier

I tiptoed around the room in order not to wake him up, after the night we had ,surely he needed some rest . My babe, my boo was finally home after his latest UN trip and I planned to make his stay memorable.I reached out for his white crispy shirt so I could bask in his scent. Alluring, tantalising and clean, this smell…

Okay!!! I mutter as I quickly snap back from Wonderland, I need to bath and make him some breakfast fit for a king.I make my way to our ensuite and I treat myself to a hot bubble bath.

As I step out to get my drying towel, something is wrong, I can’t feel my legs. I hear a loud thud as I slip onto the floor. I can see red ,its red all over our ceramic tiles and I try crying out “Baby” .I wonder if he can hear me, he is not coming for me anytime soon is he?

By the time he woke up I was dying ….

Share about a life changing event that you once attended #WinterABC2020 #Day20

The 26th of May 2018 will always stand out as one of my memorable and unforgettable days , I finally got to see my fave. All this while I had been listening to his music and even sharing with the Universe about my wish to see him perform in person.

I remember so vividly the day it was announced that Ginimbi was bringing him to Zimbabwe , Kuda tagged me on the tweet and the countdown began.

All roads would lead to HICC for his maiden Zimbabwean tour.

On the day a throng of rhumba lovers gathered at HICC to attend his maiden show. In case you do not know who   Fally Ipupa is, Congolese by nationality, is a former dancer of the acclaimed rhumba hit maker Koffi Olomide who has risen through the ranks to stardom as a rhumba musician. He is famously known for his hits such as “Original Hustler,La vie est belle, Ècole” and his breathtaking dance moves.

picture taken from his Twitter page

 His maiden show to Zimbabwe was part of his African “Tookoos” tour and was made possible by Ginimbi entertainment in conjunction with Trace Africa. The show was hosted by the effervescent Tich Mataz and the queen of swag Pokello who took turns introducing the various artists during the show. The show kicked off with Bryan K as the opening act who proved that he could be the next thing in the entertainment industry as he belted out his songs  effortlessly .After the “Kiriba “ singer left the stage , the crowd was in for a nostalgic treat as Diamond Musica claimed their crown. Yes they still have it; they serenaded the crowd with “Sinamakosa, Akapfeka Miniskirt and Ehe Ndimambo” and definitely made some rhumba lovers go amok with their dance moves.

Diamond musica -picture taken from @263Chat site

Up next was Tuku who lived up to his legendary reputation as he delivered a timeless, seamless and seasoned musical act.  He performed songs from his latest album and even managed to drop some faves like Shamiso and Hosanna.

The great Oliver Mtukudzi – taken from @263Chat site

As soon as his final musical notes died down, rhumba lovers knew it was now time to finally see “El Rey Mago”, Aigle Fally Ipupa. With bated breath and dimmed lights, the “Original” hitmaker made his entrance singing “La vie est belle”.

I was that close to him I saw him guys and he smells nice!!!

At that very moment it dawned on fans that they were in for a splendid act as Fally and his dancers took turns dancing and singing. He performed non-stop for close to 3 hours varying his tempo and dance moves.  If anything is to go by, he lived up to most rhumba lovers expectations as he engaged with the crowd and even granted his fans a chance to share the stage with him. As he sang his last song and announced that the after party was at Sankayi, Juntal could be seen warming up in the background.

Aigle Fally Ipupa on stage

Juntal wrapped up the show with a few of his latest singles and the hit single “ Mutupo”. Junta’s act surely shows that there is still hope in our entertainment industry. Overally the show was a success though marred with a relatively average turnout .This could be as a result of the Champions league final which saw  Liverpool losing to Madrid so maybe Liverpool fans were licking their wounds at home as others danced the night away.However I believe this show will always leave an indelible mark in the minds of most rhumba fans, Fally came, he conquered and he still reigns as the Champions love and for me I had finally seen my fave.

Recycle one of your old posts and bring it back to life #WinterABC #Day21

What would you do if you could have all you ever wanted?

Dai pasina  Tendai wedu wainoroorwa gudo remugomo, mugomo here mugomo here”

The crowd kept on chanting as Chipo’s lobola negotiations had been finalised. Chipo could not hold her smile anymore, she was finally Mrs Mufambi.We gathered around to celebrate with her, Tendai had put a ring on it.

Beep beep!!! I look at my Whatsapp messages

Chipo created group “Chipos Bridesmaids”

Chipo added Christine

Chipo added Paida

Chipo added Cynthia

Chipo added Andile

Chipo : Welcome ladies ,at long last . Bridal dance rehersals are starting tomorrow

Christine : It’s a wedding

Andile : Pfee  finally

Me: Hello Beautiful Bride to Be

Cynthia : Paida we have waited for this from the beginning of time. See you tomorrow hunies.

I quickly glance at the time,I should probably go help the aunties serve our inlaws some food. I walk towards the cooking area but for some reason  i just feel that someone is looking at me.“Ndiani aronga kudai ndi Mwari vakanaka ,ndiani aronga  kudai ndiMwari vakanaka”, the aunties sing as they dish out food and they give me a tray to take to our  vakwasha.As I walk towards our vakwasha I reflect on how our friendship had began with Chipo, we had met at varsity and had been inseparable ever since,friends are like diamonds rare to find and Chipo was one such friend.Chipo was highly temperamental,loving nonetheless and had a weakness for tall men.

I kneel in front of the vakwasha  and our eyes meet with him .Yes him, I knew it was him who had been staring at me as I walked to the cooking area. Oh my where to begin!! Chocolate brown skin, deep voice and above all  tall that is Tendai for you. Tendai  was yummy yummy and every time I would see him with Chipo,my tummy would be in knots.

Ok snap! Back to reality come on Paida.I gently put the tray on the table and help the guys wash their hands.

“I did it Paida, your friend must be ectastic,” Tendai remarked.

His boys all join in to share their sentiments about the lobola negotiations but all I can hear is Tendai’s voice .He did it what? He is proud of himself for finally tying the knot, if only he knew.I smile politely and mumble some congratulatory message. I quickly need to go away and change my knickers,Tendai still has the same effect on me as during our varsity years.

“Boys catch you later .Will come collect the tray soon”, I remark as I stand up to leave

Beep Beep

I look at my phone

Ten: I love the look.That headwrap suits you.

xoxo

I look at him and shake my heard.

Story by:

Melody Chingwaru

Tatenda Diura

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Choose 5 songs, tell us why they are special to you #WinterABC2020 #Day19

This one was a lot because I love music and choosing just five phew .so these are my 5 songs.

1.Innocent Utsiwegota-Amai

This song is special to me because it sums up what I hope and wish for my heroine, my mum. I would not be where I am if it was not for her and my world makes sense because she is in my life.You can check it out below

2. Jonas Chivasa ft Chelsea MguniNdozvinoita Nyasha

This song reminds me of how things can just change for the best, how you could be going through the worst and something happens and the only explanation is grace. I am grateful for grace, it has carried me through all my life.You can check it out below.

3. Saïfa-Backshot

Ignore the lyrics shall you because hey… This song is my mood changer, I love the beat, the outfits and the dances in the video, Saïfa delivered on this one. It makes me feel jolly and want to dance. You can check it below

4. Fally Ipupa Jupka

This was a tough one to choose , I love Fally Ipupa so this one is a snippet to all his songs I love. Its a merry one.You can check it out below.

5.Jah Cure – Straight from the Heart

I am a lover of love, this one takes me back to that fuzzy place where you feel love and this song hits deep. You can check it below.

Eish wish I could add more songs ….. what are your top 5 songs?

Own Mutual Women’s Marathon (OWN)

Fitness Bae

Thanks to technology we can still experience some fitness fun through virtual running. Thought it breaks my heart that I can’t meet up with people in groups for now I feel better that I can still enjoy running from the comfort of my own space.

Join the OWN Virtual and run for a worthy cause.

🤔Purpose: Help feed a Family

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Share something on grief, loss or healing #WinterAbc2020 #Day16

Have you ever felt that gut wrenching pain that makes you wish you could go back into your mother’s womb? That pain that makes you beg God endlessly to just silence the pain so that you can be okay for a while, pain that leads you to be in a foetal stationary position because that pain has rendered you powerless, helpless and motionless.

Every being has known pain in one form or another , loss too and healing as we know is not linear. For me writing has been a medium that has helped me when I am going through something and today I will share some stuff I have written pertaining grief, loss or healing

1.Kana chaikuda

Kana chaikuda chava kukusema zvinoita sezvimwe
kunge uri kunhuwa kupfuura chidembo chaicho
kunge wakashata sebere asi inga rinombosekawo wani

Kana chaikuda chava kukusema
mashoko ako anoita kunge arikuvava semandimu
huvepo wako unomushayisa mufaro kunge magetsi aenda asisambodzoki

kana chaikuda chava kukusema
zvinoita kunge asinawo hanzvadzi achada
kunge asinawo mwana achada
kunge asinawo chizukuru chichada

dai mwoyo yaikumbidzanwa
dai rudo rwaidzimurika
dai ndangariro dzaidzimika
dai tsoka dzaiparadzika!

kana chaikuda chava kukusema zvinoita sezvimwe

The English translation (Trial and Error )

When the one who loved you no longer wants you, things change

Like you stink more than a skunk

Like you are uglier than a hyena but even a hyena laughs

When the one who loved you no longer wants you, things change

Your words taste bitter like lemons

Your presence makes them lose their joy as if its electricity that sometimes goes and never comes back

When the one who loved you no longer wants you , things change

Its like they do not have a sister who shall love

Like they will not have a child who shall love

Like they will not have a grandchild who shall love

If only we could lend each other our hearts

If only love could be erased

if only memories could be faded

If only footprints could be undone

When the one who loved you no longer wants you, things change

2.Departed

Sullen face  
Hollow cheeks  
Ashen skin 

Lifeless 
Clueless
Motionless

Some howled like dogs
Some wept with grace  
Some groaned for their future

Future envisioned now a distant dream
Past now a memory
Present now a bleak blurry picture

3. I thought

I thought I had it all until I was
reminded that it is not mine.
I thought I
had it all until it was snatched away from
me.I thought I had it all until
it seemed so far to reach I thought I had
it all until I realised it was
just a mirage.

Thoughts unshared.
Actions undone.
Words unsaid.
But still I felt I had it all

It felt so tangible yet I never touched it
It felt so realistic yet I never
saw it.
It felt so attainable yet I didn’t
take the first step.
It felt so
doable yet I didn’t act.

I was in the sea but never swam.
I was thirsty but never drank.
I was hungry
but never ate.
I was near it but yet so f
ar

I thought I had it all until…
I will be hopeful that i will have it again.
I will be thankful that I will
wait for it.
I will be graceful when I will
have it all again and I will not
let it go again.

4.Foetal Position

I crawled back in foetal position
Only position that reminds me of a time I was safe
Safe in my mothers’ womb

Foetal position 
I start counting the sheep 
Counting them into the pen 
So I dont feel his kicks and his slaps

Foetal position
They feel like thunder
They feel like lightning
He shall have to eventually stop

Foetal position 
My groans he does not hear 
My cries he does not listen
Until he sees blood drip

Foetal position 
Blood dripping 
I cant feel my legs
I will wait for Ma to come get me 
I hope I can go back into her womb

Foetal position 
I shall wait

5.1,2,3 breathe

1,2,3 breathe

4,5 I am suffocating

5,6 it is living hell

Hope 7 will be my freedom

6.Doctor wanted

Who specialises in feelings transferral

For those who fail to stop loving people who are in love with other people

And hope they will get some love back

Who specialises in numbing hearts

That fall before they are caught

That open before they can store

Who specialises in wiping tears

When they keep flowing

When they keep searching for answers

Doctor wanted….

Comment on a trending current affairs topic #WinterABC2020 #Day17

the silent dangerous friend

Everything had been okay until mid March 2020 as news spread that we had a silent dangerous friend amongst us- Corona virus😕. We all bundled up and sought refuge in our homes, took all the necessary precautions but still the silent friend will find you in another form.

Businesses that thrive on human contact have suffered a dent as most people are following precautions such as not travelling unnecessarily.Various sectors such as the tourism and educational sector have felt its presence as many cancelled their bookings due to travel restrictions and schools had to shut down in order to safeguard the learners and teachers’ wellbeing.

In most countries where the unemployment rate is high and where people sustain themselves by doing informal jobs such as selling wares in the pavements and flea markets, this choice has been snatched away as lockdown continues and families are barely making it through the day .

In Zimbabwe combi operators have been restricted from operating unless they join forces with ZUPCO and I for one can only imagine this impact on the livelihoods of those that work as combi drivers and conductors. This silent dangerous friend has made its existence known across all social statuses.

With the shutting down of schools, many schools that have resources have resorted to virtual learning but what of those who can not even afford to have adequate textbooks in the traditional classroom? How are they learning and what measures will be put in place to cover the gap in the event that they do open?

No one is spared by this silent dangerous friend , in spite of doing the right thing, staying at home , wearing a mask and even practising social distancing, many have woken up to an email or a call informing them that they have been let go at their work places and they need to start thinking of a plan. Where do you begin to look for a job in the lockdown ?

sing happy birthday as you wash your hands

One’s wellbeing is also at stake as some days are better than the others and some days are darker as each one of us is striving to keep their head up high and counting the days hoping that soon it shall be over. Relationships have also taken a hard knock and a good one too during this time as many have come to realise that they might not be doing this love thing the right way , choosing to let go of their lovers whilst others are singing “forever” and joining hands in matrimony.

It seems this silent friend is here to stay as it has been making headlines on most news channels and making sure that you know it is there as numbers of new infections and deaths keep increasing by the day.Are we safe? Many other people are ignoring the call to stay at home, wear a mask and sanitise, life is pretty normal for them as they are going about hosting parties and playdates not knowing that the silent dangerous friend is close by. We know that for most of us , the only way we can believe that the silent dangerous friend is real is when we hear that the silent dangerous friend has paid a visit to someone we know and care for, by then it might just be too late too.

This silent dangerous friend has no respect for creed, status and age, its coming for any one of us and for now they say wearing a mask, washing hands,sanitising and social distancing can be something we can do to buy time for all of us.

wear your mask please