The long-awaited television series watch party took place at Golden Peacock Hotel where the first two episodes were screened 8th December 2022, it was a night set with a glamorous red-carpet watch party, for invited patrons that witnessed the birth of Apongozi TV series. The patrons of the event watched with a lot of admiration as they seemingly enjoyed the first two episodes, leaving them in suspense. The guests gave the cast and crew a stand ovation as they sang praises to them for the great work, which compelled them to look forward to watching the remaining episodes of the series in the comfort of their homes.
In interview after the premiere the director, Hastings Golosi said the series is a dedication to the late Maria Chidzanja Nkhoma who was the lead actress in season one and died of Covid-19 at the age of 70.
He further revealed that the series is an early Christmas present that had come earlier in every Malawian household from HD Plus Creations. “Our vision is to become a household name and give Malawians a reason to switch to Zodiak television every Sunday at 8 PM”, said Golosi.
He further thanked the general public for the support rendered during the watch party and deemed it a success as they got to respect the cast and crew as well as celebrate their achievement.
Later there was an auction of the Apongozi TV series posters at the premier, with close to one million kwacha raised by the bidders who contributed various amounts of money.
In honor of the late legend, HD Plus Creations prepared a documentary as well as a theme song titled ‘Mayi Maria’ which was performed by Rudo Chakwera, Dr. Joram Nyiringo and Dan Kalima.
Apongozi is a relatable Malawian story about modern day chikamwini culture where husbands move to stay with the wife’s family.
The series will be aired at 8 o’clock every Sunday on Zodiak television.