Zee World marks 5 years of airing in Nigeria and this breakthrough has seen the channel grown successfully since its launch in February 2015. The channel is available on DStv channel 166.
During the five years, Zee World has accomplished a number of industry firsts; last year, audiences had the opportunity to enjoy Mehek, the first Bollywood produced series to ever feature actors from the African continent.
Mehek was recorded entirely in India and told the story of Eddie Gabela (Ndaba ka Ngwane), and his wife Leleti (Nomava Kibare), daughter Norah (Shonisani Masutha) and son Dennis (Kamogelo Mogale).
Whilst Mehek has come to an end, audiences are looking forward to Jodha & Akbar which will be available in Zulu and English. Premiering on Sunday, 1 March the series tells the story of Jodha, a Hindu princess who is unhappily married for a political alliance to a Muslim king, Akbar, who ruled her father’s kingdom. She unwillingly goes to his palace only to find that she is one of many wives where she faces extreme opposition.
The CEO of ZEE International Africa and Asia Pacific, Harish Goyal, expressed, “Zee World is undoubtedly a success story; our continuous growth shows that we have captured a very important and loyal viewership. We will build on this by consistently providing innovative and engaging programming to our viewers.”