They are young, black and proud – and they are here to make their presence felt. Say hello to Mzansi’s youth, better known as millennials and Generation Y.
This coming April, Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) will unveil South Africa’s newest daily series when they introduce viewers to Isithembiso, a youth telenovela that peels off the facade of innocence to delve into what it means to be young in an era of instant gratification, social media, peer pressure and promises that shape the future of the young.
As today’s youth faces more choices and struggles than ever before, Isithembiso explores the theme of “promise”, a word that perfectly encapsulate the hope that comes with being young. There are promises made and broken - promises of a better life, a brighter future, greater life choices… Ultimately, the idealistic filter through which the young look at life is ripped off to reveal that “all that glitters is not always gold”.
Brought to you by Bomb Productions, who have been serving Mzansi the nail-biting award-winning soapie Isibaya since 2013, Isithembiso explores themes of Innocence, Seduction, Corruption and Redemption. It will inform and educate the youth on life choices and the responsibility that comes with freedom.
As Born-Frees are rapidly discovering, freedom is not free, and no one is promised a tomorrow.
Don’t miss Isithembiso when it premieres on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161, in April 2017.
All will be revealed soon.