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Flora Suya talks Zuba soapie experience

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ON SET—Suya

Renowned actor and filmmaker Flora Suya has broken the barriers for the country by starring in a soapie titled Zuba which airs on DStv’s Zambezi Magic.

Suya, who has starred in a number of films in the country and is also the brains behind series such as Spouses and Workmates on Times Television, has, so far, featured in 12 episodes.

“The experience has been amazing. The team is very accommodating and they make me feel at home and they value my talent,” she said.

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Suya, who has also starred in Shemu Joyah’s films Seasons of a Life and The Last Fishing Boat, said she travels to Zambia for the shooting.

“Right now I have a contract that runs until November 2021 and, so, when the storyline requires my presence I travel to Zambia,” she said.

Meanwhile, Suya, who acts as Kwasausya, has also revealed that next year she will be co-producing a movie in Zambia with Brenda Mselu, Clive Mwape, Cassie Kabwita and Eunice Mapala.

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She urged fellow players in the industry to be professional if they were to make strides.

“We don’t have the resources, yes, but that should not be an excuse for being unprofessional and producing half-baked productions.

“Let us outsource and collaborate. Professionalism should start from the stories, scriptwriting to talented actors and to the crew that has a clue about the art of producing films,” Suya said.

She further said being serious about the growth of the industry demands a lot and that professionalism in the productions needs to stand out.

The drama series Zuba tackles the issue of love, trust and betrayal and it revolves around an innocent, rural teenage girl who has to leave her family and education behind to do a maid’s job with a complex, wealthy urban family where she falls for the young son of the house.

The soapie airs from Monday to Friday on channel 162 on Zambezi Magic on DStv.

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