Chenda (Zambia: 2014)

Director

Owas Ray Mwape

Cast list

Flora Suya                        Chenda
Owas Ray Mwape       Emmit
Mingeli Palata                Kel
Dambisa Lunda             Sabina
Adora Mwape
Lisa Njovu
Didzwani Daka
Zodwa Khumalo
Chilala Mainza
Charity Ndlodlo
Catherine Soko

Credits

Written by: Ivory van der Boom

Produced by: Owas Crystal Films Productions

Synopsis

Chenda, a proud and bitter housewife whose dreams of having a family are ruined by her inability to bear children and her husband Kel’s (Mingeli Palata) infidelity with a shanty town girl named Sabina (Dambisa Lunda). Kel does his best to make it up to Chenda, but his efforts become even more trivial when his confident, attractive and playful friend Emmit (Mwape) comes to stay. Suspenseful, passionate and full of banter, Chenda questions whether it is better to work on a failing marriage or give up in favour of something new. When Kel’s friend’s son comes home for a visit, he falls for Chenda. He seduces her and she falls for him.

Reviews

Reviews and Articles:

Wana Kalala, ‘Chenda’ premiers at Fresh View Cinemas The Post (online newspaper)
Ogova Ondego, Leading Malawian Actress to Work Across Africa ArtMatters.Info (online magazine)
Mayamiko Seyani, Exporting talent: Flora Suya to star in Zambian movie The Nation (online news)
Mayamiko Seyani, Flora Suya impresses Zambian film director The Nation (online news)
Kimpho Loka-Nyasa Showbiz, Malawian actress Flora Suya to star in Zambian movie Nyasa Times (online newspaper)