Zambia’s Zowa Ngwira Lands Lead Role in Netflix Animated Series


Zambia’s entertainment industry has achieved a significant milestone with Zambian actress Zowa Ngwira securing a prominent role in the highly anticipated Netflix animated series, “Supa Team 4.”

The groundbreaking show, created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, is a collaboration between Triggerfish Animation Studios from South Africa and British company CAKE. Notably, it will be the first-ever Netflix animated production developed in Africa.

“Supa Team 4” takes place in the futuristic city of Lusaka, Zambia, following the thrilling adventures of four talented teenage girls who join forces with a retired secret agent to become undercover superheroes on a mission to save the world. With its blend of African storytelling, dynamic characters, and cutting-edge animation, the series aims to captivate a global audience.

Zowa Ngwira joins an ensemble cast that includes acclaimed South African actors Namisa Mdlalose, Nancy Sekhokoane, John MacMillan, and Pamela Nomvete. This diverse and talented group is expected to bring depth, emotion, and authenticity to the show’s characters.

Zowa Ngwira’s inclusion in the cast highlights the growing recognition of African talent on the global stage. Her remarkable acting skills, showcased in popular local drama series like “Mpali” where she portrayed Tiwonenji, make her an exciting addition to the show. She represents not only Zambia but also the larger African entertainment industry.

As the first animated series of its kind to emerge from Africa, “Supa Team 4” is poised to make a lasting impact, solidifying Africa’s position as a hub of creativity and innovation in the entertainment industry. Beyond entertainment, the series serves as an inspiration for aspiring African creatives, emphasizing the importance of sharing their stories and perspectives with the world.

The highly anticipated debut of “Supa Team 4” is scheduled for July, generating excitement among Zambian and African audiences eager to embark on a thrilling journey through the vibrant and action-packed world of Lusaka.

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