Renowned actor and comedian Michael Usi alias Manganya is planning to distribute his Kamuzu film for free to aid more Malawians, especially the youth, to learn about the life of the founding President of Malawi, Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
Manganya disclosed the arrangement in an interview recently when he was drawn to comment on the long-awaited film.
“We completed shooting that film, what is remaining are final touches. The release has been delayed because I have been preoccupied with other activities. But the film will be ready this year,” he said.
Manganya said he is aware of the demand of Kamuzu film; hence, his decision to distribute it for free to allow people to learn about the life of Kamuzu Banda.
“Although I have invested a lot of money, I intend to distribute the film for free to help people, especially the youth, to learn more about Kamuzu,” he said.
Manganya caught the eyes of the public in 2014 when he embarked on the Kamuzu film, which aroused people’s interest.
Recently, Manganya embarked on yet another film series called Cashgate in which he has featured High Court judge Michael Tembo, renowned legal practitioner Sylvester Kalembela and lawyers FostinoMayere and Andrew Salamba.
But he was quick to brush aside speculations that the idea of the Kamuzu film had died a natural death looking at the time frame it has taken without being released.
The Kamuzu film, which cost Manyanya more than K14 million to make, was shot both in Malawi and Britian, depicting Kamuzu’s life journey.
Manganya said it is imperative that people learn about him because he forms a critical component of Malawi’s political history.
“As a founding president of Malawi, there are several lessons that people can learn from Kamuzu Banda through the film.