By Segun Adebayo
BET Africa, a leading provider of quality content from Black creators and the champion of Black content and culture, is celebrating the 100th episode of one of its biggest daily drama productions of the year, Redemption.
Since its premiere in September last year, the daily drama has been serving audiences a dramatic story centred around the close-knit and respected Zikode family and the legacy of their mega church.
The centennial episode comes in guns blazing as the peak of the story unfolds. There’s a fire at the Zikode church, a gun has gone missing and bloodshed is on the cards. Who is the unfortunate victim?
“The Redemption storyline is one that has resonance with African communities and audiences, so we’re extremely proud to take stock of Redemption’s success at this pivotal time in the story and in the 130-episode production.
“The show has had a phenomenal reception and speaks directly to BET’s mission to intersect content, community and culture, serving as the destination for all forms of Black expression as well as the gathering place for Black creators, Black talent, and Black communities,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President, General Manager and Lead, BET International.
Apart from the production, the success of the show can be attributed to a cast that adds an exceptional flair to the dramatic and duplicitous characters and storyline. Africa Movie Academy Award winner,
Tina Jaxa plays a devout pastor’s wife and matriarch, Evelyn Zikode. The grande dame is the wife of Pastor Simon Zikode, who is played by one of South Africa’s favourite actors, Themba Ndaba, the head of the mega church and custodian of the Zikode legacy.
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