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e.tv's new soapie Isipho: what it's about and who's in it

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Isipho Teasers on 05 Jun 2019
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The "e" stable of channels has clearly decided to put their money back into their original breadwinner with the debut of another new soapie on e.tv called Isipho.

It debuts on Monday, 1 July at 18h30 and will air Mondays to Thursdays.

As you probably know, e launched the eBella, eExtra and eReality satellite channels over the past two years but none of them have turned out to be headline pullers, with eBella shutting down earlier this year.

e.tv remains the flagship for eMedia Investments (who own the e channels), most recently proving it can pull crowds at 21h30 with Imbewu: The Seed.

Isipho has a much tougher task by taking on SABC1's popular Skeem Saam, which has an audience share of 60.7% in its latest ratings.

This means that 60% of people watching TV at 18h30 on weeknights are tuned into Skeem Saam.

Will you be tuning into Isipho instead?

What you need to know about it

The series stars Nimrod Nkosi as Moses Shezi, a father who unlocks the gifts of others when he desperately tries to change the course of his daughter's life and death.

His mission begins when he has a vision of her death in which he sees four strangers. He knows that they aren't ordinary, that they have a gift.
 
Flash fact: Isipho means gift

This from the official description:

Desperate to change the course of destiny, Moses sets out to find the four strangers. Armed with the goal of honing their gifts, he finds himself opening an academy for the gifted, along with his psychologist wife and a team of teachers in the spiritual arts.

The students come with baggage of their own and Moses and the teachers discover that they not only have to teach the students to harness and control their gifts, but must also guide them to be the best versions of themselves. 


First impressions suggest the series deals with intuition versus an over-active imagination.

How do you know if a feeling is real or if your mind is playing tricks on you?

What does it mean to "know" something? What does it mean to have a gift?

The show is produced by Herbvision Multimedia and The Ntintili Factory - first time producers for e.tv.

The cast includes newcomer Precious Ngidi - who plays Moses' daughter Ntombi) - Saint Seseli (Keeping Score), Sparky Xulu (The Herd, Mfolozi Street), Wandi Chamane (Isibaya), Thobani Nzuza (eHostela), Karabo Maseko (ShizNiz, Craze), newcomer Mbalenhle Mavimbela and Themsie Times (7de Laan).

Keep a lookout for more on the characters.
 

Channels in this post: e.tv



4 Comments

Goku
05 Jun 2019 21:58

We will see

Timone
06 Jun 2019 14:26

Up against Skeem Saam? Good luck to them

Robyn...
12 Jun 2019 16:58

I'll probably watch the repeat, im not gonna swítch on skeem saam. Sorry

Osiosbo
14 Jun 2019 12:27

Skeem saam is my favourite, no need to do any changes


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