shamu_webster.jpgThe third season of the television reality show My Own Boss which was dubbed the ‘Battle of the Falls’ ended with Zambia’s Muzalema Mwanza pocketing theUS$ 20 000 prize money ,relegating Zimbabwe’s finalist in the show Sarudzai Gambiza to second spot.  

 

From the initial list of 16 contestants, the ‘Battle of the Falls’ saw two ladies Sarudzai Gambiza of Zimbabwe as well as Muzalema Mwanza of Zambia battling it out for honours in the finals which took place in Harare.

 

Tasked to come up with a ‘Buy Zambia’ campaign ,Muzalema Mwanza managed to demonstrate exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial skills and left the mentors with no choice but to select her as the winner of the US$20 000 dollar prize money.

 

Guest of Honor at the finals Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Cde. Webster Shamu, who hailed the reality show for promoting the Pan-Africanism spirit, paid tribute to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation ZBC and the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation ZNBC, for successfully running the show.
 
“The Buy Zim buy Zambia campaign is critical in promoting the growth of the two economies. I would like to congratulate the two stations for successfully running the show,”said Minister Shamu
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Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Chief Executive Officer Mr. Happison Muchechetere thanked the sponsors of the show and encouraged the corporate world to increase their contributions to such noble productions.

 

“We would like to thank the corporate world involved in the show and we hope that others will join in sponsoring the reality show,” said Mr. Muchechetere.

  

Winner Muzalema Mwanza thanked her mentors during the show for the entrepreneurial skills she learned.

 

“This has been made possible by the support I got from my friends, family and mentors who always believed in me,”said Mwanza.
  
Executive producer of the show Mr Munyaradzi Hwengwere said it is imperative that the projects initiated during the show blossom.

The reality show, My Own Boss seeks to produce real business people working with real issues.

 

 That process in turn demands that contestants are given practical business tasks that bring out their leadership skills, ability to make profits and exercise innovative abilities.