Vintage Videos: Which one of these Mzansi soapie theme songs was the best?
Over the years, Mzansi television prime time has been overtaken by soapies and telenovelas, which kept the masses glued on their screens, making legendary actors and actresses in process.
Mzansi soapie theme songs
Generations Theme song ( Video)
The most extended airing soapie Generations, created by legendary award-winning producer Mfundi Vundla debuted Mzansi screens in 1994 before changing to another version of Generations The Legacy in 2014. The change in the storyline resulted from a massive exodus of cast members who were fired after a salary protest leading to a labour dispute with executive producer Mfundi Vundla.
The former version of Generations created household names including Sello Maake KaNcube (Archie Moroka), Connie Ferguson (Karabo Moroka), Rapulana Seiphemo (Tau Mogale) and Dumisani Mbebe (Dumisani Shabane).
Muvhango – Old Theme Song (Video)
Created by Duma Ndlovu, the award-winning soap opera Muvhango is the first Venda themed television drama. Since its inception on 7 April 1997, Muvhango kicked off as a Vhenda only spoken drama and later diversified into other languages to show South African diversity. Created by a Zulu by ancestry, executive producer Duma Ndlovu shows the conflict between traditional and modern life. Muvhango films in both the Venda region and Johannesburg. Before changing to their current and contemporary theme song, Muvhango had a classic theme song.
Backstage – Theme Song
Backstage, a South African produced soap opera, was targeted at the youthful audience of Mzansi, premiered on 1 May 2000 and died a natural death on 6 July 2007.
Backstage got cancelled by etv due to failure to adjust to ever-changing viewer preferences. The performing arts-themed soapie faced prime slot rivalry from Isidingo, Generations and 7DeLaan. Despite its early exit, Backstage had one of the best and memorable theme songs. The soap opera bosted a reasonably young, raising and exciting cast, including Katlego Danke and Baby Cele.