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Ex-sex worker wins K90m in Ready for Marriage show

Time Posted: October 31, 2011 7:13 am
The Contestants

The Contestants

A 16-WEEK journey in the Muvi Television reality show, Ready for Marriage Extraordinary, came to an end on Saturday night with the calm and collected Precious Amukusana getting the K90 million prize money.

The reality entered Season Three in July this year featuring 18 prostitutes or commercial sex workers drawn from all the nine provinces of Zambia. Amukusana beat five other contestants with the ever joyful Mwamba Hangolo tight on her heels, collecting K70 million for being in second position. In third position was Muleya Munkombwe who pocketed K50 million.

Dramatically, both Muleya and Mwamba were initially rejected and eliminated but were brought back in the redemption vote.

Controversial contestant Jane Mutale, who was always enjoying the top slot found herself on a not-winning position, occupying the fourth position while both Precious Kawinga and Sandra Muyaba who seemingly showed good character on the screen, surprisingly got the fifth and six position respectively.

Amukusana said she was just happy to reach the finals, and owed it to God and the viewers who kept her in the competition, which is the brain child of late Muvi Tv director of programmes Augustine Lungu.
“Initially, I came for a competition but today, I’ve been turned in a real woman, I will never get back to the old life,” she said. And two contestants who were not in the finals, Tina Lusangu and Ester Phiri, were granted wedding sponsorship by Muvi TV.

Master Chimbala, who took over the presentation of the programme which is in third season from Mr Lungu said the two plan to get married in November. He said Tina will be given a wedding dress while the groom will have the suit.

The other contestants were Flavia Wakunguma, Sharon Phiri, Esnart Mwanza, Standwa Kaonga, Oxcilia Nkoloma, Alice Muyuni, Isabel Mwansa, Precious Kawinga, Conslater Mwaka, Anna Shumba and Jacklyne Kachingwe.

And speaking during the function, Minister of Local Government, Early Childhood and Environmental Protection Nkandu Luo said time has come for people to change their ways of earning a livelihood. She said women who are into prostitution should take a leaf from those who came out in broad day light to denounce the practice.

At the end of the show, Mr Chimbala paid tribute to the Mr Lungu for being behind the programme. Mr Lungu was a National Arts Council of Zambia (NAC) Ngoma Award-winning actor who also served as Lusaka Theatre Club chairman besides being a gifted television presenter.

[Zambia Daily Mail]


  1. vote
    flag Three Cheers says: Three Cheers
    October 31, 2011 at 7:18 am |

    Well done ladies.
    You have shown everyone life can change if you want it too
    Wishing all the ladies a success in whatever they choose to do in the future

  2. vote
    flag Alex says: Alex
    October 31, 2011 at 7:39 am |


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    flag the eye says: the eye
    October 31, 2011 at 7:47 am |

    bitch better have my money

    1. vote
      flag Concerned citizen says: Concerned citizen
      November 1, 2011 at 8:02 am |


  4. vote
    flag ShardWest says: ShardWest
    October 31, 2011 at 7:47 am |

    God bless y’all and those stil in the game tö change and change 4 good.
    These are the last days. Be Awake!

  5. vote
    flag KS29 says: KS29
    October 31, 2011 at 8:07 am |

    Donchi kubeba!!

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      flag NAPAPA SANA!!!!!! says: NAPAPA SANA!!!!!!
      October 31, 2011 at 8:33 am |


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      flag Ze Muntu says: Ze Muntu
      October 31, 2011 at 11:34 am |

      Meaning abuswilili.

  6. vote
    flag gagande says: gagande
    October 31, 2011 at 8:22 am |


  7. vote
    flag Odmeja says: Odmeja
    October 31, 2011 at 8:59 am |

    Losers ar goin back 2 the nyt clubs!

  8. vote
    flag Republican Guard says: Republican Guard
    October 31, 2011 at 9:02 am |

    Agustine Lungu was such a great lose…

  9. vote
    flag Don Lee says: Don Lee
    October 31, 2011 at 9:05 am |

    The underdogs among the six contestants carried the day.Iam not supprised infact iam happy that P.A won the top prize.She was the only one who was genuine and showed true transformation.The others just went there for the money.As for Jane Mutale,her lies finally caught up with her.Iam certain the enstraged husband is having the last laugh.

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    flag pungwa says: pungwa
    October 31, 2011 at 9:30 am |

    Very unfair game how do you change rules just to fix Jane? Even if you made her lose, one thing is clear she was the most popular contestant countrywide.

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    flag BELIEVER7 says: BELIEVER7
    October 31, 2011 at 9:50 am |

    I beg to differ: the change is temperoal without their souls not being transformed..they must be convicted in thier conscience and repent of the past…character is character weather with or without money,avoid being cheated and misled..mind you those women have mate different men before and that has a bearing on their marriage life.Any one marring them should be aware of a comparison fact which may in turn work to their disadvantage…the issue can only be contented by The NEW BIRTH…God help this Adulterous generation!!! Remember feelings are part of the flesh which can never be born again!!! Shalom!

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      flag Kanjimaano says: Kanjimaano
      October 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm |

      Well worded speech :)

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    flag chileshe says: chileshe
    October 31, 2011 at 10:11 am |

    A step in the right direction. As a nation,ie church leaders, govt and non-governmental org, we need a practical compassionate ministry, to help us reach out to the broken-hearted, the rejected, abandoned, and less-fortunate.With proper rehabilitation centres for prostitutes, drug-addicts,prisoners..etc, done in an atmosphere of love and respect for the individual person, many lives have been saved. My work in a number of African Countries( in hospitals, schools, prisons, and communities) has taught me a lesson, that Human life is sacred.

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    flag lawyer1 says: lawyer1
    October 31, 2011 at 10:18 am |

    **** ni ****

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      flag The truth says: The truth
      October 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm |

      You are bringing bad omen to your self my brother. Everyone deserves a second chance. May god bless all the ladies that took part.

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    flag Pro Poor Fools movement says: Pro Poor Fools movement
    October 31, 2011 at 10:22 am |

    I am so proud for Amukusana for flying higher the flag of blessed land of Barotseland. Keep the fire burning we are getting there soon. May God bless barotseland (the land of plenty)

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      flag Maggie says: Maggie
      October 31, 2011 at 11:04 am |

      I suppose if there is nothing else to be proud of, this will do…

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    flag Chimpanzee says: Chimpanzee
    October 31, 2011 at 11:05 am |

    Mr Mulenga,JANE’S husband how are you now.U see God is gud.Yo bad wife has failed to fix u.

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    flag Ze Muntu says: Ze Muntu
    October 31, 2011 at 11:32 am |

    Congrats ba Precious.Umm kanshi i will come back for more.Munda wakale issues kabili,the only diference is that i won`t dig deep in my pocket for me to get some, this time around.It will be you digging in your handbag.I know i don`t have to worry about amuboizi.Vintu nikutandizana.

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    flag Kamanga says: Kamanga
    October 31, 2011 at 11:39 am |

    Indeed Amukusana deserves it. Congrats!

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    flag clement says: clement
    October 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm |

    it is a lesson taught to all that voted for Jane MUTALE”S stupidity and thats to all the counsellors to their wish decision. congrats to the top three.

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    flag Patriotic says: Patriotic
    October 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm |

    congrats Amukusana. use that cash wisely. to the losers dont go back to the streets as u wr promising us on tv.

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    flag Pulamasaka says: Pulamasaka
    October 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm |

    hahahahahaha..he who laughs last,laughs the best..Precious Amukusana..may you utilise that prize ..Jane Mutale learnt your bitter lesson..the donch couldn’t save are silly..!the rest of the gals..all the best!

  21. vote
    flag chola says: chola
    October 31, 2011 at 1:52 pm |

    jane you are a looseroooooooooooooooooooooo

  22. vote
    flag chola says: chola
    October 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm |

    silly indeed

  23. vote
    flag jonathan says: jonathan
    October 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm |


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    flag jonathan says: jonathan
    October 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm |

    Don`t let others to discourage you,guyz you have tryed your best but it just came upthat you bacome a loser there`s time to win or lose.:o:o

  25. vote
    flag Donki-hang says: Donki-hang
    October 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm |

    I want some.  How do I meet some of these bItches?

  26. vote
    flag Red card "Kelvin" says: Red card "Kelvin"
    October 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm |

    As a fan of these girls, I would like to meet some of them at local motel just out of lusaka, we could have some snacks and drinks etc….!!!! we can discuss there futures.

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    flag GUNDIX says: GUNDIX
    October 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm |

    Why are reformed people still called prostitutes or sex workers?

    A correction needs to be made.

    One more question, are some of the people commenting here male prostitutes?

  28. vote
    flag jayy says: jayy
    October 31, 2011 at 3:57 pm |

    Biggest pay day of their career thus for,and the only way is up!!

  29. vote
    flag jayy says: jayy
    October 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm |

    Biggest pay day of their career thus far,and the only way is up!!

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    flag Inmate says: Inmate
    November 1, 2011 at 12:52 am |

    Amaule with a reality show, this is a new Zambia and may God bless y’all. I bet 100% of these maules are HIV positive so men think twice before you make a move on these highly celebrated bana Mangwengwes. More AIDS for free on TV.

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    flag GENERAL says: GENERAL
    November 1, 2011 at 7:52 am |


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    flag Tandabube munshikola nswa says: Tandabube munshikola nswa
    November 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm |

    Congrats Precious, You were down to earth and truthful .Your life story was touching after the demise of both parents. Please seek God’s guidance in your new life.
    My appeal to the new government, lets find a way of curbing the rampant immorality in our nation by looking at the root causes like the nakedness that  we are made to see everyday in buses, streets, shops etc. Some dressing is meant for night clubs and bars but is brought to the sight of all. Dress code can do. Even office wear is no longer there. Something must be done. The gender ministry must help us, we are tired of seeing pornography everywhere. ATAAA!!!! TOILETS !!!!

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