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Verxel Arts shoots videos for Cultural events such as Ichilanga Mulilo, Amatebeto and Kitchen parties or Bridal Showers. Ichilanga Mulilo can be loosely translated as showing fire. This is when the family to the bride prepares and delivers food to the groom’s house or preferably guardian’s house. Usually its just two or three plates of food for the groom. This is to free the future husband to eat freely at the in laws’ house.

Amatebeto is when the husband is celebrated for his good will and behaviour especially towards the family of the wife. The husband is therefore feasted with different kinds of foods so as to show the husband what the wife’s family eats. Whilst the food is shown to him he is also to taught the meaning behind or why and when that particular dish is served. The event is not a one time thing. It is repeatable depending on the wife’s family. However nowadays, most people combine the Amatebeto and Ichilanga Mulilo as one event.

Kitchen Party or Bridal Shower is when the bride to be is presented with numerous household gifts especially kitchen ware. Family members from all sides and the couple’s friends come to the party to show support to the bride. This is usually a ladies day out where invited guests learn ways of building a successful relationship and marriage.

Kitchen Parties

  • Joyce’s Kitchen Party

    Joyce’s Kitchen Party

    Joyce’s Kitchen Party was held on the 5th of October, 2019 at the Zambia National Service (ZNS) Kafue Road. Ms Joyce received various gifts and presents from family and friends. She was then brought out by the matron and the committee members covered in a chitenge. Then the groom Mr. Daniel Chama was brought to […]

  • Daniel’s Ichilanga Mulilo & Amatebeto

    Daniel’s Ichilanga Mulilo & Amatebeto

    Daniel Chama’s Ichilanga Mulilo & Amatebeto was held on the 28th of September, 2019. The food was prepared in Lusaka’s Mtendere or Mutendere East at Mrs Simfukwe’s residence. Family members and friends to Ms Joyce lend a helping hand in the preparation of the food. During the preparation of the food, the women danced and […]

  • Rebecca’s Kitchen Party

    Rebecca’s Kitchen Party

    Rebecca’s Kitchen party was held on the 1st of June, 2019 at Selina Gardens around 14:00hrs. However in the morning, Morgan (groom) and Rebecca (bride) were at the Lusaka civic center to obtain their marriage certificate. A number of people attended this ceremony to witness the union of the couple. During the procession there were […]

  • Lweendo’s Bridal Lunch

    Lweendo’s Bridal Lunch

    Lweendo Hachamba’s Kitchen Party was held on the 25th March, 2018 at the 3Sixty Convention Center. It was a kitchen party with the difference. Ms Lweendo was brought into the venue covered in a Chitenge. Mr. Twaambo the groom was escorted in by family and friends who showed him ‘support’. Then he rolled the chitenge […]

  • Chama’s Kitchen Party

    Chama’s Kitchen Party

    Stephanie Chama Mambwe’s Kitchen Party was held on 8th July, 2017 at Sandy’s Creation along the Kafue road. The event took place under a huge traditional like hat. The event was well decorated and beautiful. The ceremony was hosted by the mistress of ceremony and the Matrons. The matron was more traditional whilst the mistress […]

  • Roselinda’s Kitchen Party

    Roselinda’s Kitchen Party

    Ms Roselinda’s kitchen party was held on the 29th April, 2017 at Lima Gardens. Earlier that day, there was a marriage blessing for Mr. Anderson and Ms Roselinda. If you would like to check of the wedding ceremony of Mr & Mrs Zulu please visit Verxel Arts’ wedding page or click on the button below. […]

  • Oscar’s Ichilanga mulilo & Amatebeto

    Oscar’s Ichilanga mulilo & Amatebeto

    Oscar’s Amatebeto & Ichilanga Mulilo were held on the 22nd April, 2017. Oscar Chimfwembe was formally freed to eat at the in-laws’ house whatever food he would find prepared. Usually, the Amatebeto comes after marriage, but as the gentleman is expected to be, he was celebrated in advance with a feast of various foods. The […]

  • Patricia’s Kitchen Party

    Patricia’s Kitchen Party

    Patricia’s kitchen party was held on the 30th of April, 2016 at her mothers house in woodlands. The event decor was white and black. Guest started arriving at 13:00 Zambian time. Among the special guests that attended the event was Ms Paticia’s grand father. The matron entertained the guests with various dances. Then the bride […]