10 Things You Didn’t Know About Field Ruwe

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  1. Field Ruwe (born 8 August 1955) is an educator, historian, author, and media practitioner currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  2. Ruwe was born in Wusakili Hospital, Kitwe, Zambia.
  3. In his native country of Zambia, Ruwe is known as a radio and television host, entertainer, and entrepreneur.
  4. On March 30, 2016, Ruwe signed a book contract with the Oklahoma-based Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LCC for his novel “Crown Jewels.”
  5. He was a member of the Chikola Debate Club and the Boys’ Brigade.
  6. In 1975, he entered broadcasting as a Program Operator for Zambia Broadcasting Services, recording radio programs.
  7. The following year, Ruwe devised a television sketch show called Tiyende Pamodzi Comedy Show, based on the BBC format of The Two Ronnies, a comedy show aired on Television Zambia in the early seventies, featuring the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
  8. Ruwe’s first time to host a radio show was in 1977 when he took over the presentation of “Sanyo Hit Parade” from Humphrey Mapoma. Known by the listeners as “Captain of the Air,”
  9. In 1978, Ruwe resigned from ZBS and later moved to Nairobi, Kenya, where he produced a comedy show on the Voice of Kenya television entitled “Come What May,” featuring himself as the disastrous-prone ‘Dafurao.’
  10. Ruwe is married to Dr. Mathilda Bwalya Ruwe a medical doctor and research scientist. He is a father of three children, Thembinkosi, Dalitso and Rachel, and a grandfather of three, Martin, Zoe and Gabriel.