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, the son of Jeremiah Aaron Ruwe and Rachel Mbizi.
  3. He attended Maiteneke Primary School in Chingola.
  4. In 1968, he was moved to Chingola Primary School an all-white school.
  5. In 1969 he attended high school at Chikola Secondary School, Chingola, and later at Matero Boys’ Secondary School in Lusaka where he repeated form V.
  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. Ruwe featured an eclectic selection of whatever sort of music struck his fancy.
  10. 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.’