A new audio drama from Zimbabwean-Australian independent producer Christine ‘DJ Kix’ Mwaturura (PBS FM) is here! Told over six episodes, this is a story about what remains after the initial butterflies and excitement of something new have faded.
Private Affairs was created and written by Christine, drawing from her own lived experiences of dating interracially and interculturally.
A hopeless romantic, I speak to Christine to get ALL the tea from what inspired her to bring us what she says: “Imagine if Insecure; Modern Love: The Podcast; and Dirty Diana made a pod-baby with a Zimbabwean-Aussie accent.”
Private Affairs a new audio drama created & written by Christine ‘DJ Kix’ Mwaturura.
The podcast is inspired by a blog that I used to write about my dating adventures in Melbourne. There was one particular story from the blog that never quite left me. You know when you have an itch that you need to scratch? That’s what this felt like for me—I had to do something with this story because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
I did all the casting, which was a learning experience for me because I’d never done casting for anything, or drama, to be frank. I feel really lucky to have found all the wonderful actors that you hear on the show. Everyone brought their A-game!
Jerry, the sound designer/composer/mixer, is also a gem! In fact, a blessing. He’s a genius in creating an immersive soundscape with a unique dopeness. I crush so hard on his work—too much juice!
In a word: hard. It was a real emotional roller coaster. Every stage had its highs and lows, which required a lot of mental resilience. In terms of process, everything depended on the script, so naturally, that’s where I started, and for me, writing doesn’t always come easily. It’s like trying to have an orgasm on-demand every day. Sometimes it just doesn’t happen despite your best efforts.
Once I had enough of the script written, I had a better idea of the show’s tone, so then I went into casting the characters, choosing the cover art style, figuring out the music genres and moods etc.
Making a podcast like this is expensive and time-consuming, so any donations will really help make future productions possible. People can donate securely through PayPal, at privateaffairspod.com.
If people aren’t in a position to financially support, sharing the podcast and rating and reviewing us can help as well to show that there’s a demand for this type of content.
Cover Art by Maanya Dhar (@maanya_Dhar on IG).
Christine ‘DJ Kix’ Mwaturura – Creator/Writer/Director/Producer
Originally from Zimbabwe via the US, Christine Kix is a producer, presenter, writer and radio DJ based in Melbourne, Australia. She brings contemporary African music to Melbourne’s airwaves every Friday night on the Afro Turn Up. Kix co-hosted and co-produced the SOS in Oz podcast with her sister. Kix has also written several articles on a broad range of topics for Madame Noire, a leading American online magazine for Black women. To learn more visit Christine Kix.