As Africa Day (25 May) approaches, viewers are in for a thrilling television viewing treat, thanks to the growing number of exciting locally-produced quality programmes available on the hyperlocal free-to-air channels and local channels on DStv and GOtv.
From Zambezi Magic, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Bioskop and Mzansi Music [IS20] to eight Africa Magic channels along with the East Africa-dedicated channels: Maisha Magic East and Maisha Magic Bongo [E36].
This month, feast your eyes on more exciting local content made in Africa, for African for our viewers on DStv and GOtv:
- Lip Sync Battle Africa kicked off on 30 April 2016 on MTV Base, and has already recorded epic combats Denrele vs Ebuka, and Flavour vs Maps Maponyane. The show is hosted by the Koko master, D’Banj and well as South Africa’s Pearl Thusi.
Catch your favourite local stars as they compete for the title belt of Lip Sync Battle Africa, tune in to MTV Base (DStv channel 322, GOtv channel 72) on Saturday 14 May at 5:00pm.
- EbonyLife TV, a Pan African Entertainment channel, has teamed up with Wakanow, a one stop travel portal, to produce an upmarket travel show,Destinations Africa, designed for the African traveller, highlighting the continent’s top tourist destinations. The 30 minute, 12 part series features local destinations including Kenya, Seychelles, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Ghana, The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria. Catch the show on EbonyLife TV (DStv channel 165) on Saturdays at 6:30pm; Sundays at 7:30pm and Tuesdays at 8:00pm.
- It’s down to the wire on Top Actor Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) with just a few weeks remaining until the winner is announced. Jesse Suntele (South Africa), Shamilla Miller (South Africa) and Alex Khayo (Kenya) are the finalists in the “Top Actor Africa” dramatic reality contest. “Top Actor Africa” airs on BET every Tuesday night at 5:30pm. Voting was opened to BET viewers via www.betafrica.tv from Wednesday 4 May to Tuesday 10 May and the winner will be revealed on Tuesday 24 May at 6:30pm.
- Every Sunday at 8pm, Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151) brings viewers The Voice Nigeria which pits to singing acts, Waje, Tubaba, Patoranking and Timi’s and the teams they coach in the spectacular singing competition. Catch them on Sundays were neck deep in competition with #Teamwaje leading the pack with 11 talents. #TeamTubaba, #TeamPatoranking and #TeamTimi each have 10 talents in Africa’s most exciting television show. You can also download The Voice Nigeria app on the Apple and Android app stores and get updated on backstage photos, news and highlights from Africa’s biggest show.
As part of our commitment to supporting the local entertainment industry and talent, Africa Magic recently announced their partnership with Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan to launch his much-anticipated pan-African thriller, The CEO in association with Africa Magic which will premiere exclusively on board an Air France flight on the 1st of June from Lagos to Paris. Speaking recently a the film’s press conference, the Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “This partnership is in furtherance of our continued drive to support Nigerian and African cinema by investing in people, ideas and talent, and we can’t wait for fans and lovers of good cinema to watch this movie.” The CEO is set on a beautiful beach resort on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, The CEO follows five top executives from across Africa who are dispatched on a one-week leadership retreat by a multinational telecommunications firm to determine who gets selected as the new CEO. Things go awry when one by one the executives are eliminated in sudden death circumstances, with the finger pointing to the last two remaining executive as prime suspects.
Use the hashtag #AfricaIsAFeeling to share your positive stories about Africa and don’t miss the great selection of African content that is available DStv and GOtv!