With the trend of things in the Pay TV industry, it is hard to dispute the debate in some quarters that Multichoice is holding tight to the leadership of the market. Just when some patrons of the brand thought they had gotten enough, handlers of DStv and GOtv rolled out a new offering to commemorate Africa Day on May 25.
As Africa Day, 25 May, approaches, viewers are in for a treat, as DStv and GOtv bring more exciting locally-produced quality programmes. This is in celebration of exciting content produced in Africa and for Africans..
EbonyLife TV, a Pan-African Entertainment channel, in association with Wakanow, a travel portal, has produced an upmarket travel show, Destinations Africa. This is designed for the African traveler and highlights the continent’s top tourist destinations.
The 30-minute, 12-part series features destinations that include Kenya, Seychelles, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Ghana, The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria.
The show airs on EbonyLife TV (DStv channel 165) on Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 8:30pm and Tuesdays at 9:00pm.
The Voice Nigeria pits against one another singing acts, Waje, Tubaba, Patoranking and Timi and the teams they coach in the spectacular singing competition.
The show airs Sundays at 7pm on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151) with #Teamwaje leading the pack with 11 talents. #TeamTubaba, #TeamPatoranking and #TeamTimi each have 10 talents in Africa’s most exciting television show.
Fans can 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.
A repeat of The Voice Nigeria airs on Africa Magic Family (GOtv Channel 2) for GOtv subscribers every Tuesday at 5:00pm.
Also, as part of commitment to supporting the local entertainment industry and talent, AfricaMagic recently announced its partnership with Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, to launch his much-anticipated pan-African thriller, The CEO in association with AfricaMagic, which will premiere exclusively on board an Air France flight on 1 June from Lagos to Paris.
Speaking recently at 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.
To give their customers more value for their money, the entire month of May has been earmarked as Africa Month. This is in celebration of home-grown content and will witness the introduction of six series on Africa Magic Family (GOtv Channel 2).
Every day of the month, GOtv’s Africa Magic channels will feature family-oriented and informative movies, series, sitcoms, comedy shows as well as documentaries.
Jokes Alone and Hope234 will run back-to-back, airing at 5:00pm and 5:30pm respectively on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Jokes Alone is guaranteed to leave subscribers in stitches, while Hope234, which stars Afeez Oyetoro, aka Saka, is a television specially designed to teach young people to have an optimistic attitude to life.
Single and career-driven women can relate to Allison’s Stand, which chronicles the life of a young, upwardly mobile female professional whose fiercely independent ways puts her in a delicate position requiring her to choose between family and career. Allison’s Stand airs from Monday through Friday at 8:30pm
It was stated during the announcement of the offering that subscribers can also watch The Calabash on weekdays at 10:00pm to see how employees of a struggling bank meet their targets when the bank management decides to employ stringent measures to force them to deliver on outrageous targets, using unethical means.
According to the Public Relation Manager of GOtv, Efe Obiomah; the initiative was conceptualised to celebrate the diversity of Nigerians. “This month, we celebrate our diversity as Nigerians and the breadth of GOtv’s local content offering demonstrated through our five Africa Magic channels. We believe our subscribers will be very excited by the new series which are launching on Africa Magic Family”, she said.