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20 Years of Indigenous Storytelling: A Look at Some Popular Africa Magic Series

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For two decades, Africa Magic has consistently captivated viewers with original drama series. Many of these series have garnered massive followings, and some actors have become household names due to their compelling portrayals of characters within these storylines. As we commemorate Africa Magic’s 20th anniversary, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the most beloved drama series that have graced the screens of Africa Magic channels over the years: Tinsel: Africa Magic is 20, while Tinsel has run for 15 years. Tinsel, no doubt, is the face of Africa Magic, and it attests to the high-quality production that Africa Magic is renowned for in the entertainment ecosystem. With over 3500 episodes, this series has featured the best of Nollywood talents and has given careers to several actors and actresses who took their first acting roles in the series. It is safe to say that Tinsel is an Africa Magic phenomenon. Halita/The Rishantes: The series started as ‘Halita ‘in 2019 and continued as The Rishantes. The plot narrates how seven years after the explosive events that surrounded the Zamani family and Lufu group, three dynamic generations of the Rishantes clan created a new life for themselves in the Rishante Mansion. For two seasons, the plot unravelled with twists and turns that kept its followers looking out for each episode. The Rishantes family, played by Mofe Duncan, Chisom Agoaiweke, and Ummi Baba Ahmed remain one of the most popular families on TV. Followers of this show expect a return with season three. Enakhe: This 2020 crime drama series was set in modern-day Benin City. It was an interesting story of a kind-hearted and gentle Enakhe, who after discovering her late father’s dealings, was forced out of her shell to embrace her father’s ruthless and fearless life. It featured Ivie Okujaye (Enakhe), Alex Usifo, Tolu Odewunmi, Benjamin Olaye, Lancelot Odua Imasuen, among others.

Hotel Majestic: Another Africa Magic original drama series that captured the betrothing culture prevalent on the continent. A young girl, Alero, discovered her parents had arranged her marriage to an honourable, against her wish and consent. She ran to Hotel Majestic hoping to escape family pressure. This widely followed 2015 series starred Ivie Okujaye, Sadiq Daba, Oge Okoye, Bukky Ajayi, Akin Lewis. It was one of the most followed series on Africa Magic. Brethren: This Lagos-inspired crime thriller explored the city’s nasty bondage with crime and brotherhood links. The series premiered in 2019 and the last episode aired in 2020. It featured top casts such as Daniel Etim Effiong, Mike Afolarin, Moyinoluwa Olutayo, and Raymond Umenze. It was an interesting storyline that had its followers on the hook. Riona: A plot set in the 12th Century Itsekiri kingdom. It starred Big Brother Naija season 1 housemates, Frank Konwea, Elvina Ibru, Najite Dede and Mimi Chaka. The 260-episode series narrated the story of King Ofotokun, an evil ruler, who held a village under siege to stop a prophecy that claimed that a child born under the rising of the dark moon would kill him. The series aired between September 2020 and 2021, and remains one of the best Africa Magic originals. Ajoche: A story of revenge, war, duty, honour, love, lust, and destiny, Ajoche was set in the Idoma Kingdom of Ocholuje, in pre-independence Nigeria. It told the story of a mighty King who sought revenge for the death of his beloved wife. The 2018 series featured Femi Branch, Efe Iwara, Lota Chukwu, Hilda Dokubo, Shalewa Ashafa and several others. Jemeji: This very popular series premiered in March 2017 and ended in March 2018. It was the story of a young doctor who returned to Nigeria for her NYSC. She is pleasantly surprised to be posted to her father’s village. However, what appears to be a dream come true quickly becomes a nightmare. The series featured the likes of Mercy Johnson, Akin Lewis, Ayoola Ayolola, and Omowunmi Dada, among others. A story of myth and the supernatural, Jemeji captivated its followers while it aired. Battleground: This star-studded series is arguably the most followed on Africa Magic. The series ended in 2019, but Africa Magic had to translate to Yoruba and rebroadcast the full series following its wide acceptance. The 410 episodes series starred Gbenga Titiloye, Shaffy Bello, Yinka Davies, Ini Dima-Okojie, Hauwa Alhbura, Chike Ozzy Agu, Joke Silva, Francis Onwuche, Nonso Bassey, Okey Uzoesh among others.

The Johnsons: Since its first episode in 2012, this series continues to entertain Africa Magic audiences with episodes depicting scenarios in an average Nigerian family. The Johnsons remain one of the most-watched series on Africa Magic.

To be part of this elaborate celebration and content lineup for the period, stay connected to your DStv or GOtv. Download the My DStv or MyGOtv app or dial *288# to subscribe, renew, or upgrade your subscription.

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Say ‘I Do’ to New Entertainment: Explore Weddings, Music, Movies & More on GOtv!

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We all have that comfort zone routine we fall into without even realising it. But sometimes, a little change can be a good thing. Imagine settling for the same food, day after day, when a world of delicious delicacies is out there. Pretty sad right? Well, the same goes for your TV viewing. Sticking to the same channels can leave you feeling uninspired and bored for most of it. GOtv understands how uninspiring it can be and has just expanded its channel offerings even more for your entertainment.Here’s a list of the new channels for your viewing pleasure: Wedding Channel (GOtv channel 105): Attend weddings vicariously from the comfort of your home. The Wedding Channel lets you experience the magic of weddings. You get to watch the planning process and see their attire, array of food and music. Beyond just the entertainment, it can also offer inspiration to upcoming couples on how to plan their special day. This channel is available to GOtv Max, Supa and Supa Plus subscribers. Africa Magic Showcase (GOtv channel 12): For those who can’t get enough of watching movies and are always on the lookout for new movie outlets, look no further. GOtv has reintroduced the Africa Magic Showcase channel and it is bursting with a fresh lineup of movies to satisfy your cravings. GOtv Supa Plus subscribers get exclusive access to brand-new drama series like Dust, Sin, and Glass House.MTV Base (GOtv channel 41): Music lovers, get ready for nonstop music. With MTV Base, you get to watch the hottest music videos, reality shows featuring your favourite music stars, and all the latest celebrity gossip. It’s a one-stop shop for everything music and is available to GOtv Supa and Supa Plus subscribers.Trace Gospel (GOtv channel 47): Looking for inspiration and positive vibes? This brand-new channel brings you the best in gospel music, uplifting stories, and faith-based programming. Get ready to sing along, feel the spirit, and celebrate your love for God. It is available to GOtv Max, Supa and Supa Plus subscribers and accessible in cities like Aba, Abuja, Benin City, Enugu, Ibadan, Kaduna, Lagos, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Asaba, and Jos. To get premium access to these and more, download the MyGOtvApp or dial *288# to upgrade, renew your subscription, and stay connected.

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Easter, Ramadan Festivities: MultiChoice Opens Africa Magic Showcase to GOtv Customers

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Easter and Ramadan just got a lot more exciting for GOtv customers! Starting April 1st, as Africa Magic Showcase will be available on GOtv. This open window is part of MultiChoice Nigeria’s way of celebrating Easter and Ramadan with GOtv customers. Announcing the open window, Executive Head, Marketing, MultiChoice West Africa, Tope Oshunkeye, said the Showcase window on GOtv promises an enriching entertainment experience for families and friends during the festivities. “This season represents a time of joy, celebration, and meaningful connections. As a leading provider of accessible family entertainment, we are enriching these celebrations by offering quality entertainment for our customers to enjoy and share memorable experiences with their loved ones. Starting April 1st, GOtv customers on the Supa+ package will gain access to Africa Magic Showcase, featuring Premium Africa Magic originals and the latest Nollywood releases. This exclusive window will remain open until April 30th.” During the period, customers on the Supa+ package will have the opportunity to explore new Africa Magic series premiering in April, such as “Sin,” “Dust,” and “Glass House,” among others. To maximise the benefits of this special window, customers are encouraged to upgrade their GOtv package using the MyGOtv app or by dialling *288# to renew or upgrade their subscription.

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No football break on GOtv

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International break? No problem. It’s still non-stop football around the globe. The big football stars will be representing their countries in international friendly matches and tournament qualifiers. GOtv will be bringing you most of the action live on SuperSport. Below is a selection of intriguing fixtures you don’t want to miss: England vs Brazil: This is always a big fixture no matter the nature of it. Brazil vs England is rich in history and even when termed a friendly, bragging rights are always at stake when they meet, and they will square up against one another on Saturday, March 23 at Wembley Stadium. The likes of Jude Bellingham, Vinicious Junior, Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, and Casemiro are expected to feature in the highly anticipated encounter. Tune in to GOtv ch 66, at 8 pm to enjoy the match. Germany vs France: Here is another big friendly fixture that will parade a lot of football big names. Mbappe, Griezmann, Gúndoğan, Havertz, Sane, Rudiger, Adeyemi and several others are expected to feature when both sides take to the field on Saturday, at 9 pm, in GOtv ch 62. Netherlands vs Germany, England vs Belgium: Tuesday, March 26, is another loaded day of international football, with another set of grade-A friendlies. England will host Belgium at Wembley, with kick-off set for 8:45 pm, while Netherlands will face Germany at the same time. Both matches will be live on SuperSport channels on GOtv. Euro 2024 Qualifiers: There are still three Euro Championship tickets up for grabs. Twelve nations are jostling for the three spots and the deciding fixtures will all hold within this international break. Some of the matches will involve the likes of Robert Lewandowski of Barcelona, Zinchenko of Arsenal, Tsimikas of Liverpool and Napoli’s star man, Kvaratskhelia. Stay connected to GOtv Supa+ to catch all the action live. Take advantage of the Step Up offer now to access more football options. You can upgrade your subscription via the MyGOtv app or dial *288#. You can also take the action with you on the go with GOtv Stream.

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