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MultiChoice Opens Entries for Nigerian Idol Season Nine

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MultiChoice Nigeria, organisers of the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol, has announced the opening of entries for the ninth edition of the show. The online entry submission begins today, January 19, and will close at midnight on January 29.The theme for the ninth edition is “Dare to Dream”; to inspire young and talented Nigerians to take the bold step by auditioning for this year’s Nigerian Idol. Interested participants between the ages of 16 – 28 should record a 30-second clip of themselves singing any song of their choice and upload to http://www.africamagic.tv/nigerianidol.Announcing the entry opening, Executive Head of Content and Channels West Africa, MultiChoice, Dr. Busola Tejumola, said “MultiChoice is committed to enabling young talent to actualize their dreams, and delivering premium entertainment to our audience. The success of previous editions of Nigerian Idol has encouraged more young Nigerians to dare to dream. Today they are some of the voices that carry our African stories and inspire others to live their dreams. Season nine promises to be bigger and more entertaining than other seasons. Interested contestants can send their entries to the Nigerian Idol portal on our Africa Magic website.”Tejumola also disclosed that the show will be sponsored by soft drink brand, Bigi and gadget manufacturer, Tecno.The eighth edition of the show saw Victory Gbakara, emerge winner, taking home a total grand prize worth N100 million, which included a N35 million cash prize, a car and a recording contract.For more information visit www.africamagic.tv

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Have a Wazobia Weekend with Indigenous Movies Exclusive to Africa Magic

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Obinna’s health worsens – Ebighi EbiEvery weekend is Wazobia weekend on GOtv, thanks to Africa Magic’s binge-worthy movies and drama series. You get to enjoy the best of Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa programmes, and let’s not forget the best of Nollywood, right from the comfort of your home or on the go with GOtv Stream. The best part is all programmes are subtitled, so you can follow the plots and storylines easily.This weekend, make sure to add these programmes to your watch list.Start your Saturday with this chaotic movie titled Face Me I Slap You. Felix, a man without patience, finds himself tangled up in a never-ending battle with his neighbours. Chaos, comedy, and clashing personalities collide as Felix navigates a world where tranquility is as rare as a polite Lagos agbero. Face Me I Slap You airs at 12:45 pm on Saturday, 18th May on Africa Magic Epic (channel 6).On Sunday, betrayal takes center stage as Joe kidnaps his best friend for money and marries his best friend’s wife in the movie After My Wife and Ezinne’s quest for love takes a painful turn when her stepsister steals her man in Twisted Path. Catch these movies on Sunday at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm respectively on Africa Magic Epic (Ch. 6).

Mai ShayiIf you love romantic dramas, then you should add Matar Burina meaning “The Wife of My Dream” to your watch list. When the young and beautiful Ummi leaves her parents to live with her uncle in the city, her cousin Habib falls madly in love with her, but her heart is already captured by someone else. Who wins her heart eventually? Find out at 9:00 pm on Saturday, 18th May on Africa Magic Hausa (Ch. 3) on GOtv. You can also tune in at 8:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday to catch the latest episodes of Mai Shayi, a show that explores the rich culture and vibrant traditions of the Hausa people.

5 Reasons You Should Watch Africa Magic’s Nwunye Bekee | SocietyNowAMVCA winner for The Best Unscripted M-Net Original Nwunye Bekee is next on the list. This reality TV show analyzes the cultural exchange and relationships between Igbo men and their white wives. It airs at 7:30 pm on Saturday, 18th May on Africa Magic Igbo (Ch. 4). At 8:00 pm, join Ogechi as she continues her quest to bring home a suitor despite the series of oppositions and obstacles that threaten to derail their path to happiness in the Igbo drama series Ebighi Ebi.Adunni Ade portrays the opposite of her AMVCA red carpet look in the movie Osanle. A victim of sexual harassment caused by a neglectful, promiscuous mother; she becomes a tout and runs away from home. Fate intervenes when she meets someone who offers her the help and protection she desperately needs. Set your reminder to catch this movie at 11:45 am on Saturday, 18th May on Africa Magic Yoruba (Ch. 2). You can also watch the latest episodes of Iji Ade at 6:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.All through the weekend, you can catch the rerun of the 10th AMVCA live show on Africa Magic Igbo (Ch. 4) at 2:00 pm, and Africa Magic Hausa (Ch. 3) at 2:30 pm.

Top 4 Shows You Can Watch on GOtv With The Kids – Nigerian CommunicationWeekDon’t get stuck on one channel. Use the GOtv TV guide on your decoder, download the GOtv Stream App, or visit the GOtv website at https://www.gotvafrica.com/ to discover a whole world of exciting and entertaining content. Dial 288# to self-service or download the GOtv Stream app to watch on the go.

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Movies That Dominated the AMVCA (2024) Nominations List

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The 10th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards nominee list was announced on the 24th of March 2024, showcasing the contenders for this year’s award ceremony. Among the array of movies vying for recognition at this year’s award, only a handful emerged as the frontrunners, bagging most of the nominations.Let’s take a look at the movies that topped this year’s nominee list. Over the Bridge: Over the Bridge leads the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including prestigious categories like Best Movie and Best Director. This film delves into the topic of mental health within Nigeria’s corporate world, aiming to raise awareness about stress and coping mechanisms. Directed by Tolu Ajayi, the film boasts a stellar cast featuring Ozzy Agu, Joke Silva, Deyemi Okanlawon, and Akin Lewis.Breath of Life: Directed by BB Sasore, Breath of Life follows closely behind with 11 nominations. It tells the moving story of Timi, a man who finds redemption through faith after experiencing a devastating tragedy. The film is recognized in categories like Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Movie.Mami Wata: This captivating black-and-white fantasy thriller stands out with its unique aesthetic and exploration of West African folklore. Written and directed by C.J. Fiery Obasi, the film raked in 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It’s also recognized for its exceptional makeup and art direction.Jagun Jagun: Directed by the duo of Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami, Jagun Jagun secured 10 nominations. The movie takes viewers on a journey of ambition, chronicling a young man’s quest to become a warrior. Its cultural significance and artistic merit shine through, with nominations in categories like Best Indigenous Language Film and Best Costume Design.Blood Vessel: This suspenseful drama-thriller isn’t far behind with 8 nominations. The film follows the difficult journey of six individuals who flee a polluted town by stowing away on a dangerous ship. Its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, spotlight the film’s gripping narrative and technical execution.With these movies making such a strong showing, the 10th AMVCA ceremony is sure to be an event to remember. Visit the Africa Magic website at https://www.dstv.com/africamagic/en-ng/show/amvca. to view the complete list of nominees in all categories.

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GOtv Boxing Night 31: ‘Hungry Lion Coming For You,’ Yusuf Warns Ganiyu

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Ahead of their national light welterweight fight at GOtv Boxing Night 31, Yusuf “Hungry Lion” Ogunbunmi has warned his opponent, Hammed ‘Eshe’ Ganiyu, that he will be facing a lion in the ring on the night. The highly anticipated fight is one of the seven lined up for the boxing event at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, on May 1.Ganiyu had earlier boasted that he will knock Yusuf out in round two. In his response, Yusuf said Ganiyu would see the wrath of a hungry lion. “I fight like a hungry lion going after a dog. I am coming for you, Eshe,” he said. Also scheduled for the night is the West African Boxing Union (WABU) light welterweight title clash between Segun “War” Adeyemi and Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla. The national welterweight category will feature a challenge fight between Raheem “Baddo” Animashaun and Samuel “Apata Roro” Moses; Afikun Gbenga will square up against Adewale Oladeji in a super welterweight challenge fight. Sikiru “Isho” Ogunyaju, will take on the current national flyweight champion, Sifon “Best” Iwatt, in a national flyweight challenge fight; the national catchweight category will see Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan battle Batholomew Abuchi, while Emmanuel “Ability” Abimbola will slug it out with Azeez Ayobami in the national lightweight category.The best boxer on the night will win the N1million cash prize attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy awarded to the star performer.

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