GOtv Ghana, on the 8th of February 2016, hosted a content briefing with content producers iFactory at the Tang Palace, to celebrate African and Ghanaian content on GOtv and AfricaMagic. The event also launched iFactory seasons offering of new Pan African, new and returning content, commencing in April, which includes the return of Omotola; The Real Me, Season 2.
The movie and reality show Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, was a special guest and confirmed that this season focuses more on her family including her son Captain E’s chronicles in the music industry.
Speaking at the event, the Director of GOtv Ghana, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, emphasized the importance of the production of local content as a means to promote the Ghanaian and African Arts industry across the continent and to create adequate content for the demand that will be created by digital migration in Ghana.
Mr. Sunkwa-Mills also touched on the newly introduced GOtv Lite package which sits on the GOtv platform providing subscribers, whose subscriptions have expired, access to several local, free to air (FTA) channels as well as some Pay TV channels for a minimal administrative fee. GOtv Lite has 14 local channels and 6 pay TV Channels, and in 2015 alone added more than 5 local TV and radio channels to the GOtv Platform. He said, “GOtv is dedicated to providing quality affordable entertainment to every home and with this package we hope to reach even more home, our consumers will only need a decoder and our recommended antenna to enjoy digital TV regardless they have a digital TV or not. We are committed to ensuring income is not an issue to receiving information or quality entertainment. We have some exciting content this season on GOtv including the Local League, new Telemundo series, new Africamagic content as well as several local channels that showcase Ghanaian movies, series and music”
He commended iFactory Live for consistently producing noteworthy content that sits on the Africamagic platform and used the event to introduce Fatimah Dadzie, the newly appointed Content and Marketing Executive for M-Net AfricaMagic. “Mrs. Dadzie portfolio is to liaise and negotiate with all producers and stakeholders on behalf of M-Net AfricaMagic, to ensure that we get the best of our Ghanaian content offered us, on AfricaMagic in order to showcase it to the rest of Africa.”
“Producing and distributing quality content is one of the ways we self-regulate and reward the Arts industry, with programs like the Africa Movie Choice Awards (AMVCAs), which recognizes outstanding achievement in television and film with the viewer’s help, and its worthy to note that this year, we had 7 Ghanaian nominees in the various categories vying with the usual Nollywood talent. We urge all producers and stakeholders to continue to generate quality content and we will continue to promote the Ghanaian industry to the rest of Africa through AfricaMagic”
“AfricaMagic continues to invest heavily in African Content with original shows like Tinsel and 53 Extra, and has made expensive development of original African programming towards a growing film library, to show the best Africa has to offer and support the thriving African film industry. ” he continued.
Michael Djaba Chief Creative Officer of IFACTORYlive said “We have fresh and exciting content that cuts across original lifestyle programming, addictive reality shows and compelling entertainment programming. From April onwards we are going to refocus our shows that inspire our viewers and celebrate the talent that comes out of the continent”.
Some of the shows include, Making Of A Mogul, At Home with Joselyn Dumas, First Ladies Africa and Make Up Diaries.
MAKING OF A MOGUL The show was developed in order to give African Entrepreneurs a platform to describe their business and their experiences. Hosted by Award winning Media Personality Anita Erskine, Making of a Mogul Chronicles the lives of Africans who have created smart business ideas and are on the road to world domination!
@ HOME WITH JOSELYN DUMAS Started in 2012 as a way of introducing a fresh spin on the talk show format. @ Home with… is an exciting brand new concept in talk show filmmaking, featuring a number of on-screen personal- ities including Michelle Attoh & Joselyn Dumas hosting different seasons with some of the finest guests from across the conti- nent. Filmed in Europe, Africa, and USA, each guest is invited to one of the hosts’ homes across the globe for a no holds barred informal interview of unearthed gems and topics. Viewers enjoy the show’s varied guests as they share their passions and successes with the world in a unique form of dynamic storytelling. FIRST LADIES Africa has Divas and they are called “First Ladies…” Hailing from Kenya,Ghana and Nigeria these entrepreneurs, actress’s and a princess are taking Nigeria and the world by storm, from renewing their vows in marriage,dealing with sisterly rivalry in their own families to travelling to China and India on business trips launching hair brands in Africa..Its all here…..The First ladies have arrived.The series kicks off with Juliet Olanipekun as she balances her building her business and making it out there as a modern African woman.
FIRST LADIES Africa has Divas and they are called “First Ladies…” Hailing from Kenya,Ghana and Nigeria these entrepreneurs, actress’s and a princess are taking Nigeria and the world by storm, from renewing their vows in marriage,dealing with sisterly rivalry in their own families to travelling to China and India on business trips launching hair brands in Africa..Its all here…..The First ladies have arrived.The series kicks off with Juliet Olanipekun as she balances her building her business and making it out there as a modern African woman.
For more information on GOtv Ghana and all the bouquets, channels available please visit ghana.gotvafrica.com
Zakes Bantwini gets candid this Friday on Africa Now Radio
This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Zakes Bantwini, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Nandi Madida’s Favourite Track of the Week!
Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Nandi Madida this Friday, December 8th at 9a London / 10a Lagos/Paris / 11a Johannesburg / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on YFM Accra every Sunday at 2pm, YFM Kumasi on Saturdays at 3pm and YFM Takoradi on Saturdays at 6pm.
Cover Star Interview
South African house superstar and Grammy award winner Zakes Bantwini joins Nandi Madida via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Abasekho”. He also discusses his new album, ‘The Star Is Reborn,’ and how artists like Tyla elevate the game for South African performers.
The Big 5
Nandi Madida shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Tems, Seyi Vibez, Libianca, Oxlade & Chlöe, Ch’cco, Pabi Cooper & M.J feat. QuayR Musiq, and Mellow & Sleazy & Focalistic feat. Thama Tee.
South African amapiano star Tumelo.za is the latest artist featured from Apple Music’s Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features his singles, the Ceeka RSA and Nandipha808 collab, “Isukile (feat. Tyler ICU)”, and the viral Tyler ICU collab, “Mnike (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA & Tyron Dee).” Listen HERE.
Nandi’s Song of the Week
Each week, Nandi Madida chooses her favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week she spotlights South African hip-hop legend Da L.E.S and his single, “Solo (feat. Gemini Major, ManuWorldStar & Navio), from Apple Music’s Rap Life playlist. Listen HERE.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, December 8th at 9a London / 10a Lagos/Paris / 11a Johannesburg / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow and broadcast on YFM Accra every Sunday at 2pm, YFM Kumasi on Saturdays at 3pm and YFM Takoradi on Saturdays at 6pm.
Zakes Bantwini Tells Apple Music About His Album, ‘The Star Is Reborn’
My album ‘The Star Is Reborn’ is like a continuation of my last album, ‘Ghetto King.’ I feel like sonically it’s more or less like an extension of that album because that sound I’m still exploring. On that album, ‘Ghetto King,’ it was an introduction to the way Afrohouse and Afrotech – the music, the way now it’s sounding – and I felt like there was still a lot of instruments I still want to use in the sound, so the extension of that culminated in ‘The Star Is Reborn.’
Zakes Bantwini Tells Apple Music How Artists Like Tyla Can Influence South African Performers
When you look at artists now like Tyla… I feel like audiences need to see a performance and in South Africa we don’t get to see a performance a lot, because most people who are happening in South Africa have to stand behind the decks, because the music is carried by DJs in South Africa and I think that needs to change. We still need to find more artists performing dances, really doing something amazing and that’s why Tyla is so important. She’s saying “Hey” to the world, “We are South Africans and we perform like this.” That’s why I’m loving what is happening right now.
GOtv Stream App: Your favourite shows now on the go
Are you ready to take your TV experience to the next level? Set sail into a sea of unlimited entertainment with the new GOtv Stream App. Say goodbye to the days of enjoying your favourite shows just at home! Now, your favourite TV shows, live sports matches, and all your must-see movies are all on your mobile device, just a tap away, ready to follow you wherever you go.
Why GOtv Stream? For the simple reason – we’ve designed our service just for you. GOtv Stream is not just another app, it’s an extension of our commitment to deliver quality, convenience, and control right into your hands. It’s our way of saying, “We understand your needs and are here to meet them.”
Whether you’re lounging at home, on your way to work, waiting for your date to arrive or holidaying away from family, the GOtv Stream App guarantees your chosen content is always at your fingertips. We’re not just talking convenience; we’re revolutionising how you connect with your desired entertainment.
Let’s jump in and discover how the GOtv Stream App offers a new standard for on-the-go entertainment:
1. GOtv Stream – bringing entertainment to your fingertips
- Introducing the future of TV: The wait is over! As of 16 November 2023, the GOtv Stream App will be available for downloading on both iOs and Android. All you need to do afterwards is create your profile using your GOtv details and the rest – well that is up to you and your mood.
- TV anywhere, anytime: Whether it’s Premier League action on GOtv Supa+ or your favourite local and international shows, streaming them on your device has never been easier.
2. Tailored to your lifestyle
- Stream as per your package: Only watch what you love. Your GOtv package determines your access, so you get a personalised viewing experience.
- Catch-Up made easy: Missed an episode? With the Catch-Up feature, you’ll never fall behind on your favourite shows.
- Downloads for offline viewing: Travelling or facing spotty internet? Download up to 25 shows using your Wi-Fi or mobile data connection or mobile data and enjoy them offline.
3. Designed for the whole family
- Something for everyone: Stream content that suits every family member, from intense sports to kids’ picks like How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
- Safe and managed viewing for kids: Plan your family’s viewing with a comprehensive TV guide and manage what the little ones watch for peace of mind.
4. Tech savvy, user friendly
- Seamless streaming on any internet connection: Whether it’s 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi, GOtv Stream works seamlessly, recommending a 10Mbps line for the most seamless experience.
- Multi-device accessibility: Register up to four devices per subscription – one for each family member.
5. Exclusive festive content just a click away
- Holiday season specials: Don’t miss out on festive favourites like The Best Man Holiday and The First Noelle. Kids can enjoy The Secret Life of Pets and more!
6. Value-added convenience guaranteed
- GOtv Stream – included in your subscription: Download the app today, already part of your GOtv subscription. No extra fees, just extra fun.
- Manage your subscription effortlessly: Use the MyGOtv app to upgrade, reconnect, or manage your account with ease.
This Festive Season, Stay Connected with GOtv Stream
The holidays are about relaxing, enjoying, and creating memories. Why miss a moment when GOtv Stream brings every laugh, tear, and cheer right to your screen, wherever you are?
Don’t just hear about it. Experience it. Download the GOtv Stream app today from your app store. Remember, it’s already part of your GOtv subscription – because we believe in adding value. Stay connected, get connected, or upgrade to capture every moment of your favourite show on your favourite channel!
From Fast X to The Super Mario Bros: the best movies on Showmax this December
House of the Dragon S2 is coming express to Showmax and M-Net in 2024
Best blockbusters on BoxOffice, M-Net and M-Net’s Movies Channels this festive
Blockbuster hit Oppenheimer is coming to BoxOffice.
This festive season viewers can indulge with double helpings of the best blockbusters with DStv, as BoxOffice, M-Net and the M-Net’s Movies Channels present a special curated selection of festive viewing for the whole family.
Kicking the festive season off on BoxOffice is Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed hit film Oppenheimer, available for rental from Thursday, 7 December at just R60. The epic biographical thriller film stars multi-award-winning Cillian Murphy as the titular character J. Robert Oppenheimer and follows the scientist credited as “the father of the atomic bomb” as he works on the historic invention, and the tragic events that follow.
Other popular titles on the platform this festive season include:
On M-Net Movies, viewers can look forward to a special curation of festive family viewing. M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) returns with the popular Animania festival for viewers favourite animated classics. M-Net Movies 2 (DStv Channel 106) brings Best of the Best, a selection of unparalleled blockbusters. M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) presents Familiar Favourites where viewers can look forward to feel good classic holiday movies for the whole family. Then, M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) presents Kids Klub, a fun filled line up of classic kids animation and adventure movies.
More info on the M-Net Movies offering:
M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) – Animania Festival – For more details check the DStv guide schedule.
- The Despicable Me Series & Minions Saga
- The Super Mario Bros Movie
- The Secret Life of Pets Series
- Trolls & Sing 2
- How To Train Your Dragon
- The Lorax
M-Net Movies 2 (DStv Channel 106) – Best of the Best – For more details check the DStv guide schedule.
- Top Gun: Maverick
- The Woman King
- The 355
- The Northman
- Last Seen Alive
M-Net Movies 3 (DStv Channel 107) – Familiar Favourites – For more details check the DStv guide schedule.
- The Nutty Professor & Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
- Little Fockers
- Unaccompanied Minors
- Pups Alone
- Kung Fu Panda Series
M-Net Movies 4 (DStv Channel 108) – Kids Klub – For more details check the DStv guide schedule.
- Dennis the Menace
- Problem Child and Problem Child
- Shrek: Forever After and Puss in Boots
- Wild Child
- 3 Ninjas Kick Back and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up
Then, the Sunday night blockbuster movie (Sunday’s at 20:05 on M-Net, DStv Channel 101) is back by popular demand, following a short break as the channel made way for the action-packed local crime thriller Devil’s Peak. If you missed Devil’s Peak, you can binge on DStv Stream or DStv Catch-up.
December Sunday Night Blockbuster line up:
- Fast X – Available on DStv Catch Up
- 65 – (10 December 2023)
- Super Mario Bros. – (17 December 2023)
- Magic Mike’s last dance – (24 December 2023)
- Maggie Moore – (30 December 2023)
Catch them all this festive season on M-Net Movies. You can also stream it on DStv Stream, and DStv Catch Up after broadcast. Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.
12 years old Ghanaian Nicholas Boamah premieres first TV show
U.S.-based Ghanaian, Nicholas Buamah Continues To Wow Audience
12-year-old Nicholas Buamah has recently set the internet ablaze with the premiere of his new TV show, “Nick’s House.”
The much anticipated pilot episode lived up to expectations, delivering both a blend of humor and wholesomeness. Nicholas, whose father hails from Ghana, infused elements of the Ghanaian culture into the TV sitcom, evident in the incorporation of the Twi language. Hollywood actor Som Aidoo, portraying Nicholas’s father on the show and a native of Ghana, seamlessly embraced the Ghanaian dialect, contributing to the authenticity of ‘Nick’s House.’
Nicholas’s journey into the world of storytelling began at the age of 7 when he published his first book, “Kayla & Kyle: The Walking Dictionaries, Election Day.” This marked the inception of a passion that led him to publish two additional books. As his love for writing blossomed, he envisioned creating a scripted show. Collaborating with his mother, Danielle, Nicholas enlisted the expertise of professional writers and producers to bring this remarkable project to life.
Although presented with offers from different platforms to feature “Nick’s House,” Nicholas and his mother opted to release it independently, ensuring accessibility to a global audience. Nicholas says that he’s looking forward to filming an episode or two of “Nick’s House” in Ghana in 2024.
Nicholas is credited as the creator, writer, and star of the show. He invites everyone to watch the pilot episode on MotherHubbard.TV or YouTube.com.
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