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Multichoice Ghana affirms its mandate of hyper localizing content through the launch of Akwaaba Magic on DStv Channel 150

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Cecil Sunkwa Mills, Managing Director of MultiChoice Ghana has announced this morning that all is set to introduce a new channel: Akwaaba Magic. The channel is set to go live on Monday the 9th of March 2021 at 16:00 GMT and will be available exclusively to DStv subscribers on Compact, Compact Plus as well as Premium packages.

In anticipation of the new strategic offer that addresses viewer demand, Cecil Sunkwa Mills said, “We continuously study audience behavior and tailor-make our offering to match the needs of the market at hand hence the launch of Akwaaba Magic”. The channel has been positioned as a game changer within the Ghanain tv and entertainment space where viewers can look forward to the season premiere of  the much anticipated telenovella- Dede, a dramatic serving entitled Inside Out (an adaptation of the hit South African series The Housekeepers) as well as a 30 minute reality show entitled Sankofa.

“As part of our mission to realise the new channel whilst fullfilling our commitment in developing the entertainmet industry and economy of the region, we are working alongside local producers to ensure that the correct cultural nuances of the market are captured thus making the content not only exhilarating but relatable from one episode to the next” he added.

 

Kennedy Dankyi-Appah, Channel Head of Akwaaba Magic revealed his excitement about the lauch of the new channel as well as the investment that has been invested to ensure not only the growth but the accessibility of premium local content in Ghana. “We wish to take viewers back home through the the channel and exhilirating content and sincerely look forward to audience feedback as we entrench ourselves further in the market” said the Channel Head.

 

SHOWS SET TO LOOK OUT FOR ON AKWAABA MAGIC, DSTV CH 150

 

Dede: Monday to Friday at 10.00pm (30 min)

Inside Out: Wednesday and Thursday at 10.30pm (30 min)

Sankofa: Saturdays at 10.00pm (30 min)

Rollie and Andy: Sundays at 10 pm (30 min)

 

Akwaaba Magic, DStv Channel 150 is a premium 24-hour general entertainment channel that offers a mix of locally produced content for the Ghanaian market ranging from Drama, Telenovela, Comedy, Music, Documentaries as well as Reality Shows.

The channel is exclusively available to Compact, Compact Plus as well as Premium Subscriber.

 

 

Dede tells the story of a naïve rural teenage girl who is deceived by her stepmother to leave her family and life behind in order to work as a domestic help in the home of a complicated wealthy family. It is here where she falls for the youngest son of her employer whilst struggling to achieve her own dreams. Produced by Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Ken Attoh from Sparrow Studios Production. Starring Adomaa Adjeman (Dede), Dean Amegashie (Michael Robertson), Anita Erskine (Rama Robertson), Jot Agyeman (John Robertson), James Gardiner (David Robertson), Jasmine Baroudi (Belinda Robertson) as well as Thandie B (Mary-Ann Robertson)

 

Inside Out is a direct adaptation of the The Housekeepers that aired on the sister channel, Mzansi Magic. Inside out is however typically Ghanaian. Soraya cuts short her national service to fight for justice for her mother, framed for a murder done by her employer, a rich and powerful woman. Dismissive of notable police corruption in favor of the elite, Soraya is prepared to take the law into her own hands even if her own life depends on it. Produced by Collins Amlalo and Danny Adotey. Starring Bless Fortune (Soraya Mensah), Sackitey Doris (Comfort Mensah), Wood Anthony (Papa Yaw) as well as Abebrese Ama K (Maafio Odonkor)

 

Sankofa is an adaptation of the hit South African reality tv show “Love Back” and Nigeria’s own “LOVE COME BACK”. The weekly 30 min episode will feature a collective effort by Michael Katahena (The host) as well as the “fixers”, notably: Michelle McKinney Hammond, Gideon Raji, Gabriella Medie and Nana Poku Ashes in mending broken relationship between couples. Produced by Musah Toure.

 

 

 

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DStv For Business Enhancing Customers’ Experience with The Right Mix of Entertainment

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At the heart of any business is the customer and at DStv Ghana, the goal is to evolve daily to meet the demands of the ever-changing and competitive market. In a bid to cater to its wide array of audiences, Africa’s number one Pay TV company, MultiChoice Africa has repositioned its commercial service “DStv For Business” with packages specially curated with the right edutainment content to suit various businesses.

According to the Acting Head, DStv For Business, Kelvin Kamasa, “our objective is to deliver a pay TV experience designed for your business. The content and packages are specifically curated to seamlessly fit into the way commercial customers consume it. Our solution for hotels for instance allows guest in different rooms to watch their choice of channels without the intervention of the front desk personnel. Your clientele can continue watching their favourite shows/channels whenever they are on the road for business or stop by your office, hotel, or pub. DStv For Business has a tailored package to suit your business size and pocket so you can have the best working moments with DStv.”

MultiChoice Ghana continues to improve its service offerings over time, with the addition of consultancy service for High-rise buildings, multiple user dwelling on how DStv can be installed. The DStv For Business unit can advise on countless options to ensure the incorporation of either our IPTV service or other alternatives to a seamless and cost-effective TV entertainment solution to your high rise or estate project. According to the Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana, Alex Okyere, the business is all about the customer’s experience, and the greatest motivation for his team is to offer more value for money to not just our domestic users but commercial users.

DStv For Business has three main offers; DStv Work, DStv Play and DStv Stay. Each package is tailored to suit the needs of offices, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and so on. The essence of this, Kelvin Kamasa explains, is to tailor content to specific customers to enhance their viewing experience. Instead of having to watch a wide array of content, these DStv For Business packages now give you what you want based on business customers’ needs and preferences.

The DStv Work package offers the latest news headlines from around the world, sports, weather updates and other work-related entertainment. The goal here is to set the tone for a stimulating work environment and keep everyone well informed. The Work packages are best suited for offices, banks, and other corporate organizations.

The DStv Play packages are best suited for businesses such as pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, café, and betting houses. These packages enhance the guest’s experience and ensure that they are always entertained with their favourite sports programmes and other first-class entertainment.

The DStv Stay packages are suited for hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, Air BnB’s and serviced apartments. Giving each guest whether a kid, adult or elderly a memorable in-room experience during their stay.

One important feature is that these packages they can be tailored to customers’ budget. This means that customers can enjoy entertainment at a certain threshold which is a unique offer. For less than Ghs 170, one can enjoy several channels. For instance, the DStv Stay (Basic), offers customers an array of entertainment with more than ten channels spanning sports, news, kiddies’ channel, and music with just GHs77.

Businesses also have the flexibility of choosing a package that perfectly suits your business model without worrying about not having the popular channels needed by customers. From small entrepreneurs to 5-star hotels, multinational corporations and government agencies, every business has something that works for them.

For hotels, their customers get a mix of carefully selected movies, music, and sports channels as well as documentary channels. This is the same for a financial establishment where customers are more concerned about the latest updates from the financial sector and latest news over that of a music or movie channel like Akwaaba Magic Abusua and ROK Gh. Similarly,  fast-food joints, pubs and clubs will be in tune with Trace Jama, Akwaaba Magic, SuperSports channels over National Geographic Channel or News channels.

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Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Nominees: Sadio Mane, Trevor Noah and Wizkid Fly the African Flag High As 2023

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Nickelodeon has released the official list of nominees for the highly anticipated 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs). Set to premier on Wednesday, 8 March at 2:10pm on NickToons (DStv channel 308), the slime sludging award ceremony celebrates some of the biggest local and international media personalities and artists, as voted for by the fans.

Topping the list in the Favourite African Star category are International Emmy Award nominated actress and The Woman King star Thuso Mbedu, award-winning comedian and former host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Trevor Noah, as well as former soccer player and first-team coach at Manchester United, Benni McCarthy. South African women’s national soccer team, Banyana Banyana and fashion designer and Vogue and Valentino collaborator Thebe Magugu are also on the nominations list.

Vying for this popular category this year are Nigerian sports stars Giannis Antetokoumpo, Ethan Nwaneri, and Tobi Amusan, while Tik Tok star Khaby Lame and footballer Sadio Mané are putting the West African mecca, Senegal on the map. Multi-award-winning Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o makes a return to the KCAs this year as she was previously nominated for Favourite African Star in 2017 and Favourite Movie Actress in 2019.

“The evolution of the African creative industry is being felt across all spheres of global entertainment,” remarked Dillon Khan, Vice President of Paramount Africa for Comedy Central Africa, Nickelodeon & Creative Services. “These nominations resonate with all of Africa, and we’re glad to see so much African talent being recognised for all the hard work they put into the global entertainment industry. This is just the start.”

Some of Africa’s favourite Kidfluencers are being recognised for having gained a considerable online following by creating child-centered content on social media through the Favorite African Kidfluencers category. Previously won by then four-year-old internet phenomenon Sbahle Mzizi, this year’s nominees are YouTuber Alakhe Mdoda, young prodigy Lethukuthula Bhengu, dancer, singer, and social media influencer Rethabile Mokgatla, social media sensation, Siba Bogopa and multiple-award winning and officially The Worlds Youngest DJ, DJ Arch JNR, with Nigeria’s favourite ‘Unidentical Duo’ twin models Olianna and Olivia closing off the list.

Face of Nickelodeon Africa, Lerai Radikotse will be heading out to Los Angeles to host the official 2023 KCA Nickelodeon Africa Special. She will be bringing all the home-grown action celebrating children’s top choices in entertainment media.

“Lerai has been making waves since she became the first African host on NickMusic, it is incredible to see her soaring to even greater heights as the host of the Africa leg of the Kid’s Choice Awards on NickToons. As a platform partner to NickToons, MultiChoice is proud to be associated with a brand that nurtures and recognizes talent, especially that of young artists on the African continent.” said Georginah Machiridza, Executive Head Content Strategy at Multichoice.

“Hosting NFL Slimetime is always a blast, and I can’t wait to bring that same energy and slime as co-host of the iconic Kids’ Choice Awards! I grew up on Nickelodeon and my kids love watching, so we’re all ready for the stunts, surprises and superstars that await us at this year’s show”, said Nate Burleso, Host of American weekly television sports show NFL Slimetime.

“I got slimed at the KCA’s in 2021, saw my sister get slimed at last year’s show and now, no one is safe with me as co-host! I’m looking forward to making sure this year’s show is even slimier with epic dances and silly tricks along the way”, said Charli D’Amelio, Social media personality, the reigning queen of TikTok and Dancer.

First-time nominees include Jenna Ortega, Jack Harlow, GAYLE, Joji, Nicky Youre and Letitia Wright, amongst others. Stranger Things leads the pack with six nominations, followed by That Girl Lay Lay, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder with four nominations each.

Musical performances will be announced at a later date.

Starting today, fans across the globe can cast their votes across 31 categories on the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com, with an additional 32 international categories available in regions around the world.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 will broadcast on NickToons (DStv channel 308) on 8 March 2023 at 2:10pm.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 nominees are:

FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR

Trevor Noah

Thuso Mbedu

Wizkid

Sadio Mané

Banyana Banyana

Lupita Nyong’o

FAVOURITE AFRICAN KIDFLUENCERS

Alakhe Mdoda

Lethukuthula Bhengu

Rethabile Mokgatla

Olianna and Olivia

Siba Bogopa

DJ Arch JNR

TELEVISION:

FAVOURITE KIDS TV SHOW

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Ms. Marvel

Raven’s Home

That Girl Lay Lay

The Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly Odder

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

The Really Loud House

FAVOURITE FAMILY TV SHOW

Cobra Kai

iCarly

Obi-Wan Kenobi

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Stranger Things

Wednesday

Young Rock

Young Sheldon

FAVOURITE REALITY SHOW

America’s Funniest Home Videos

America’s Got Talent

American Ninja Warrior

Floor Is Lava

MasterChef Junior

The Masked Singer

FAVOURITE ANIMATED SHOW

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous

Rugrats

SpongeBob SquarePants

Teen Titans Go!

The Loud House

The Smurfs

FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR (KIDS)

Audrey Grace Marshall (Vivian Turner, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder)

Imogen Cohen (Zina, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder)

Olivia Rodrigo (Nini, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)

Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)

Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)

That Girl Lay Lay (Lay Lay, That Girl Lay Lay)

FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR (KIDS)

Brady Noon (Evan Morrow, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers)

Israel Johnson (Noah Lambert, Bunk’d)

Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)

Tyler Wladis (Roy, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder)

Wolfgang Schaeffer (Lincoln Loud, The Really Loud House)

Young Dylan (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan)

FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR (FAMILY)

Hilary Duff (Sophie, How I Met Your Father)

Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams, Wednesday)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)

Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay, iCarly)

Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield, Stranger Things)

Tracee Ellis Ross (Bow Johnson, Black-ish)

FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR (FAMILY)

Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)

Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan-Kenobi)

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things)

Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson, Stranger Things)

Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay, iCarly)

Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso, Cobra Kai)

FILM:

FAVOURITE MOVIE

Avatar: The Way of Water

Black Adam

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hocus Pocus 2

Jurassic World Dominion

Monster High The Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Top Gun: Maverick

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTOR

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Love and Thunder)

Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Dominion)

Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam/Teth-Adam, Black Adam)

Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

Ryan Reynolds (Big Adam, The Adam Project)

Tom Cruise (Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, Top Gun: Maverick)

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTRESS

Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)

Letitia Wright (Shuri, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes, Enola Holmes 2)

Natalie Portman (Jane Foster/The Mighty Thor, Thor: Love and Thunder)

Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah Sanderson, Hocus Pocus 2)

FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE

DC League of Super-Pets

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Lightyear

Minions: The Rise of Gru

The Bad Guys

Turning Red

FAVOURITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE (MALE)

Andy Samberg (Dale, Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers)

Andy Samberg (Jonathan, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania)

Chris Evans (Buzz Lightyear, Lightyear)

Dwayne Johnson (Krypto, DC League of Super-Pets)

Kevin Hart (Ace, DC League of Super-Pets)

Steve Carell (Gru, Minions: The Rise of Gru)

FAVOURITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE (FEMALE)

Awkwafina (Tarantula, The Bad Guys)

Keke Palmer (Izzy Hawthorne, Lightyear)

Salma Hayek (Kitty Softpaws, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish)

Sandra Oh (Ming, Turning Red)

Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania)

Taraji P. Henson (Belle Bottom, Minions: The Rise of Gru)

MUSIC:

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST

Adele

Beyoncé

Billie Eilish

Cardi B

Lady Gaga

Lizzo

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST

Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Justin Bieber

Kendrick Lamar

Post Malone

The Weeknd

FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP

5 Seconds of Summer

Black Eyed Peas

BLACKPINK

BTS

Imagine Dragons

One Republic

Panic! At the Disco

Paramore

FAVOURITE SONG

“About Damn Time”- Lizzo

“Anti-Hero”- Taylor Swift

“As It Was”- Harry Styles

“Bejeweled”- Taylor Swift

“Break My Soul” – Beyoncé

“First Class”- Jack Harlow

“I Ain’t Worried”- OneRepublic

“Lift Me Up”- Rihanna

FAVOURITE MUSIC COLLABORATION

“Bam Bam”- Camila Cabello, featuring Ed Sheeran

“Don’t You Worry” – Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Shakira

“I Like You (A Happier Song)”- Post Malone, featuring Doja Cat

“Numb”- Marshmello, featuring Khalid

“Stay With Me”- Calvin Harris, featuring Justin Timberlake, Halsey, Pharrell

“Sweetest Pie”- Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa

FAVOURITE BREAKOUT ARTIST

Devon Cole

Dove Cameron

GAYLE

Joji

Lauren Spencer Smith

Nicky Youre

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Dawn FM”- The Weeknd

“GOD DID”- DJ Khaled

“Harry’s House”- Harry Styles

“Midnights (3am Edition)”- Taylor Swift

“Renaissance”- Beyoncé

“Special”- Lizzo

FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR

Bad Bunny (Latin America)

BLACKPINK (Asia)

Harry Styles (UK)

Rosalía (Europe)

Taylor Swift (North America)

Tones and I (Australia)

Wizkid (Africa)

FAVOURITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR

Bella Poarch

Dixie D’Amelio

JoJo Siwa

Oliver Tree

Stephen Sanchez

That Girl Lay Lay

OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVOURITE MALE CREATOR

Austin Creed

MrBeast

Ninja

Ryan’s World

SeanDoesMagic

Unspeakable

FAVOURITE FEMALE CREATOR

Addison Rae

Charli D’Amelio

Dixie D’Amelio

Gracie’s Corner

Kids Diana Show

Miranda Sings

FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA FAMILY

FGTeeV

Ninja Kidz TV

Ohana Adventure Family

The Bucket List Family

The Royalty Family

The Williams Family

FAVOURITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR

Candace Parker

Chloe Kim

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Venus Williams

FAVOURITE MALE SPORTS STAR

LeBron James

Lionel Messi

Patrick Mahomes

Shaun White

Stephen Curry

Tom Brady

FAVOURITE CELEBRITY PET

Dexter Lipa Hadid

Dodger Evans

Gino Chopra Jonas

Olivia Benson Swift

Piggy Lou Bieber

Toulouse Grande

FAVOURITE BOOK

Cat Kid Comic Club Book Series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Series

Five Nights at Freddy’s Book Series

Harry Potter Book Series

The Adventures of Captain Underpants Books Series

The Bad Guys Book Series

FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME

Adopt Me!

Brookhaven

Just Dance 2023

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Minecraft

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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GOtv Ghana: 10 years of Excellent Customer Experience

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A decade ago, GOtv appeared on the scene of digital pay TV in Ghana and has since transformed it with technologically advanced, easily accessible, affordable, and customer-friendly packages for Ghanaians. Currently available in over 25 cities across 9 regions, GOtv boasts of the widest privately owned digital terrestrial television (DTT) network in Ghana despite only being here 10 years.

Foremost on GOtv’ s agenda since inception is offering excellent customer experience, which is evident in its numerous tech innovations, self-service options, content quality, decoder functionality and quality, among others.

To ensure the best customer experience while pushing Ghana’s transition from analogue to digital transmission, GOtv began operations in January 2013 with the DVB-T2 decoder a second-generation technology regarded as one of the most advanced broadcast infrastructures globally and approved by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as the standard for digital television broadcasting. GOtv was the first DTT provider in Ghana to use this infrastructure.

Asides from delivering a higher number of channels 20 per frequency when compared to DVB-T1 technology which allows 12 channels per frequency DVB-T2 technology gives access to free-to-air channels on the expiration of one’s subscription and delivers a far superior digital, audio-visual quality, all for the viewing pleasure of its customers at extremely affordable rates.

GOtv also has an Enhanced Decoder Notification (EDN) function which keeps subscribers abreast of information such as number of viewing days left before the next payment, latest special offers and discounts, campaigns, information on new content and upcoming celebrations to improve their viewing experience.

Tech innovations such as the MyGOtv app allows customers to use several self-service options to quickly resolve issues such as clearing error codes, checking account balance, subscription renewal, package change, etc., without having to physically visit a GOtv office.

Other self-service platforms by GOtv to resolve issues instantly for improved customer experience include the *759# USSD code; payment options such as mobile money services and bank apps; GOtv’ s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) and the GOtv website; and a self-registration platform via a USSD string *759#.

Furthermore, in line with the company’s customer-centric tradition at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic presented over $100,000 dollars of PPEs to Ga East Hospital in Accra, the Okomfo Ankoye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in Cape Coast in September and October 2020.

 During this period GOtv Ghana introduced the ‘We’ve Got you’ offer to cushion customer from harsh economic effect of the pandemic on its subscribers.

During the lockdown period active and disconnected GOtv subscribers enjoyed discounts plus got upgraded to the next viewing package when they resubscribed for their current package so customers and their families during the lockdown could stay edutained.

In its usual way of keeping the family bond together with top quality entertaining content, on the 1st of November 2021, GOtv brought more lifestyle and entertainment channels/content from DStv to its GOtv subscribers with the introduction of a new package known as GOtv SUPA. Some of the channels included in the new GOtv SUPA package are: Akwaaba Magic, Honey, Africa Magic Urban, WWE, TL Novellas, Novella Magic, ROK, KIX, Nick Jr and Nick Toons amongst others.

Speaking of quality content over the years, GOtv has provided millions of households with entertaining, informative, and educative content across different sectors of the economy including sports, music, movies, business, fashion, etc.

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Showmax launches new 2-for-1 deal

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1 February 2023: Showmax has announced a new 2-for-1 deal for loyal customers and new streamers curious to get access to the biggest and best selection of first and exclusive local drama and reality, as well the newest and most talked about international programming. From 1 February 2023, subscribers who pay for one month of Showmax will receive a second month at no extra cost. This deal applies to Showmax and Showmax Mobile plans and is available to new and returning subscribers.
This deal comes as Showmax releases new seasons of some of its most popular Original series across Africa, including Season 3 of The Real Housewives of Durban, the luxury reality series following some of eThekwini’s biggest socialites, and Season 2 of the popular Kenyan drama series Single Kiasi which follows three women as they navigate the ups and downs of relationships and careers in Nairobi; and ongoing Originals like Ghanaian docu-reality series My
Perfect Funeral, the new Nigerian telenovela Wura, plus the upcoming reality series The Real Housewives of Abuja which premieres on Showmax on 17 February 2023.
For your convenience, Showmax also makes it possible for viewers to download episodes to mobile devices to watch offline, including the smash-hit telenovela The Wife, or entire movies, like Top Gun: Maverick, which has just
been nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture.
“We are making Showmax so people really can watch anytime, anywhere, at a great price. Plus, on Showmax, 1GB can last up to 10 hours on our lowest data setting,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of MultiChoice Connected Video. “This deal is our way of making world-class entertainment even more affordable and even more accessible
for streaming fans.”
Showmax’s stellar summer line-up includes the biggest series in the world right now, HBO’s The Last of Us, express from the US, as well as the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon and The White Lotus: Sicily, named Best TV Series: Drama and Best Limited Series respectively at the 2023 Golden Globes. Kids can enjoy new seasons of favourites like Paw Patrol and Blaze and the Monster Machines.
The Showmax 2-for-1 deal is available at www.showmax.com.
The deal runs from 1 February to 3 March 2023 and excludes Showmax Pro and Showmax Pro Mobile. It is available in all African markets.
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BB Menson the “Virus” returns with Night Train

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One of Ghana’s finest broadcasters Bertrand Bannerman Menson popularly referred to as BB Menson, the “virus” makes a return to radio after a long break.

Yes, BB is back with his popular and controversial late-night show BB’s Night train on your power station radio Gold 90.5fm.

Starting on Thursday February 2, 2023 @9pm, the reloaded, repacked and re-engineered version of the night yrain will be airborne with the rumbling sound of “tsuku tsaka”.

It will be fun packed and super exciting with segments like “departing point and destination, Wano pa asem, Marley mode for the Sheroe’s and heroes, news fore view of the next day’s papers, pre – nocturnal personality and the big one, Ex Pee’s cross over”.

BB Menson took a break from being on-air to assume the role of General Manager of the Station.

After, close 13 years of break from the microphone, BB makes a return to full time radio with his award-winning show the Night Train.

The last time he attempted to host a radio program, he set a Ghanaian radio record by being on air for 20 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds,20/20/20, to mark the 20th Anniversary of Radio Gold.

For many, who grew up listening to him, BB’s Night Train evokes nostalgic memories. It makes them reminisce the days when one was glued to their radio sets listening to the rants of one man, who held the entire nation spellbound with his unique style of presentation. No wonder he was nicknamed the “Virus”.

Many listeners, who are anticipating his coming back on the radio are wondering if he still got his stuff on like he used to do back in the day.

BB, is however keeping his cards close to his chest waiting to deliver on Thursdays.

The Night Train will be filled with suspense, good music, great talk and loads of controversies.

Let’s make a date with BB Menson this and every Thursday at 9pm on Radio Gold 90.5 FM.

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Audiomack Partners With MTV Base to Enhance Music and Entertainment Accessibility for Africans

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In line with its commitment to promoting the growth of music in Africa, Audiomack has partnered with MTV Base, one of the continent’s topmost youth entertainment channels. This partnership will serve to provide increased access to premium music content for listeners, whilst enhancing appreciation for African artists across the continent.

The strategic partnership has been implemented as an editorial collaboration aimed at incorporating MTV Base’s curatorial voice and shows into the Audiomack platform in Africa. With its initial focus on the Nigerian Afrobeat scene, this monumental partnership will strengthen end-to-end relationships between players in the music ecosystem, including listeners and artists.

Commenting on this laudable alliance, Charlotte Bwana, Director of Brands and Media Partnerships at Audiomack Africa, commended the undeniable growth of the African music industry in recent years and highlighted the importance of partnerships such as this in ensuring accessibility and variety in the satisfaction of music listeners’ expectations.

She said, “The African music industry has experienced iconic and undeniable growth in the last few years, and this has done more to refine the expectations of listeners in terms of access to optimal music entertainment. In this regard, as the leading music streaming platform within the African continent, we understand that the satisfaction of our listeners’ demands is paramount, and we are constantly seeking new avenues and strategic partnerships to create value for the community.”

“The collaboration with MTV Base, a renowned youth-driven African entertainment platform, will ensure that we satisfy our listeners’ demand for quality music entertainment, as MTV Base’s Music programs like Official Naija Top 10 (ONTT),  amongst others will be available on Audiomack as playlists. These will also give artists the chance to be featured as playlist covers, and as a result, offer an increased opportunity in marketing efforts for African artists across both platforms which forms an integral part of our commitments”. She added.

Also speaking about the partnership, Busola Komolafe, Channel Manager at Paramount said, “We are excited about our partnership with Audiomack Africa as this will advance our mission of bringing premium music entertainment to our audience. We strongly believe that this strategic collaboration will not only allow our audience to listen to the best music wherever they are, whenever they want but will also give artists and other players within the music ecosystem a unique opportunity for their music to reach more youth across the African continent.”

With a presence in all 54 African countries, Audiomack remains committed to advancing the growth of music in Africa, through the implementation of strategic partnerships and investment into the region’s culture and communities.

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