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The best international series & movies on Showmax this October, from Succession S3 to Resident Alien to Lethal Weapon boxset

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New seasons of Succession, Love Island UK S2, first seasons of Resident Alien & Chucky, new series Delilah from Greenleaf creator, Saint Frances, Leathal Weapon movie boxset and more

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SUCCESSION S3 | First on Showmax | Mondays from 18 October 2021

 

Succession, winner of Best Drama at both the Emmys and Golden Globes in 2020, follows four very rich siblings behaving very badly while trying to win their father’s approval – and control of his company, a global media and entertainment empire.

 

Jeremy Strong won the 2020 Best Actor Emmy as Kendall Roy, while Brian Cox won the 2020 Best Actor Golden Globe as his father, Logan. Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin, as Kendall’s siblings, and Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun and James Cromwell, as his extended family, also earned Emmy nominations.

 

In Season 3, that already impressive cast is adding Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Pianist) and Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood), not to mention Black Reel winner Sanaa Lathan (The Affair, Love & Basketball), Emmy nominee Hope Davis (Your Honor, Captain America: Civil War) and singer Jihae (Mortal Engines).

 

Ambushed by Kendall at the end of Season 2, Logan begins Season 3 in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to

turn into a family civil war.

 

The Hollywood Reporter calls Succession “one of television’s best dramas, a searing, funny and painfully true look at wealth, power and family.”

 

If you’ve been without internet for the last few years, you can catch up on Succession S1-2 here.

RESIDENT ALIEN S1 | First on Showmax | Binge now

 

Based on the Dark Horse comic, Syfy’s Resident Alien is a murder mystery sci-fi dramedy that follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Firefly) who crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a human small-town doctor.

 

Arriving with a secret mission to kill all humans, Harry starts off living a simple life… but things get a bit rocky when he’s roped into solving a local murder and realises he needs to assimilate to his new world. As he does so, he begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his mission and asking the big life questions like: “Are human beings worth saving?” and “Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?”

 

Resident Alien has an 8.2/10 rating on IMDb, who picked it as “one of three innovative shows the Emmys missed”, calling it “one of the funniest shows – about destroying the entire human race.” The series also has a 94% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with The Los Angeles Times writing, “We are in Spielberg country here… Tudyk… is in fine form as an alien in ill-fitting human clothing, getting the hang of laughter and sex… I smiled, I laughed, I cared.”

 

CHUCKY S1 | First on Showmax | Binge episodes 1-3 from 27 October, weekly episodes thereafter

 

A vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, throwing an idyllic American town into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begins to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets in the brand-new series Chucky, which picks up after the events of the seventh film in the horror franchise, Cult of Chucky.

 

Created by Fangoria Chainsaw Award nominee Don Mancini (Bride of Chucky, Child’s Play), the series stars Oscar nominee Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings’ Wormtongue and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s Billy Bibbit) as the voice of serial-killer-possessed Good Guy doll Chucky, with child actor Zackary Arthur (Transparent) as Jake Wheeler.

 

Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly (Bullets over Broadway, Bound) returns as Tiffany Valentine, and Saturn Award nominee Alex Vincent (Child’s Play) reprises his role as Chucky’s archnemesis, Andy Barclay, with Christine Elise (BH90210) returning as Andy’s foster sister, Kyle. Also look out for Dourif’s daughter and genre marvel Fiona Dourif (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, The Stand, The Blacklist, The Purge) returning as Nica Pierce.

DELILAH | Binge now
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Not all superheroes wear capes. In OWN Original legal drama series Delilah, title character Delilah is played by Maahra Hill and she prefers to pair up her trench coats with stilettoes. All while she juggles running her small law firm and keeping her family afloat as a single mother following a messy divorce.

The real challenge though begins when Delilah takes on a case against North
Carolina’s most reputable law firm where her best friend Tamara (Jill Marie Jones) is running for partner. The stakes are high and the claws are out as both women compromise their friendship to win. Delilah and Tamara’s rivalry is at the heart of the storyline and viewers will find themselves at the edge of their seats and siding with one or the other.

Delilah is produced by the same team behind the family drama series Greenleaf, with powerhouse talk show host Oprah Winfrey (and owner of OWN) serving as executive producer in both shows. Like a typical OWN show, Delilah is characterised by strong-willed, ambitious yet flawed African-American lead
characters with plenty of cliff-hangers.

 

 

LOVE ISLAND USA S2 | First on Showmax | Binge now

 

Following a delay due to the pandemic, the second season was moved from Fiji to The Cromwell, a casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. With strict quarantine measures in place, for the 31 “islanders” the isolation is real as they couple and re-couple under the watchful eye of host Arielle Vandenberg over 40 days in a bid to win the $100,000 prize.

From 20 October, you can also binge Season 7 of Love Island UK. Follow 37 hot new singletons through a steamy summer of love in the Love Island villa as they put in the graft, couple-up and (fingers crossed) try to find The One. Once again hosted by Laura Whitmore, this is the second most-watched season of the show so far, with over 4 million viewers per episode.

 

As Zendaya’s character Rue put it on Euphoria, “I don’t want a novel or some slow burn or something that feels like work. That’s why I love reality TV – it’s funny, dramatic and I can focus on it. It’s pure, effortless entertainment. I wanna lay down one moment and then look around the next and realise I have watched 22 straight hours of Love Island over a two-day period and yearn for more.”

MOVIES

SAINT FRANCES | First on Showmax | 11 October

 

Winner of both the Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award at SXSW, Saint Frances follows a deadbeat nanny who finds an unlikely friendship with the six-year-old girl she’s charged with protecting.

 

Saint Frances has a 99% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, who named it their second best-reviewed comedy of 2020. As Rolling Stone says, “What looks like a throwaway about a precocious kid and her nanny is actually one of the best and gutsiest movies you’ll find anywhere these pandemic days – a fun-time trailblazer that retains its rough edges to that last. It’s some kind of miracle.”

 

The film has won 11 international awards, with The National Board of Review naming it one of the Top 10 Independent Films of 2021.

UNPREGNANT | 14 October

In the girl buddy road trip comedy drama Unpregnant, 17-year old Veronica’s dreams for the future hang in the balance after she accidentally falls pregnant. Unable to get an abortion in her home state of Missouri, she turns to her former best friend Bailey to help her get to Albuquerque.

 

Nominated for a 2021 GLAAD Media Award and a Gold Derby Award for Outstanding TV Movie, Unpregnant has a 91% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus says, “Unpregnant puts a compelling twist on the road trip comedy — and treats its sensitive subject with heart.”

 

The film’s excellent cast is led by MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award nominee Haley Lu Richardson (Five Feet Apart) as Veronica, and Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria’s Kat), who was nominated for a 2021 Imagen Award for Best Actress for her role as Bailey. Five-time Emmy nominees Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul’s Gus Fring, and Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian) and Breckin Meyer (Road TripDesignated SurvivorRobot Chicken), and singer-songwriter Betty Who co-star.

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE | Stream now

The 10th biggest movie of 2020, with a worldwide gross of $215 million, DreamWorks Animation’s “Croodaceous” adventure The Croods: A New Age follows the prehistoric Croods pack as they try to keep up with their new, more evolved neighbours, the Bettermans.

 

Nominated for a 2021 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, six Annie Awards and two Kids’ Choice Awards, The Croods: A New Age is a “raucous, nakedly commercial but also wickedly funny sequel”, according to The Times (UK), while Empire Magazine praises its “vibrant animation and a wackadoodle sense of humour.”

 

Oscar winners Nicolas Cage (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseTeen Titans GO! to the MoviesLeaving Las Vegas) and Emma Stone (CruellaLa La Land), legend Cloris Leachman (Phineas and FerbYoung Frankenstein), Oscar nominee Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things AreBeing John Malkovich), MTV Movie Award winner Ryan Reynolds (Pokémon Detective PikachuDeadpool), and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Clark Duke (Veronica MarsThe Office) reprise their voice roles from the first film, while four-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (Game of ThronesThe Angry Birds Movie) and Teen Choice nominees Leslie Mann (RioKnocked Up) and Kelly Marie Tran (RayaStar Wars: The Last Jedi) join the voice cast as the Bettermans.

Also catch the Oscar-nominated original film The Croods on Showmax.

SUMMERLAND | 11 October

Set in an idyllic South England seaside village, British drama Summerland sees a reclusive writer forced to take in a young evacuee from London during World War II.

 

Penned and directed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Jessica Swale, this moving tale of womanhood, love and friendship stars BAFTA nominees Gemma Arterton (The EscapeThe Girl with All the GiftsTess of the D’Urbervilles) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning ShowLokiMotherless Brooklyn), child actors Lucas Bond (The Alienist) and Dixie Egerickx (The Secret Garden), BAFTA winner Dame Siân Phillips (DuneI, Claudius), Screen Actors Guild Award winner Dame Penelope Wilton (Downton AbbeyThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Oscar nominee Sir Tom Courtenay (UnforgottenDoctor Zhivago).

 

“Made with great panache, this is a real gem of understated poignancy… about summers as lovely as they are fraught,” says Globe and Mail, while Empire Magazine says, “Arterton triumphs again and Swale marks herself as a director to watch. Summerland successfully combines an intelligent feminist fable and a lesbian love story with a slick period tearjerker.”

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

 

INSIDE OUT | Stream now

A must-see for kids and parents, Pixar Animation’s Oscar-winning blockbuster Inside Out was the 7th biggest film of 2015, grossing $850 million globally and securing a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating, five stars on Common Sense Media, and a place on IMDb’s Top Movies of all time. With an all-star voice cast, Inside Out follows the five emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust – of young Riley, who must navigate tweenhood, moving house and changing schools, all at the same time.

 

HELL OR HIGH WATER | 7 October

Neo-Western crime drama Hell or High Water stars Chris Pine (Star TrekWonder Woman) and Ben Foster (3:10 to YumaThe Messenger) as two brothers who resort to bank robbery in a bid to save their family ranch in Texas. It was nominated for four 2016 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Jeff Bridges (True GritThe Big Lebowski), as well as three Golden Globes, and holds a 96% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

LETHAL WEAPON BOX SET | 7 October

The passing of legendary blockbuster director Richard Donner (SupermanLadyhawkeThe Goonies) earlier this year has put the long-awaited final chapter in the Lethal Weapon saga on hold, but while we hold thumbs for that release date, you can catch the entire four-movie Lethal Weapon box set on Showmax. Oscar winner Mel Gibson (BraveheartMad Max) and multi-Emmy nominee and recently announced 2022 Academy Awards Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner Danny Glover (2012Dreamgirls) starred in the original action-comedy franchise that redefined the action genre in the 80s and 90s and remains the template for the buddy-cop genre. The four films grossed just shy of a billion dollars globally, and also feature Oscar winner Joe Pesci (GoodfellasThe Irishman), BAFTA nominee Rene Russo (Avengers: EndgameThe Thomas Crown Affair), and four-time Emmy winner Chris Rock (FargoThe Longest Yard).

 

WHAT THEY HAD | 28 October

Oscar winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) leads the critically acclaimed cast of What They Had as a daughter returning home to cope with her ailing mother and her father’s reluctance to let go of their life together. Nominated for the 2019 Humanitas Prize, the film has an 86% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with LA Times calling it, “One of the year’s best indie dramas” and Rolling Stone saying “This captivating family drama is anchored by actors – Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster – who truly are as good as it gets. You laugh as much as you cry.”

 

SOMETIMES, ALWAYS, NEVER | 7 October

Comedy drama Sometimes, Always, Never stars BAFTA winner Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold HotelLove Actually) as a quirky, Scrabble-obsessed tailor whose tireless search for his missing son has turned his family upside down. It has an 82% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Forbes praising its “delicate balance of whimsy and melancholy” and Nighy “at the very top of his game”.

EVERYTHING ON SHOWMAX IN OCTOBER

To see everything on Showmax in October 2021, click here. Please note this release schedule is subject to change.

 

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SuperSport Now we’re talking your language

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In another technology first for SuperSport, a host of local languages will supplement standard English commentary for a number of international football properties.

The initiative is now available for select Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Europa and other international matches.

Pidgin, Swahili and Amharic remain on offer, ensuring a range of options for SuperSport viewers across the continent.

The remote commentary project is a continuation from the recent FIFA World Cup where SuperSport introduced Twi, Luganda and Swahili into broadcasts, a result of constantly striving to deliver the best viewing experience for fans.

The focus now is that these languages are going to be widely available on most European league football on a weekly basis, with strong emphasis on the English Premier League.

Language selections will vary per region, and every effort will be made to ensure the key fixtures are given multi-language options under the new plan.

Vernacular commentary will be done remotely from Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya, in accordance with SuperSport’s shift towards international broadcast convention. Meet our commentators from Ghana Eric Boadi Aseidu, Jefferies Kwabena Sintim-Koree and Alex Kobina Stonnie.

REMOTE COMMENTARY SCHEDULE – FEBRUARY

Feb 8: Manchester United v Leeds (Twi).

Feb 11: Arsenal v Brentford; Bournemouth v Newcastle United (Twi).

Feb 12: Leeds v Manchester United; Manchester City v Aston Villa (Twi,).

Feb 13: Liverpool v Everton (Swahili, Pidgin, Twi, Luganda).

Feb 14: UEFA Champions League – PSG v Bayern Munich (Twi).

Feb 15: UEFA Champions League – Borussia Dortmund v Chelsea (Twi).

Feb 16: UEFA Europa League – Barcelona v Manchester United; Sevilla v PSV Eindhoven (Twi).

Feb 18: Aston Villa v Arsenal; Nottingham Forest v Manchester City; Newcastle United v Liverpool (Twi).

Feb 19: Manchester United v Leicester City; Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham (Twi).

Feb 21: UEFA Champions League – Liverpool v Real Madrid (Twi).

Feb 22: UEFA Champions League – RB Leipzig v Manchester City (Swahili, Pidgin, Twi, Luganda).

Feb 23: UEFA Europa League – PSV Eindhoven v Sevilla; Manchester United v Barcelona (Swahili, Pidgin, Twi, Luganda).

Feb 24: Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Swahili, Pidgin, Twi, Luganda).

Feb 25: Newcastle United v Brighton; Leicester City v Arsenal; Bournemouth v Manchester City; Crystal palace v Liverpool (Swahili, Pidgin, Twi, Luganda).

Feb 26: Manchester United v Aston Villa (Swahili, Pidgin, Twi, Luganda).

Don’t miss the best football action on SuperSport on DStv and GOtv. Visit www.dstv.com and www.gotvafrica.com to subscribe or upgrade and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App.

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Lynx Entertainment to launch new TV channel

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Lynx Entertainment have hinted the launch of their own content network. This direction wouldn’t be too much of a surprise as the home of some of Ghana’s biggest acts like KiDi & Kuami Eugene, have been working out top tier TV and music video productions with their sister company, Tigon Creatives.

Fans of the label have noticed official Lynx TV accounts set-up across various social media platforms. We can only wait and see what the Lynx family have in store for Ghana’s entertainment industry.

Find Lynx TV on social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynxtvofficial

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lynxtvofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynxtvofficial/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynxtvofficialgh

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Joeboy Joins Apple Music’s Home Session in Spatial Audio

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Apple Music’s Home Session features reimagined signature songs and thoughtful covers and today, Nigerian-born Afropop tour de force Joeboy (real name Joseph Akinwale) releases his own stripped down versions.

 

“I selected these songs because they are really beautiful and they signify where I’m at mentally, one way or the other. What feels really special to me is the soul and the sincerity in the delivery of my vocals, the emotions it invokes. As a result, I think I am more mature, more precise, and more intentional with the way I go about my music,” Joeboy tells Apple Music.

 

The Home Session EP, available to stream on Apple Music in Spatial Audio, will feature four exclusive unplugged tracks from the smooth singer, smash hit singles “Sip (Alcohol)”,“Contour” and his latest release “Body & Soul”, as well as a cover of Sean Kingston’s summer earworm single, “Beautiful Girls”.

 

“‘Beautiful Girl’ by Sean Kingston was basically the soundtrack of my early teen years and reminds me of when I started crushing on girls. The song really influenced my writing ability and cemented my love for pop-dancehall love songs,” he explains.

 

After joining Mr Eazi’s emPawa Africa platform in 2019, Joeboy’s career skyrocketed in the wake of a string of hit single releases, with “Sip (Alcohol).” And with his highly-anticipated album on the way, Joeboy is set to be a staple on playlists and screens for years to come.

 

Discover Joeboy’s exclusive Apple Music Home Session EP and his knack for weaving poignant stories with catchy lyrics to create pop-leaning R&B hits.

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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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Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o, Wizkid, others noted for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

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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 16:10 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 for Mzansi are former host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Trevor Noah, and the South African women’s national soccer team, Banyana Banyana. 

 

Last year, the Favourite African Star title was awarded to Limpopo pop star and 2022 South African Music Award winner for Best Music Video of the Year, Makhadzi, and it is set to be a highly contended category once more this year.

 

“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 beginning.” 

 

Some of South 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 categoryPreviously 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, multiple-award winning and officially The World’s 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 Rakoditsoe 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 recognises 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 Burleson, 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, Dancer, and reigning ‘Queen of TikTok’.

 

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 closer to the day.

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.

 

Share it: @Nickelodeon @KidsChoiceAwards #KCA

 

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 is sponsored by Lunchables with 100% Juice, Nintendo Switch and Olive Garden®.  

 

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 will broadcast on NickToons (DStv channel 308) on 8 March 2023 at 16:10 CAT. 

 

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 nominees are: 

 

FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR

Trevor Noah 

Banyana Banyana

Msaki 

Scorpion Kings

 

FAVOURITE AFRICAN KIDFLUENCER

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

 

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions and overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio; Paul J Medford, Vice President, Unscripted Current Series; Luke Wahl, Vice President, Unscripted Creative; and Jennifer Bryson, Vice President, Production, Tentpoles, Events & Music & Specials. Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, and Barb Bialkowski serve as executive producers, with Harriet Cuddeford and Andria Parides serving as co-executive producers.

 

Nate Burleson is a co-host of CBS Mornings and an Emmy Award-winning studio analyst for CBS Sports’ NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game show, THE NFL TODAY. He is also the host of Nickelodeon’s NFL Slimetime

 

Charli D’Amelio is a digital superstar, crowned “the reigning queen of TikTok,” by The New York Times. She was the first on the platform to hit 100 million followers and is the current leading female TikTok creator. D’Amelio was named one of YouTube’s Top 10 Breakout Creators of 2020 and has earned her coveted spots on lists such as Forbes 30 Under 30, Fortune’s 40 under 40, AdWeek’s 2020 Young Influentials and Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Impact List in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

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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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