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Uti and Helen Paul host JARA on AfricaMagic

Want to go behind the scenes in Nollywood? Want to get the inside scoop on what’s going on in Nigeria’s vibrant film industry? Want to catch up with your favourite Nollywood stars as they chat about their stellar careers? Then tune in to AfricaMagic as the channel puts Nollywood in the spotlight with its first original production, JARA.

The flagship new series is packed with fun news and information, direct from the thriving heart of Africa’s busiest film hub. Screening to DStv audiences every Saturday evening in primetime (19.30 CAT), JARA is hosted by two of Nigeria’s hottest stars…popular and sociable Big Brother All Stars winner Uti Nwachukwu and sensational entertainment personality Helen Paul.

Speaking about the debut of JARA, M-Net Managing Director Biola Alabi said the series had been in planning and development for some time. “M-Net has created numerous original productions like Tinsel, Studio 53 and Comedy Club, which have been shown on the AfricaMagic channel.  Further to this, we’ve licensed a lot of African series from producers across the continent. Now we felt it was time for AfricaMagic to have its very own original production, something we developed specifically for this very popular channel and its enthusiastic audience. JARA is the result and we’re very pleased to have the chance to really profile Nigeria’s directors, producers, stars – showing them at premieres, galas, awards shows and at work.”

She continues, “This kind of programming is in demand internationally and is very powerful. We are delighted that we can help facilitate a closer relationship between the world of Nollywood celebrities and their fans across Africa – those viewers who just love the movies and those stars that want to share their experiences with these viewers.”

JARA is filmed on location in Lagos and some of its first inserts have included – a focus on the Bon Awards and the Tima Awards, a visit to the Port Harcourt International Film Festival, a countdown of the top female actresses to watch in 2011 and profiles on producers Tunde Kelani and Lonzo Nzekwe. Guests in studio have already included Ini Edo and Omoni Oboli plus JARA has also included an insert on Desmond Elliot on holiday. Also coming up is an interview with Nollywood legend Ramsey Noah (Saturday January 29). JARA is re-screened on AfricaMagic every Monday at 12.00 CAT and Wednesday at 23.00 CAT.

Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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  1. emeka

    January 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    NOLLYWOOOD stand up all i can say is GOD thank you for better progress

  2. Udeme

    February 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Helen is Jara Parrot. I like their programme and presentation. keep on.

  3. C4

    June 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Jara is the best nigerian show have seen in a long time uti and helen are just a perfect match for the show helen is the most natural, funny intelligent female presenter nigeria has right now trust me keep it up guys uti our chick dey chuk u yan well. But he be like say she like u sha abi helen i lie? Oshe!!!

  4. Nonyelum

    August 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Helen i just love you, please can u tell me the name of ur cream so i can look gud like u. u are my mentor keep it up

  5. michaah

    August 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Helen na bomb so luvly cool, icon but talks a lot up you jara UTI you too try but Helen hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. nokuzola

    September 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Elo, I’m from South Africa and I love Jara. Helen and Uti u r the reason y I watch Jara.

  7. helen .A (mrs)

    September 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

    just love ur program namesake. keep it up.regards 2 uti

  8. awasume

    October 4, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    i love jara bcoz uti and helen always have ways to bring happinesss in you with and amazing smile thru their entertainment.u toooooo muchhhh

  9. quinta jani

    November 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

    uti you handsome oohh; helen with that your beyounce look you are pretty girl but i am jelouse i was not good when i was like beyonce . hellen i hope says you go look like beyonce after febuary because she go change look oohhh girl you too much i love you guys keep it up

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