Africa Magic celebrates 20th anniversary with new TV shows and movies

March 17th 2023, 12:00:00 pm

Expect exciting indigenous and international content soon.

Watch out for exciting movies to premiere on Africa Magic this weekend

To celebrate two decades of quality entertainment, Africa Magic has unveiled a slate of new content for customers across DStv and GOtv channels.

The exciting catalogue of content includes news, music, sports, reality TV shows, documentaries, drama series, movies, and children’s programmes.

Speaking at the Content Discovery event held on March 16, 2023, the Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr Busola Tejumola, said customers should expect a new and diverse set of captivating and relatable indigenous stories across Africa Magic channels.

In her words, "It's been 20 years of Africa Magic and Nollywood growing together, building global careers and talents. In 2003, we began the journey of telling authentic Nigerian stories on Africa Magic to build a platform where everyday Nigerians see themselves in relatable stories reflecting our culture. In 2023, we've found ourselves celebrating 20 years of creating and telling Nigerian stories.

This year, we intend to break more boundaries and find new frontiers in local storytelling. We look forward to ensuring Africa Magic remains at the forefront of Nigeria storytelling. We are adding 28 more series titles and 20 original Africa Magic movies for our customers, starting from April 2023. This year, we are also investing more in our indigenous productions across our language channels: Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo."


Touching on the investment by MultiChoice in growing content on its platform, Tejumola noted that Africa Magic started with a single channel in Nigeria and has since expanded to a cluster of seven channels.

“From April 2022 to March 2023, we had over 2,500 hours of production and licensed 10,000 hours of authentic Nigerian stories. We have stories in English, and indigenous languages Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo, broadcast to over 42 African countries," she stated.

Highlighting some of the new contents customers can look out for, Head of Production West Africa, MultiChoice Nigeria, Victor Aghahowa, said the new roll call of content includes 'The Residence', 'Ripples', 'Apo', Igbo drama series 'Ugwu' and 'Iwe'.

He also disclosed that Africa Magic will now premiere 130 episode series every six months as opposed to 260 episode series every year. The list of new programmes also include brand new unscripted game show, ‘Mind and Body’, and new drama series, 'Simbirella.'

Customers will also continue to enjoy local and international sport entertainment contents across SuperSport channels, including EPL, FA Cup, CAF Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Champions League matches and WWE specials.

Inemesit Udodiong
Inem Udodiong is the Entertainment Editor. A movie buff, film critic with a core interest in African cinema, and wellness. Reach her via


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