Five original TV shows premiering on Africa Magic this October that you won’t want to miss.
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Africa Magic has treated viewers to a sensational lineup of TV shows this October, each promising riveting stories and exceptional performances.
Kicking off the list, on October 2nd was The Masquerades of Aniedo, a contemporary epic series directed by the talented Femi Ogunsanwo. The show follows the intense journey of a man who seeks revenge after being unjustly disgraced by his community while proposing to his love.
Determined to become the revered Masquerade, his ambition unwittingly plunges the peaceful state of Ofuobi into chaos. With ambition blinding him, Muna’s path becomes a rollercoaster of unexpected twists, where the pursuit of status and justice collide.
Starring Uzor Arukwe, Chukwu Martins, Adekunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole, Ikponwosa Gold, Uche Nwoko, Imoh Eboh, Mofehintola Jebutu, and more, this series promises a gripping narrative. It will Be showing Monday To Friday By 8pm
Also, on the 2nd of October, Love and Light made its debut, delivering a heartfelt story. Directed by Belinda Yanga, it explores the life of Takedat, a jilted photographer who receives an unexpected call to photograph his ex-fiancée’s pre-wedding shoot. Unbeknownst to him, he’s about to capture moments for Ojonya, the woman who left him at the altar.
With Baaj Adebule, Arike Owolagba, Paul Utomi, Eva Ibiam, and other talented actors, Love and Light promise to tug at your heartstrings. The show will air every Monday and Tuesday at 8:30 pm.
On October 4th, Refuge took centre stage as a thrilling series starring Ibrahim Suleiman and Chimezie Imo. Produced by Bio Arimoro and directed by Rogba the Baron and Muyiwa Aluko, the series unfolds after a murder in a remote town, igniting a night filled with suspense and revelations.
With a team of brilliant writers, including Musa Jeffery David, Isaac Ayodeji, Charles Kay Ugwuzor, Esther Oyiza Kokori, D’olu Adewuyi, and Hope Matthew Osatare, “Refuge” promises an edge-of-your-seat experience. To be shown on Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
Premiering on October 6th was The Chronicles, directed and produced by Rogers Ofime. This series delves into the audacious world of four girls plotting a heist. Their cunning plan takes an unexpected turn, leaving them trapped inside a church.
The Sanctuary Chapel becomes the backdrop for suspense and an abundance of surprises, with a cast including Yomi Fash, Edith Iruene, Sharon Rotimi, Audrey Harrison, Taiwo Ola, Simileoluwa Hassan, Olawale Gold, Vivian Kaima, Ego Ihenacho, and many more. Airing every Friday at 8:30 pm.
Closing out the series slate for the month is The Slum King – October 8th.
Produced by Chinenye Nworah and directed by Dimeji Ajibola, the series boasts a stellar cast featuring Tobi Bakare, Teniola Aladese, Olarotimi Fakunle, Idia Aisien, Elvina Ibru, Hermes Iyele, Bolaji Ogunmola, Sonia Irabor, Gideon Okeke, Jidekene Achufusi, and others.
With promising talent and a compelling narrative, The Slum King is a must-watch.
Africa Magic marks its 20th anniversary this October, and ushers in a new era with significant changes. Under the leadership of Busola Tejumola, MultiChoice West Africa’s Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, the network has unveiled a fresh logo and channel lineup that pays homage to the continent’s beauty and diverse cultures.
Over the past two decades, Africa Magic has transformed from a single channel into a network of seven channels that broadcast stories in English and indigenous languages such as Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo across more than 42 African countries. In addition to its fresh content lineup, viewers can continue to enjoy a wide array of local and international sports and entertainment, ranging from English Premier League matches to WWE specials, across SuperSport channels. As Africa Magic celebrates its rich history and looks ahead to a future filled with exciting narratives and innovative storytelling, it remains a cornerstone of African entertainment, dedicated to showcasing the continent’s diverse cultures and talent.
In the midst of Africa Magic’s 20th-anniversary celebrations and its impressive lineup of new content, the landscape of television and entertainment in Africa is experiencing a dynamic shift. The emergence of streaming platforms and digital technology has brought both challenges and opportunities to traditional television networks.
Platforms like Netflix, Prime Video and Showmax have made significant inroads in the African market, offering viewers a vast library of content at their fingertips. This shift in viewing habits has prompted networks like Africa Magic to adapt and explore new avenues for content distribution. As viewers increasingly seek out diverse, locally-produced content on streaming platforms, the competition for their attention has intensified, compelling networks to not only maintain their core audience but also attract a younger, digitally-savvy demographic.
In this era of digital disruption, the ability to strike a balance between traditional broadcasting and embracing digital streaming trends will likely determine the future success of networks like African Magic as they continue to shape the African entertainment landscape.
Viewers should anticipate a thrilling and emotionally charged month of entertainment on Africa Magic Showcase every weekday from Monday to Friday.