African Magic Channel : Celebrating 15 Years of Great African Content

Africa Magic is a collection of Pay TV entertainment channels that focus on African programming and it is owned by M-net. The Channel features most popularly Nigerian series and movies.

Africa Magic is celebrating 15 years in African television entertainment industry. They focus films done in Nigerian and Africa as a whole.

The channel, Africa Magic was launched in July 2003 as a movie and general entertainment channel. It was geared at showcasing Nollywood (Nigerian Movie industry)  talent and African culture and couture.

Africa Magic started with just two stations but have grown to seven stations.

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Africa Magic Turns 15

Africa Magic Turns 15

Africa Magic Turns 15

Channel Director, Africa Magic Channels, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu reckoned that for 15 years the Africa Magic channels have entertained viewers and audiences with the best content.

According to the Channel Director, Africa Magic Channels, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu:  “For 15 years the Africa Magic channels have entertained viewers and audiences with the best content coming from some of the most amazing talent behind and in front of the cameras. In doing this, we have also undoubtedly led the development of the current African television entertainment scene, a role we continue to play.”

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Speaking on the milestone, the CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said: “The celebration of Africa Magic is also the celebration of Africa’s film and television industry. The growth witnessed in the industry can be linked to the impact of the Africa Magic channels in operation across 53 countries on the continent. The Africa Magic channels have also consistently proven to be a platform for the unearthing, promotion and celebration of existing and up and coming film and TV talent, and the channels’ various means and models of industry partnerships ensure a steady line of critical investment in the industry.”

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Shows On African Magic

Africa Magic Turns 15

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Africa Magic has developed original content that continues to entertain Africa: from the flagship TV drama, Tinsel, which already holds the record for the longest running series in Sub Saharan Africa; to the Pan African drama series, Jacob’s Cross, magazine shows 53 Extra and Jara; and comedy series The Johnsons and Hustle. The channels are also known the Telenovellas which have become television staples over the years including Hotel Majestic, Hush, Battleground, Ajoche, Forbidden and Eve. Others include  Battleground, Jemeji, The Voice Nigeria, and reality show like Big Brother Naija. 

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Current Stations on African Magic

Africa Magic Showcase  First-class entertainment

Previously Africa Magic Plus then Africa Magic Entertainment. Shows first-run original series and latest nollywood movie premiers.

Africa Magic Urban  Real life, Real stories

Previously Africa Magic Movies. A contemporary lifestyle entertainment channel with predominantly movies and talk shows, as well as series from Mzansi Magic

Africa Magic Epic Rooted in culture

Previously Africa Magic Movies1. A channel inspired by Africa’s traditional roots with movies and series depicting cultural aspects.

Africa Magic Family Come home to family

The parent Africa Magic channel serving family-orientated programs

Africa Magic Hausa

Movies and series broadcast in Hausa

Africa Magic Yoruba

Movies and series broadcast in Yoruba

Africa Magic Igbo

Movies and series broadcast in Igbo

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