Intriguing African Shows To Watch This May On DSTv
DSTv is really pushing its Africa programming this May (remember we have Africa Day on the 25th) and it is has interesting array for the pan-African.
On Africa Magic you have your favourites like Star Gist(with our very own Vimbai Mutinhiri) which airs weekdays at 20:00 , 53 Extra on Mondays at 19:30 , Jara every Wednesday at 21:00 and the high rating soapies Hotel Majestic weekdays at 21:00 , and Tinsel on weekdays at 20:30.
Want music? An hour every weekday of your favourite African musician on Africa Magic World at 14:00hrs & 22:00hrs.
Africa Magic Family also has a music block but you will want to feast on like Tyme out with Tee A on Wednesdays at 23:00, Star Superfan every Thursday at 20:00 , and Airtel Changing Lives on Wednesdays at 21:.
There is a curious series called Desperate Housewives in Africa. We weren’t really a fan of the original show but the African version feels more, well, you know. That is on EbonyLifeTV.
OK now so you know, there is more to watch than Our Perfect Wedding on Mzansi Magic(One of the boatmen is made to watch that every week by his girlfriend, so you know where she is trying to take it) but also from the township catch Zabalaza every Minday to Thursday.
Now our super favourite on the Mzansi channels is the Lokshin Bioskop. The stories depicted there are palpable. Love em to bits.
Now Africa has loads of creatures other than human beings and we can’t have a whole Africa Day without Animal Planet running some Africa Day specials:
Gangland Killers’ tells the story of animals who fight for supremacy or submission with other species, as well as status amongst their own. Meanwhile, Gorilla Doctors follows a team dedicated to saving the mountain gorilla species one patient at a time, as they provide medical care to primates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wildest Africa is a celebration of the continent’s most spectacular locations, showcasing the full African experience, while The Lion Queen follows Andi Rive, who is on a mission to save the Glengarriff Lion Reserve. Finally, in Saving Africa’s Giants With Yao Ming, international basketball and NBA star, Yao Ming, travels to Africa to take on the biggest battle of his life – the ivory poaching epidemic.
As for news and all that other stuff that your dad used to force you to watch when you were little but now you watch because you turned into your dad… Africa’s culture, economy, politics and successes are showcased on BBC World News’ Focus on Africa, Africa this Week and Invest Africa on CNBC Africa, Inside Africa and African voices on CNN as well as Artscape on Al Jazeera.
That should leave us all feeling a wee-bit more African than usual.