NIGERIAN NEWS AND FEATURES

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Netflix, UNESCO unveil short-film contest

Global streaming service Netflix and UNESCO have collaborated to launch a groundbreaking short-film competition themed African Folktales, Reimagined across sub-Saharan Africa.

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MultiChoice showcases SA at Expo 2020

Pay TV company MultiChoice has announced plans to put South Africa centre stage during the World Expo 2020 taking place in Dubai this weekend.

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Mo Abudu joins MIA advisory board

Mo Abudu, CEO of Nigeria’s EbonyLife Media, has been appointed as a member of the advisory board of Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA), the TV trade event that takes place this week in Rome.

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King’s Dorm to serve up S2 on YouTube

Nigerian cooking show King’s Dorm is set to enter its second season on video platform YouTube.

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SA film Happiness Ever After set for Netflix

South African romantic drama film Happiness Ever After, a sequel to 2016’s Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, is set to debut on global streaming platform Netflix.

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SPT creates Kiran Jethwa YouTube channel

Sony Pictures Television has launched a YouTube channel fronted by Nairobi-born restaurateur and celebrity chef Kiran Jethwa.

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