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Africa Magic lines up Moments debut

Chidinma Igbokweuche’s Moments

Moments, a Nigerian romantic drama series created by local producer and writer Chidinma Igbokweuche, will premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on 24 October.

Moments follows the lives of four best friends who are at the peak of their careers, juggling life and dealing with childhood traumas, romantic relationships and mental health.

The series is produced by Amaka Michael and stars Michael Ejoor, Uzoamaka Onuoha, Ibrahim Suleiman, Maurice Sam, Okey Jude and Presh Talker.

Igbokweuche said: “Yes, it took a while but our series Moments is finally premiering soon on Africa Magic Showcase. Oh my God! What a journey to get to this place! A journey I will share in due time.”

Africa Magic Showcase is part of the MultiChoice bouquet of channels.

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Smart Money Woman arrives on TV

The Smart Money Woman is based on Arese Ugwu’s book

The TV adaptation of financial self-help book Smart Money Woman has launched on Africa Magic Showcase.

The Smart Money Woman premiered on September 23, highlighting the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of African women as they carry out their day-to-day activities despite gender inequality.

Arese Ugwu, who wrote the book and exec produces via Smart Tribe Media, said: “The Smart Money Woman is a love letter to every modern and upwardly mobile African woman who is exploring life opportunities and experiences to find that right balance in their day-to-day activities, especially in their career, friendships, relationships and, of course, families.”

The 13×30’ series is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye and coproduced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, Akin Marinho and Arcadia TV Africa. Its cast includes Osas Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Ini Dima-Okojie, Eby Eno, Eso Okolocha, Timini Egbuson, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi and Temisan Emmanuel.

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Netflix picks up Smart Money Woman show

Smart Money Woman

Smart Money Woman, the television series adaptation of the 2016 financial self-help book of the same name by Arese Ugwu, will debut on Netflix on September 16.

The series premiered on MultiChoice channel Africa Magic Showcase a year ago.

“Our stellar cast, we did it. 10 days to go, who’s counting?” said the Smart Money crew on Instagram.

The 13-episode series highlights the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of African women as they carry out their day-to-day activities despite gender inequality.

Ugwu added on Instagram: “It still blows my mind that this all started with a book I wrote in my pajamas!!!! And it’s even more incredible that you all watched it unfold from publishing the book, going on a pan-African book tour, the process of converting it into a TV series… I’m so grateful guys… thank you for riding with me…. WE have a Netflix show!!!!!! Cheers to everyone that worked on this with me.”

Actor Ini Dima-Okojie added: “I can never forget how I felt the first time I read The Smart Money Woman, and then a year later I was cast as Tami and now it’s available for the world to watch on Netflix.”

The series is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye, coproduced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, Akin Marinho and Arcadia TV Africa and also stars Osas Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Eby Eno, Eso Okolocha, Timini Egbuson, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi and Temisan Emmanuel.

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Courtroom show debut date revealed

Justice Olusola Williams and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in Judging Matters

New reality courtroom show Judging Matters is set to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase next week.

Hitting screens on April 27, Judging Matters features a courtroom complete with a judge, a plaintiff, an accused, a bailiff, as well as a studio audience.

People will present their real-life problems to Justice Olusola Williams, who will attempt to provide a solution. Nigerian lawyer and media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu plays the role of the bailiff.

Judging Matters will premiere on DStv channel 151 Africa Magic Showcase at 18.00 WAT next Monday.

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BBNaija pair to star in Africa Magic novela

South African broadcaster M-Net’s Africa Magic network is to launch a telenovela starring two former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemates.

Tokunbo Idowu aka TBoss

The show, titled Ajoche, will feature Tokunbo Idowu (popularly known as TBoss) and Bassey Ekpenyong. Both appeared in the 2017 edition of the Endemol Shine-owned reality format, shot in South Africa and branded See Gobe.

Idowu was a controversial character in BBNaija last year, going topless during the broadcasts and generating much discussion among BBNaija fans for her romantic liasons on-screen.

Ekpenyong, meanwhile, has found post-BBNaija success, appearing in Nollywood movies such as The Patient.

Ajoche is an original TV series that is set to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase. It will feature the former contestants alongside actors Femi Branch (Desperate Housewives Africa) and Hilda Dokuba (Stigma) as lead characters.

Announcing the show via Instagram, Africa Magic said: “We’re pulling out all the stops for another telenovela of EPIC proportions!”

The show is set to premiere on April 30 at 20.30 WAT and 21.30 CAT. It is exclusive to Africa Magic Showcase, DSTV channel 151 and it will air every weekday.

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TV duo reunite for Mr X Family Show

Mr X Family Show stars Richard Mofe-Damijo and Ego Boyo

The stars of two classic TV series have reunited for Africa Magic Showcase drama Mr X Family Show which will premiere on DSTV in May.

Producer and star Richard Mofe-Damijo will act alongside Ego Boyo, with the pair playing a couple two decades after they took lead roles in classic TV series Violated and Checkmate.

Mofe-Damijo said: “I can only hope that getting back together again on TV will tickle fans of Ann Hathrope and Segun Kadiri and the fans of Tega and Peggy who have been craving to have them grace their TV screens again. Ego and I are pretty excited about this and hope the excitement catches on.”

Mofe-Damijo will be making his debut as a producer with the series. Information about other cast members is yet to be released.

Mr X Family Show is exclusive to Africa Magic Showcase, on DSTV channel 151. It will premiere on May 6 at 18.00 and repeat broadcast will be aired on Thursday and Friday at 23.30.

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Women in TV: Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu

“I’m responsible for my own success and I have never limited my capabilities because I am a woman. I don’t see the gender factor because your performance and consistency will take you far in life.” Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu

March is recognised worldwide as women’s month. In view of this, Content Nigeria is celebrating women who have made an impact in Nigeria’s TV industry.

Today we profile Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, regional director for West Africa at M-Net, who has proven to be a constant innovator and achiever, inspiring everyone she comes across.

Mba-Uzoukwu has had a passion for broadcasting since she was a child, when she aspired to become a newscaster. After competing in a beauty pageant at 17, she went on to study political science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, forsaking her dreams of studying international relations and becoming a diplomat.

A few years after graduating in 1992, Mba-Uzoukwu started working at marketing agency Tequila Nigeria as its client service manager. She later went on to study direct marketing at the Institute of Direct Marketing in the UK, bagging a post-graduate diploma. Afterwards, she went on to work in the Nigerian offices of several multinational companies, such as British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola and Airtel.

Mba-Uzoukwu joined pay TV broadcaster M-Net Africa in 2012 as its West African regional manager, in charge of strategic planning, marketing and operations.

In 2014, she became the regional director for M-Net’s operations in West Africa, managing its various channels, including Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Family, Africa Magic Epic, Africa Magic Urban, Africa Magic World and three local-language channels: Africa Magic Hausa, Africa Magic Yoruba and Africa Magic Igbo.

She pioneered the launch of Africa Magic Igbo and the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, driven by her passion for the television and film industry in Nigeria.

According to Mba-Uzoukwu, her ideas are aided by the fact that she launched her career in strategic planning and marketing first. She once said that her husband persuaded her to go into marketing because she seemed to have a zest for it. For Wangi, content is key and the right kind helps to broaden minds.

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