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Revolt TV spotlights African hip-hop

Music-oriented US network Revolt TV, founded by rapper-turned-entrepreneur Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, has launched a series focusing on hip-hop culture in Africa.

James Brown

The news comes after the LA-based channel’s recent partnership with online channel What’s Good Networks and its sister production company What’s Good Studios in Nairobi, Kenya.

What’s Good Africa, a 10×30’ unscripted series slated to debut on Revolt on August 12 at 21.30 EST, will explore all aspects of hip-hop culture in Africa, from emerging artists to fashion, sports, entrepreneurship, events and parties.

The series will be hosted by two popular media personalities from East Africa: Remmy Majala, an entertainment and news journalist, and Nick Ndeda, a Kenyan TV and radio presenter (Kiss FM) and award-winning theatre actor, playwright, director and producer.

Jonathyn Pankratz, VP of programming at Revolt, said: “Hip-hop is a global culture that truly transcends borders. We’re very excited to partner with What’s Good Networks and What’s Good Studios to spotlight the vibrant hip-hop scene in Africa, which is full of the young, innovative artists, influencers and entrepreneurs Revolt has been championing since our launch.”

James Brown, exec VP of content distribution at parent company Revolt Media & TV, added: “The global appeal of hip-hop is undeniable. Revolt has been focused on building our international partners. This furthers that direction.”

Tilo Ponder, CEO and co-founder of What’s Good Networks and What’s Good Studios, said: “As day-one fans of Revolt TV, we’re delighted to be partnering with them to launch What’s Good Africa, celebrating Africa’s powerhouse creative talent and sharing their stories with the world. This proves yet again that hip-hop is truly a global phenomenon by connecting diverse cultures and young audiences everywhere.”

In Africa, the programme will air on NTV in Kenya, Azam TV in Tanzania and DStv in Uganda. While the first season is billed as the Kenya Edition, What’s Good Studios is planning to focus on other African countries in future seasons.

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Youth net Hip TV joins Kwesé

Nigerian contemporary music and lifestyle channel Hip TV has been added to the line-up of entertainment channels on pay TV platform Kwesé TV.

Elizabeth Amkpa

Available on channel 610, the youth-focused net joins a bouquet of exclusive entertainment channels on Kwesé TV. This includes Box TV, Trace Africa, Trace Gospel, Trace Mziki and Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs’ music channel Revolt TV.

Hip TV, owned by Smooth Promotions CEO Ayo Animashaun, is known for its exclusive interviews with Nigerian celebrities, entertainment news and red carpet moments.

Speaking about the addition of Hip TV, Elizabeth Amkpa, Kwesé TV Nigeria’s general manager, said: “Kwesé TV is Afrocentric and youthful so we are happy to have Hip TV, a home-grown channel for a youthful audience, on our platform.”

“Whether you are in the mood for the distinctly Naija beat, hip hop, R&B or gospel from around the world, you will find them all on Kwesé TV.”

Hip TV adds to the varied list of more than 70 channels that are carried by Kwesé TV, which is part of Econet Media. The Hip TV channel is also carried on Multichoice’s DStv platform.

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