Lagos, August 2015 –
In September, lovers of entertainment will be treated to a month of exclusive new movies featuring the biggest Nollywood stars as Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of entertainment for Africa by Africans, kicks off its Original Blockbuster Festival.
The Africa Magic Original Blockbuster Festival is in line with Africa Magic’s mission of providing entertainment for Africa by Africans, and involves the production of eight made for television movies that feature established and renowned names behind and in front of the camera. The movies will feature on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151) every weekend throughout September 2015 with the first title scheduled to show on Saturday, 5th September at 22:15 CAT.
Speaking at an event to kick off the festival, the Regional Director, M-Net (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Africa Magic remains at the forefront of not only showcasing quality indigenous entertainment for Africa and the rest of the world but also in developing world class content. Our Original Blockbusters initiative is part of our ongoing investment drive in the Nigerian film and television industry, and we have partnered with renowned actors, directors and producers to give our viewers a truly memorable September.“
The eight original blockbuster films which premiered at the event are Red Card, Carpe Diem, Love Struck, Amiable, Merciful, Dowry Man, After the I Dos, and Subterfuge. These films feature popular faces such as Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Patrick Doyle, Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, AY Makun, Bimbo Akintola, Chidi Mokeme, Nonso Diobi and Ufoma McDermott amongst many others. The producers involved with the films include renowned industry names like Zik Zulu Okafor, Zeb Ejiro, Obi Emelonye, Stanlee Ohikhuare and the actor-producers Desmond Elliot and Lillian Amah-Aluko.
The eight Original Blockbusters come even as Africa Magic continues to shoot and produce other made for television films which continue to air on the various Africa Magic channels.
“Nollywood remains at the centre of entertainment not just in Nigeria, but across West Africa and indeed the rest of the continent. Our relationship with the finest talent in the film and television industry not only ensures that our viewers are continuously spoilt for choice, but also ensures that the industry continues the rapid development for which it is renowned for. We continue to support the Nigerian film industry and the exceptional talent that powers it and it is this relationship that ensures that the Africa Magic channels remain the go-to source for world-class, African entertainment content,” added Mba-Uzoukwu.
The Africa Magic Original Blockbuster Festival kicks off on September 5, 2015 and the films air on Africa Magic Showcase every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) throughout September. For more information on Africa Magic’s programmes and channels, please visit www.africamagic.tv