Africa Magic Launches Igbo Channel


In line with its ongoing development strategy, the launch of a new channel, Africa Magic Igbo.

Designed to showcase the rich Igbo culture of Nigeria, the 24 hour general entertainment channel follows the success of the Africa Magic Hausa and Yoruba channels and will go on air at 19:00 CAT on the 2 of April, 2015.

Africa Magic Igbo will be available on DStv channel 159.

Speaking on the launch, the Director, M-Net (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said:

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of Africa Magic Igbo.  Igbo language entertainment content has always played a prominent role in the Nigerian film and television industry and we are glad to offer a platform where this rich content can be showcased to the rest of Africa and the world.

Popular Igbo language content like Living in Bondage, Nneka the Pretty Serpent and many others set the trend for the modern Nigerian film and television industry, or Nollywood as it’s called; it is thus only fitting that such content should be given a platform where it is easily accessible by audiences around the continent.

With the launch of Africa Magic Igbo, we have once again proven our commitment to providing content made for Africa by Africans.”

Africa Magic Igbo launches on April 2, 2015 at 19:00 CAT and will be available on DStv channel 159.

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