By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express
Zambezi Magic and Maisha Magic East dished up the laughs with a dash of Hollywood glamour at the MultiChoice Content Extravaganza in Mauritius on Friday night.
The East African powerhouse channels hosted an evening of music and comedy at the Outrigger Beach Hotel, attended by a host of East African stars and other stars from the rest of African continent with a special appearance by Dusk ‘Til Dawn’s D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz, the Gecko brothers from the cult series.
Zambezi Magic Head Addiel Dzinoreva teased some upcoming content for the channel (DStv 160), including returns for Generations, Isidingo and Our Perfect Wedding, and exciting shows like the ever-popular Tonight With Zororo.
He also hinted at an opportunity on the channel for the best filmmakers on the continent to showcase their talents, as well as promising more African music and locally-produced comedy content.
Maisha Magic East Channel Head Margaret Mathore promised that the channel – originally broadcast only in Swahili, but having switched to a mix of the region’s four main languages in April this year - will continue to deliver on its signature promise of comedy, comedy and more comedy.
To cement her promise, she then brought Uganda’s Salvador to the stage to entertain the crowd, in the signature style that has made him his country’s biggest comic export.
The Zambezi News team delivered a ‘live broadcast’ of their biting satirical news content, pulling no punches as they riffed on ‘MasterChef’ and closed with a special rendition of ‘My Name Is Zim Shady’.
To keep the laughter going, Ugandan comedian Salvador (Patrick Idringi Vieira) took to the stage to share his irreverent jokes about African lifestyle.
The MultiChoice Africa Content Showcase is a dynamic 5-day content extravaganza, which sees a host of DStv’s biggest channels, including Sony, SuperSport, Zee World, A+E, Disney, MTV Base, BET, Comedy Central, BBC and M-Net previewing their latest and greatest content, soon to be seen across the video entertainment services provider’s platforms.