Africa: Showmax Spotlights African Content in Commemoration of Africa Day


The 25th of May is tagged Africa Day and it is a day set aside annually to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity which was created on the day in 1963.

African Streaming platform, Showmax is commemorating the day by spotlighting content from each part of the continent, the West, South, North and East Africa. The 4 titles spotlighted are The Real Housewives of Lagos, This is not a burial, it’s a resurrection, Africa and I and Softie.

The Real Housewives of Lagos is the latest edition of the hit reality TV show franchise and it follows the lives of six of the most glamorous women in Africa’s largest megacity;; Real Estate Entrepreneur Carolyna Hutchings, lawyer and luxury hair brand owner Chioma Ikokwu, Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, influencer Laura Ikeji-Kanu, PR expert Mariam Timmer, and celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani-Adebayo. The Real Housewives of Lagos has set a new record for the most first-day views on Showmax in Nigeria after trending at #1 on Twitter in both Nigeria and South Africa. Other interesting West African content includes; Ghana Jollof, Eno, The Rishantes, Ghana Jollof, Movement Japa, My Flatmates, The Johnsons, and many more.

Produced by Urucu, This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection stars the late, great Mary Twala Mhlongo (Black Is King) in her final film role as an 80-year-old widow in Lesotho who finds a new will to live and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community when her village is threatened with forced removals due to the construction of a reservoir. The film has won over 33 international awards, including the Visionary Filmmaking Prize at Sundance 2020. Another interesting South African content in Malawi’s 2022 Oscar entry, Fastani: A Tale of Survival.