Top 10 Most Popular African TV Shows

From the fascinating to the amazingly dramatic, the below African TV shows have garnered massive audience from the region and beyond. The TV programmes have been remarked to be excellently entertaining, thus making you glue to the TV whenever the shows are on. We bring to you the Top 10 Most Popular African Television Shows.

10) The Wild (South Africa)

Created by Rohan Dickson, Richard Nosworthy and Bronwyn Berry, The Wild is an entirely location-filmed show, likened to South American telenovelas. The background of the story is a large landmass that is home to a five-star game lodge. The Wild is a brilliant soap opera, which displays some of the best South African acts. The show is produced by M-Net’s in-house production arm, Magic Factory.


Courtesy of M-Net

9) Rhythm City (South Africa)

Rhythm City is a South African TV show that premiered on the country’s free-to-air channel, e.tv early July 2007, as a surrogate to the now forgone youth-targeted soap opera, Backstage. According to ratings, the show has an impressive viewership of over 2 million, overtaking rival shows like 7de Laan and Isidingo. The TV series’ storyline centers around the struggles and difficulties encountered by those who are trying to break into the music industry, and the betrayal, duplicity, abortion, homosexuality, love and drug addictions of those who have made it in the business.


Courtesy of e.tv

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    I really like big brother mzansi
    Ex was the reason why I’m watching big brother but now k2 is the reason why I’m watching the show

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    Beneath The Lies, a Ugandan drama was nominated for Best TV Series Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) in. It is the biggest TV Series in Uganda even it is still on Season 1.

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