April 1st, 2017 marks the beginning of a new era as we bring exciting new changes to Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle network, EbonyLife TV, DStv channel 165.
We at EbonyLife TV cannot be more excited to unveil our plans for a sensational new programming line-up with scripted dramas taking the lead. Africa loves a good story after all, and we are giving our viewers more of what they love and crave for.
The sizzling new schedule is hotter than hot with a chock-a-block indulgence of premium drama, engaging scripted programs, series, movies, Nollywood and glossy international features. As if that wasn’t enough, the channel will still continue to lift the velvet rope on the very best of homegrown, African entertainment. EbonyLife TV is forever keeping things fresh and progressive, delivering what appeals to its African audience.
Coming your way in this brand new line-up, is an exciting unique experience as we give you something different every night. What can you expect?
Monday nights are Nolly nights! Do you love high drama and local stories that make you gasp in disbelief? Then we’ve got the solution…kick-start your week with top homegrown movies.
Tuesdays get really real with EL True Stories, featuring ground-breaking human-interest stories and documentaries from around the world and talk show favourites, like Love Lounge and Men’s Corner, starring Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, for those ‘Uh-oh, they didn’t just say that!!’ moments.
Generation Z – the stage is all yours every Wednesday with the imaginative, youth, Nigerian campus drama, Life 101 and Shuga – the highly acclaimed, sexy series that delves into the tricky twists and turns of sex and HIV. Also, have your say on teen talk-show, Moments Z, for gob-smacking discussions.
Consider your Thursdays as “Big Story” Thursdays. Get ready for a big night of dazzling and brilliant blockbuster dramas! Enjoy EbonyLife TV’s most exclusive, premium, homegrown stories like ‘The Governor’, a political drama about Nigeria’s first female governor. Sons of The Caliphate, a Northern Nigerian drama about feuding families and the Disney adapted, Desperate Housewives Africa.
Friday’s EL Entertainment rolls out the red carpet on Africa’s finest, glittering entertainment and celebrity buzz with EL NOW and VVIP Events. LOL on the best of the web with WW&W, and climb into The Boot for zany, crazy celeb interviews with Denrele and Frank Donga.
Plus! There are tons of never-been seen premiers including the launch of EbonyLife TV’s reality series, Tiannah’s Empire, starring Toyin Lawani, tracking the life of this highly dynamic entrepreneurial one-woman-show!
And if you missed anything during the week, fear not – you can binge on your favourites over the weekend!
On the decision to introduce a fresh new line-up to EbonyLife TV, the broadcaster’s CEO, Mo Abudu, was ecstatic “This move is in response to what our audiences wants! Africa is a continent of stories. Africa is on the move! They want glittering African entertainment and above all, drama and scripted programming that speaks to them. Our audience is savvy, sophisticated, ambitious and true to their roots. They have their feet firmly on the ground in Africa and are propelled towards global awareness and connectedness. And we’re giving them just that! It’s a breath of fresh air and we’re very excited!“