LogikMedia’s TV show on top Africa footballers to air across the continent
A television show on how African players live their lives abroad is planned to air across the continent before the World Cup in June. Called Footballers Lives, the show takes viewers into the private homes of the players as they live abroad mostly in Europe.
The exclusive personal access to the top African players means viewers of the show will get to see what the players eat and wear as well as how they live with their families.
The show is produced in the UK by the African football media production company, LogikMedia, along with two African football journalists. The 30-minute documentary on each player also gains unprecedented access to the facilities at their clubs including the dressing rooms, stadiums and other exclusive club events as well as how they prepare for matches.
The players reveal what music they listen to, how they connect with Africa when they are in Europe and how they entertain themselves. Another section of the programme makes time for exclusive personal interviews with the players to answer burning questions on their club careers and national team careers.
The initial show features exclusive trips to Ghana defender John Mensah's house and his club Sunderland in England. South Africa defender Aaron Mokoena will also appear in the show as well as Salomon Kalou of Ivory Coast and Benjani Mwaruwari of Zimbabwe.
Ghanaian striker Razak Pimpong takes his turn at his Danish side Viborg and also goes home to expose the comic family starring his 2-year-old son Malik. In the programme on Laryea Kingston, his children also poke fun at him and he reveals some exclusive Black Stars secrets.
Future shows will visit Ghana captain Stephen Appiah, Asamoah Gyan, Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari as they live with their clubs in Europe. Further shows are being planned with Emmanuel Adebayor, Didier Drogba, Nigerian Obafemi Martins, John Utaka also of Nigeria.
LogikMedia is well known for the television production of most of the African matches played in Europe including Ghana's 4-1 defeat of arch rivals Nigeria in 2007 in London as well as Ghana's thrashing of Jamaica in Leicester.
Visit the website: www.footballerslivestv.com for preview of the show.