The Africa Channel UK launches a new programme on African Art Masters: Rising Stars

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This exciting second series of African Masters uncovers the new wave of African contemporary art and its emerging artists.



The programme started exclusively on the The Africa Channel UK on Feb. 25, 2014.

As the first series of African Masters captured some of the biggest names in contemporary African art, we now reveal, for the first time, the contemporary art scenes in four African countries at the cutting edge, with important untold stories.

Episode 1: Angola premieres 25th February 2014, 9pm
 
In four dynamic episodes, the series blows away all preconceptions, while entertaining and showing a new world view. Each episode gives focus to a particular country and its art scene. Countries include:  Angola, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Venice and London.

Episode 2: Ivory Coast premieres 4th March 2014, 9pm
 
During this visually stunning exploration of Africa’s art landscape, the series shares the creative energy and techniques of our featured artists to a broad audience.

Episode 3: Tanzania premieres 11th March 2014, 9pm
 
Artists that are going to make an appearance in the series include: Edson Chagas, Paulo Kapela, Antonio Ole, Binelde Hyrcan, Paul Sika, Francois Xavier Gbré, Rehema Chachage, Desta Hagos Tekle, Aida Muluneh, Elias Sime, Wanja Kimani.

Episode 4: Ethiopia Premiers 18th March 2014, 9pm
 
Watch the African Masters: Rising Stars promotional video here.

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OGAS AT THE TOP, Nigeria’s XYZ Show

Is Naija ready for a puppet onslaught? Buni Media, the production company behind the massively popular Kenyan puppet political satire program THE XYZ SHOW, is launching a similar show in Nigeria today called OGAS AT THE TOP.


 
OGAS AT THE TOP will take an unflinching and hilarious look at Nigeria’s political elite and the other ogas ruling contemporary naija society. Among the personalities who already have their puppet double are President Goodluck Jonathan and the First Lady of course, but also former rulers Olusegun Obasanjo, Sani Abacha and Ibrahim Babangida, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, opposition figure Mohammadu Buhari, former governor of Lagos state Bola Tinubu, Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Allison-Madueke, comedian Basketmouth, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, and Nollywood actress Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G.
 
The first season of the show will run for 13 episodes of about 5 minutes, and will be distributed on Buni Media’s own video-on-demand platform Buni TV at www.buni.tv/ogas. Clips of the show will also be available on SaharaReporters.com, Afrinolly, YouTube, and MTN Play.
 
Buni Media has been very successful with THE XYZ SHOW

in Kenya, where the program, launched in 2009 and now in its 9th season, is followed by more than 10 million people. THE XYZ SHOW won the AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award) for Best TV Series last year in Lagos.
 
Buni Media partnered with Nigerian writers and voice talents to produce OGAS AT THE TOP, which is being shot at Buni Media’s studios in Nairobi, Kenya, Buni Media announced on March 8th, 2013.
 
“Launching OGAS AT THE TOP in Nigeria is a huge, but exciting challenge for our team,” said the show’s Executive Producers Gado (Godfrey Mwampembwa) and Marie Lora-Mungai. “The Nigerian political scene is a goldmine for stories: we certainly won’t run out of inspiration any time soon. And we know that Nigerians, just like Kenyans, have a wicked sense of humor, so this promises to be a wild ride!”