19 September 2019

Q: When will Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices start and how long will it run for?

The first episode will air on Sunday, 12 January 2020 and will run for 13 weeks until 5 April 2020

About the Sponsor – Old Mutual 

Old Mutual Limited’s purpose is to help our customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, while investing their funds in ways that will create a positive future for them, their families, their communities and broader society.

As part of Old Mutual’s recent brand refresh, our sponsorship strategy has been refreshed to reflect our brand’s vibrant, new spirit and energy. This brand shift in our sponsorship focus will help make as more relevant to new audiences and markets.

Old Mutual Amazing Voices will give us the opportunity to engage more meaningful and be more connected to speak about the entertainment industry and advice, mentorship, education and access to tools to promote and monetize business opportunities.

Q: Why is Old Mutual Sponsoring Amazing Voices? 

Old Mutual is excited to be the title sponsor for a show we believe will bring Africa together in a unique and uplifting way. We believe that music is a universal language which is why it forms the basis of our businesses strategic sponsorship focus. Now, more than ever, we believe that the continent is ready for the unifying experience and amplification of talent we know Amazing Voices is going to deliver. 

Q: What is the show about? 

Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices: Battle of the Genres is a pan-African singing competition reality television series. The show aims to discover unsigned groups from three musical genres: gospel, pop and rhythm and blues with amazing voices! 9 African cities: Kumasi, Accra, Mombasa, Nairobi, Harare, Bulawayo, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

A country selector, a popular and accomplished musician, from each country will be selected to find the 3 groups out of all the auditioning groups to represent the country in the elimination shows in Johannesburg. 

The trick is that they can only select 3 groups from 3 genres: 1 gospel group, 1 pop group and 1 RnB group.  The country mentor is also only allowed to have 1 group of 8, 1 group of 6 and 1 group of 4. 

Q: How much will the winning group of Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices get? 

The winning group of Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices season 1 will get $100 000 cash!  

Q: What will be the theme of this year’s edition?

Battle of the Genres. 

Questions about broadcast details

Q: What is MultiChoice’s role in Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices?

MultiChoice provides subscription services to the multi-channel, digital, Pay-TV products DStv and GOtv which screen Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices.

Q: On what channels will Old Mutual’s Amazing Voicesair on DStv and GOtv?

Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices will air live on on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East and Zambezi Magic 

  • Broadcast date: 12 January 2020
  • Time slots: 17:00 (SA), 16:00 (NG) & 18:00 (KE)

Q: On which packages will Old Mutual’s Amazing Voicesbe available on DStv or GOtv?

Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices will be available to subscribers on all DStv packages and only to subscribers on GOtv Max  and Plus packages

Q: Will I be able to watch Old Mutual’s Amazing Voiceson GOtv Value/Lite?

No. The 24-hour channel will only be available to GOtv Max and Plus subscribers.

Q: What should I do if I want to watch Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices?

To watch you need be a DStv of GOtv customer. If you’re not, please visit www.dstv.com or www.gotvafrica.com or contact your nearest MultiChoice office or branch and subscribe to DStv or GOtv Max or Plus (where available). 

Q: Will the show be available on DStv Now?

Yes. The channel will be available on DStv Now. Download the DStv Now app on App store and Google Play store. Make sure you have an active subscription to stream live content. 

Q: Can I watch the daily highlights on DStv CatchUp?

Yes. The daily highlights and eviction shows will be available on Catch Up and available to active Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers.

Q: How many countries in Africa will watch Amazing Voices?

49 countries across the African continent will get to enjoy Amazing Voices via the DStv and GOtv platforms. These countries are: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Q: If I want to comment about Amazing Voices / find out more information, where can I do this?

Our social community pages are ready for you. Read the daily stories, watch videos of the auditions the Group stages on the official Amazing Voices Website https://africamagic.dstv.com/show/old-mutual-amazing-voices

You can also follow the action on the Old Mutual and Africa Magic social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.