Akwaaba Magic (DStv Channel 150 and GOtv Supa Channel 101) is celebrating its first birthday in March, and the leading channel is marking this milestone with the return of popular favourites, as well as brilliant new shows for our viewers to fall in love with.
Since its launch on 8 March 2021, the channel has made its way into the hearts of Ghanaians by being a leading authentic storyteller, a role that MultiChoice take seriously and a tradition that they have pioneered and continue to propel well into the future.
“It’s been an exciting year of giving our loyal viewers what they want, which is 100% local content made by us, for us. We’ve worked with up-and-coming as well as some well-known content curators, actors as well as actresses to create premium entertainment since our inception,” says Dankyi-Appah, Channel head for Akwaaba Magic.
Leading the newcomers in the Akwaaba Magic content slate is the emotional wedding fashion reality show, Rock That Aisle Again, premiering on Friday 1 April at 20:30pm. The reviting show follows married women as they revisit their wedding dresses from more than five years ago. With the help of renowned Ghanaian fashion designers, they update the dress, walk down the aisle again and get to create happier memories.
Tuesday 12 April at 20:30pm will see another new show joining the line-up: RSM, a comedy created by Farmhouse Productions who are also the minds behind Akwaaba Magic’s To Have and to Hold. RSM follows the post-retirement life of a Regimental Sergeant Major who may no longer be in the army but runs his life like he’s still in the military barracks.
Rounding off the exciting new content on Akwaaba Magic is Tanko Villa, which will premiere on the Sunday night primetime slot of 20:00pm on 17 April. Centred around the residents of a compound house on the outskirts of Accra, the comedy features an assortment of relatable characters as they navigate co-living in a space with strict rules. The show promises to be chaotically hilarious and has been earmarked as a not-to-be-missed!
Returning for new seasons soon are two of our most popular shows: the telenovela Dede and the sexy drama To Have and to Hold. With the season 1 finale airing on 4 March, fan favourite Dede will return for season 2 on Monday 4 April at 20:00pm, returning to its weekday slot. Taking place a year after the dramatic events of season 1, Dede returns to Accra a more settled woman, but her presence upsets the new balance of Michael and Patrick’s lives. Not only that, but who will be named the CEO after Rama announces her intention to step away? Drama, drama, more drama!
Season 2 of To Have and to Hold will return on 20 April at 20:30pm, owning that timeslot every Wednesday and Thursday. The season premiere follows the aftermath of Kamal’s death, a tragedy that has left devastation in its wake. Akosua feels left out as Kudjoe spends more time at Aba’s side instead of hers; Kuukua, having just escaped death herself, is recovering at home; and romance seems to be on the cards for Enyonam and Nii Tetteh – if no one gets in the way.
From nail-biting thrills to uproarious laughter, Akwaaba Magic keeps delivering Ghanaian gems to the screen, day after day. It’s been an exciting year and we look forward to many more. This not-so-new kid on the block has plenty to offer.
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