Wed 18 May 2016, 12:00
As we continue to celebrate Africa Month on DStv, we want to highlight homegrown actors and actresses who’ve made it big in Hollywood.
From comedy and romance to action and thrilling movies, you can see these stars on DStv this month and celebrate their incredible acting achievements.
Djimon Hounsou, Furious 7
From Benin, Djimon Hounsou has an impressive Hollywood CV. From acting in Gladiator, The Island and Blood Diamond, be sure to see him in the Sunday Night Blockbuster Furious 7 on Sunday 29 May at 20:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere.
Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
From South Africa, comedian Trevor Noah hit the big time, stepping into the shoes of Jon Stewart with this comedic show on Comedy Central. With his take on current affairs in America and interviews with actors, musicians and politicians, The Daily Show (Tuesdays to Fridays at 21:00) is not to be missed.
Dayo Okeniyi, Terminator Genisys
Ever since we spotted Nigerian actor Dayo in The Hunger Games, he has been on our radar. Since then we've seen him in The Spectacular Now, Runner Runner and Endless Love. This Africa Month, watch him on DStv Catch Up in Terminator Genisys as Danny Dyson.
Lupita Nyong’o, Non-Stop
In 2013, we all cheered for Kenyan actress Lupita as she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years A Slave. See her in a different role opposite Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Nate Parker in Non-Stop on Sunday 29 May at 18:15 on M-Net Movies Action.
Ella Thomas, Surrogates
Eritrean actress Ella has made appearances in Entourage, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Ugly Betty, Bones and NCIS: Los Angeles. And while we look forward to seeing her in the Nina Simone biopic, Nina, for now we get to enjoy her acting in Surrogates opposite Bruce Willis on Wednesday 25 May (which is Africa Day) at 20:00 on M-Net Movies Showcase.
Azie Tesfai, Jane the Virgin
Of Eritrean and Ethiopian descent, we have a love-hate relationship with Azie's character on the popular show Jane the Virgin. We're not always sure what Nadine's plan is, but we're so addicted and can't not watch this telenovela inspired series, every Wednesday at 20:30 on VUZU AMP.
Even in June, with the premiere of Roots on HISTORY, we continue to celebrate our African actors and actresses who feature in a powerful story on the life of Kunta Kinte.
Make sure to tune in to DStv channel 186 on Wednesday 15 June at 20:30, when this four-part story premieres.
Starring Nigeria’s Haekeem Kae Kazim and Babs Olusammokun, Senegal’s Omar Diop, Amadou Ly, Folake Olowofoyeku and Kenya’s Ebby Weyime, Roots will take viewers on an emotional journey, with this retelling of an African slave sold to America.