Fri 18 May 2018, 12:00
25 May is Africa Day.
On Friday, 25 May, we will be celebrating Africa Day.
Africa Day is a remembrance of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963.
And it’s at this time in particular, that we’d like to acknowledge and honour some of our African stars, who are flying their country flags high and proud in Hollywood.
So set your PVR and enjoy these series, talk shows and movies on DStv, as we celebrate Africa and its people.
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South African comedian Trevor Noah has the platform to entertain us with his comedic routine centred on politics, on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Tuesdays to Fridays at 21:30 on Comedy Central.
With his correspondents like Roy Wood Jr. and Hassan Minaj and the guests he interviews, Trevor is making us all proud.
Born and raised in Benin, Djimon’s CV is like no other. With acting credits in some of the biggest movies of the past 20 years, including Blood Diamond, Beauty Shop and Gladiator, Baggage Claim and the high octane movie Furious 7, Djimon’s acting career continues to impress.
We can't wait to see him in Captain Marvel and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, two of 2019’s most anticipated releases.
For now, watch Djimon in Guardians of the Galaxy on DStv Catch Up.
Born in Ghana, Peter's first acting gig was in the TV series Nancy Drew, in 1995.
Since then he has ventured also to the big screen and starred in big blockbusters like Hidalgo, Tears of the Sun, 300, Avatar and The Incredible Hulk.
You can see him in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Thursdays at 20:00 on M-Net).
We fell in love with David after seeing him in Ava Duvernay’s film Selma, based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. David was born to Nigerian parents in the UK.
Other big shoes David has filled in is acting career is as Seretse Khama, the first president of Botswana. Watch his portrayal in A United Kingdom on Saturday, 19 May at 18:05 on M-Net Movies Premiere.
You can also hear David in the cartoons The Lion Guard (as the voice of Scar) Saturdays at 10:00 on Disney Junior and in Star Wars Rebels as Agent Kallus, weeknights at 21:25 on Disney XD.
South African actress Kim has been acting for more than 20 years! From popular soapies and South African movies, Kim made the leap to international TV, with a starring role in the short-lived series Dominion.
These days, see her as Marlize DeVoe in the popular DC series, The Flash. Tune in to M-Net on Tuesdays at 17:00 for all the drama.
Abraham was born in Ghana, and his first acting credit was in the civil war drama Beasts Of No Nation.
You can see Abraham in the Marvel Studios movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming as Abe on DStv Catch Up.
The daughter of Eritrean immigrants, Azie Tesfai is an American actress.
You may remember her from her stint on Jane The Virgin (Saturdays at 20:00 on VUZU) as Michael's police partner or her cameos in Superstore, Rosewood and Silicon Valley.
You can see Azie in the FOX drama Ghosted as Kirsten. If you haven't yet tuned in for this comedy, you can Catch Up on the episodes of Ghosted on DStv Catch Up or tune in to FOX (DStv channel 125) on Saturdays at 20:25.
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Theatre, film and TV star Ntare was born in the US, to Ugandan parents.
We've enjoyed his acting in the long-running medical series ER, The Knick and Queen of Katwe.
You can see Ntare in the acclaimed series The Chi, Tuesdays at 21:30 on 1Magic.
Wunmi was born in Nigeria, and counts Vera, Philomena, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Luther among her acting credits.
You can see her in the fantasy movie and prequel to the popular Harry Potter series, in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them on Monday, 28 May at 13:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere. So set your recordings!
Noma, who was born in Swaziland, has entertained us for years with her art. We've seen her in Shameless, EastEnders and Little Miss Jocelyn.
With only a few acting credits to his name, Amadou was born in Senegal. See his acting on show, in the fantasy drama Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 on DStv Catch Up.
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