With Africa Month almost upon us, FOX Life has an incredible lineup of locally-produced original African productions that are set to inspire, empower and delight audiences across the continent during the month of May.

First to premiere this month is South African based local show, Game Changers, which starts on Wednesday, 16 May at 19:10. This aspirational series hones in on some of the most influential artists of today such as Kid Fonque, Moonchild, Thando Hopa and Mpho Makua, charting their journey to stardom. It also provides insights into how they stay at the top of their game. Through behind-the scenes footage and private interviews, viewers will get up close and personal with these game changers.

Next to premiere on Monday, 21 May at 19:55 is Dentaa Africa, hosted by Dentaa Amoateng. This show first aired on Sky in England. With an order of the Member of the British Empire (MBE) bestowed on her by the Queen of England, Dentaa is an award winning, celebrated mom-preneur, producer, actress and TV presenter. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, exploring the Ghanaian and African entertainment scene through interviews with celebrities and coverage of entertainment events, this show celebrates all things Ghana.

If talk shows appeal to you, Chick Chat Live on Mondays from 28 May at 19:10 is a must-see. Presented by the Nigerian-born Cornelia O’Dwyer, it focuses on modern-day African women of all ages, who come from different walks of life. Such diversity gives rise to plenty of positivism as the set is transformed into a lively meeting place where opinions and ideals are exchanged. It’s a show where they keep it real. Nothing is too mundane or awkward to explore.

On the international front and on a lighter note, the ninth season of Last Comic Standing starts with double bill episodes on Thursday, 31 May at 19:10. Hosted by Anthony Jeselnik with Keenen Ivory Wayans and Roseanne Barr joined by Norm Macdonald.

And continuing in the month of May are Sisterhood of Hip Hop with Grammy-award winning artist T.I. on Wednesdays at 17:55 , the Turkish telenovela, Second Chance, weekdays at 18:25, Hustle & Soul on Tuesdays at 19:10, and Ex Isle on Fridays at 19:10, followed by Famously Single II at 19:55.