Oprah Winfrey

We bow down to Oprah Winfrey - our Women Crush Wednesday - as we continue to celebrate International Women’s Day on DStv.

From a TV reporter to talk show host, humanitarian and even actress (you can see Oprah in Selma, which she also executive produced, on Monday 21 March at 20:35 on M-Net Movies Premiere), Oprah has been an inspiration for at least two decades.

From interviews with world leaders and Hollywood royalty to opening a girls’ school in South Africa, Oprah is one generous lady. Over the years, she has donated millions in scholarships for students to continue their studies at universities and towards the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, to name but a few.

Through her TV network, OWN, she continues to bring us inspiring stories, including the Iyanla Fix My Life series, which you can watch on Sundays at 20:00 only on TLC Lifestyle (172).

Before tuning in for this great programming - and Bee Movie on Friday 18 March at 16:30 on M-Net Movies Stars, where Oprah can be heard as Judge Bumbleton – here are some fun Oprah facts:

We all know Oprah’s BFF is Gayle King, but did you know Oprah’s second name is Gail?


Oprah's inner circle of friends includes longtime love Stedman Graham, Maria Shriver and Tyler Perry

Over the course of her career, Oprah has received a Primetime Emmy Award and 17 Emmy® Awards.

Nominated for her work in The Color Purple, Oprah missed out on the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® in 1986, but in 2011, she received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, for her exceptional contribution to humanitarian issues.


Oprah received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama.

Remember to set your PVR, or download the DStv Now app, and watch Selma on Monday 21 March at 20:35, only on channel 103.