The answer to that is yes! And it’s about time… E! ENTERTAINMENT Television has announced its very first African production. It’s called E! News Special and it will launch this September… (Feels similar to Top Shayela, don’t ya think?)
The 12-part special will showcase the lives of some of the continent’s most influential personalities including Queen B aka Bonang Matheba. Terry Pheto, Shashi Naidoo and AKA are some of the others tipped to be part of the show. I think they should be looking at some of the talent out of Kenya and Nigeria too. D’Banj, Mo Abudu, IK, Davido are a few who come to mind. Who else do you think they should look at?
“We are delighted to launch our first-ever local production on E! in Africa and add E! News Special to the channel’s exclusive line-up of high-quality, original programming,” said Colin McLeod, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, NBCUniversal International Networks. “We are confident that the profiles of local celebrities will resonate well with our audience, making E! the TV destination for the pop of African culture.”
I’m really excited about this. If you know me, you’ll know how much I love E! and what they do. I’d love to be part of this and hey, who knows… Maybe it’s time to get my pitch on 😉 The series will premiere on E! (DStv Channel 124) in South Africa on Thursday, 10th September at 8 pm.