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DStv Highlights

AMVCA On 53 Extra: 53 Extra hits the red carpet and goes behind the scenes at the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards. Join in on the fun and excitement as 53 Extra mingles with Africa’s biggest stars at the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards pre-cocktail party. Eku and Dolapo are on the red carpet, chatting to your favourite stars and some of the nominees on their expectations of the awards. Later the winners share their triumph and excitement backstage and at the official after party DJ Xclusive is on the decks as the celebrities show off their dance moves. M-Net Africa’s MD Biola Alabi is the studio guest,catch 53 Extra on AfricaMagic Entertainment on Mondays at 21:00 CAT. 

Lies That Bind: Set in Kenya, Lies That Bind tells the story of a family faced with polygamy, the death of the bread winner and feuds and focuses on the Juma’s, drama, intrigue, love and suspense that confronts their daily lives. Richard Juma has seven children with his three wives, Joyce, Edith and Salome. Upon his death, he leaves behind considerable wealth and many secrets. This is when the drama starts as family members turn on each other, with everyone wanting a piece of the pie. Tune in to AfricaMagic Entertainment from 25 March at 20:00 CAT for Lies That Bind.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta:  The Southern housewives return for new adventures. Kandi, Phaedra and Cynthia are exploring new entrepreneurial endeavours with their signature boldness and innate sense of humour. Kim is madly in love and pregnant. NeNe isn’t as lucky as her relationship with Gregg is on the brink of divorce and Sheree’s plans for her dream house aren’t going as smoothly as she would like.  While juggling families and careers, these sassy women live their triumphs and frustrations out loud. Through their drive and ambition, they prove they’re more than just your typical housewife. They’re entrepreneurs, mothers and they go through life with typical Southern feistiness.  Catch the new and exciting season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on M-Net West at 21:00CAT from Sunday, 24 March.

Oscar Pistorius, What Really Happened?: DStv viewers will get the chance to delve deeper into the tragic case that shocked the world – the fatal shooting of model and TV star Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, Paralympic champion and sporting icon Oscar Pistorius. Known as the ‘Blade Runner’, Oscar Pistorius faces charges of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, model and reality TV star Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar has pleaded not guilty, claiming the shooting was a terrible accident, as he mistook her for a burglar. But this extraordinary case has left many asking – was this a terrible accident, or something more sinister? Oscar Pistorius, What Really Happened? airs on Sunday 24 March at 20:55CAT. 

Comedy Centric All Stars: Get ready for some great laughs with Comedy Centric All Stars and the hosts Bill Bellamy and Anthony Anderson. Some of America’s favourite comedians, including Sherri Shepherd, Tony Rock, George Walace, Lil’ Rel, George Wilborn and Gary Owen deliver their funniest lines in this two-hour special, as they honour  comedian George Wallace.Tune in to BET for Centric Comedy All Stars on Saturday, 23 March at 22:00 CAT.

The Eddie Murphy Special: Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler and Russell Brand are among the throng of comedy nerds turned superstars who came out to pay homage at the first-ever televised tribute to comedic superstar Eddie Murphy. This special pays homage to Murphy’s journey from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian, to the record-breaking Raw, which remains the highest grossing stand-up film of all time, to his indelible characters and impressions from Saturday Night Live including Buckwheat, Gumby, Mr. Robinson and James Brown. The Eddie Murphy Special will air on Monday 25 March at 20:05 CAT.

Poetic Justice: This one will definitely take you back in time. This Oscar -nominated film stars Janet as a young woman who works as a hairdresser by day but moonlights as a poet to make sense of the deaths of her mother and her lover.  The late MC Tupac Shakur features as a mail carrier who uses hip-hop to transcend the temptations of life in the ’hood. They are thrown together on a chance road trip that proves a catalyst for hope, love and personal transformation. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker John Singleton, you can watch Poetic Justice on Saturday 23 March at 20:00 CAT.

Reza’s African Kitchen: Reza Mahammad is one of the UK’s top Indian restaurateurs and food TV stars. In this new series, Reza takes viewers on an unforgettable visual journey as he explores South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique. Discovering delicacies and rustling up traditional African cuisine while adding his own personal touch, Reza also meets the locals, takes in Africa’s astounding beauty and learns about its fascinating history. Tune in from Monday 25 at 11:50 and 17:15 CAT.

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