There is so much more viewing pleasure in store for DStv viewers this festive season! MultiChoice’s Event Pop-Up channel on 199 will be screening some of the best in Nigerian festivals from Friday 19 December to Thursday 1 January 2015.
Subscribers on all DStv bouquets will get a front row view of Nigeria’s hottest music festivals right in the comfort of their own homes with the coverage of the sixth edition of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Concert from 19-21 December. This year’s concert is slated to be on an even grander scale, featuring a 200-man Ibom Choral and Orchestra. Other artists to look forward to include Nigerian and international music stars including renowned US worship leader and five-time Grammy Award winning singer Israel Houghton as well as South African Gospel legend Lionel Peterson. International worship leader, Sinach and Nigerian gospel rock artist Frank Edwards will also dazzle be part of the celebrations.
From the 26 to 29 December, viewers can look forward to the 10th anniversary celebration of the annual Calabar Grand Carnival, otherwise known as ‘Africa’s biggest street party’ that takes place on the streets of the Cross River State, Nigeria. Viewers will get to enjoy a musical concert featuring top Nigerian artists plus a stunning parade of colourful costumes, creative dancers, elaborate floats and inspirational interpretations of this year’s theme Celebration Time.
The on-screen festivities will culminate in the Lagos Countdown to the New Year from 29 December to January 1, 2015 where viewers will join the city of Lagos as it counts down to 2015 with a massive concert featuring the hottest Nigerian artists and a spectacular fireworks display.
Tune in to DStv channel 199 when it pops up from Friday 19 December at 17:00 to Thursday 1 January at 11:30 CAT.
For more information log onto www.dstv.co.za
SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER
Betrayal at 18:00
A happily married couple faces a terrible tragedy when a group of thugs kill their only son. Things take a turn for the worse when they discover the truth about the killers.
April Fool at 19:00
Two boys murder their friend during a binge drinking episode. Now they have a dilemma: they are trapped in the house with his dead body and need to get rid of it before the owner of the house comes back from work.
Sarah and Duck Saturday 20 December 2014 06:30AM GMT | Cbeebies (306
Favourite friends Sarah and Duck are in back-to-back episodes on Saturday 20 December from 6:30AM GMT only on CBeebies.
In the first episode the pair see a rainbow that inspires an art project. And in the second, Sarah tries to make a delicious dessert for a hungry Duck even though she’s super sleepy.
SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER
Lokshin Bioskop: Ke Summer Boss at 18:00
This is a coming-of-age story about a young man who loses a bet and is pressurised by his friends to steal Mam’fundisi’s panties off her washing line on a hot summer day. This event sets off a series of events that get him in and out of trouble.
Lokshin Bioskop: Skhoti Boy at 19:30
Wandile Sibeko is a bright, nerdy Matric student who has a crush on the prettiest girl at school, Bontle. His determination to make her notice him draws him into a web of petty crime as he tries to be cool enough to ask Bontle to the Matric Dance.
Lokshin Bioskop: Viva Gomora at 21:00
The world of a competent doctor turns upside down when it clashes with three nyaope addicts. The lines of good and bad are blurred when they have to make hard choices that affect both their worlds.
1000 Ways To Die Sunday 21 December 2014 5:00PM GMT | SONY MAX (128
1000 Ways To Die is a fun and fascinating series that follows the “real-death” stories of people who have met with extraordinary ends.
Some die tragically, others accidentally and there’s a few caused by just plain stupidity, but each corpse has an astonishing tale to tell.
This entertaining mix of artfully shot re-enactments, knowledgeable experts and state-of-the-art 3D graphics delves into the science of death’s impact on the human body, as well as the stories of the unfortunate people involved.
Rugrats Monday 22 December 2014 18:05 | NickTOONS (308)
On Monday 22 December at 18:05 kids can catch Rugrats on the all new NickTOONS.
Tommy, Chuckie, Lil and Phil are a group of toddlers who communicate with one another and manage to turn every day incidents into high adventure.
Make sure you TOON in to see what the gang get up to in the latest episode.
Prostitution: What’s the Harm? Monday 22 December 2014 8:00PM GMT | BBC Knowledge (184)
A lively and thought-provoking documentary investigating the current state of prostitution in the UK and looking at young people’s attitudes to the world’s oldest profession.
It is legal to buy sex in the UK, but there is a growing political movement to change that law. Reporter Billie J D Porter asks what the impact would be on those involved – the men who pay for sex, the women who sell it and the traffickers, brothel owners and pimps – and she travels to other European countries to see how they deal with it. Billie asks: What do young people really think about paying for sex?
Do men and women feel differently about the issue – and could the most harmful aspects of prostitution be dealt with through better enforcement of existing laws?
Watch Prostitution: What’s the Harm? on Monday 22 December at 8:00 on BBC Knowledge.
Drunk History Monday 22 December 2014 9:50PM GMT | Comedy Central (122)
Each week, the half-hour series showcases historical re-enactments by A-list talent as stories are presented by intoxicated storytellers who struggle to recount an event from American history.
Booze helps bring out the truth of history. It’s just that sometimes that truth
involves hitting on an airport bar janitor or eating cheese fries at 04:00.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are among the show’s executive producers and sometimes feature in the series. In addition to creator Derek Waters and celebrity guest stars like Jack Black, Stephen Merchant and Dave Grohl, the show’s additional characters are played by regulars Bennie Arthur, Sarah Burns, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Michael Cassady, Tymberlee Hill, Adam Nee and Jeremy J. Tutson.
Drunk History premieres on 22 December at 9:50PM GMT on Comedy Central and will air Monday to Friday.
MONDAY 22 DECEMBER
Lokshin Bioskop: Mama Stole My Hunk at 18:00
A young woman’s unemployed boyfriend misuses their money in his attempts to make it big as a Hollywood megastar. When they run out of cash, she is forced to move back in with her mother, who complicates her life by going after her boyfriend.
Lokshin Bioskop: Mashonisa, The Dragon at 19:30
With his 50th birthday approaching, Mandla, a mashonisa feared by everyone in his community wants to turn his life around by focusing on his childhood dream: starring in his very own Bruce Lee inspired action movie. But there are too many obstacles standing in his way, from his lack of fighting skills and his amateur team of actors and director. Will Mandla become the kung-fu action hero or will he fall flat on his face?
Lokshin Bioskop: Family Man at 21:00
A young boy witnesses a murder. When the killers realise that someone has seen what they’ve done, they go after the boy’s family, kidnapping his mother. The boy’s dedicated father then finds himself in a race against time to save his family from these bloodthirsty killers.
AVAILABLE ON BOX OFFICE
Available on 15 December:
(1) The Giver
Jonas is a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
Director: Phillip Noyce
(2) October 1st
It’s September 1960 and Nigeria is on the verge of independence from British colonial rule, when a Nigerian Police Detective is urgently dispatched by the Colonial Government to the town of Akote, to solve a series of female murders.
Starring: Sadiq Daba, Kayode Olaiya, David Bailie
Director: Kunle Afolayan
Available on 16 December:
(3) Mom’s Night Out
All Allyson and her friends want is a grown-up evening of dinner and conversation – a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy it, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong?
Starring: Sean Astin, Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton
Director: Jon Erwin
Available on 19 December:
(4) The Rover (Explora only)
Ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback.
Starring: Robert Pattison, Scoot McNairy, David Field
Director: David Michod