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Monday, April 21, 2008

MultiChoice ready to launch Living IT on M-Net

Digital Satellite Television (DSTv) platform, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced its readiness to launch Living IT with Moky Makura on M-Net channels in in the country.

Public Relations Manager, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. Segun Fayose noted that this month, DStv audiences would not be tasked to venture abroad to get their taste of jet-set living because M-Net is set to launch its glamorous new African lifestyle series Living IT.

He also said that the 13-part series of programme being hosted by Moky Makura would run weekly from Wednesday April 23 at 7:30pm and will showcase the elegant lifestyles of the continent’s leading personalities. “From visiting with royalty in Nigeria to socializing with high-flying businessmen, Living IT showcases go-getting Africans whose stories of success are both inspiring and entertaining,” he said.

Each week, Fayose said, a different personality is profiled from countries as diverse as Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Botswana and Uganda as they offer the Living IT cameras unprecedented access into their private and professional lives.

According to him, audiences are invited into the homes of these dynamic personalities as they share their lives with Moky, offering a unique perspective into what motivates them, what they believe and how they enjoy their free time. J

“Join Moky as she reveals the favourite pastimes and lifestyles of these engaging personalities, from speedboat cruises and champagne breakfasts to divine d├ęcor, high performance cars and trend-setting fashion,” Fayose urged.

M-Net Director of Operations for sub-Saharan Africa, Mr. Joseph Hundah was quoted in a press statement made available to Champion Infotel as saying Living IT was commissioned to meet the demand that audiences have to see African success stories.

“We know, from the widespread popularity of M-Net’s Studio 53, that our audiences do embrace lifestyle programming, especially where it profiles African achievement. With Living IT, we are seeking to showcase people whose determination and drive sees them living life to the fullest,” Hundah said.

Among the personalities profiled on the series are Botswana businessman, Kagiso Mmusi and wealthy socialite Nicky Nchindo, The Erelu (Queen) of Lagos, Abiola Dosumu, Mozambican entrepreneur Adriano Weng and Zambian lawyer turned company founder, Nicola Sharpe-Phiri.

Other personalities to look out for include Ghanaian legal Amazon, Nana Bediatuo Asante and Uganda ’s best known entrepreneur; Gordon Wavamunno.

Meanwhile fans of the talented and sophisticated Moky Makura will be thrilled to see the Nigerian star back on M-Net screens. Recently seen in the lead role as businesswoman Folake Abayomi on the dramatic and widely watched M-Net series Jacob’s Cross, Moky (Nee Akinsemoyin) also hosted the current affairs series Carte Blanche Africa from 2001 until 2006.

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