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Africa Magic’s new reality shows to begin this January

Nigeria’s leading Pay TV operator, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced the launch of 3 brand-new reality TV shows titled ‘Date My Family’, ‘Dr. Laser’, ‘Confessions’ and a brand-new drama series – ‘Unmarried’.

Date my Family, a reality dating show with a twist, follows the unique story of a suitor who goes for dinner with three different families of potential dates and eventually has to choose a date based on their experience with the date’s family members. In Date My Family, the suitor only gets to see his pick at the eventual couple dinner. The 45-minute show will air at 06:30 pm (WAT) on Sundays, beginning January 5, 2020, and will run till April 26, 2020.

Dr Laser is a medical reality show about people undergoing plastic surgery in Nigeria. The show explores the motivations and emotions behind the choices people make to enhance or repair various body parts. The show will air at 09:00 pm (WAT) on Fridays, beginning January 10, 2020, and will run till April 3, 2020.

In Confessions, people confront their fears and secrets that have been eating them up. Viewers get to see real-life confessions between friends, siblings, and love interests, etc. These confessions might be good or bad or both. The person being confessed to is not aware until the camera begins to roll, so viewers get to see real-life reactions and situations. The 30-minute show will air at 06:00 pm (WAT) on Mondays, beginning January 6, 2020, and will run till April 27, 2020.

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Unmarried is at heart, a story about friendship as three friends face challenges in their careers, in their dating lives, and their relationships. The dynamics of their relationships, the depth of their friendships, marital issues, romance, heartbreak, general issues that women go through personally and professionally will be explored. Nengimote (Nengi), Funbi, Kamsiyochukwu (Kamsi) grew up on the same street in a simple Lagos neighbourhood, although their personal decisions have taken them on very different paths through life.

Despite these changes, they remain best of friends. Several cultural nuances peculiar to Nigerians will be addressed in Unmarried; some nuances that seem not to apply in this time and age but unfortunately still govern our daily existence; looking for a child; excitement for a male child, marriage, separation, divorce, family interference in marriage, class, segregation, women discrimination in the workplace, bigamy, infidelity, misconceptions about marriage. This series will air at 09:00 pm (WAT) on Wednesday, beginning January 8, 2020, and will run till April 29, 2020.

On the launch of the new reality shows, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, channel director, said: “Reality-TV shows are extremely popular because they showcase real people experiencing real-life circumstances and situations, thus connecting with viewers and fans on a more personal and relatable level. Following the success of the Big Brother Naija show, Date My Family, Dr Laser, Confessions and Unmarried have been curated to address and confront real-life issues from the African perspective.”

Following the successful run of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 in 2019, Channel Director further revealed that with the introduction of 3 new reality shows on its Africa Magic channels, MultiChoice Nigeria is again reiterating its commitment to create platforms for sharing Africa’s stories and to invest in the development of local content and talent.

Date My Family, Dr Laser, Confessions, and Unmarried, with 13 episodes each will air on DStv Africa Magic starting January 2020 exclusive to AM Showcase (CH 151).

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