In April 2021, we successfully graduated the second set of 20 students from the West African academy based in Lagos. Our alumni are now gainfully employed in the industry, having set-up production companies while in the academy. Through the alumni production companies, our local content pipeline is growing.
M-Net and Africa Magic: Through M-Net and Africa Magic, we commission series, reality shows, light entertainment programmes and films in the Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo and English languages creating 177,459 hours of original local content, pumping economic value of N32.6 billion directly into the creative industry and providing 9,955 jobs in adjacent industries. From one channel in 2003, Africa Magic has expanded to eight channels, fuelling an insatiable demand for more top-quality programming premium content such as The Voice Nigeria, Big Brother Naija and the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), all of which have captivated millions of viewers across the continent. One of the most popular Africa Magic series, Tinsel, has clocked more than 2000 episodes while employing 1200 staff and crew.