Even with the rise in the popularity of American and British television programmes via streaming services like Netflix and several others, domestic TV shows continue to thrive and are growing their audience bases with some even gaining inter country popularity.
These are the TV shows capturing African eyeballs
Africans love their local television
Business Insider SSA lists the most popular .
This soap has gripped the consciousness of an entire country and is easily the most popular show in the rainbow country. According to the Television Audience Measurement Survey (TAMS),the show regularly pulls in over 8 million peak viewers,perhaps the highest per country on the continent for a TV show. It stars Leleti Khumalo.
What started as an experiment has blossomed into a pop culture phenomenon. Nigerian actress Funke Akindele truly reached super star status with her comedy skit of her alter ego. Has become a truly West African sensation and is widely enjoyed in several countries.
The grand old lady of TV is still going strong and has a millions of avowed fans.
The wife of Ghana's vice president,Samira Bawumia chose to meet the cast of this breakaway Indian hit on her visit to India. The show which has been translated into several widely spoken languages on the continent is popular in Ghana,Nigeria and East Africa. It has spawned talk shows,concerts and is a referral for even preachers in the pulpit.
The comedy show born in 2007 is still going strong led by its host,comedian, Churchill Ndambula. Widely popular in Kenya, the show is famed for its handling of political and social issues.
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