These are the TV shows capturing African eyeballs

Africans love their local television

___7143530___https:______static.pulse.com.gh___webservice___escenic___binary___7143530___2017___8___14___12___kumkum-bhagya-abhi-pragya5_1

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.

Business Insider SSA lists the most popular .

Uzalo

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.

Jenifa's Diary

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.

Tinsel

The grand old lady of TV is still going strong and has a millions of avowed fans.

KhumKhum Bagya

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.

Churchill Show

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.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

5 African countries with the cheapest gas prices in 2022

5 African countries with the cheapest gas prices in 2022

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Haiwezi, my wife is prettier - Omanyala turns down Huddah’s advances

Haiwezi, my wife is prettier - Omanyala turns down Huddah’s advances