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MNet celebrates the launch of JARA – The Nollywood TV Show hosted by Uti Nwachukwu & Helen Paul

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The profile of Nigeria’s movie industry – Nollywood keeps rising. Nollywood stars have millions of fans across the globe. The industry certainly deserves media support and there is a strong demand from fans for every single detail on the stars and their movies.

MNet’s Africa Magic Channel has produced its first-ever original series – JARA – “The flagship new series is packed with fun news and information, direct from the thriving heart of Africa’s busiest film hub. Screening to DStv audiences every Saturday evening in primetime (19.30 CAT), JARA is hosted by two of Nigeria’s hottest stars…popular and sociable Big Brother All Stars winner Uti Nwachukwu and sensational entertainment personality Helen Paul.

On Sunday 27th February 2011 at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema in Lagos, MNet officially launched the show with a fun-filled event. Guests including Nollywood stars Desmond Elliot, Monalisa Chinda, Nse Ikpe Etim and Omoni Oboli enjoyed performances by Glo Naija Sings winner – Casey, Mo’Cheddah and Bez as well as jokes delivered by Koffi and Owen Gee. It was a dual celebration for MNet – the 1st year anniversary of Africa Magic Yoruba and Africa Magic Hausa Channels was also feted at the event.

For information on Jara, log on to or follow the show on Twitter and Facebook (jaratv). Jara is re-screened on AfricaMagic every Monday at 12.00 CAT and Wednesday at 23.00 CAT.
The JARA Launch

1st Year Anniversary of Africa Magic Yoruba & Hausa
MNet also used the event as an opportunity to celebrate the first year anniversary of Africa Magic Yoruba and Africa Magic Hausa. The stations went live on the 1st of March 2010

Performance & Giveaway

Red Carpet

Uti Nwachukwu

Tomi Odunsi

Olohi & IK Osakioduwa

Dolapo Oni

Olayinka Epega

Adora Oleh

Victor Olaotan

Biola Alabi

Olisa Adibua, Casey & Desmond Elliot

Helen Paul & Joseph Benjamin


Sylvia Udeogu

Joseph Hundah

Omoni Oboli with JARA hosts Helen Paul and Uti Nwachukwu

Damilola Adegbite

Koffi & Owen Gee

Dimeji Alara

Paul Obazele


Nse Ikpe Etim

Helen Paul

Funmi Victor-Okigbo, Dolapo Oni, Liza de Villiers & Junipa Musa

Maye Hunta


Chris Attoh & Damilola Adegbite

Star Features