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Licensed to Thrill! Jet-Set African Drama Series “Jacob’s Cross” is Back on M-Net for a New Season



For the past few years, the intrigue and suspense of M-Net’s gripping prime-time serial Jacob’s Cross has won fans across the continent, who tune in to watch the dazzling, dramatic life of an oil-rich African dynasty unfold against a background of jet-set living, boardroom betrayals and back-room deals.

This week, Jacob’s Cross returned to DStv screens as a new season began on M-Net and if the first episode is anything to go by, then Monday evenings are all set to be dominated by the life and times of the fictional but larger-than-life Abayomi family!

At the center of the story once more is South African born Jacob Makhubu Abayomi, a smart and passionate businessman who inherited a vast oil business from his Nigerian mogul father and is ambitious to build a legacy of the next great African empire bringing power and electrification to the continent. His dream is shared by his sister Folake, and his best friend and business partner Prospero, but devious family dynamics are at play as his uncle Ade has plans of his own for the Abayomi’s. And lurking in prison is his dangerous brother Bola who remains obsessed with wresting power and control out of Jacob’s hands.

In episode one Jacob sets the pace for his older brother Andile with an exhilarating action packed birthday surprise courtesy of a racing track and fast sports cars. The action moved between Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi, as Jacob and Prospero pitched their bold plan to list Abayomi Oil on the Nigerian and South African stock exchange.

Meanwhile Folake and Shy, worked with the Inspector General of Prisons to ensure that Bola remains locked up, but found their efforts thwarted when Bola was seen at an upmarket hotel enjoying the company of his wife Adana. As Adana nervously prepared for her first visit to her child, now living with Folake at the Abayomi compound, Jacob’s wife Lerato prepared to return home from Nairobi, Kenya where she had been following a lead for a hot news story

It’s a tense and exciting time for the entire family and in true TV style, the pressure just escalates when the family receives the tragic news…Lerato is dead!

So with this cliff-hanger start to the new season, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen next….there’s only one way to find out though and that’s to stay tuned to M-Net for the next gripping installment in which Jacob journeys to Nairobi and comes face to face with a shocking personal realization that jeopardizes all his plans for the future.

Jacob’s Cross, which is produced for M-Net by The Bomb production company, stars Hlomla Dandala, Moky Makura, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Jet Novuka, Anthony Bishop, Anthony Oseyemi, Mmabatho Montso, Kendra Etufunwa and Xolile Tshabalala. Speaking about the long-running series, M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi says viewers can expect more complicated relationships, beautiful homes, luxurious lifestyles, dramatic encounters and elegant fashion in the new season.

Jacob’s Cross has a clearly defined audience who know and love the show for its’ undeniable drama, its’ incredible style and its’ riveting storylines. Add a talented cast, compelling scripts and a top-notch crew and this season fans will get more of what they love about the show, plus some unexpected plot twists and some truly unforgettable moments. So stay tuned!

Jacob’s Cross is screened on M-Net East (Mondays at 20:00 CAT) and on M-Net West (Mondays at 22:00 CAT).


  1. Nonnie

    February 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I may not enjoy it again, my boyfriend and I are no longer together. We used to watch it holding ourselves on the couch. I still love you sweetie please come back to me. Our show is back on M-Net.

    • Withney

      February 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Are you OK?

    • Gidi

      February 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      You no go kill me with laugh o!

    • Dabo

      February 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      am sorry dear,why not call him and make thing right

    • Ngozi

      February 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Na wa for your gbagaun o! lol make thing right?! Lol

    • Ngozi

      February 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      How that one take concern us? Lol top your phone and call him jor, hold una kor, enjoy am nii lol just joking.

    • Ngozi

      February 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Na wa o u go fear heartbreak LOL

  2. Personal Shopper

    February 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    This dude is hawt sha!!!

  3. chi chi

    February 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    yay! cant wait. missed the first episode tho. and Lerato dying? sad *bt now Jacob is ‘single’ and we all know what that’ll bring. love it!

  4. TopeTohBaddd

    February 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    These people can seriously like to provide the previous seasons on dvd though. Some of us are not in the country. Love this show though 🙂

  5. defjam

    February 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    does anyone know wherre i can buy previous series/episodes?: I live in London

    • Missy

      February 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      If you have sky you can watch on Africa Channel and HiTV.

  6. Bisi

    February 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    interesting love situation. *sobs*
    check out

  7. Candice

    February 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Love d show.I try never to miss it.And my fav xractr is Bola Abayomi.*Covers eye in shame and exits browser*

  8. Ami

    February 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    for those of us in the states, i was just scrolling through the channels on Comcast and found a channel called “Africa Channel” and on the line-up for tonight was Jacob’s Cross, guess i’ll be watching this now!

    • Ng Sweet Cheeks

      February 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      This channel can also be watched here in the UK and have been hooked from the first season!

  9. Ng Sweet Cheeks

    February 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    after reading the synopsis, I think Naija viewers are 1 season ahead of us here in the UK. Unfortunately there are a few spoilers here (didn’t know that Lorato dies) 🙁 …All in all, I love this program and my husband and I have been hooked on it since the first series

  10. Derrick

    July 9, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I am reasonably new to the series. I came across it while channel surfing about a month ago. I find the show interesting and engaging. I have been trying to get caught up on the past episodes, however, I have found it very frustrating because my cable network does not label the re-runs by season and episodes, so I have been bouncing all over the place as I’ve watched the story lines unfold out of sequence. It would be fantastic if someone could help me out. HELP!!!

  11. janice

    August 19, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Will there ever be love,happiness in the story line for Jacob? he just gotten his wife back in the twist and plot , please bring Lorato back to Jacob because, he really loved her. i love this story Jacobs-cross.

  12. Saggy

    January 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Pls house did any one know what song shy sing for Folake on there wedding day

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