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Gather Round, Book Lovers! A New Show is Coming to TV for You | Watch the Trailer for ‘Africana Literati’



_MG_7052Africana Literati, a new arts and culture TV show, which promotes African literature, is set to premiere on Africa Magic Family.
Isabella Akinseye, award winning essayist, writer and On Air Personality, is the host of the programme.
According to Akinseye who is also the brain behind the project, “Africana Literati TV show is aimed at reviving the reading culture with a focus on celebrating our own stories and culture.”_MG_6788

Akinseye said, “We have very few art shows out there. Abroad, arts and culture are a big deal, but here in Nigeria, it is politics, music, sports, reality and fashion. Africana Literati is making reading and learning cool. On each episode, culture critic, Dr. Wilfred Okiche reviews a book by an African author and budding OAP, Harri Obi handles the vox pop segment. I go back to my education roots on the ‘Back to School’ segment which focuses on spelling, pronunciation and African slang.”

The 13-episodes series, with each episode running for half an hour, includes profiles of African literary greats, top 5 countdowns, African proverbs and giveaways to nurture budding writing talent. The show will air every Saturday at 11 am on Africa Magic Family Dstv channel 154.

Watch the trailer here:


  1. Toyosi Phillips

    April 26, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love it already!! Please can you post episodes online after they’ve aired on DSTV for those of us that don’t have access to DSTV but still want to be great?

  2. Tunmi

    April 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    So when you say African Literati and African slangs, you mean the entire continent? That would be a really cool project, if that is truly what will be done.


    April 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Great work Bella, i will be watching.

  4. Tosin

    April 27, 2016 at 1:38 am


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