Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NBCUniversal International Networks adds more local African programming to E! on DStv with E! VIP, profiling African celebrities.

NBCUniversal International Networks is adding more local African programming to E! (DStv 124) with a new series, E! VIP, that will profile African celebrities.

E! VIP is focused on stars from the African continent and follows after the E! News Special Africa series that rolled out in 2015 profiling South African celebrities.

Episodes of E! VIP will be presented by the Nigerian celebrity Dolapo Oni or MzzAbby who will do sit-down interviews with Rita Dominic, Diamond Platnumz, Mafikizolo, D'Banj and Cassper Nyovest about their lives in the limelight.

The first E! VIP episode on 12 June at 21:00 will feature Nigeria's Tiwa Savage, followed by 5 more and then further episodes later in the year.

"After the great success of the E! News Special we are delighted to debut E! VIP on E! in Africa," says Colin McLeod, the managing director at NBCUniversal International Networks for the UK and emerging markets region.

"E! is committed to bringing audiences across the continent more local content and we are proud to showcase some of Africa's biggest names in music and entertainment in this new series."