PayTV entertainment company, MultiChoice has announced a brand new event pop-up channel to showcase variety of live events set to take place during the festive season. Starting from 30 November 2018, all active subscribers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv MAX subscribers will have VIP tickets to watch the hottest shows of the season which include electrifying concerts, colorful carnivals, spirit-filled worship festivals and more LIVE from the comfort of their homes on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Plus channel 29.
The festival feast which started with the live broadcast of the 5th edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held in Ghana will continue with the airing of the largest Catholic praise ministration in Africa, Unusual Praise on Friday, 30 November. The 8th edition of Unusual Praise will feature a night of unforgettable spiritual connection, singing and worship from 12-time Grammy award winning gospel ministers, Cece Winans, Tim Godfrey, Mahalia Buchanan, Chioma Jesus, Bukola Bekes, Panam Percy Paul, Midnight Crew, Frank Edwards, Mercy Chinwo, Preye Odede amongst others.
The extravaganza shifts into gear on Sunday, 2 December with the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 on DStv channel 199. A second festival will be staged this year to celebrate the life’s work and legacy of Nelson Mandela for his 100th birthday and will be headlined by hip-hop royalty, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Other big performers of the night include Ed Sheeran, Usher, Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Casper Nyovest and many more. Viewers will witness an epic night filled with amazing performances and speeches by some of the biggest names in American and African history including Oprah Winfrey, who will deliver the keynote address for the event.
Then on Friday, 7 December the pop-up channel will air the highly anticipated annual Gospel Music Concert, The Experience, which will feature some of gospel music’s biggest names including Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Tope Alabi, Donnie McClurkin, Timi Dakolo, Nathaniel Bassey, Chioma Jesus and a host of others. The 13th edition of The Experience promises to be yet another exciting worship experience as viewers will have an opportunity to enjoy gospel music concert alongside the hundreds of thousands of worshippers expected to attend the concert in Lagos.
On Saturday, 8 December viewers will be taken down memory lane to enjoy a cocktail of eclectic genres such as Fuji, Juju, Highlife and contemporary Afro Music from some of Nigeria’s celebrated music icons with The Monarch Experience. The special event will feature evergreen music from Sir Shina Peters, Onyeka Onwenu, Bright Chimezie and Gloria Ibru.
Viewers are in for a treat with the 11th edition of The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival on Saturday, 22 December. The festival will feature international gospel artistes like the multiple award-winning Nicole Mullen, gospel saxophonist Angela Christie and stirring vocalist Elsie William. Other special appearances include Nigerian artistes like Gospel sensations Eben, Preye, Mercy Chinwo, James Okon, The Midnight Crew among others.
Dubbed as Africa’s biggest street party, the Calabar Carnival will hit the streets with a bigger and more colorful ensemble from Wednesday, 26 December till Sunday, 30 December. Viewers will be transported to the beautiful city of Calabar to enjoy a parade of creative dance moves, elaborate floats and imaginative interpretations of a rich cultural display as well as a musical concert featuring some of Nigeria’s top music artistes.
The One Lagos Fiesta wraps-up the on-screen spectacular showcase and ushers in the New Year from Monday, 31 December. Viewers will join the city of Lagos as it counts down to 2019 with a massive concert featuring the hottest Nigerian acts live in concert.
The Nigerian Festivals pop-up channel is live on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Plus channel 29 from Friday, 30 November 2018 till Tuesday, 1 January 2019and is open to all DStv customers on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access and on GOtv MAX customers.