E! announces E! VIP series featuring the celebrity greats of the African continent


Entertainment Television (E!) announced on 18 May 2016 that it will be bringing more local content to the channel with the launch of a brand new show E! VIP.

E! VIP is set to give viewers an exclusive insight into the life of Africa’s notable and loved celebrities, giving them a taste of what it’s like to live life in the limelight. The first episode will feature Nigerian-born Tiwa Savage and the series will continue with celebrities such as Rita Dominic, Diamond, Mafikizolo, D’Banj and Cassper Nyovest. With in-depth interviews hosted by Dolapo or MzzAbby, viewers can look forward to uncover the stories of these stars.

“After the great success of the E! News Special, we are delighted to debut E! VIP on E! Entertainment Television in Africa,’ said Colin McLeod, managing director, UK and emerging markets, NBC Universal International Networks. “E! is committed to bringing audiences across the continent more original, local content and we are proud to showcase some of Africa’s biggest names in music and entertainment in this new series.’

The first six episodes of E! VIP will air from12 June 21h00 on E! (DStv Channel 124), with more episodes coming to the channel later in the year.

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Cera-Jane Catton is a writer and journalist with years of experience in community newspapers, blogging and freelance journalism. She has worked in a cache of capacities, often finding herself behind or in front of the cameras, intentionally and less so. She has been a stunt double in two Bollywood movies, has worked in various capacities on a number of natural history documentaries, and other international productions shot in South Africa. Cera is a former Screen Africa journalist.


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