MOJA LOVE SET TO ENLIVEN
New TV channel launches a variety of love inspired programming ranging from interactive talk shows to dramas
YESTERDAY on the day the world observed the day of love – Valentine’s Day – Moja Love, a new television channel on DStv, launched a variety of love inspired programming ranging from interactive talk shows, dramas, sitcoms and telenovellas as part of its offering.
The new channel which is a project spearheaded by Siyaya TV, has promised local television viewers “content that speaks to universal love in the African context, in all its various formats, that transcends through barriers and creeds”.
One of the premium shows on the channel is Show Me Love, an interactive talk show hosted by veterans of broadcasting, KG Moeketsi alongside, former Metro FM radio personality, Unathi Nkayi, as well as ANN7s Abigail Visagie and former eNCA news anchor, Nontobeko Sibisi. Speaking to The New Age Visagie, who is known mostly as a news anchor, promised viewers a show filled with topical female focused topics.
“The show really excites me because its a show for women by women and it’s really a safe place for us to talk about issues that women deal with. It really is a sisterhood that I want to see transcend the camera and screen, I want our viewers to feel like they are part of the discussion and can at least relate to one if not all four of us,” Visagie said.
The Kimberley-born Visagie, who last year was The Search E! Africa Entertainment runner up, said the show will not only tell stories but comes powered by beautiful performances and stunning inserts and most importantly, pulsating stories from some of the country’s leading and most powerful women.
“There really isn’t anything else like it on South African screens. The production is huge, our studio is stunning, there will be beautiful performances and interesting inserts, but I’m really excited to hear from strong women. I’m excited to hear their stories and share mine as well,” she said.
Having cut her teeth as a news hound and made a transition to the world of presenting, Visagie says she loves the fact that she is part of a dynamic team of women who have done it before her.
“We have an amazing female team that extends far beyond the faces you will see on air. It’s always inspiring hearing from women who have gone before you on whatever journey, taking from their lessons and picking their brains on issues of love and life is always some- thing I look forward to,” she says.
“Unathi is just a media powerhouse and I am really excited to work alongside her, KG is someone I’ve always looked up to in the radio space and she is such a loving soul while Nontobeko is the show’s energy. With all four of us being very strong media personalities in our own right, you can only imagine the magic that will happen when we come together,” Visagie said.
With February being the month of love and the new channel showcasing the best of love, the former beauty queen says she prefers to keep her cool.
POWERFUL WOMEN: ANN7 news anchor Abigail Visagie will be hosting a new show on DStv called Show Me Love with other veterans of broadcasting.