Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
Reality Competition, Music, Advertiser-Funded
A pan-African singing competition with contestants from nine African cities: Accra, Kumasi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Harare, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Running for 13 weeks and concluding on 5 April, the contestants square off against each other for the grand prize of $100,000 (R1.5-million).
The show will seek to unearth unsigned music groups across three genres: gospel, pop and rhythm and blues (R&B).
The show will see celebrity selectors from each of the four countries selecting three groups from each genre, after mass auditions to steer them through the elimination round before the winning group is chosen.
The show will kick off with mass auditions then shortlisted groups will advance to the home ground battle, which will be the elimination stage.
After the elimination phase, three groups will advance to the grand stage where they will sing it out to win the main prize, in Johannesburg.
The show will be broadcast simultaneously on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East and Zambezi Magic.
The series is hosted by Thembisa Nxumalo (Mdoda) and Ghanaian actor and former Big Brother Africa housemate Elikem Kumordzie.