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Best of Nigeria: Here’s what to look out for on Showmax in December

International series

POWER BOOK II: GHOST | Now streaming

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkTP1QTRWDA

Ghost St Patrick and his endless tricks kept Nigerians thrilled for six seasons (all available for binging on Showmax) and now the adventure continues in Power Book II: Ghost which picks up right after the earth-shattering events of season six.

The show centres around Tariq St Patrick (BET Award nominee Michael Rainey Jr.) as he grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed.

Last time we saw Nigerian-American, Rotimi who plays drug dealer Andre Coleman on the show, his cell was getting razed in season six, it however remains to be seen if he’ll be making cameo appearances in Power Book II: Ghost.

Executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (who also produced Power and For Life), Power Book II: Ghost has already been renewed for a second season.

FOR LIFE S1 | Now Streaming

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/y_Y1r8yfB9M

For Life was nominated as Outstanding Drama at the 2020 Black Reel Awards, where star Nicholas Pinnock was nominated for Best Actor for his performance as a prisoner who becomes a lawyer in jail and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power), For Life has an 86% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics’ consensus says, “Guided by Nicholas Pinnock’s powerful performance, For Life eschews procedural pitfalls with a sturdy, empathetic script and an impressive ensemble to bring it to life.”

The cast includes Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Rome), Black Reel nominee Joy Bryant (Antwone Fisher, Parenthood), and MTV Movie Award nominee Mary Stuart Masterson (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Blindspot).

THE BOLD TYPE S4 | First on Showmax | Now Streaming

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/hfkQ_lnKZtk

The Bold Type follows the lives and loves of three young women who work at a fashion magazine. Beneath the glam, this forthright millennial-favourite drama series is a story of real friends sticking together, working their butts off and finding their way in the world as young adults.

Aisha Dee, Katie Stevens and Meghann Fahy have all been nominated for Teen Choice Awards as besties Kat, Jane, and Sutton respectively. Emmy nominee Melora Hardin (The Office) plays Scarlett’s former editor Jacqueline.

The third season ended on a bombshell, so we can’t wait to see how the women pick up the pieces.

The Bold Type has a 95% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, an 8/10 score on IMDb, and has been nominated for seven Teen Choice Awards, including three for Best Summer TV Show, two Best TV Actor noms for Dee, and one each for Fahy and Stevens. Glamour calls The Bold Type “one of the most delightful shows on TV,” while The New Yorker says it’s “a show to warm a jaded heart.”

THE GOOD FIGHT S4| Now streaming

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38hG2Xu43iQ

Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski in an Emmy-nominated role) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo in a Critics’ Choice nominated role) continue the fight for justice in The Good Wife spin-off series, The Good Fight.

Season 4 finds Reddick/Boseman/Lockhart navigating a very different landscape. After they lost their biggest client and their founding partner’s name was tarnished, they were forced to accept an offer by a huge multinational law firm, STR Laurie, to be a small subsidiary. Suddenly all of their decisions can be second-guessed by the giant firm that is literally on top of them.

Nigerian-American actor, Nyambi Nyambi who plays investigator Jay DiPersia also makes a return in season 4 helping Diane with the mysterious Memo 618.

Nominated for Outstanding Drama at the 2020 Television Critics’ Association Awards, the seven-episode fourth season has a 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

What else is streaming?

There’s also Season 1 of Council of Dads, starring Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead, Prison Break), A Million Little Things S2, which centres around the lives of a group of carefree friends from Boston and the change they deal with when one of them shockingly dies.

Steve Harvey’s Funderdome is a combination of classic ‘thunderdome’ styled games and fundraising.

The Affair (all seasons) follows a struggling novelist and a young waitress who strike up an extramarital relationship and miniseries, and The Third Day starring Jude Law (The Young Pope) and Naomi Harris (Skyfall) chronicles the individual journeys of a man and woman who arrive on a mysterious island at different times.

Best of Africa

LEBO M – COMING HOME | Showmax Original | First 5 episodes now streaming

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-66IYorTY1I

Grammy-award winning South African composer best known for his work on The Lion King, Lebo M is the star of Showmax reality series, Lebo M – Coming Home which will be streaming through December.

The 10-part series promises fans a front-row seat to his career as he creates new music with the likes of Zahara, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Judith Sephuma, and his daughter Refi, but it also turns the spotlight onto his biggest dream: bringing his family together.

The show highlights stories of his life including how he got his musical break as a nine-year-old, his memories of the 1976 Soweto uprising, his “accidental” exile in Lesotho as a teenager, his time living on the streets in the USA, and how he’s stayed clean since overcoming his alcohol addiction. Plus, insider stories from his legendary career. The first five episodes are out, with more dropping on 9 and 15 December.

Live Sport 

English Premier League | Weekends

As usual, catch some of Nigeria’s biggest football exports including Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho as they bring on the heat alongside their teammates in the English Premier League. Stream Premier League matches live on the Showmax Pro plan every weekend.

Also, stream the biggest Nigerian local channels including NTAi, Channels and Silverbird television live on Showmax.

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