AfricaMagic Entertainment is launching Star Gist, the continent’s very own answer to showbiz buzz, up-to-the-minute entertainment and trend news. This glamorous new show, with equally hip presenters, Vimbai Mutinhiri who hails from Zimbabwe and South African, Lawrence Maleka.

Star Gist is all about giving viewers exclusive star profiles, behind-the-scenes features, and continental and international headlines – on the daily. Think: red carpet glam, inside info and unprecedented access into the world of African and international celebrity royalty.

Star Gist will feature African entertainment news daily and exciting programme segments. Fashionistas will also be excited to see hot ticket red carpet events, and not just the glitz and glamour of the event but details on who was wearing which designer and where.

Look out for ‘BTS’, which literally goes behind-the-scenes on shoot locations for music videos, movies and TV shows. Comedy segment – will be done similar to the celeb profiles except it will feature comedians from all over the continent.

There will also be some believe it or not moments as the show takes a peek into the lavish and sometime unbelievable lifestyles of the über rich on ‘Big Bawlerz’.

Star Gist will be seen by audiences across the continent and we are hoping the predominantly locally-produced content will appeal to Africa. We’re happy to be able to provide the continent with first class entertainment and up-to-the-minute industry news. The show is well-placed to take the newly rebranded AfricaMagic Entertainment to the next level,” says Biola Alabi, M-Net Africa MD.

Programme highlights on the channel include: Business movers and shakers being profiled as they share amazing human success stories from around Africa, music reviews, luxury toy round-ups, jets, hot cars, latest gadgets and up-to-the minute technology, such as cool applications for iPods or tablets.

Follow the ‘Celeb cam’, where a celeb or artist attends an event and shares their view, their experience, where they were staying and who they were with. Once a month, audiences can catch up with the Star Gist US correspondent to see fab Skype interviews on ‘Star News’.

The Star Gist gig guide is a must every Monday and Friday and will focus on events around major cities around the continent. Monday will round-up the weekend in Africa while Friday kicks off the weekend to come. Entertainment in Africa has never been this haute!

Don’t feel left out because you can also join the Star Gist viewer paparazzi by uploading content onto the site.

Star Gist airs every Mon-Fri at 19:30 on AfricaMagic Entertainment, Channel 151.

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This Week On Star Gist (16-20 June)

This week we chat to Chocolate City's DJ Caise, Radio and TV personality Unathi Msengana as well as businessman Idris Kayember.

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Mon (16/06): We start the week with a profile of one of Chocolate City's deck spinners DJ Caise. South African musician Thembi Seete shares with us her latest fitness tips and she also talks to us about all things music!

Tues (17/06): Tonight's show is focused on young and up coming stars. Botswana's King Tux talks to us about his music career, while fashion designer Alabi Olasimbo of Syms gives us some insight on the latest fashion trends.

Wed (18/06): Ever wondered what makes a night club a worthy investment? Well wonder no more as 'King of the African Club' and businessman Idris Kayember will tell you how this is possible. Keep up to date with what your favourite celebs are up to in our Instagram Spotting insert.

Thu (19/06): Its throwback Thursday which means we relive some of the shows highlights! We go behind the scenes of Grazia Magazine's 100th edition Anniversary shoot.

Fri (20/06):
South Africa's Unathi Msengana talks about being nominated by Disney to play a character on popular cartoon Doc McStuffin. Witness the magic as Burna Boy shoots his latest video.










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This Week On Star Gist (12-16 May 2014)

This week's star profiles include musicians Vusi Nova, Black Coffee, DJ Obi and Kumwesu presenter Mutale Mwanza.

Mon 12/05 (Episode 501): We kick start the week with a chat with Kumwesu's leading lady Mutale Mwanza. We also show you why the Life Grande in Hyde Park Johannesburg is a must visit.

Tue 13/05 (Episode 502): Renowned Disk Jockey, DJ Obi talks to us about his music inspirations as well as his plans for the rest of 2014. Zimbabwean soccer player Washington Arubi takes us through his fitness regime.

Wed 14/05 (Episode 503): Tonight we check out what celebs are posting on thier respective Instagram profiles.Fashionista Ashage Oke gives us tips on what this season's fashion hits and misses are.

Thu 15/05 (Episode 504): South African musician Vusi Nova speaks to us about how he prepares for a live performance as well as how he stays relevant to the the ever changing music landscape.

Fri 16/05 (Episode 505): It's Friday night and that means going over the trending Twitter topics of the week. We also visit the set of former Idols South Africa contestant Lloyd Cele latest music video shoot.







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This Week On Star Gist (07 Apr-11 Apr)

This week we have a chat with amongst others, music producer Chopstix, actress Halima Abubakar and businessman Big Sam.

Mon 07/04 (Episode 476): We kick start the week with a preview of the Bakos Brothers latest furniture pieces in our Luxury Living insert. We also show you clips from Erykah Badu's press conference when she was recently in South Africa.

Tue 08/04 (Episode 477): Hitmaker producer Chopstix talks to us about his music inspirations. This week's hotspot is none other that the recently opened Hard Rock Cafe at the heart of Sandton City. While at Hard Rock we get taken on a nostalgic tour of what some of our favourite celebs/musicians have worn to thier sell out concerts.

Wed 09/04 (Episode 478): Our star profile tonight is award winning music group UB40. Get some business tips from our Business Profile Big Sam who is the CEO and Owner of Big Sam Media.

Thurs 10/04 (Episode 479):
Find out how super model Bisi who has graced a number of Fashion Week runways keeps fit and how she selects the shows she works on.

Fri 11/04 (Episode 480): Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar tells us what she's working on at the moment. Don't forget it's Friday meaning all that you've been saying on Twitter will be reviewed tonight on the Trending Twitter topics insert.





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This Week On Star Gist!

This week we speak to designer Rina Chunga from Zambia, South Africa's Nancy G gives us the inside scoop on what to expect from her this year.

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Mon 24 Mar (Episode 466): We kick start the week with an interview with South Africa's Nancy G. We also have the daily celebs revealed where all things celebs are worth hearing.

Tues 25 Mar (Episode 467):
Tonight we slip in a little treat in our show with the Hot Spot insert where we preview the Cookie Jar which is known for it's gourmet cookies...sounds very yummy!Up and coming South African hip hop artist 985 shares his success tips and his plans for the rest of the year with Star Gist!

Wed 26 Mar (Episode 468):
In our business profile tonight we speak to Rina Chunga from Zambia. Nigeria's Illbliss talks to us about his latest music project.

Thur 27 Mar (Episode 469):
Comedian Owen G is the star profile in tonight's show, and we are bound to be in stitches the very minute he starts responding to our questions.

Fri 28 Mar (Episode 470):
Its a Friday and that means that we recap the weeks trending Twitter topics! Don't forget to take part in our daily celebs revealed insert.




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This Week On Star Gist

This week we speak to Proverb, Niyola as well as the oh so fashionable Okunoren Twins!

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Mon 17 Mar (Episode 461): We kick start the week with an interview with Proverb. He recently collaborated with Manifest from Ghana. Star Gist was also on the VIP invitation list of D. Black's party. The rapper was recently made brand ambassador for Ciroc.

Tue 18 Mar (Episode 462): From music to motor racing...Joe Nina try's his hand at fast car racing. Popular radio personality, Donton takes us behind the scenes to see how he prepares for his shows and while on air how he keeps his cool.

Wed 19 Mar (Episode 463): The Okunoren twins popular brand Okunoren Twins show us some of their latest collection and give tips on what to wear the next time you want to make an impression.

Thu 20 Mar (Episode 464):
Tonight we speak to one of Nollywoods greatest sons Pete Edochie. We bring a twist to the AMVCA's and look at the fashion of the awards.

Fri 21 Mar (Episode 465):
This week in our celeb craze insert, find out what happens when two models learn how to play the guitar when Vimbai and Nigerian model Bisi learn how to play the guitar. We speak to up and coming star Niyola to find out more about his style of music.









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This Week On Star Gist

This week's guest include Audious Mtwarara, Zakes Bantwini, Shashi Naidoo and Emmygee.

Mon 17 Feb (Episode 441): We kick start the week with an interview with the award winning Audious Mtwarara. Don't forget that we have our daily Wacky News insert where you can stay abreast of all things funny and strange.

Tue 18 Feb (Episode 442): Supermodel and Elizabeth Arden Ambassador Adeola Ariyo talks about her latest gig and what she has planned for the rest of the year.

Wed 19 Feb (Episode 443): Get inspired by South Africa's Shashi Naidoo who from modeling turned into a business woman. Get a sneak peak into a day in the life of Emmygee.

Thu 20 Feb (episode 444): Musician Zakes Bantwini shares some of his success tips with us in our Star Profile insert. Darey's given us a second installment of the Darey Art Alade Love Like a Movie, see what went down and what the guest of honour Kelly Rowland had to say.

Fri 21 Feb (Episode 445): It's Friday and that means we're countdown all that has had the Twitter-sphere buzzing this week in the Twitter Trending Topics insert. Vimbai gives it her best shot when she goes paint balling in the celeb craze insert.





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This Week On Star Gist

This week's star profiles include musicians Efya, Theo Kgosinkwe and Bim Fernandez.

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Mon 03 Feb (Episode 431): Rapper AB Crazy who is known for the Rand's and Naira fame is our star profile tonight. In the Luxury Living Insert we visit the unique Soho Nail Bar New York that is bringing New York style to Jozi!

Tue 04 Feb (Episode 432): Get all access to celebs preparing for the J & B Met. Racing cyclist Sifiso "Skizo" Nhlapo who represents South Africa in BMX races at the Olympics speaks to us about his preparations for the next athletics extravaganza.

Wed 05 Feb (Episode 433): Find out what pop star Bim Fernandez has planned for the year ahead.

Thu 06 Feb (Episode 434): Mafikizolo's Theo Kgosinkwe shares some music success secrets! See all the glitz and glamour that graced this year's installment of the J & B Met which celebrated its 37th Anniversary in Cape Town.

Fri 07 Feb (Episode 435): Award winning singer/song writer Efya speaks to us about her musical inspiration as well as what keeps her focused. The Trending Twitter topics segments will keep you abreast of all the most spoken about topics this week.






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This week our star profiles include Raymond Agaba, Abayomi Atere and former BBA contestant Zeus.

Mon 13/01 (Episode 416): Tonight we speak to model and television presenter from one of our own shows here on AfricaMagic, Raymond Agaba. We also give you the heads up on what the five must haves for 2014 are.

Tues 14/01 (Episode 417): For all those who are tying the knot this year then this insert is for you we visit luxury wedding Destinations that will make you big day extra special.

Wed 15/01 (Episode 418): South Africa's DJ Zinhle talks about her new head phones and how she balances her brand as a DJ and as a business woman. Rapper Zeus talks to us about his recent listening session held for his new album African Time.

Thurs 16/01 (Episode 419): Commercial Director Caroline Moore gives us some tips on what makes a good if not excellent television commercial.

Fri 17/01 (Episode 420): Hottie Maps Maponyane tells us what inspired him to start his own men's clothing range.





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This Week On Star Gist

This week's celeb line up includes Victoria Kimani, Iyanya and HHP.

Mon 09 Dec (Episode 391): We kick start the week off with an interview with the King of Motswako, HHP. Also in this episode we visit the set of Lies That Bind.

Tues 10 Dec (Episode 392): Nigerian heart throb Iyanya chats to us about his music. South Africa's David Tlale lets us in on his inspiration for the collection he showcased at the Mercedes Fashion Week.

Wed 11 Dec (Episode 393):
Victoria Kimani is our star guest tonight, she lets us in on her plans for the new year.

Thu 12 Dec (Episode 394):
Artist Dominic Tshabangu says his art is inspired by the streets of Soweto where he grew up. He says he captures daily life and historical events in a journalistic manner.

Fri 13 Dec (Episode 395): On tonight's episode Vimbai and D Black at the latest fitness celeb craze Sweat 1000...

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This Week On Star Gist

This weeks star studded line up includes musicians Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ice Prince and Victoria Kimani.

Mon 02/12 (Episode 386): We start the week with an interview with D Black as he tells us about his latest projects. With Christmas looming we thought we'd give you a heads up on what to buy for you loved ones this Christmas season. We take a look at some of the biggest celeb Christmas gifts that celebs have given to their loved ones.

Tues 03/12 (Episode 387): Former South African soccer team captain Lucas Radebe is our sports profile this week, he shares some of his best memories on the soccer pitch as well as what is keeping him busy.

Wed 04/12 (Episode 388): The Celeb Cam this week zoom's in on songstress Victoria Kimani.

Thurs 05/12 (Episode 389): We hung out with Ice Prince at the Fire of Zamani listening session, where the muso offered attendees the chance to listen to a few tracks from his new album Fire of Zamani.

Fri 06/12 (Episode 390): South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka speaks to us about longevity in the music industry and some of her highlights as a musician.


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Star Gist: Olamide Interview

Musician Olamide talks about his music and his love for soccer!

Star Gist: Kayo On His Future Plans

On this episode of Stargist we interview musician Kayo.

Star Gist: Julius Agwu Interview

Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu tells us why he believes entertainment should be used as a tool for social change.

Star Gist: Bisi Interview

Find out how super model Bisi who has graced a number of Fashion Week runways keeps motivated when criticized. She also tells us how she started modelling.

Star Gist: Berry Heart Talks About Poetry

Stargist interview's poet Berry Heart. She says women should thrive to help each other in all their endevours.

Star Gist: Eva Interview

Star Gist has a chat with former Big Brother Africa housemate Eva.

Star Gist: Audius Mtawarira Interview

Musician Audius Mtawarira talks about his music career and his plans for the future.

Star Gist: Donovan Goliath Profile

Star Gist profile's South African comedian Donovan Goliath.

Star Gist: Angelo Collins Interview

Star Gist has a chat with Big Brother Africa The Chase contestant, Angelo from South Africa.

Star Gist: Stevel Marc

On this episode of Star Gist, we profile model, Stevel Marc.

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Star Gist's Latest Photoshoot

Lights, camera and Chrysalis! That was the theme for Star Gist's recent photo shoot. Vimbai and Lawrence brought their A-Game to the shoot as they had to bring the concept of chrysalis to life.

Star Gist celebrate's 50th Episode!

Star Gist is celebrating their 50th episode this Friday! This photo gallery takes you to the heart of the action, with the behind the scenes look at how the cast and crew prepared for one of the shows milestones.

Stars on Star Gist

Star Gist features the hottest celebs on the continent, don't believe us? Check out this gallery of the good people who've graced the set recently.

Star Gist's make-up room

We went inside Star Gist's make-up room where Vimbai was getting dolled up before the show.

Star Gist is here!

Get ready for our brand new lifestyle show, StarGist.

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