“Discovery +234” will continue to entertain and inspire with the launch of its second season in early 2016, featuring more of Nigeria’s top personalities and inspiring stories. Show guests have included Mai Atafo, Maureen Obaweya, Kelechi Amadi-Obi and Niyola.
“Discovery +234” is a magazine-style television program, airing on NTA, which seeks to entertain, inspire, inform and connect with audiences across Nigeria. “Discovery +234” brings in Nigeria’s top personalities and celebrity guests to share their experiences, challenges and successes. Through celebrity guests, youth reporters and inspiring stories from across Nigeria, young people, parents and communities see what can be accomplished with a good education and hard work – challenging youth to reach their full potential. Season Two will also feature youth roundtables, in which young people from Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria talk with each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in today’s world.
“Audiences are drawn to inspiring stories, those that show that with education and hard work, anything is possible, said Delmwa Deshi-Kura, “Discovery +234”producer and creative director at Del Media Plus. “That’s the message we want to spread across Nigeria,” said Deshi-Kura.
“For 30 years, Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers, and we are proud of the successes of this project which further embodies the mission of our company,” said James Gibbons, executive vice president & country manager of emerging markets for Discovery Networks International’s Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
“’Discovery +234’ illustrates the inspirational power of real stories. Hearing about the real path that guests of the show took – their motivations and their challenges – can show anyone what they themselves are capable of, how high they can aspire. Discovery is pleased to be working with NTA to reach new audiences in Nigeria and with our partners in Ghana and Kenya to broadcast our sister programmes, “Discovery +233” in Ghana and
“Discovery +254” in Kenya,” said Gibbons.
“Bringing new, compelling shows to Nigerian viewers is at the heart of NTA’s model,” said Eugenia Abu, executive director of programmes at the Nigerian Television Authority. “‘Discovery +234’ has opened a world of motivational content for our viewers that is fresh and exciting, and NTA is glad to work with Discovery to make it possible.”
“Discovery +234” airs on NTA on Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
About Discovery Learning Alliance
Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) uses the power of media to transform education and improve lives in marginalized communities around the world. DLA has opened new doors to learning in 16 countries. Its school-based interventions increase student retention, enrollment, attendance and learning, and importantly – student motivation. By building the capacity of teachers, DLA’s approach transforms classrooms and communities. DLA’s mass media initiatives address critical education, development and public health issues for tens of millions of people in the developing world. Through innovation and partnership, DLA empowers teachers, students and communities to achieve their full potential, because education changes everything.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years, Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.