WatsUp TV

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WatsUp TV
LaunchedAugust 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)
CountryAfrica
LanguageEnglish , French
Website WatsUp TV

WatsUp TV started as a single TV Show, and is currently a continental entertainment series of TV shows made for the Pan African Bilingual community and shown on various television channels founded by Abd Traore. [1] It was ranked the 9th most influential program on social media in Ghana in 2014 [2] , the 2nd most influential TV program in on social media in Ghana in 2015 [3] , and the most influential program on social media in Ghana in 2016. [4] [5]

Abd Traore is a Guinean entertainment entrepreneur and television executive who is founder and CEO of WatsUp TV, WatsUp Magazine, 369 Live and Shob Group.

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The WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (WAMVA) was launched on 29 September 2016 in Accra, Ghana. [6] On December 28, 2016, winners of the maiden edition of the Awards were announced in a ceremony that hosted industry players and the media. [7] The Awards were also widely recognized and acknowledged by recipients across the continent.

WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards is an award presented by the TV channel WatsUp TV to honor the best in the African music videos scene.

The CEO of WatsUp Co, Mr Abd Traore launched its sister company named WatsUp Magazine on 14th March 2018, an Entertaiment Music Magazine and its first edition was covered by Afro beat highlife Ghanaian Artist Bisa Kdei. [8]

Bisa Kdei

Ronald Kwaku Dei Appiah better known by his stage name Bisa Kdei is a Ghanaian native solo singer and record producer from Eastern Region.


History

The show was launched on 28 August 2014 at the High Gate Hotel in Accra, followed by a public performance by the International Football Freestyler Iya Traore [9] at the Marina Mall.

In July 2016, WatsUp TV launched in Guinea Conakry on Evasion Guinee TV, which airs on Canal +.

In 2018, WatsUp TV hosted the 66th annual Legon Hall Concert which was headlined by Mayorkun [10] and hosted Le Planet Concert in Burkina Faso which was also headlined by Ghanaian Acts, EL and Epixode and Ibah One from Mali [11] .

Mayorkun

Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist. He was discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of one of Davido's "The Money" featuring Olamide. He was later signed to Davido's DMW in 2016 and released his first single called "Eleko".

TV shows

WatsUp TV [12] currently boasts four unique shows on multiple TV channels. The WatsUp TV content features music videos from Africa, interviews with celebrities and industry players across the African Continent with custom-made entertainment. They are:

Official show

This show aired on Viasat 1 [13] every Saturday 1 P.M. and streams segments such as:

African Hit

The African Hit aired on Viasat 1 every Monday at 4:30 pm and covers songs and entertainment from across the 54 countries in Africa. Segments include:

Top 10 Naija, Top 10 Franco Vibes & Top 10 GH

The Top 10 Naija, Franco Vibes, and GH aired on GHone TV every Saturday at 4:30 pm, and is an epic Video Playlist program of top chart Videos that trended during the week in focus.

Channels

Currently, WatsUp TV is airing on the following channels:

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