WatsUp TV is a 24 hour digital entertainment Television channel[1][2] made for the Pan-African Bi-Lingual community and also aired on various television channels across Africa[3] founded by Abd Traore.[4]

WatsUp TV
Picture format16:9, 576i (SDTV) 16:9, 1080i (HDTV)
OwnerAbd Traore
Launched28 August 2014 (2014-08-28)

Its award, the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (WAMVA) was launched on 29 September 2016 in Accra, Ghana[5] and on December 28, 2016, winners of the maiden edition of the Awards were announced in a ceremony that hosted industry players and the media.[6] The Awards were also widely recognized and acknowledged by recipients across the continent.[weasel words]

The CEO of WatsUp TV, Mr Abd Traore launched its sister company named WatsUp Magazine on 14 March 2018, an Entertainment Music Magazine and its first edition was covered by Afrobeat highlife Ghanaian Artist Bisa Kdei.[7]

History edit

The brand was launched as a TV show on 28 August 2014 at the High Gate Hotel in Accra, followed by a public performance by the International Football Freestyler Iya Traore[8] at the Marina Mall.

It was ranked the 9th most influential program on social media in Ghana in 2014,[9] the 2nd most influential TV program in on social media in Ghana in 2015,[10] and the most influential program on social media in Ghana in 2016.[11][12]

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[13] and hosted Le Planet Concert in Burkina Faso which was also headlined by Ghanaian Acts, EL and Epixode and Ibah One from Mali.[14]

In 2020, WatsUp TV launched its 24 hours digital channel in Accra[15][16] and was nominated for the 10th RTP Awards for Best Entertainment TV Program.[17]

TV shows edit

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:

  • #FansTweetRequest- This segment allows Twitter users of the show to send in requests, shout outs and messages directly to their friends, family and loved ones on TV.
  • News- This will serve entertainment news, current and informative news from across Africa and the rest of the world.
  • Watsup TV Interviews- This brings viewers exclusive one on one interview with all top celebrities across Africa.
  • Fresh Videos- The Fresh Videos segment features the just-released music videos across the continent.
  • Spit on it- Features celebrities and upcoming musicians as they put up their rapping gears and bars over the microphone.
  • Event Report- This gets viewers updates from previous and current events, red carpets, concerts, nightlife and award shows.
  • Now Showing- This broadcasts previews of blockbuster movies to hit theatres in Africa, the USA, and other countries across the world.
  • Top 5- Celebrities from the worlds of music, movies, and sports unveil their own top five videos and then host the segment sharing their reasons for selecting the songs.
  • Fresh Videos
  • #FansTweetRequest
  • Event Report
  • African Hit

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

  • Top 10 Naija is a Nigerian music video Top 10 countdown in which the viewers vote for their favourite music video to be included in the countdown
  • Top 10 Franco Vibes is a French music video Top 10 countdown in which the viewers vote for their favourite music video to be included in the countdown
  • Top 10 GH is a Ghanaian music video Top 10 countdown in which the viewers vote for their favourite music video to be included in the countdown
  • #FansTweetRequest
  • Celebrity Interviews (French Version)

Channels edit

WatsUp TV also produced content for the following TV channels (as a TV show):

References edit

  1. ^ "WatsUp TV launches 24 hours music channel - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Ghana: La chaîne musicale WatsUp TV prépare son passage sur la TNT".
  3. ^ "Ghana's WatsUp TV to air in 40+ countries". 21 July 2020.
  4. ^ "BusinessGhana". Businessghana.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  5. ^ Mawuli, David (2 October 2016). "WAMVA 2016: Bisa Kdei, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Flavour, others nominated". Pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Tay Grin does it again for Malawi! - Malawi 24 - All the latest Malawi news". Malawi24.com. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Bisa Kdei becomes first celebrity to cover WatsUp Magazine". Pulse Gh. 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ metrowebukmetro (9 March 2011). "Iya Traore wows crowds with amazing freestyle skills… up a lamppost". metro.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  9. ^ Prince, Akpah. "News on TV3 Tops Television Programs on Social Media". modernghana.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Barcelona signs major sponsorship deal with Rakuten - 233 Live News". 233livenews.com. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  11. ^ "WatsUp TV Ranks 2016 Most Influential TV Program On Social Media". Modernghana.com. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  12. ^ Yeboah, Isaac. "Access Bank, MTN, Mensa Otabil is lead brands on Social Media - Graphic Online". Graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Mayorkun, KiDi, others thrill fans at WatsUp TV 66th Legon Hall Week Concert". Pulse Gh. 21 March 2018.
  14. ^ Ghana, News. "WatsUp TV "Le Concert Planet" shakes Burkina Faso like a storm - News Ghana". newsghana.com.gh/. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  15. ^ "WatsUp TV officially Unveils 24 hours Music Channel | News Ghana".
  16. ^ "Videos and photo dropstars throng WatsUp TV's 24-hour channel launch". 7 October 2020.
  17. ^ "10th Adonko RTP Awards nominees unveiled". 14 August 2020.
  18. ^ Mediaguinee (22 July 2016). "Télévisions : Group Évasion et WatsUp TV se marient autour de la culture…". mediaguinee.org. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  19. ^ "Afro Guinée Magazine : Premier site culturel et événementiel de Guinée – Watsup TV signe un partenariat avec Groupe Evasion". afroguinee.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  20. ^ "WatsUp TV expands to Burkina Faso, Guinea and 40+ Countries | News Ghana".
  21. ^ "WatsUp TV to broadcast on Canal+ in more than 40 African countries".