Imagine Afrika (IA)

Imagine Afrika (IA)
Type : TV series
Original title : Imaginez l'Afrique (IA)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2007
Format : Short
Running time : 24 (in minutes)

Panafrican TV series, broadcasted in 35 African countries on public tv channels in English, French, Swahili, Zulu, Portuguese…

In 2007 and 2008, Jacqueline Kalimunda directed the first and second season.

Produced as part of the African Broadcast Media Partnership's YOU campaign, the thirteen part Imagine Afrika III will begin airing across 38 countries in the week of 19th October, 2009. The show targets young adults 18‐35 years and aims to entertain, engage and educate by showing real life struggles and situations unscripted and raw. Series producer Carolyn Carew says: "Imagine Afrika III is a dramatic departure from the first two series because there is no competition as such, but much more in‐depth exploration of real people's lives. The result is much more compelling and dramatic, but also a more substantive opportunity to explore issues in‐depth."

This year, Series anchor Nzinga Qunta, is joined by Imagine Afrika I contestant Milton Manhenje. Three more former Imagine Afrika contestants - Kitso Masi in Botswana, Coulibaly Miniatteni in Côte d'Ivoire and Brenda Amongin in Uganda - act as "ireporters" becoming the viewers' eyes and ears as they shadow the main characters through the series.

(13X24 minutes) - 2007 TV series
Produced by Born Free Media (South Africa) - African Broadcasting Media Partnership (ABMP) and Kaiser Family Foundation (USA)
Broadcasted in 33 African countries on public channels.

Imagine Afrika Series III
The third series of the first and only authentic African reality show Imagine Afrika (IA) began filming last week in Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire and Uganda. This series will go inside the lives of nine dynamic characters selected for their compelling and challenging life circumstances. Through the eyes of three former Imagine Afrika contestants, viewers will explore the characters' day‐to‐day lives, hopes, challenges and aspirations; and share in their personal triumphs and trauma as they struggle with issues related to youth lifestyle, vulnerable children and prevention of mother‐to‐child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).

2008 - Imagine Afrika II
In 2008 three teams, Jabulani Africa (South Africa), Zion (Cote d'Ivoire) and X (Kenya) competed against one while overcoming language and cultural barriers in order to complete tasks and ultimately win. With a focus on building communities and exposing the realities of day-to-day life across three very different countries, these young go-getters confronted challenges head on learning so much about their continent, the people and themselves.
Team X took the overall winning position.

2007 - Imagine Afrika I
Three teams competed in the first series of Imagine with Tumaini Africa coming in first.
Tumaini Africa - First Place


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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