The She Word – a new pan African BBC discussion TV programme is launching this evening in Kenya and will explore the life experiences of women in today’s Africa.
The new show will present stories told in an honest and engaging way. The She Word will ask questions like: what is special about being an African woman? Is an African woman understated? How do we break down gender stereotypes? Can we celebrate the successes of female entrepreneurs in a way that will inspire others?
Nisha Kapur, BBC Commissioning Editor, said:
“For the first time an international broadcaster is offering a pan African discussion programme targeted specifically at African women. Each edition will be hosted by a number of contributors across Africa – key influencers within their community and business. The common thread that links them is their fascinating stories and observations about life which everyone – women and men – can relate to.”
Audiences will see stories told in person, through films or via live broadcasts with one aim – to spark debate and discussion. Discussion will continue via social platforms after the show using #TheSheWord hashtag.
BBC World Service’s BBC Africa hub brings together the production of multilingual content about the continent on radio, on TV and online on bbcafrica.com.
As it delivers content in Afaan Oromo, Amharic, English, French, Hausa, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Pidgin, Somali, Tigrinya, Kiswahili and Yoruba. BBC Africa seeks to ensure a pan-African approach to the output, offering its audiences opportunities to join the global conversation.
The Panellists who take part in the programme are (please note only 4 will be seen on a weekly basis)
Benie Amandine aka Lady Mandy
The following partners carry the programme. Times are local and are subject to change
Kenya – NTV: Saturday 18:00pm
Liberia– LNTV: Saturday 09:00am
Malawi- Zodiak TV: Saturday 18:30pm Sunday 17:30pm
Namibia – One Africa TV: Monday 21:30pm
Nigeria – ABS Anambra: Friday 16:30pm TVC Sunday 15:00pm
Sierra Leone – SLBC : Tuesday 21:30pm
Uganda – NTV: Sunday 13:30pm
Zambia– ZNBC (TV1) –Wednesday 18:30pm