African Storytelling at its Finest: Showmax’s Original Content, Most-Watched Shows of 2022

Showmax, Africa’s premier video streaming service, has released its list of the most-watched shows of 2022, and it’s clear that African content is reigning supreme. Leading the pack is the Nigerian sensation “The Real Housewives of Lagos,” which broke first-day streaming records on the platform and sparked widespread social conversation. The show, which premiered in April 2022, quickly became a Twitter sensation, peaking at number one on the Twitter Nigeria trends list and remaining there for the 14-week duration of the show. The Lagos premiere was also streamed on TikTok, earning over 20,000 views.

Other Showmax Originals like “Flawsome,” “Diiche,” and “The Real Housewives of Lagos” also earned spots on the top 10 list. These shows, along with others like “Sons of the Caliphate” and “Queen Sono,” are examples of the platform’s commitment to showcasing African storytelling and talent. Showmax Original content has proven to be a hit with viewers, who are looking for relatable and authentic African representation on their screens.

Popular reality TV shows like Big Brother Naija spinoffs, “The Buzz,” “Secret Diaries,” “Sunday Eviction Show,” and “The Reunion” also featured on the list. The seventh season of the show, in particular, garnered a lot of conversation among fans and viewers on social media for its 72-day duration. The show has become a cultural phenomenon in Nigeria, and its popularity has spread to other countries in Africa.

While eight out of 10 titles on the list are African, with seven from Nigeria, the list also includes international series like 2023 Golden Globe Best Drama series winner “House of the Dragon” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” Showmax has always been a platform that caters to a diverse audience, and these shows are a testament to that. The platform offers a wide variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries, originals, kids shows, sports and more.

In conclusion, Showmax has once again proven to be a leading platform for African content. The platform’s commitment to showcasing African storytelling and talent has paid off, with African content making up the majority of the most-watched shows of 2022. The platform’s diverse offerings cater to a wide range of viewers, making it a one-stop-shop for all your entertainment needs. With the platform’s continued success, we can expect to see even more African content on Showmax in the future.

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