Africa’s first for kids TV, NickMusic to debut on NickToons in the month of May  

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Kiddies cable TV channel Nickelodeon is set to premiere a local first for African kids’ television christened NickMusic -a fun-filled, family-friendly music show playing fan favourites and up and coming tunes that both parents and kids can enjoy together afterschool.

The proudly locally produced music show will feature music from African artists and across the world.

The show will be hosted by the multi-talented young social changemaker and Girl Up executive, Lerai Rakoditsoe who is a part of the network’s Culture Squad, a team of visionaries, creatives, and trendsetters who consistently push the culture forward across the children, youth and entertainment brand.

Lerai will make history as the first African face for the channel when NickMusic premieres exclusively on NickToons (DStv Channel 308) from 17 May 2021, every Monday – Friday at 16:25 CAT / 15:25 WAT.

“Nickelodeon promises to always stay true to kids across the continent. In our commitment to grow local relevance and content, we are solidifying this by now tapping into music as a passion point for our local viewers with the introduction of a family-friendly local music show,” says Dillon Khan, VP for Nickelodeon at ViacomCBS Networks Africa. “In our commitment to always celebrate and recognise the power of youth culture across Africa, we welcome Lerai to the Nickelodeon Africa family and we encourage kids and parents to put on their dancing shoes and get ready for NickMusic, ” concluded Khan.

A thrilled Lerai commented, “I am excited to be part of the Nickelodeon Africa family and to be the first young African host for the channel. Having grown up watching the channel myself, I know how important it is for young minds to see someone like themselves on screen. Authentic representation is really important and to see myself on the channel is mind-blowing. I’m extremely grateful and looking forward to interacting with viewers across Africa and to show off some of my NickMusic moves.”

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