Netflix has once again uploaded several exciting African titles to its catalog.
Now, we all know that some perfect African shows are on Netflix. But what about TV series? Which are the best African TV shows currently available on Netflix? Well, if you are like me and have been wondering which Nollywood movies to watch on Netflix or where to find Mzansi Magic shows online, this article is for you.
Here is our curated list of the six best African series, including Nigerian movies on Netflix, Kenyan and South African shows on Netflix, and more!
1. Queen Sono
Queen Sono is the story of a young girl who was bound to be queen. It’s based on the life of Queen Sono, an important figure in Nigerian history. The series follows her rise from childhood servant to the influential leader of her people.
Queen Sono is set in 19th century Nigeria and tells the story of a young woman who suddenly becomes queen after her father dies. The show was produced by EbonyLife TV and stars Yvonne Okoro as Princesses Abeni (the future Queen) and Bimbo Ademoye as King Jaiyeoba (Abeni’s father), Banky W., Funke Akindele, Yemi Solade and many more.
2. Castle and Castle
Castle and Castle (also known as The Castle) is a South African crime drama series that follows Detective Sergeant Mthokozisi “Mthokozi” Zulu and his partner, Detective Constable Nolubabalo “Nolu” Kekana.
The TV show is written by Michael Naidoo, produced by Michael Naidoo, directed by Michael Naidoo, and stars Tumisho Masha as Detective Sergeant Mthokozisi “Mthokozi” Zulu. It’s a Netflix original series.
3. Blood & Water
You want to watch this one because it was created by the same people who made The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency! It’s a South African drama series about a family who runs a farm in the Northern Cape and must deal with community challenges, financial struggles, and personal relationships.
4. The Governor
The Governor is a Netflix original series, and it’s about a governor who is accused of corruption. The series stars Idris Elba as the main character, a man who goes from being an idealistic politician to gaining more power than he expected. It’s also a dark comedy and features funny moments that will keep you laughing throughout all four seasons. However, there are times when The Governor gets serious—and those moments are when you see how corrupt politicians can become if they have enough money, power, and connections.
The good news is that although The Governor is an older show (it debuted in 2013), it still looks pretty good despite its age!
Cursed is a British comedy series about a family of witches and their lives. The series is based on the novel, The Witches of Eileanan by Katharine Kerr, who also wrote the companion novels A Charmed Life and A Demon in My View. It follows the adventures of two young sisters as they try to adjust to life after their mother’s death. They move from London to Scotland, where they live with their grandmother, and soon discover that she is a powerful witch who taught them everything they know about magic before she dies. With this newfound knowledge, the girls must balance their new responsibilities against schoolwork and friends at home—and avoid being killed by dark forces intent on getting rid of all witches and wizards for good!
6. Fifty – The series
Fifty – The series is an American drama television series created by Ayanna Floyd Davis and is based on the 2014 novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. An adaptation of James’ Fifty Shades trilogy follows successful businesswoman Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson), who begins a relationship with young entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).
In the article above, we have described all 15 best African TV shows you can watch on Netflix right now without much effort. Still, there are also some more African TV shows that we haven’t included in this list because they are not available on Netflix currently. If you want to see these additional lists, then just visit our blog post titled “15 Best African Movies You Can Watch on Netflix,” where we have covered every single one of them there as well as mentioned their release date and duration so that you know how long each movie or series will take for you to enjoy watching them!
With so many great African TV shows on Netflix, it’s hard to narrow down which ones to watch. But if you’re looking for something new and exciting, these are the top 15 series that have been released so far. There are some familiar faces in here and some fresh faces we can’t wait to see more from.
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