9 shows to watch on DStv's new lifestyle channel Honey

accreditation
Honey (DStv 173) will celebrate and explore African lives and loves.
Honey (DStv 173) will celebrate and explore African lives and loves.
Victor Epadas/Getty Images
  • DStv's new lifestyle channel Honey launches on Monday, 15 February.
  • The channel (DStv 173) will be available for Compact, Compact Plus and Premium subscribers.
  • HONEY offers an exciting blend of African lifestyle content, including bold and unscripted shows by African producers and talent

DStv's new Pan-African lifestyle channel, Honey, will launch on Monday, 15 February on DStv 173.

The channel offers an exciting blend of African lifestyle content, including bold and unscripted shows by African producers and talent. The content line-up covers lifestyle, food and cooking, relationships and weddings, along with reality shows from various territories throughout the continent.

READ MORE | New African lifestyle channel Honey coming to DStv

"Honey showcases Africans living their best lives and depicts an honest modern-day view of our diverse countries, cultures, and people. As Africa's most loved storyteller, DStv continues to be bold in delivering the best content the continent has to offer, while ensuring that we celebrate the way we live. This is a lifestyle channel made in Africa for Africans by Africans," says Yolisa Phahle, Multichoice Group CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video.

Here are 9 shows to watch on the channel

1. Pastors' Wives

Meet the women who keep things together in well-known religious households. This reality series, produced by Sonia Mbele who was also responsible for The Real Housewives of Joburg, features pastors' wives from across the continent as they do their best for their families and church communities. Expect opulence and plenty of behind-the-pulpit drama.

2. Love swap

This Nigerian reality drama series presents a relationship challenge in which couples swap partners for a home-cooked meal. Each episode will culminate in a joint dinner featuring both couples, during which they share their impressions of each other and what they have learned about their own relationships.

3. Making the menu

In each episode of this Kenyan series, two food bloggers create a bespoke meal for a popular local eatery. The restaurateur decides which dish deserves a space on the menu. Viewers will also enjoy a journey through Nairobi's cultural attractions and the city's sights, sounds and traditions as the contestants look for inspiration outside the kitchen.

Watch two contestants go head-to-head in this Keny
Watch two contestants go head-to-head in this Kenyan food programme.

4. Yes! Ndio! Beeni!

Singer and actress Patricia Kihoro and TV and radio host Foi Wambui team up for another Kenyan production. Foi is a celebrated radio host on Hot96 and Radio Jumbo, whose entertaining sketches and self-development and lifestyle-related content have made her a YouTube sensation. Along with her fellow YouTuber and online influencer, Patricia, she helps suitors pop the question in Yes! Ndio! Beeni! The pair act as event planners to design a proposal that not only stays true to the couple's love story but guarantees a 'yes!'.

5. Ehe, it's a match

There is more matchmaking in this colourful dating show shot in Zambia, in which a cooking cupid invites two potential love birds to his or her home and cooks them a meal. After the meal, the two decide whether to meet up again at a local eatery. Will they or won't they find love?

6. Shine Shine

Presented by Mbali Nkosi, this show focuses on personal transformation, with a makeover squad coming to the rescue of someone in need of a new look and a confidence boost to take the next big step in their life. Viewers can look forward to witnessing surprised and deserving contestants undergo dramatic transformations.

Watch Mbali help deserving contestants undergo a d
Watch Mbali help deserving contestants undergo a dramatic transformation.

7. Hoot, cook, go

A vibrant food culture, particular palates and often curious cultures are put to the test as three teams compete for a prize on this show. Each team is given a chance to show off exactly who they are with a plate of food that they only have an hour to prepare. When they hear the hooter, it's time to get in the car and move on to the next team's house.

8. The Buzz

Anele Mdoda hosts The Buzz, a talk show also featuring Pearl Umeh from Nigeria, Rachel Wakesho from Kenya, Zanna Katoka from the DRC, and Davina Mavuwa from Zimbabwe. Sparks fly as these five women, with different personalities and from different cultures, solve a viewer's dilemma, whether concerning romance, health, side hustle or family and friends.

Join Anele, Pearl, Rachel, Zanna and Davina as the
Join Anele, Pearl, Rachel, Zanna and Davina as they solve a viewer’s life dilemma on The Buzz.

9. The next big trender

From 19 March the search is on for Africa's hottest influencers in The next big trender. Six aspiring social stars from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa go all out to win over the opinionistas.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.

HONEY and News24 is part of Media24. 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24