On March 7, 2016, AREWA24’s weekly soap opera Dadin Kowa won the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Award from Africa Magic/Multichoice-Nigeria for Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series – Hausa. Executive Producer Salisu Balarabe accepted the award on behalf of the writers, actors, and directors of Dadin Kowa, as well as the rest of the Equal Access-Nigeria staff. Here is a short video from the Awards
Dadin Kowa broadcasts every Saturday from 8-9pm WAT and is repeated Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. Audiences around the globe can watch all past and present episodes of Dadin Kowa via AREWA24’s YouTube channel and, beginning in April 2016, on the AREWA24 mobile app (available for iPhone and Android devices). Subscribers to the YouTube channel are able to watch the latest episode every Thursday evening (two days before its broadcast on TV). [Subscribe here]
This first of its kind serial drama tells the story of Dadin Kowa, a fictional town in which the main characters’ story arcs interweave through entertaining, relatable storylines. Each week, audiences see themselves, their hopes, their challenges within these storylines, and learn strategies to make better decisions in their own lives.
AREWA24 (arewa24.com) is Northern Nigeria’s first and only 24/7 free-to-air Hausa-language satellite television channel produced locally and fully dedicated to Northern Nigerian life, culture, youth, business, arts and family entertainment. AREWA24’s dedication to promoting Hausa-language television content has filled a gap for Hausa speakers around the world, many of whom are also tuning in to AREWA24.com’s digital online viewing platforms as a way to connect with their culture and with global communities. AREWA24’s original productions are uploaded weekly to youtube.com/AREWA24channel, and the channel benefits from active audience engagement across its digital platforms at AREWA24.com, facebook.com/AREWA24, Instagram.com/AREWA24channel, and twitter.com/AREWA24channel. AREWA24 is available on EUTELSAT 16A, horizontal polarization, frequency 10804, symbol rate 30000 and on the ACTV distribution platform. AREWA24’s broadcast partners include Jordan Media City, Eutelsat and Globecast.