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As we wrap up 2019, we look at the top streaming shows from Africa and its diaspora that made waves internationally this year.

The River (Telenovela)

1Magic’s thrill-a-minute telenovela The River sees two different but interdependent worlds collide in spectacular fashion. One side of the river is home to exquisite mansions populated by society’s upper crust, who will go to any lengths to maintain their wealth; the other by those who have little to show for their hard work.  

The River bagged home 11 golden horns, including Best Telenovela at the 2019 Saftas. Just be warned: the body count is high in this one, so don’t get too attached to anyone… 

This South African hit show is also nominated as Best Telenovela at the 2019 International Emmy Awards.