Siyaya TV has announced the launch of Moja Love’s sister channel.
Following the success since its inception in 2018, Moja Love is now going bigger by launching Moja 9.9 on DStv channel 158 next Wednesday, 16 June.
Moja Love is known for its controversial shows such as Uyajola 9/9, Rea Tsotella, Kukithi La and AmaBishop. The new channel will bring even more content.
Announcing the news, Siyaya TV said the new channel would be confronting the truth.
“Moja is a widely used slang word that means ‘everything is good’ while ‘9.9’ means confronting the truth head-on, without fear or favour. The name of the channel is aligned to the content it will deliver, that mainly mirrors what is happening in our communities and resonates with the channel’s target audience,” read a statement.
CEO Aubrey Tau said they were excited about the next chapter.
“Ten years ago, our team began to imagine what a channel, inspired by our vision and values, could mean to viewers across Mzansi. In an increasingly crowded landscape, Moja Love has emerged as one of the leading destinations for viewers across TV screens,’’ he said.
“Creating the Moja Love brand and seeing it flourish, supported by the talented team that includes head of the channel Exco, executive producers, producers, editors, crews working with a group of the finest storytellers and creators in TV is one of Siyaya’s proudest achievements as a black-owned company. We are thrilled about its success and excited about the next chapter, the launch of the second channel Moja 9.9, in partnership with MultiChoice.”
Aubrey said they’d continue giving viewers real stories.
We will continue to inspire our viewers with rave, real stories that are relatable. A total black experience, real-life stories that are emotional, entertaining and connect them to each other and their greatest potential,” he said.
MultiChoice CEO of general entertainment Yolisa Phahle said the channel would only be available on the Access package.
“Moja 9.9 adds to the already vibrant content available on Access and is sure to spark conversations and debates for many viewers. DStv customers who are on the Access package can look forward to watching some of South Africa’s most-talked about local shows that were previously on Moja Love, DStv channel 157,” she said.