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Strive Masiyiwa, P Diddy strike a deal

by Staff reporter
07 Feb 2017 at 14:26hrs | Views

Self exiled Zimbabwean telecommunications mogul Strive Masiyiwa has struck a deal with one of United States' wealthiest rapper P Diddy (real name Sean Combs).

The synergy will see the flamboyant rapper's music cable network Revolt TV showing on Masiyiwa's recently launched Kwese TV. P Diddy made the announcement this week via micro blogging site Instagram. He said he was honoured to be launching in Africa as the development resonates with his dream when he started Revolt TV.

"When I introduced REVOLT, I wanted to build a platform that would inspire creators around the world and open doors for artists on a global scale. To launch in Africa is a huge honour for me and this deal illustrates the true impact REVOLT has on the culture here at home and abroad," posted P.Diddy on his official Instagram page.

Masiyiwa was equally ecstatic with the development saying the premium programming on Revolt TV fits hand in glove with Kwese TV whose main thrust is to provide fresh and engaging lifestyle and entertainment content. Masiyiwa registered his joy on social media platform. He wrote: "Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) recently announced via his Instagram page that his multi platform TV network REVOLT TV will be available on Kwesé TV. REVOLT is known for providing fresh and engaging music, lifestyle and entertainment programming, a natural fit for Kwesé which is focused on providing content that is relevant and premium.

"REVOLT is available to the continent through Kwesé's multi- platform offering including linear TV, mobile app, web and streaming services, delivering premium entertainment to viewers anywhere, anytime, on any screen." Kwese TV is a brainchild of Masiyiwa and was launched recently in more than 16 African countries. It is a Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, under Econet Media.It is currently being headed by former Miss Zimbabwe (1994) Angeline Musasiwa's husband Joseph Hunda who is a veteran African television media guru.


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