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M-Net will soon celebrate some of the greatest visionaries Africa has ever had, for their passion and their determination; for their self-sacrificing contributions and their selfless dedication; and, above all, for their leadership through times of challenge and times of change. Dr. Wangari Maathai, Julius Nyerere, Nelson Mandela, Emperor Haile Selassie and Patrice Lumumba–these great African leaders have championed the causes of millions, inspired the imaginations of their people, and driven the dream for a more successful, brighter tomorrow.
In this spirit, M-Net has produced seven dedicated films which will profile these unforgettable icons, these unmistakable legends, these Great Africans. The series will also profile the charismatic revolutionary, Captain Thomas Sankara, and noted Nigerian academic and scholar, Professor Wole Soyinka. Whether you agree with their motivations, argue their significance or debate their merits, these great Africans influenced the course of African destiny and their impact continues to reverberate around the world, as much as their words resonated with those who followed them.
DStv audiences can tune in for Great Africans on M-Net, every Sunday, starting on April 5. The first one-hour documentary will profile Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Wangari Maathai, followed by documentaries on Patrice Lumumba (12 April), Julius Nyerere (19 April), Wole Soyinka (26 April), Thomas Sankara (03 May), Emperor Haile Selassie (10 May) and (17 May).