VGMA, BET Awards, Sports + More this Week on DStv!


Ghana’s biggest music night beckons! From the glitz and glam on the red carpet to electrifying performances by chart toppers like Efya, Kwame Eugene, Adina, Joe Mettle, Kwesi Arthur, Medikal etc. to deserving awards and speeches, set your reminders for the 25th and 26th of June to watch the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021, on Akwaaba Magic, Ch 150, available on Compact. 

Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will host the 2021 BET Award show, while critically acclaimed, GRAMMY award-winning musician, Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actor Queen Latifah will be honored with the “Lifetime Achievement BET Award.” Nominees include Drake, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Bruno mars, amongst others.

It’s bigger, better, bolder and all black! The most anticipated night in black entertainment is Coming!!! Get ready for the BET Awards on the 28th June at 12am on BET Ch 129.

The season will explore Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Grammy Award winner Franklin was a gospel prodigy and outspoken civil rights champion; she is widely considered to be the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honors throughout her career. Franklin will be portrayed by the triple threat Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”); Emmy-winning Courtney B. Vance will play Aretha’s father, C.L. Franklin. GENIUS: ARETHA will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Genius Aretha will premier on the 30th of June at 7pm on Nat Geo Ch 181, available on Family.

 Travel back to October 19, 1987—aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. … This is the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling. S3 of Black Monday shows Tuesdays at 9:30pm on 1Magic, Ch 119, available on Compact Plus. 

TLC is doubling down on Doubling Down with the Derricos.The reality series, following parents Karen and Deon and their children, returns for a second season this June. In t the new season, the family navigates highs and lows, from Halloween costumes to medical emergencies.Karen, a stay-at-home mother, and Deon, a real estate investor, share 14 children: two singletons, quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins — all of whom were conceived naturally. In the supertease, the family prepares for a COVID-safe Halloween celebration: “Disco with the Derricos.” Later, the kids mark Black History Month by dressing up as various leaders, including NFL star Colin Kaepernick and Barack and Michelle Obama. Catch it Wednesdays at 7pm on TLC CH 135, available on Compact.

Emmett, a 12-year-old prodigy, and a local crime novelist named Mary team up to clear Emmett’s brother’s name. Boy Genius shows Saturday, 26th June at 3pm on MNet Ch 101, available on Premium.

Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans–instigated by unseen forces–is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth

Press the green button on your Explora remote to rent Godzilla vs King, for GHC15 only each!

Hot Sports on DStv 

Viewers on DStv can look forward to exclusive coverage of the world’s most iconic cycling event, the Tour de France, which will take place from 26 June to 18 July 2021.

The Grand Départ (start of the race), on Saturday 26 June in Brest, will set the tone for 21 mouth-watering stages, as the race takes in Brittany, two individual time trials, a double assault on Mont Ventoux and the customary finish on the Champs Élysées in Paris on July 18 – some 3,417 kilometres later! The 108th edition of the TDF will see defending champion Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) aim to defend his crown against Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and a host of other yellow jersey contenders.

Viewers on DStv can look forward to exclusive coverage of the third tennis Grand Slam of 2021, the Wimbledon Championships, live from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London from 28 June to 11 July. 

The 2021 Wimbledon Championships will be the 134 edition of the tournament and sees it return to the tennis calendar after being cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last Wimbledon in 2019 saw Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep win the Men’s and Women’s Singles titles respectively, while Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah won the Men’s Doubles, Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova won the Women’s Doubles, and the team of Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan won the Mixed Doubles.

Djokovic, who earlier this month claimed the 2021 French Open title in dramatic style, comes to Wimbledon as the favourite to defend his crown and keep up the chance of winning an unprecedented ‘Golden Slam’ (claiming all four Grand Slam titles – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open – within the same calendar year).

One of Djokovic’s main rivals, Rafael Nadal, will not be present at Wimbledon, after pulling out of both this tournament and the upcoming Olympic Games in order to nurse injuries and prolong his career, but the legendary Roger Federer will be chasing his ninth Wimbledon title.

“Straight away, head up, look forward, don’t take any silly decisions right now. Just stay positive and then we take it on to the next goal which is clearly Wimbledon,” said Federer.

On the Women’s Singles side, defending champion Simona Halep recently pulled out of a tournament in Hamburg due to a niggling calf problem, putting her in doubt for Wimbledon this year, while young star Naomi Osaka has already confirmed that she will not be present at SW19 as she continues to step away from the sport to take care of her mental health.

Surprise French Open champion Barbora Krejčíkova will be one to watch, while Belinda Bencic’s hard-hitting game could take her a long way on the grass courts and she has shown great form at this past weekend’s Grass Court Championships in Berlin.

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, who was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a hip injury, is hoping to recover in time, while Serena Williams is always a threat at Wimbledon as she continues her quest for an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title. 

Viewers on DStv can look forward to thrills and spills from the world’s best basketball league, with ESPN 2 the premier venue for coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 2020-21 season will continue through the week of  Friday 25 June to Thursday 1 July 2021.

All the focus has now centred on the Conference Finals, with the East seeing the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Milwaukee Bucks after both claimed thrilling 4-3 Semifinal series triumphs over the  Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets respectively. 

Over in the West, the LA Clippers have made history by advancing into the Conference Finals for the first time in their 51-year history, having overcome the Utah Jazz – a team which was so impressive in the Regular Season.

Yet the Clippers will come face-to-face with an ominous looking Phoenix Suns. The Arizona side eliminated the defending champions LA Lakers in the First Round, and then absolutely destroyed the Denver Nuggets 4-0 in the Semis.

Phoenix have also taken a 1-0 lead in the Western Confederation Finals series after a 120-114 triumph on Monday morning. Viewers on DStv will be able to see Games 3, 4 and 5 live on ESPN2 on the mornings of Friday 25 June, Tuesday 29 June and Thursday 1 July respectively.

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NBA match broadcast details

Friday 25 June

01:00: Playoffs: Western Conference Final, LA Clippers v Phoenix Suns, Game 3 – LIVE on ESPN 

Tuesday 29 June

01:00: Playoffs: Western Conference Final, LA Clippers v Phoenix Suns, Game 4 – LIVE on ESPN 

Thursday 1 July

01:00: Playoffs: Western Conference Final, LA Clippers v Phoenix Suns, Game 4 – LIVE on ESPN 

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