Blood Psalms: A Multitude of African Mythologies That Make For An Epic Fantasy

Blood Psalms

Blood Psalms is here. Showmax’s epic fantasy, co-produced by French premium television channel CANAL+, launched on Wednesday the 28th September in a first for South African television. Set in ancient Africa 11 000 years ago, Blood Psalms chronicles the rise to power of a fierce teenage princess who battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through ancient […]

How The Soundtrack of Issa Rae’s Insecure Has Elevated the Artists On It

Issa Rae Insecure Soundtrack

Since its debut in 2016, Issa Rae’s Insecure has been the visual diary of an awkward black girl. Whether you’re screaming with laughter or your jaw has dropped in shock at the dramatic scenes, one of the staples of the beautifully curated experience that is Insecure has been its soundtrack. We’re into the fifth and […]

10 Best Soundtracks of Films Now Showing On Showmax

10 best film soundtracks showmax

From Straight Outta Compton to The Photograph, these are 10 of the best film soundtracks of films now showing on Showmax, in our humble opinion… A major talking point soon after the release of the Fred Hampton biopic, Judas and The Black Messiah (2021), on 12 February 2021, was the soundtrack that accompanied the film. […]

The Binge with Muchi & Wasabi: Showmax’s Dam

The Binge Muchi Wasabi Showmax DAM

Sipho Muchindu & Okay Wasabi have a new video series called The Binge. Together, Muchi and Wasabi will be discussing all manner of movies and series, and for the first binge, they’re hooked on Showmax’s latest, Dam. In this chilling psychological thriller, Yola returns to the Eastern Cape farmhouse of her childhood after her father’s […]

God of the Game. AKA for The Showmax Issue

Kiernan Forbes begins his Showmax documentary, Orchestra on the Square, saying “Excellence to me is a mind state. The gift that I’ve been given, I believe is a gift from God, and God is the perfect example of excellence. God is excellence. And I consider myself the god of the game.” In Greek mythology extreme […]

Her Majesty, The Queen. Busiswa for The Showmax Issue

At the apex of an artist’s creativity lies licence. Definitively, poetic licence is “the freedom an artist or writer has to change details, distort facts, or ignore the usual rules.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that lies are being shared; consider, rather, that conventions of storytelling are shifted to meet the vision of the storyteller. Bending […]

Travel Africa with these iconic movies for Africa Day

We’re celebrating Africa Day today and our rich history of storytelling on the continent makes film the perfect art-form to celebrate that history. Our borders may be closed due to the nationwide lockdown, but we’re travelling Africa with these 26 movies curated from across the continent, available on Showmax. BOTSWANA:  A United Kingdom (2016) The […]