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StarTimes promotes local languages

StarTimes says it has inaugurated a new Igbo entertainment channel, called Isi Mbido, in its efforts to take premium entertainment in indigenous Nigerian languages to its subscribers. It said the new channel would go a long way to deepen consumer interests, not only in the brand, but also in Nigerian local and indigenous languages, stressing […]
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