Whoever thought, Billionaire – Bill Gates is a fan of SA’s popular soapie ‘Rhythm City’ which airs weekly on e.tv.
This was revealed through a blog post he wrote on his blog Gates Notes titled ‘Five Reasons I’m Hopeful about Africa’. This is like a share of things he currently loves about Africa. Well it came as a surprise to many when Gates revealed that he watched the soapie. Here is what he said about ‘Rhythm City’:
‘When I was in South Africa last year for the International AIDS Conference, I caught a fascinating TV show one night. The show is called “Rhythm City,” and it’s the most popular soap opera in South Africa. The show, which has characters speaking in the four main languages of South Africa (Xhosa, Zulu, English, and Afrikaans), revolves around people trying to break into the music industry. Some of the storylines are a bit out there (it is a soap opera, after all), but when you see the show it really brings home how far South Africa has come since the end of apartheid. You take a step into the lives of everyday South Africans who are dealing with the relationship and business issues you’d see anywhere in the world. As the continent continues to develop and thrive, I predict we’ll see many other shows like this in other countries. ‘
Other interesting thing we loved on the post is his love for ‘Everyday Africa’ , an Instagram profile which explores African culture on daily basis.