Guinness Spotlights the Passion of African Football Fans with the Premier of Shine film on Showmax


Guinness, known for its passion for football and epic Matchdays, proudly presents Shine, a heartwarming 28-minute documentary which is now premiering on Showmax.

This film follows the journeys of four dedicated football fans in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ghana who go above and beyond to make the beautiful game more enjoyable for the fans within their local communities.

Written by Kenya’s Joan Rispa Kiragu cand directed by Nigeria’s Nora Awolowo, Shine captures the spirit and essence of the beautiful game through the eyes of devoted super fans like Gor Mahia’s superfan Toby Jakwaya, Nigeria’s vibrant commentator Tracy Chapele- Ugo (Chief Suo), Ghana’s passionate George Forson, and Tanzania’s spirited Nasri

Ramadhan (Ujugu Hapa).

Speaking on the film, Guinness Marketing Manager Henrietta Reed said, “At Guinness, we know that football is really about the fans, and our mission is to celebrate the fans who pour their heart and soul into supporting the beautiful game. Shine perfectly captures the passion and energy seen not just in Kenyan football fans, but Africa over, and we’re excited to have partnered with Joan and Nora to showcase just what football means to millions of people across the continent.”

“Showmax is trying to bring together the 250 million football fans on our continent, so when Guinness approached us to collaborate on Shine, we jumped at the opportunity to show how much fans in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania have in common, said Nomsa Philiso, CEO of General Entertainment at MultiChoice.

Guinness has partnered with Showmax as the exclusive streaming platform for the documentary which will be available on Showmax and Showmax Premier League from 5th July 2024.

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