Brazil shows first African soapie
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil's own prime-time soap operas have long appeared on African television networks from Tunisia to South Africa. Now it's about to import an African soap opera for the first time.
The state-run Agencia Brasil news agency says the Angolan soap “Windeck” will air on the TV Brasil network. It says a government agency aimed at promoting racial equality helped bring the soap to Brazil.
“Windeck” is the intrigue-filled story of the scheming employees of a Luanda-based fashion magazine. It was nominated for an International Emmy Award.
Brazil's powerful Globo television network has been exporting its big-budget nighttime soaps throughout the globe for decades. Rights to 2012 production “Avenida Brasil” were sold to some 130 countries worldwide.
“Windeck” makes its Brazilian premiere on Monday.