Jacob's Cross

Jacob's Cross
Genre Drama
Starring Hlomla Dandala, Kendra Etufunwa, Bankole Omotoso
Country of origin South Africa
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
Executive producer(s) Desiree Markgraaff
Producer(s) Zaheer Bhyat, Paul S. Rowlston, Roger Smith and Brian Tilley
Location(s) South Africa and Namibia
Production company(s) The Shelter Bomb production company
Distributor M-Net
Original network Africa Magic, SABC, M-Net
Original release January 2007 – 2013

Jacob's Cross was an African prime time drama series that premiered on M-Net in January 2007 and ended its 8 series run in 2018.[1] Produced in South Africa, the show initially aired on M-net series but was later repurposed as a drama for M-Net's AfricaMagic channels.[2] The show flighted to South African Broadcasting Corporation in April 2009.


The series revolved around South African born businessman Jacob Makhubu (Hlomla Dandala) who later found out that his biological father was a Nigerian businessman and Jacob's desire to build an African oil and gas business empire against the backdrop of family feuds and betrayals.

Main cast


  1. Chris Agabi. (2012). The Final Dramatic Season of Jacob's Cross On Hand, Daily Trust (Abuja), October 14, 2012
  2. http://teeveetee.blogspot.com.ng/2012/10/m-net-cancels-jacobs-cross-after-six.html
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