Let’s begin from where it all started on TV in Nigeria. We have seen series of shows airing things days, those that makes much meaning and the other way round. But there are some unforgettable shows that we wish could come back to our screen once again. Here are the lists of TV Shows we think might come to mind when thinking it all.
1) Checkmate (1991-1994)
This sitcom was produced by the late Amaka Igwe and was about the aristocratic family Haatrope who did all they could to survive all the attacks spewed their ways from both outsiders and those inside the family. The show had the likes of Ego Boyo, the late Francis Agu, Norbert Young and the charismatic Richard Mofe Damijo as some of it’s stars.
2) The Village Headmaster (1968-1988)
The Village Headmaster was on for about 2 decades and was aired on the National Television Authority (NTA). The series featured stars such as late Justis Esiri, Dejumo Lewis, Funsho Adeolu, and Enebeli Elebuwa. The show was mainly focused on issues such as “inter-ethnic harmony, problem-solving and intervention in public affairs, health education and family enjoyment” according to The Nation.
3) Things Fall Apart (1987)
Yet another classic TV show produced by NTA. NTA adapted the novel written by ace novelist Chinua Achebein 1987 and starred the likes of Pete Edochie, late Sam Loco Efe and Nkem Owoh.
4) Tales by Moonlight (1984-unknown)
This show was mainly for the kids and it kept them busy every Sundays at about 6pm. It was created by the Director of Programmes at NTA, Victoria Ezeokoli. The show promoted African folktales.
5) Super Story (2001-2018)
TV producer Wale Adenuga blessed the screen of thousands in Nigeria with his show which is still running 18 years later. The show’s first season told the story of Suara and Toyin Tomato (played by ace actress Sola Sobowale). The show mainly focuses on different storylines for each season.
6) Agbara Nla/Ultimate Power (1992/1994)
This Mount Zion Film Ministries produced garnered millions of fans in Nigeria back in the 90’s. The spiritually-themed TV show had characters such as Ayamatanga which somehow still remains a name that many will not forget in a long time.
7) New Masquerade (the mid-80s – mid-90s)
This 30-minute show had the likes of top acts such as Chief Zebrudaya alias 4:30 played by Chika Okpala, his wife Ovularia (Lizzy Evoeme), late Chief Jegede Shokoya (Claude Eke), Giringori (James Iroha), and Clarus (David Ofor) blessing the screens of many back in the 90’S.
The show churned out humour to millions of Nigerians every Tuesday night from 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
8) Cock Crow At Dawn (early 1980s)
Another classic show aired by NTA and sponsored by the Union Bank of Africa. The show helped increase the awareness of farming as a profitable investment among Nigerians.
Former NTA DG, Peter Igho created the show.
9) Papa Ajasco (1996-present)
Another Wale Adenuga production. This series is more of comedy and in 1996 introduced it’s first famous characters to us in the persons of ‘Papa Ajasco’, ‘Mama Ajasco’, ‘Bobo Ajasco’, ‘Boy Alinco’, ‘Miss Pepeiye’, ‘Pa James’ and ‘Pa Jimoh’.
10 Koto Orun (90s)
Yekini Ajileye produced this series which ran on Sundays. The show majorly dealt with the battles between evil and good forces in a village set in pre-colonial times.
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