We all are so obsessed with Hollywood that we tend to overlook the masterpiece artistries that are being created in other parts of the world. Many regional contents are often limited to the territory where it is being produced and subsides into oblivion. But all of us need to understand the fact that there are hundreds of shows other than what we see on the current famous OTT platforms and TV channels. Now that everyone is looking for more shows to start binge-watching after all their favorite series are over, people often end up watching international shows with subtitles running beneath it. So, it is no more a strange thing to watch foreign-language movies or shows since they have plenty of fans all around the globe.
If you are in search of the best international shows to kill boredom, Nigerian content is worth your time. They don’t produce shows that are banal to be excruciating right from the pilot. You can experience some fresh concepts on their production, which is why we have compiled a list of the best and must-watch Nigerian TV shows and web series.
1. My Siblings & I
In 2019, ‘My Siblings & I’ was the most popular TV series in Nigeria. It is about a family and their experiences which is being shared by each member to give us a wider picture of what the problems and fun within the family are. This 30-minutes series, produced for Africa Magic and written by Funke Akindele-Bello, has taken the number 1 spot on the list of best series in the family genre. The happiness of the family can be seen through the glinting eyes of every member, which is surely going to offer you a lot of fun. The series features Vivian Metchie, Tomiwa Tegbe, Soma Anyama, Patrick Doyle, and Funke Akindele-Bello as the main characters.
2. Jenifa’s Diary
Funke Akindele-Bello has penned this series as an educative one, and it has been considered to be the best in that genre for the year 2019. It entertains people and at the same time, manifest the social and family issues subtly. The nuanced performances of the whole cast, powerful editing, and the interesting screenplay make it worth your time. This 30-minutes sitcom is about the struggles of Jenifa to lead a normal life who is a school dropout. Produced by SceneOne Production for Africa Magic Family and AIT, Jenifa’s Diary is now the best show that has maintained its quality for all its seventeen seasons.
3. The Johnsons
Helmed by Charles Inojie and produced by Rogers Ofime, ‘The Johnsons’ is a family show filled with hilarious moments, making it the ideal evening show for families. It is one of the most popular series in Nigeria since both adults and kids watch it. The series is about a family settled in Lagos and the relatable challenges they face in life. Many social issues have been discussed in this show through humor. The Johnsons have never failed to meet the previous standards with every new season, making it one of the most-loved series. This impressive consistency also owes to the actors featuring in the show such as Ada Ameh, Kunle Bamtefa, Samuel Ajibola, Chinedu Ikedieze, Charles Inojie, and Seun Adebajo Osigbesan.