That production was wrapped for Gidi Up season 3 was one news bit that had me excited for 2017. Though no particular date was announced, news of the shows imminent return was reason enough to be excited. A trailer was even released for the long awaited follow up to Gidi up season 2. As you must have guessed, I was, like many other fans of the show, uber excited.
Sadly, the excitement fizzled when, about a month later, news of a fire razing Ndani Tv’s office down made rounds. Following the unfortunate incidence, the producers, NdaniTv quietly pulled the trailer down from their YouTube page, and since then… There’s been no news concerning the return of Gidi Up. While we await an official announcement, I’ll share a couple of the reasons I’m eagerly anticipating Gidi Up Season 3.
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GIDI UP IS THE BEST!
I believe it is safe to say Gidi Up is arguably one of the best, if not the outright best web show out of Nigeria. I personally believe the show raised the bar for indigenous web series with its second season. Production standards went from zero to an hundred and one between the show’s first and second seasons. Dope writing, superb acting, awesome cinematography, nice editing. With all these, why wouldn’t anticipation be high for Gidi Up season 3?
I MISS BAD MAN FOLARIN.
One of my favorite characters from Gidi Up is Folarin. I really enjoyed Daniel Etim Effiong’s interpretation and portrayal of the character. Of the array of A-list actors in the show, his performance stands out. He actually did justice to his role, effortlessly embodying the bad guy persona with so much skill and grace. Judging solely off this performance, I’d say Daniel Etim-Effiong is one of the industry’s most slept on actors.
STELLAR CAST AND ACTING PERFORMANCES
Gidi Up season 2 boasts a very impressive cast list. However, I believe we can all agree that a stellar cast doesn’t guarantee anything. We have seen a lot of film projects, foreign and indigenous, with star-studded casts end up with eye hurting performances. However, with Gidi Up, the cast list made for an enjoyable experience as every actor brought their A game.
A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
There are a lot of unresolved plot lines I’m curious to find out how they are resolved. Like, “What’s next for Obi?” “What does the future hold for Tokunbo and Eki?” “Will Techserve survive?” “How about Folarin’s political ambition?” “Does Tokunbo slipping up, by any chance, offer hope to Eki and Mo?” There are just a lot of questions and I need answers.
THE WAIT HAS BEEN TOO LONG
Would you believe the season 2 finale of Gidi Up aired on the 29th of September, 2014? Guys, we are coming up on the 4 year mark! Ideally, that should work against the show. A wait this lengthy should be reason enough to move on from the show. But for Gidi Up, the longer the wait, the more I want to see it.
ONE SHOW, 3 CRUSHES
Few people know this, but I’m the type of guy that’s quick to fall in crush. And one good thing Gidi Up did for me was it gave me cause to crush over and over again. The first season of Gidi Up saw me crushing on Oreka Godis. Somkele Idhalama and Adesua Etomi were added to that list by the second season.
There you have it, 6 reasons I’m eager to see Gidi Up Season 3. Are you also a fan of the show? Are you also eager for its return? If yes, please share your reasons with me in the comments section.