Catch Up On These Nigerian Drama Web Series

this is not a list of the “top” or “best” Nigerian web series. Rather, it is a not so comprehensive list of indigenously produced drama web series’.

Catch up on these Nigerian Web Series.

Web Series have come a long way in Nigeria. Over there the years, there has been a remarkable increase in the number and quality of shows that have hit the internet. Nowadays, creators pay detailed attention to cinematography, script writing, acting, editing, music and every other aspect of production. What this means is, making a web show is no longer a valid excuse for creating a project that falls below standard. Most people – people like me – now prefer binge watching shows rather than watching the television.

Before I proceed, I would like to make it perfectly clear that this is not a list of the “top” or “best” Nigerian web series. Rather, it is a not so comprehensive list of indigenously produced drama web series’. With that said, here, in no particular order, are some Nigerian web series you can get to streaming right now.

Rumor Has It.

Production Company: NdaniTv

Release Year: 2016

Following the news of her husband’s infidelity breaking the internet, and his subsequent unprecedented departure from her to be with his baby mama, celebrity blogger, Obi Obi, tries to put her now upside down world back into place.

 

Shuga [Season 3&4]

Production Company: MTV Staying Alive Foundation Production

Release Year: Season 3: 2013 Season 4: 2015

I do not think much need be said about Shuga. The multiple awards winning show is what you get when sex education meets entertainment. Shuga follows the lives of various youths and young adults as they navigate relationships and life generally.

Watch Season Four

 

Gidi Up

Production Company: NdaniTv

Release Year: Season 1: 2013 Season 2: 2014

This was the show that really got me hinged on web shows. And till date, a reference point for web shows in Nigeria. Ndani got everything right with Gidi Up; it was a hundred percent Nigerian show. Set in the heart of Lasgidi, Gidi Up follows the lives of a group of friends on a quest to make something out of their lives by any means necessary, a quest to live the Lagos dream.

Watch Season One

 

This Is It

Production Company: Doreen Media

Release Year: 2016

Excited to be starting a new phase of their lives, newlyweds, Tomide and Dede,  soon begin to find out that contrary to their expectations, it is not always a rosy affair with marriage.

 

5ive

Production Company: Anchor Digital Media

Release Year: 2016

A tale of love and loyalty, 5ive, as the title of the series probably already gives off, follows the lives of five interconnected individuals who are pushed to their limits to prove their love and loyalty.

 

Skinny Girl In Transit

Production Company: NdaniTv

Release Year: Season 1: 2015 Season 2: 2016 Season 3: 2016

Watch Season Two Season Three

Plus sized on-air personality, Tiwalade, has to learn to be comfortable in her own skin while managing pressure from her mother to bring a man home, work related issues, and pressure to fit into society’s definition of cool, to become a “lepa” aka. Skinny Girl.

 

Our Best Friend’s Wedding

Production Company: RedTv

Release Year: 2017

Following a decision to quit his playboy life and settle down, Charles’ past begins to haunt him, making it difficult for him to make progress with his proposed plan.

 

On The Real

Production Company: Accelerate TV

Release Year: 2016

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a reality TV star, or what the everyday life of reality TV stars looks like, On The Real gives you a glimpse of what that could look like. The web series, On the Real, takes the audience, on and off set, into the lives of a group of reality TV stars.

 

One Chance

Production Company: NdaniTv

Release Year: 2015

A term used to refer a common tactic employed by human traffickers on the roads. If you are Nigerian, you probably are familiar with the term “one chance.” One Chance is an exposition of the up-close experience and events that follow after three friends find themselves in the hand of human traffickers.

 

Crimson

Production Company: Blue Graffiti Films

Release Year: 2013

I love Crimson, it is well researched, educative and entertaining web series. Over three episodes, the Nigerian historical thriller offers an intriguing show presented with beautiful acting, acting deserving of award recognition. I hope this series returns for a second season someday.

Watch other episodes HERE

 

Pillow Talk

Production Company: 1Music Networks

Release Year: 2015

The show, Pillow Talk, takes us on an intimate journey into the lives of Wale and Lydia, a dysfunctional but happy couple, as they work out their differences behind their bedroom door.

 

What other web series do you think deserves a spot on this list that did not get one? Let me know. And also, let me know which your favorite is of the above-listed web series, or better still, let’s do a top five list.

2 thoughts on “Catch Up On These Nigerian Drama Web Series

  • September 1, 2017 at 11:43 pm
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    Lovely list! I have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks.

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    • September 1, 2017 at 11:51 pm
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      Thanks for taking time out to read, pat.

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