7 Nigerian series to binge on Showmax
So you’ve been wanting to get started on Nigerian series for a while now and have no idea what to start with, or even where to find them? This article is for you.
Showmax has an impressive lineup of some of the most highly rated Nigerian series, ranging from comedy to drama, and everything in between. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of 7 of the most binge-worthy Nigerian series worth checking out.
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What it’s about: A family drama series centred around the Badmus, Battleground tells the story of a wealthy Nigerian family and the often questionable lengths its patriarch goes to to hold on to power, wealth and even family.
Who’s in it: Gbenga Titiloye, Shaffy Bello, Kunle Coker, Joke Silva, Okey Uzoeshi, Ini Dima-Okojie, Ozzy Agu, Yinka Davies.
Why you should binge it: It’s a great script with the right combo of suspense, drama and occasional humour. We also get to see singers like Yinka Davies and Waje wear the acting hat.
What it’s about: A comedy-drama that tells the story of Dayo, a gullible but optimistic young man who moves to Lagos with dreams of making it big.
Who’s in it: Seun Ajayi, Uzo Osimkpa, Sola Sobowale, Stephanie Coker.
Why you should binge it: Relatable, easy, breezy comedy that showcases all the challenges that come with living in Lagos, in a light-hearted manner. Sola Sobowale is also in her full dramatic element.
What it’s about: Nigeria’s longest-running television series, Tinsel tells a story of the corporate struggle for dominance between two influential studio owners and their families.
Who’s in it: Victor Olaotan, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Gideon Okeke, Iretiola Doyle, Linda Ejiofor, Osas Ighodaro, Chris Attoh, Damilola Adegbite.
Why you should binge it: With over 2 500 episodes, Tinsel offers the ultimate binge-fest and you can now watch it at your convenience on Showmax.
What it’s about: A sitcom centred around four male friends who share an apartment, and get into all kinds of trouble together.
Who’s in it: Bright Okpocha (Basketmouth), Steve Onu (Yaw), Kayode Peters, Emmanuel Ikubese, Wofaifada, Okey Bakassi.
Why you should binge it: You can be sure you’re in for a few laughs with some of Nigeria’s most prolific comedians.
5. Before 30
What it’s about: Before 30 follows the lives of four friends as they navigate the treacherous waters of being single in Nigeria at what’s considered a marriageable age.
Who’s in it: Damilola Adegbite, Meg Otanwa, Beverly Naya, Anee Icha, OC Ukeje.
Why you should binge it: Great dialogue, beautiful cast and stunning shots. Need we say more?
6. The Johnsons
What it’s about: An average Nigerian family and the everyday challenges they navigate, told from the perspective of their special 15-year-old son, Efe Johnson.
Who’s in it: Charles Inojie, Chinedu Ihedieze, Ada Ameh, Olumide Oworu.
Why you should binge it: With several AMVCA nominations and wins under its belt, The Johnsons is a classic Nigerian comedy.
7. My Siblings and I
What it’s about: A family comedy series that tells the story the Aberuagba family through the eyes of each family member.
Who’s in it: Patrick Doyle, Vivian Metchie, Funke Akindele, Soma Anyama.
Why you should binge it: Humorous and highly relatable, My Siblings and I has at least one character everyone can relate to.
All of these series and more are available to binge-watch right now. Check out all series here.