5 Classic Nigerian Shows That Kept Us Glued To Our TVs


At certain times, the children would stop playing outside and come inside to gather around the television to watch their favorite shows with their friends and family.

Filled with catchy theme songs, characters, and memorable catchphrases, those TV shows easily became the perfect bonding moments for kids growing up at the time.

She couldn’t wait to go to school the next day and remember the funny things she saw last night in anticipation of the next episode.

In Children’s DayWe’re taking you down memory lane with a list of classic Nigerian shows that kept us glued to our TVs:

The first thing that comes to mind is the theme song. No matter where you were or what you were doing, you dropped everything once that song came on.

Undoubtedly one of the best Nigerian TV shows of all time, the series reflected the dramatic daily lives of middle class families and their neighbours.

Produced by Tajudeen Adepetu, the drama series featured beloved faces like the late Sam Loco Efe, Norbert Young, Ignis Ekwe, Carol King, Seun Soremi, Desmond Elliot, Ejiro Okurame, and Juliet Martin-Obazie.

Cue ‘It’s a super story, a life of struggles and pains. It’s a super story of good food and houses where fish drown or even die of thirst… It’s a super story! This is a super story! This is a super story!’

TO Gale Adenuga production, this show was able to bring families together in homes across the country with entertaining and suspenseful stories.

Every Thursday night, you pray and hope that NEPA will come to pass, so you watch the captivating show that always reminds you that ‘we are all pencils in the hands of the creator’.

Another successful WAP program, Dad Ajasco, it was easily the most popular comedy sitcom in Nigeria at the time.

With over-the-top storylines, slapstick comedy, and great characters like Papa Ajasco, Mama Ajasco, Boy Alinco, Pa James, and Miss Pepeye, this show kept us entertained for years.

Wale Adenuga made us pat ourselves on the head and say ‘Ojigbijigbi’ just for the fun of it.

As a kid in a nuclear family, this family-oriented comedy was an interesting look into an extremely loud and hilarious inter-ethnic family.

Featuring the patriarch of the family, Chief Fuji’s three wives, a mistress, and more than a dozen children, this show provided us with a constant stream of hijinks and laughter.

Directed and produced by the deceased amaka igwe, this show easily became one of the best shows on tv thanks to the comedic brilliance of Kunle Bamtefa, Ngozi Nwosu, and a great supporting cast.

This drama documents the life of a widow, Teju, who raises her children Ifeanyi, Susan and Ada to the best of her ability. When he was a child, it was interesting to watch child actors perform brilliantly.

veteran actresses lanre hassan and Moyin Olutayo caught his eye every time the show started. Even if some of the nuances of his life crossed your mind as a child, you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen when the show started.


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