Happy New Month to everyone doing it with TRYBE! It has been a hectic March, right?
Omo! March choke somehow. Don’t worry sha, I’m here to ease the stress. I will be taking you on a joyous adventure with this. You should have seen some of them, but I bet you haven’t seen them all!
Let’s go down to the main talk, I will be talking about Nigerian YouTube series that you can add to your April watchlist. You know, the strike is on, and you are doing one or two things that are stressing you out. To maintain sanity, you should have some fun.
I have managed to gather the best series that will keep you going this April. From comedy to romance, drama to top-notch suspense. You should have undiluted good times with family and friends by watching any of these series.
To the listing, we have:
1. The Olive
The Olive, an Accelerate TV original, was shot and directed by Yemi ‘Filmboy’ Morafa.
The series follows the lives of Anayo Dike and his family, after the death of his wife, Ehi.
Episode 1, commences at the one year remembrance ceremony of Ehi, as friends and family gather to share their memories of her as a loyal wife, mother and companion. In between speeches, and as the episode continues, the audience is introduced to the different characters of the series, who will play important roles, in the story, as it unfolds.
You don’t want to miss that. Do you?
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2. MMM( Money. Men. Marriage)
According to the filmmaker, ‘MMM’ follows the story of five young women who are new to the great city of Lagos. The city promised to be chaotic and unpredictable for them.
The series explores the characters’ journey through love, life, friendship and finances. Were they able to get things right? Go check the series out on YouTube.
‘MMM’ is scripted by Tamara Aihie, co-directed by ‘Kasala’ director Ema Edosio Deelen, Ifeoma Chukwuogo and produced by Isioma Osaje.
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3. The Men’s Club (TMC)
The Men’s Club popularly known as TMC is a Nigerian web series, it is a story about Love, Friendship, and betrayal.
The story revolves around four male main characters and how they relate with their partners and the ordeal that they face in their everyday life. The show stars some of Nigerian’s finest and star actors and actresses like Ayoola Ayolola, Baaj Adebule,Efa Iwara, and Daniel Etim-Effiong in the titular lead roles and Sola Sobowale, Shaffy Bello, Sharon Ooja, Adebukola Oladipupo, Mimi Chaka, Enado Odigie and many others in supporting roles.
TMC is a Nigerian series created by Urban Vision. The Nigerian web series directed by Tola Odunsi was first released in October 2018 on RED TV’s youtube channel. It currently has 3 seasons with some holiday special editions.
The new season is set to be released this year. Who else can’t wait?!
4. My Name is A-Zed
My Name is A-Zed chronicles the life of Azeez, a university student who moonlights as a cab driver and finds himself thrust into the dangerous world of Lagos nightlife and politics as he tries to solve the medical needs of his ailing mother.
Was he able to figure things out? Find out by watching the series on YouTube.
5. Skinny Girl In Transit
Skinny Girl in Transit is a web series and as the name implies, it is a comedy about a young Nigerian woman and her efforts to lose weight.
In the pilot episode, Tiwalade, played by Abimbola Craig, is woken up from a pleasurable dream by her mother, played by Ngozi Nwosu. Her mum wastes no time in informing her that the Holy Spirit ministered to her and the message conveyed was that Tiwalade should lose weight, therefore furthering her hope of finding a husband. Tiwalade’s mum performs a series of dramatic gestures and makes several grand statements to emotionally blackmail Tiwalade into agreeing to lose weight. And Tiwalade, who is aware that she is overweight, thinks ‘why not, how hard could it be?
However, losing weight turns out to be more strenuous than she originally assumed. In addition, Tiwalade has to deal with a mother who is like a dog with a bone, a sister, played by Sharon Ooja, who is pretty, slim and shallow, and has a love life that is less than appealing.
Skinny Girl In Transit is a Nigerian Comedy web series by NdaniTV. The first episode was released on NdaniTV’s YouTube page on 16 Jul 2015.
The series had six seasons already! If you haven’t seen it at all, na unlimited enjoyment be that oo.
6. Little Black Book
Little Black Book (LBB) is a Nigerian series that tells the story of Leo, a millionaire hotel entrepreneur who is defying the odds to keep his business in the green, Tade, a brilliant business developer, who is trying to get her life back on track after a series of failures and a Little Black Book of gorgeous women, unfolding truths and hidden desires between them.
The drama is full of suspense and relatable instances.
Go check the series out!
7. Our Best Friend’s Wedding
Our Best Friend’s Wedding” is a romantic dramedy about a young man who panics and buys an engagement ring on a whim. He recruits his two female best friends to help him go through a list of potential candidates and sets off a series of events that leads to a wedding.
Did they succeed? Go to YouTube, dia
8. Papa Benji
A Nigerian comedy series, produced by the popular comedian, Basketmouth
Papa Benji is a story about the Egwuowun family, their pepper soup joint and their son Benjamin. Peter Egwuowun owns one of the best Pepper Soup joints in the 60s and no one knew his recipes except for Benjamin his son.
Papa Benji tells the story of an Igbo man, his family, his customers, everything and everyone surrounding them in a funny way.
The comedy web series follows the life of its eponymous character, Papa Benji, a pepper soup joint owner and everyone surrounding him.
So far, the series has 2 seasons. Season 3 is set to be released later this year.
9. Best Friends In The World
Best friends In The World is the first series of the Triple J sisters. A web series that talks about the real-life issues faced by students in secondary school.
Being a newbie in the industry, the director, Jemima Damina teamed up with her sisters Jesimiel Damina and Jeiel Damina in making a related high school web series, which I will say is not just an ordinary fiction but a real-life story we all faced at some point in secondary school. The theme of the series is quite familiar and usually, if we are being honest, that is a kinder way of calling a work cliché.
The reality of this series is that it portrays the Nigerian students, parents, and teachers’ reality which we hardly see on our screens.
The first season is made up of 24 episodes.
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10. Banana Republic
Nigerian popular comedian, Bovi, comes through with a web series titled “Banana Republic”.
The first episode was titled ‘The Inauguration.’
The series started with the lead character, Frank(Bovi) getting inaugurated as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, online. But it seems the newfound position has gotten to his head.
The hilarious series will get you laughing at the watch of every bit of it.
So! Now! Grab your device! Ease that burden with any of these interesting series.
I bet I have that one person that has seen all? Or do we have anybody? Which one excited you the most? Let’s hear from you all in the comments section.