This is a list of the most popular Nigerian tv series. Some on this list have ended while some are still airing but that’s not the case here, the reason we are featuring this is for Nigerians who still believe Nollywood movies are poor, trust us the tv shows seem to be better you should check some out. You can find most of them irokotv and youtube.
- 1. Skinny Girl In Transit (Ndani TV)
- 2. Jenifa’s Diary
- 3. Tinsel
- 4. The Johnsons
- 5. Husbands of Lagos
- 6. Rumour Has It
- 7. This Is It
- 8. Before 30
- 9. Gidi Up
1. Skinny Girl In Transit (Ndani TV)
In its third season, this show circles around the life of Tiwa, a plus-size on air personality who tries to juggle her work, love life, weight loss and pressures from her mother to get married.
2. Jenifa’s Diary
Funke Akindele has successfully transitioned her 2008 Yoruba movie into a series that everyone enjoys. Yes even you ajebutters. Her character has been joined by a bunch of other hilarious acts as he navigates her way through city life using her infamous atrocious grammar.
Yes, Tinsel still airs. The show has been described as the most successful television drama on Nigerian television in recent times and has featured the biggest actors in the industry revolving around the the business side of movie making, it give some insight to what goes on in the Nigerian corporate world.
4. The Johnsons
The ‘Tom and Jerry’ adventures of this Nigerian family are guaranteed to keep you rolling on the floor. As you can guess by the inclusion of Chinedu Ikezie (Aki), it’s pure comedy.
5. Husbands of Lagos
No prizes for guessing that this is a spoof of the American series Real Husbands of Hollywood, done with Nigerian celebrity men. It features a host of actors and regular guys who work through various issues with their significant others.
6. Rumour Has It
It is based loosely on the life of a celebrity gossip vlogger whose life is the direct opposite of the gist he dishes out. The stark similarity to the actual lives of certain people in real life makes it a must watch. *Cough* *cough*
7. This Is It
Oh don’t we just love young love? This is it follows the life of Dede and Tomide, a young clueless newlywed couple. We get to see how they adjust to living together, dealing with friends who can’t respect marital boundaries, how they handle jealousy and enough drama with a dash of humour.
8. Before 30
The plot springs from the lives of four young and urbane career women based in Lagos who have chosen the upwardly mobile life while having to deal with the demands of settling down before they all turn 30 years old.
9. Gidi Up
Gidi Up shadows the life of four young men and women (Obi, Tokunbo, Eki and Yvonne) who are pursuing success and independence in the city of Lagos, revealing the challenges they are faced in the quest to achieve their dreams.
10. Hotel Majestic (Africa Magic)
Hotel Majestic is a Nigerian telenova drama series, starring Ivie Okujaye, Sadiq Daba, Oge Okoye and Bukky Ajayi. It debut on Africa Magic on January 5, 2015. The series revolves around the quest to control an ancient family hotel and the consequences that follows with it. The final episode was shown in January 2016, with an event at InterContinental Hotel featuring special performances from Harrysong and YCEE amongst others
11. Shuga (MTV)
Dubbed “Shuga Naija“, the new version is a multimedia campaign which educates youths on HIV, safe sex and teen pregnancy. It also touches on maternal and child health, family planning, gender-based violence, and women empowerment. It was produced in partnership with Nigeria’s “National Agency for the Control of AIDS” (NACA). The season 3 of the series was broadcast via 88 television stations across the world, with estimated household viewers of over 550 million.
12. Lekki Wives (iROKO TV)
Lekki Wives follows the lives of a group of trophy wives as they maneuver affairs and the Lagos social ladder.
In a bid to maintain their lifestyles, the Lekki Wives keep finding new and dramatic ways to meet their set goals in third and final season of series.
The season 3 of ‘Lekki Wives’ stars Adaorah Ukoh, Deyemi Okanlawon, Keira Hewatch, Anthony Monjaro, Chinonso Young, Ayoola, Katherine Obiang, Bayray Mcnwizu, Sylvya Oluchy, Bobby Michaels and Kachi Nnochiri.
13. Dowry (EbonyLife TV)
Two feuding families are being forced to an uneasy truce by the impeding marriage of their children. Till five hours to the wedding, when the groom disappears. Cold feet – or is this something more sinister? The explosive answer highlights questions no one even thought to ask, and reveals secrets buried so long that they have begun to bear fruit…
14. One Chance (Ndani TV)
One Chance follows three friends that board a bus heading home, oblivious of the danger that lies ahead. And although it just started, it looks like it will be something great.
15. Professor Johnbull
The teeming viewers of the Globacom-sponsored TV Drama Series,
Professor Johnbull, will this Tuesday be treated to another exciting
moment as the latest episode of the Series exposes the follies of
extravagant ceremonies in the society.
In the new episode entitled
Expensive Ceremonies and billed for airing on NTA Network, NTA
International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m., the
sententious scholar, Professor Johnbull, acted by a top Nollywood star,
Kanayo O. Kanayo, upbraids the spendthrift tendencies of people who go
overboard while celebrating various milestones.