Tag Archives: entertainment

Ogas at the Top: Nigerian TV Satire





Mo Abudu: “Africa’s Oprah Winfrey”


A really interesting interview on the BBC below with “Moments with Mo” talk show presenter Mo Abudu. She has had some A List talent on her show including Hillary Clinton, Nuhu Ribadu, and Ibrahim Babangida.


She has her own syndicated television show syndicated across Africa, and now wants to break into Hollywood…










What is Behind Nollywood’s Success?

Good feature in CNN Inside Africa, with CNN’s Vladimir Duthiers interviewing Nollywood director Lancelot Imasuen. He looks behind the scenes of the filming of a Nollywood movie, and tracks a budding young Nollywood actress trying to make it in the industry.



One Night in Brooklyn (By Nigerian Film-Maker Esoso Edosomwan)

Film trailer for “One Night in Brooklyn” by Nigerian-American actress, writer and director Esosa Edosomwan.  “The film is about a group of Brooklyn bohemians whose bonds of friendship and love are put to the test when they decide to throw a Trans-African Independence Day party. The multi-cultural cast will bring to life characters of Nigerian, Ethiopian, Haitian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, and African-American backgrounds.

Law and Disorder in Lagos: Louis Theroux and Area Boys

For those of you in the UK, the BBC will be showing a programme and law and (dis)order in Lagos – hosted by the ever humorous Louis Theroux. Louis somehow gets into the world of Lagos Area Boys.

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BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vcwfw/Louis_Theroux_Law_and_Disorder_in_Lagos/

Review: http://tvpixie.com/tv-news/2010/10/11/louis-theroux-law-disorder-lagos-tv-review


Trailer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bdh9b

Should be a fun show.

Sunday October 10, 9PM GMT – BBC2

Sesame Street Comes to Nigeria

Some of you might have grown up watching the US kids’ show Sesame Street. Well, Sesame Street is coming to Nigerian television screens. A locally produced version with Nigerian version called “Sesame Square” will be broadcast in Nigeria. It will feature Nigerian characters and voices, including “Zobi, a yam-eating taxi driver, and Kami, a talkative five-year-old living with HIV”.






Video Regarding Nollywood

For you Nollywood fans out there, I decided to post this short docu-video which highlights Nigeria’s burgeoning Nollywood film industry (third largest film industry in the world). It is not the usual politico-history material I feature on the site, but for those looking forward to a relaxing weekend, I thought you might appreciate an entertainment video.

The video features interviews with leading Nollywood figures such as Genevieve Nnaji. Enjoy, and have a god weekend everyone.