From ADIO FAMILY to TWILIGHT ZONE- “50 Best Received Nigerian TV Series”

From ADIO FAMILY to TWILIGHT ZONE- “50 Best Received Nigerian TV Series”


Before Nollywood became a name synonymous with “Nigerian television”, TV shows and programs were big items for Nigerians to tune to. However all that started to dwindle in 1992, with the release of Nollywood’s first main product – “Living in Bondage.” which made people look at releasing home videos and what could be earned from it.

Prior to the explosion of home videos in the late 1990’s, a number of TV shows were highly received by viewers in different parts of Nigeria while some other shows have continued to draw in a large number of viewers despite the large amount of Nigerian home videos made available for people to watch.

Together with two knowledgeable TV and movie buffs, who run 360nobs and Veesta Online – Oye AKD & Seun Ajayi, a list of 50 Best Received Nigerian TV Shows has been out based on the response those shows got during the original time when they ran on TV and the response gotten till this day.

In alphabetical order, here are the 50 Best received Nigerian television shows till date

  1. Adio Family
  2. After the storm
  3. Aluwe
  4. Awada Keri Keri
  5. Basi and Company
  6. BBC’s Wetin Dey
  7. Behind the cloud
  8. Candle light
  9. Checkmate
  10. Cock crow at dawn
  11. Erinkeke aka Baba Suwe
  12. Everyday people
  13. Family Circle
  14. Feyikogbon
  15. Fortunes
  16. Fuji house of commotion
  17. Hot cash aka willi-willi
  18. House Apart
  19. House Number 13
  20. I need to know
  21. Jaguar
  22. Kidivision 101
  23. Koko close
  24. Magana Jarichi
  25. Mind Bending
  26. Mirror in the sun
  27. Nkan Nbe
  28. Omoarayele
  29. Palace
  30. Papa Ajasco
  31. Paradise Park
  32. Pot of life
  33. Ripples
  34. Samanja
  35. Second Chance
  36. Speak out
  37. Storyland
  38. Sunday Rendezvous
  39. Super Story
  40. Supple Blues
  41. Sura the tailor
  42. Tales by Moonlight
  43. The Honorable’s
  44. The New Masquerade
  45. The Station
  46. The village headmaster
  47. Things Fall Apart
  48. Third Eye
  49. Tinsel
  50. Twilight Zone