6 very binge worthy Nigerian TV series from the past

With the plethora of TV shows these days, viewers are spoilt for choice. However, how many of these shows really have “second hand” value? how may will you really want to watch again?

While there’s no doubt lots of quality shows on TV, we can however not forget the good old days when sitcoms and night time soaps really held Nigerians spellbound and glued to their TV screens week in week out.

Below are six old TV series you will definitely want to watch over and over again.

Fuji house of commotion

created by the late Amaka Igwe, Fuji House of commotion was one of the most watched sitcoms in Nigeria. Its premise revolved around the constant chaos and shenanigans that go on in the Fuji house. The show had a very impressive ensemble cast that included Kunle Bamtefa, Ngozi Nwosu, Toun Oni, Ireti Doyle, John Njamah and many others.

Papa Ajasco

Papa Ajasco was created in 1996 by veteran producer Wale Adenuga as a spin-off to a 1984 movie of the same name. The story revolves around the lives of “Papa Ajasco”, “Mama Ajasco”, “Bobo Ajasco” “Boy Alinco”, “Miss Pepeiye”, “Pa James” and “Pa Jimoh” and their comic, often slapstick interpretation of societal issues. At its prime, Papa Ajasco is widely considered to be Nigeria’s most watched comedy series

Super story

Super Story is arguably the best anthology in Nigeria ever and probably Wale Adenuga’s best work till date. Super story brought Nigerian families every thursday night with its compelling stories. Some memorably seasons include Oh Father! Oh Daughter!, Daddy’s Girl, The Gods Are Not To Blame, Nnenna.


Amaka Igwe had Nigerians captivated from 1991-1994 with the sunday night soap, Checkmate. The show was the story of the aristocratic family Haatrope trying to survive attacks from enemies both inside and outside of the family. The show starred Ego Boyo, Francis Agu, Norbert Young and Richard Mofe Damijo. 

The village headmaster

The Village Headmaster is one of the most iconic tv shows to ever air on Nigerian television. The show which stared Justis Esiri, Dejumo Lewis, Funsho Adeolu, and Enebeli Elebuwa focused on topical issues such as “inter-ethnic harmony, problem-solving and intervention in public affairs, health education and family enjoyment” .

Everyday People

Everyday people will definitely give you nostalgia with its very popular theme song. The show revolved aroun the middle class Nigerians and the happenings in their lives. Everyday People stared Sam Loco Efe, Carol King, Ify Onwuemene, Seun Soremi, among others,

Written by Emeka Nweze

Content writer and contributor.

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