If you watched Nigerian television shows from the late 80s down to the late 90s, you’d know quite a bit about the shows and soaps that left us glued to the television screen.
While some of these television shows have ended, others were remade into more modern shows with the same or different characters.
Here’s a throwback to some of these amazing television shows that rocked our television screens.
1. Super Story
Anyone around in 2001 would have probably heard of the popular character Suara, the lead character of ‘Oh Father! Oh Daughter!, the first season of Wale Adenuga’s classic, Super Story.
The soap opera originally showed by 8pm every Thursday on NTA.
There was a repeat broadcast on Friday mornings.
2. I need to know
With Funke Akindele playing the role of Bisi the 30-minute TV series, ‘I Need to Know’ was one of the biggest TV shows that focused on HIV/AIDS.
Airing on NTA, it also starred Uche Ejiogu and Taiwo Lesh.
3. Fuji House of Commotion
Centred around the household of rich polygamous chief Fuji with his four eccentric wives and a team of children.
This series dominated early Nigerian television and directed by the late Amaka Igwe. It also starred Toun Oni, Ngozi Nwosu, Louisa Onu, Ireti Doyle, Jude Orhoha and John Njamah.
4. Papa Ajasco & Company
Papa Ajasco and company is perhaps the most popular television series of the late 90s to early 2000s in Nigeria.
Produced by Wale Adenuga, the show centred on the eponymous Papa Ajasco, a bald, philandering man known for hitting his head with his hands when in trouble or anxiety.
The show also featured his long-suffering wife, Mama Ajasco; their mischievous son, Bobo Ajasco, local playboy Alinco; a promiscuous gold-digger, Miss Pepeye; and the clumsy Pa James and late Pa Jimoh.
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This soap opera is Produced by Amaka Igwe, Checkmate aired from 1991 to 1994.
It starred Ego Nnamani, Francis Agu, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Richard Mofe Damijo, amongst others.
Hailed as a milestone of the golden age of Nigerian television.
Which of these shows was your favourite?