The Nollywood Industry and Nigerian TV at large, has grown drastically over the years. It’s almost unbelievable.

From 1 movie in 1992 to over 2500 movies a year is something.

It’s hard to talk about Nollywood now without talking about the TV Shows we grew up watching.

Can I get an Amen?

So what we’re going to do is sit back and imagine our favourite shows were coming back on TV.

It’s crossed your mind too, right?

It’s 7:30pm on Sunday evening, you’re running to your sitting room to watch Fuji House of Commotion. Because you want to laugh yourself to sleep.

And well, thats exactly what happens.

Chief Zebrudaya! Please where are you? All we ask for are a few more episodes. Please do something sir.

If you ever watched New Masquerade, you know who i’m talking about.

Have you ever heard a story that made you cry and laugh at the same time? Tales by Moonlight did this to you.

6 pm, every Sunday.

If you didn’t know NTA for anything, you had to know them for Village Headmaster.

This was and still is one of the most iconic shows in Nigeria’s history. There, I said it.

Funke Akindele’s first major opportunity at TV has to make it on this list. Remember Bisi in the legendary “I need to know?” Yup.

I need to knowwww.. who else always sang along to this song when it came on?

Let’s talk about the most relatable family ever. Family Circle. Before twitter, this family that had Nobert Young and Ronnie Dikko as mummy and daddy was too iconic.

We tried searching for a clip online, but didn’t find any.  Why do bad things happen to good people?

All your favourite Nigerian actors were in this series. Looking sharp as ever. Checkmate is really the classic of all classics.

Just look at how they all look like models.

If I have been saying TV series all along, forgive me. Because Behind the Cloud can’t be called a TV series, it was a soap opera.

Actually, it was the soap opera. Ha, my chest! What show would you love to see on TV again though?


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