If you are going through Game of Thrones withdrawal or counting down the days till Cookie Lyon struts back unto your screen, then trust me, we feel your pain. But, as the TV season cools off and all the more popular shows are off the air, now would be the perfect time to binge-watch these ten shows you may have only heard about in passing, or that may have completely flown under your radar.

All well shot and winningly acted, these Nigerian TV shows are certainly worth your time, we promise.

1. Gidi Up (Ndani TV)


Gidi Up follows the lives of four very different friends just trying pursue their individual careers and handle their relationships in the city of Lagos.

2. Hotel Majestic (Africa Magic)


Hotel Majestic follows the Emeni family as they fight internal and external forces to protect a hotel that has been in their family for decades.

3. Skinny Girl in Transit (Ndani TV)

Skinny Girl in Transit

Skinny Girl in Transit follows the life of plus-size radio personality Tiwa, as she struggles with the pressures of wanting to be in a relationship and to be successful. It is very funny with a scene-stealing performance from the legendary Ngozi Nwosu.

4. Shuga (MTV)


Shuga follows the lives of a group of friends as they navigate love, betrayal, heartbreak, and HIV in the city of Lagos.

5. Lekki Wives (iROKO TV)

Lekki Wives

Lekki Wives follows the lives of a group of trophy wives as they maneuver affairs and the Lagos social ladder.

6. Tinsel (M-Net)


Tinsel’s follows the founders of two rival film companies: Reel Studios and Odyssey Pictures. The show is currently in its eighth season, and is referred to by many as the most successful Nigerian TV show in recent times.

7. Dowry (EbonyLife TV)


Dowry follows two feuding families that are being forced into an uneasy truce by the impending marriage of their children.

8. One Chance (Ndani TV)


One Chance follows three friends that board a bus heading home, oblivious of the danger that lies ahead. And although it just started, it looks like it will be something great.

9. How She Left My Brother (Youtube)


How She Left My Brother is a short-form dramedy about a webcam, siblings, hidden cameras and a sister’s quest to get rid of her older brother’s obnoxious girlfriend.

 It stars big names like Chris Attoh
, Eku Edewor
, OC Ukeje in top form.

10. Before 30 (Youtube)

Before 30

Before 30 is a Drama series centered around four women living in Lagos and the pressures they face to be married before they turn 30 years old.

If you think we missed any, please sound off in the comments section.


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