The 2010s saw the rise of Nigerian versions of foreign reality shows like Nigerian Idol, The Voice, and that one season of X Factor that no one ever talks about. The 2020s have given way to more chaotic shows like Real Housewives of Lagos, but I suggest we take the madness up several notches by adapting the following shows for Nigeria.

1) Wife Swap

“In the program, two families, usually from different social classes and lifestyles, swap wives/mothers – or sometimes husbands – for two weeks.”

– The show’s premise

Can you imagine the hilarious chaos that would result from a Nigerian version of this? If you can’t, this meme will give you an idea.

2) MILF Manor

“In the show, eight single women between the ages of 40 and 60 live in a villa in Mexico to pursue romantic relationships with eight single men a few decades younger. In the first episode, the show reveals that the men are the women’s sons.”

– The show’s premise

A group of middle-aged single Nigerian women asked to romantically mingle with each other’s sons. I can see that timeline now. Online backlash from conservatives would be through the roof, but so would the ratings and audience numbers. This would also mean that hypocrisy would be at an all-time high.

3) For the Love of DILFs

“An explosive dating show where two groups of gay men (Daddies and Himbos) compete to find love and win a $10,000 investment into their relationship. Hosted by Stormy Daniels.”

– The show’s premise

2010’s unintentionally hilarious Nollywood gay classic, Men in Love, worked Nigerians up into a frothy lather, so I assure you that a Nigerian version of “For the Love of DILFs” would straightup cause people to have seizures. After recovering from said seizures, they’d watch it in secret because “everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite, oh.”

4) House of Villains

“Ten of reality television’s most iconic and infamous villains come together and must outsmart, out-manipulate and out-scheme each other through a series of challenges to win a cash prize and the title of America’s Ultimate Supervillain.”

– The show’s premise.

Most Nigerian reality shows don’t produce villains. This means that a Nigerian version of this would most likely be a “Big Brother Naija: Villain All Stars” because God knows enough evil and annoying ass people have been contestants on that show.

5) 90 Day Fiancé

“Four women travel to the US to live with their fiances for the first time using a unique 90-day fiancee visa. At the end of the 90-day trial, each couple must decide whether they want to marry them.”

– The show’s premise

The only thing that could be more unhinged than 90 Day Fiancé’s premise — which is basically just people getting mail-order brides on live televison — would be a Nigerian version of it. I’m still trying to figure out what would make any woman want to come spend time in Nigeria sha.



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