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10 Binge-Worthy Nigerian Shows To Watch

Need a Nigerian show to binge watch? Whether you’re looking for a new show or an old one, here’s a few shows you could check out, if you haven’t already.

  • written by Eavesdroppr's
  • 12 min read
  • 16 Jun, 2023

The best part about watching a show is that you could get lost in it, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Life sucks enough as it is, the last thing you need is a show that sucks too. That’s why we’ve come up with a watchlist specially curated to fit all your TV needs, from Romantic comedies, to mystery, and then drama, you’re sure to find something that will peak your interest.

So sit back, grab your popcorn and get ready to drown your sorrows (or not) in some of these shows. Here are 10 shows to consider the next time you’re in the mood for some binge-watching.

The Smart Money Woman

IMDb
Arese Ugwu’s Smart money woman was well received when it premiered on Netflix, it is the perfect balance of lightheartedness and serious money talks. For each episode, you get a lesson in managing your finances as the smart money woman you can be, the best part about it is that you get life lessons from it, but you also get sizzling drama as well. 

The Smart Money Woman follows Zuri and her friends, as they navigate life, love and their financial habits in Nigeria, the star studded cast will definitely keep you glued to the edge of your seat, from Osas Ighodaro to Lala Akindoju, Ini-Dima Okojie, Eby Eno, Toni Tones, Timini Egbuson, and so many other stars. The show is an adaptation of the book, so that already tells you how good it is, but what makes it stand out is the fact that it is a love letter to modern women, it’s not just about love and marriage, it’s also about strong women managing their finances and being boss women along the way.

Blood Sisters

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If you’ve always wondered what the hype is all about, this is your sign to check out this highly talked about limited series, two friends become fugitives after the friend of the bride murders the groom, their lives take a dark turn as they go on the run, and nothing will ever be the same again for them. Kola the groom is way more psychotic than you would even think, along the way, more and more secrets about him and his family are made known.

Before 30

IMDb
Before 30 is an oldie but a goldie, what makes this show so dynamic and original is how relatable the storyline is, every woman in Nigeria will probably relate to this story at one point or another. Damilola Adegbite portrays Temilola Coker, a Nigerian woman desperate to find a man and tie the knot before she turns 30. The drama is off the charts in this one, it also follows  the life of Temi and her friends, women thriving in Lagos city as they go through the drama surrounding each of their love lifes, and the struggle they face when it comes to the pressure society puts on them to get married before 30.

2 Strings Attached

BellaNaija
2 Strings Attached stars Adesua Etomi and Kunle Remi as the most chaotic, sweet, adorable married couple you’ll ever witness in Nigerian TV history, their chemistry on this show is off the charts, it's no wonder they faced false dating rumors here and there at the time. If you’re looking for a casual but dramatic watch, look no further than 2 strings attached. It is super entertaining and it will have you cackling almost through the entire thing.

Flawsome

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If you’re looking to invest time in female friendships, then this is another show for you. Flawsome follows the lives of four women living in Nigeria as they navigate their love life, their friendship and also the angst that comes with living in a patriarchal society. The cast alone will keep you interested, but beyond that, it is a show that you can watch if you’re in the mood for some drama. It is also very intune with societal issues women go through everyday, and it doesn’t shy away from touching sensitive topics either.

Castle & Castle

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Castle & Castle doesn’t get enough credit for the way it portrays the ins and outs of the Law in Nigeria, this show is riveting, drama filled and sometimes, humorous. If you’ve never seen this before, now will be a good time to check it out. Let’s face it, Nollywood doesn’t have a surplus of legal dramas, and if you love legal dramas, this is as good as it gets. Apart from the storyline, the cast is chefs kiss, you get to witness the talent of Richard Mofe Damijo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Ade Laoye, Denola Grey, Eku Edewor, Blossom Chukwujekwu, and a ton of other incredible actors.

Skinny Girl In Transit

Ndani
There’s no way you haven’t seen Skinny girl in transit, but on the off chance that you haven’t, or even if you have, this is very binge-worthy. It has a romcom vibe to it, in a way that is so Nigerian. Fans of Skinny girl in transit were sad when it came to an end, but luckily for us, another season is reported to be in the works. Skinny girl in transit gets an A for the title alone, it just kind of draws you in, it gets even more juicy when you witness the sparks fly between Tiwalade and Mide, then there’s the antics between Shalewa and Mama Tiwa that will have you in fits of laughter. Overall, this is a pretty good show, it was one of those web series that truly made life interesting.

Fifty

IMDb
It’s not everyday you get a show that revolves around powerful women in Nigeria, the show does a terrific job of showing the lives of women in their forties in a way that is dramatic, you would think Nigerian women in their forties have settled into their home lives with nothing else going on, but this show says otherwise. These women have secrets, pleasures, money, religion and everything else going on in their lives as they navigate their personal lives and careers.

Far From Home

Netflix
Far from home is for people looking for a little bit of high school nostalgia, while Far from home isn’t epic in all proportions, it still serves as an interesting watch if you’re looking for a show that has everything. From high school drama, to love triangles, to swoon worthy characters, and even bad deals with drug dealers. The prestige of Far from home lies in Wilmer Academy, it is the heart and soul of the series, and the star studded cast does an excellent job of portraying each character.

Husbands of Lagos

CNN
This is another show that is quite old but really good. It is a show centered on a diverse group of Nigerian men and their relationships with their wives and significant others. The humor, the ups and downs the men and their women go through in this show will definitely have you forgetting your worries, even if it lasts only for a while.



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