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Superstory joins Silverbird TV

An award-winning drama described as Nigeria’s most watched TV series has been made available on the Silverbird TV (STV) network.

Wale Adenuga Jnr

Superstory airs on Thursdays at 21.00 on the terrestrial network across the cities of Lagos, Bayelsa, Port Harcourt, Benin, Abuja, Jos and Awka.

Wale Adenuga Jnr, MD at Superstory producer Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP), said: “Our company has entertained millions of families across Nigeria for several decades and one of the things that has made this possible is our continued effort to listen to feedback and satisfy the desires of all stakeholders.

“Hence, the expansion of Superstory to STV is in line with innumerable requests from audience members across Nigeria, as well as several advertisers who have supported Superstory over the years.”

As well as the STV deal, Superstory still airs on DStv Channel 252; StarTimes 109; GOtv 92 and 192; PlayTV 804; NTA; and WapTV.

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TV veteran Okhai to stand for president

Victor Okhai, veteran journalist, producer and filmmaker, has confirmed he will be standing in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections.

Victor Okhai

Okhai will be contesting the 2019 presidential elections as a candidate of the Youth Democratic Party, with the motto Enough is Enough.

Okhai has been in the broadcast industry for more than three decades. He is a freelance journalist for TV networks including the BBC, Aljazeera, CNN, TVC and STV and is also co-founder of the Directors’ Guild of Nigeria and director of the International Film & Broadcast Academy in Lagos.

He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he gained a degree in mass communications and a master’s degree in PR. He later went on to study in several other tertiary institutions, obtaining certificates from the School of Media & Communication, Pan-Atlantic University; National Film & Television Institute; University of Lagos; and Goethe Institut, among others.

He has been a partner at the Goethe Institut, Lagos since 1988 and has worked with the institute to host the International Short Film Festival in Nigeria, the first in the country and sub-Saharan Africa.

The 51-year-old has been very passionate about the role of politics and the creative industry in Nigeria, which led to him addressing these issues in several presentations.

In 2007, he delivered a speech titled The Role of Art, Film and Politics in Nigeria at the German embassy. In 2008, he presented a paper titled Emerging Talents – Nollywood and the New Wave African Cinema.

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NGO to launch reality show

An information and communication technology (ICT)-themed reality TV show is set to launch in Nigeria.

Geek or Guru will begin broadcasting this year, after being unveiled at the 10th anniversary of non-governmental organisation SEITAC Initiative.

The show will feature 15 contestants competing for a prize of N10m in seed funding, sponsored training abroad and other cash prizes.

The contestants will live together in a house for eight weeks and the show will air on TV channels including Africa Magic, AIT and STV. It will also be available on social media platforms

Geek or Guru is geared towards discovering the talent and enthusiasm in Nigerian youth that will help revolutionise the country’s ICT industry.

“Over the years, we have carried out ICT trainings and empowerment for young men and women in various ways. We tutor them on how to become independent in certain businesses,” said a representative of SEITAC Initiative.

“We also partner with other NGOs to teach our youth how to be more creative through the use of technology. The whole idea is about providing indigenous solutions to the decline in technology adoption in the country.

“Instead of going across the Mediterranean to seek greener pasture abroad, our youths can now look inwards to realise their dreams. We have lost so many talented people to other countries, to the detriment of our economy.”

The launch date of Geek or Guru is yet to be announced.

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