These are the top 7 Nigerian web series you can binge

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These are the top 7 Nigerian web series to binge now
The cast of Red TV’s The Men’s Club. Photo source: Red TV

A show has been talked about much, data is sufficient, there is nothing else that may stop a young person from binging that trending web series, except maybe power outage on all fronts. Binging has always been, but is now growing at a faster rate, and YouTube is usually the go-to platform.

Over the years, YouTube has presented itself as a reliable platform to Nigerian filmmakers, who upload their series directly to YouTube where the audience see the story, and tear it apart either in the comment section or some other social media platform. The increasing engagement levels has led to a steady rise of direct to YouTube series in Nigeria.

In case you don’t know which series to binge, we have curated the top trending YouTube series to get you started.

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The Men’s Club

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Network: Red TV
Cast: Baaj Adebule, Louis Okafor, Ayoola Ayolola, Aminu Garbaas, Efa Iwara, Tayo Oladapo, Daniel Etim Effiong.
Duration: 40 mins
Why: With its third season just completed, The Men’s Club has cultivated a cult following over the years, with each episode raking in over 5,000 comments on YouTube only. The story follows four young middle-class Nigerian men from different backgrounds as they navigate dating, work and life in Lagos.

Little Black Book

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Network: The Naked Convos
Cast: – Ikechukwu Onunaku, Teniola Aladese, Anee Icha, Floyd Igbo, Bimitan Adegoke, Oreka Godis, Kiki Omeli, Jeffrey Kanu, Chiemela Ezurunwa, Belinda Yanga, Omoye Uzamere, Lydia Idakula, Deza the Great, Funmbi Oskoya
Duration: 20 mins
Why: Already renewed for a second season by popular demand, Little Black Book is the classic office romance or toxic workplace tale depending on the lens you watch it with. It follows a young man trying to get into the big league while jumping through various hoops. With over 200,00 streams per episode, LBB occasional is the subject of uproars on ClubHouse.

Rumour Has It

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Network: Ndani TV
Cast: Chinonso Arubayi, Elma Mbadiwe, Olumide Oworo, Ozzy Agu
Duration: 30 mins
Why: Now in its third season Rumour Has It has taken the spot as Ndani TV’s flagship show, bringing in over 200,000 views per episode. It dives into the world of gossip blogs, and the first season was written by Dami Elebe and Jade Osiberu, the third season written by Lani Aisida.

Our Best Friend’s Wedding

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Network: The Naked Convos
Cast: Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Maurice Sam, Martha Ehinome Ekeng, Eso Dike, Oshuwa Tunde-Imoyo, Marycolette Unamka, Deza The Great, John Njamah, Shine Rosman
Duration: 25 mins
Why: Our Best Friend’s Wedding has become notorious for causing quite the stir on Twitter after the release of each episode. It follows the lives of three friends as they fall in and out of love in Lagos, pursue careers and change careers. It has been renewed for a third season.

Game On

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Network: Ndani TV
Cast: Omowunmi Dada, Eso Dike, Taye Arimoro, Ebenezer Eno
Duration: 20 mins
Why: Game On has been raking in record numbers of upwards of almost 300,000 views per episode. The series tells the story of a young woman who is unhappy in her relationship and hatches a plan to end it.

Afrocity

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Network: Ndani TV
Cast: Chimezie Imo, Valerie-Dish Udemba, Duke Elvis, Tope Tedela, Ijeoma Grace Agu
Duration: 30 mins
Why: Launched only a few months ago as a limited web series, Afrocity is already growing its numbers on YouTube, averaging over 100,000 views per episode. The story is about the hustle and bustle that comes with life in Lagos and how a bunch of millennials struggle to balance their careers and relationships.

Ricordi

Network: Russet TV
Cast: Diane Russet, Teniola Aladese, Daniel Etim-Effiong, Eso Dike, Abdul TJ, Daniel Abua, Debby Felix, Rita Edwards
Duration: 20 mins
Why: Created by BBNaija alumni Diane Russet, the story follows a group of friends as they navigate dating and family drama in Lagos. Despite being a debut from the channel, Ricordi averages over 200,000 views per episode.


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