The most popular Nigerian TV game shows
As well as watching sport and tuning in to soaps, people enjoy watching game shows. Game shows can vary, but overall they offer the same type of casual, real-life entertainment with prizes on offer for the player who reigns supreme.
Nigerian audiences have certainly taken to shows of this type, with a number of prominent game shows hogging the limelight over the years.
Of course, it’s a genre that hasn’t always been delivered, though. There are shows being regularly created in the hope that the next Big Brother has been discovered, although achieving that particular goal doesn’t happen overnight.
Some game shows were relatively small before a big moment or two sent them viral, while others have showcased a solid product time and time again and built a rapport with audiences.
Even away from television, audiences are now bonded to game shows, with many people now accessing popular options like game shows live at an online casino, with authentic experiences on offer for gamers through titles like Adventures Beyond Wonderland and Money Drop Live.
While these alternatives understandably appeal, it’s the television game shows that generally gain more traction in Nigeria. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Nigerian TV shows from over the years.
Big Brother Naija
Kicking things off with the aforementioned Big Brother Naija, this reality television show has pulled in big audiences for a good while now. Also popular in other countries, such as the UK, the television franchise brings the best – and the worst – out in people, resulting in a truly brilliant product to follow for a few weeks.
The show has reached new audiences in recent times, too, with social media leading to Big Brother clips going viral and enticing new fans in.
Ever since the first Big Brother show aired in 2006, it’s fair to say that the Nigerian public has fallen further in love with it. Stars like Katung Aduwak, Gideon Okeke and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu have come from the series, too.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Another show that originally rose to popularity in another country, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is widely regarded as being the ultimate quiz, with people aiming to bring home large sums of cash thanks to some successful quizzing.
Hosted by Frank Edoho, his on-screen talent has resulted in a solid overall product that rarely lets audiences down, particularly if they’re keen to partake in the quiz from the comfort of their sofas, although they can’t ask the audience or phone a friend!
Maltina Dance All
If you’re a dancing family with rhythm and flow, then Maltina Dance All is most definitely the game show for you. A fun show where family members join forces and dance along to Hip Hop, Salsa and a whole lot more, it’s a great watch overall.
Dancing parents can result in a number of laughs, while there have also been some extremely talented youngsters that have managed to showcase their array of dance moves on the show. A product with family at its core, Maltina Dance All is a warming watch.
Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of Nigerian Idol, right? Yet another game show that originally experienced success in other countries, people with a talent for singing are tasked with wowing both the judges and the viewing audience, who vote on their potential winner on a weekly basis.
The winner is then provided with the tools needed to succeed in the music industry. Offering up immense talent on occasion and the odd bit of comical value, Nigerian Idol is a much-loved show.
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