TV-series BNNVARA —A courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, the horse races at the Kano Durbar and meetings with Boko Haram victims trying to get their lives back together: Planeet Nigeria went all over the country. As researcher and local producer Femke van Zeijl worked on this TV-series broadcast in 2019.
In the six-episode series by Dutch production company De Haaien Nigerian-British Ikenna Azuike returns to Nigeria to get reacquainted to his country which he left at the age of eight.
He meets female Uber driver Kemi who explains that in Lagos traffic you have to assume all other drivers are madmen; Patience who survived a Boko Haram bomb blast, attack and kidnapping and now wants to be a journalist; IT student Bello being turbaned turakin lifidi, next in line to lead the traditional cavalry to the sultan of Kano; and farmer Bash who wants to prove Nigeria can feed itself.
Watch the Planet Nigeria trailer