Al jazeera will premiere new series, “My Nigeria” on August 24.
The series is a six half-hour documentaries telling the human story and pulsing with the energy of Africa’s leading economy.
It features stand up-comedian Basketmouth, Nollywood star Kate Henshaw, ICT expert Gbenga Sesan, fashion designer Deola Sagoe, football coach Femi Bamigboye and female mechanic Sandra Aguebor, each film focuses on one central character, who invites us into their world, sharing their story in their own words.
According to Ingrid Falck, head of documentaries at Al Jazeera English, “The series was commissioned specifically to support Al Jazeera English’s brand, “Hear The Human Story,’ to bring people’s stories directly to our screens, told in a first-person style without mediation and offering a range of authentic views.”
Award-winning South African directors, Brian Tilley and Clifford Bestall shot the series across Nigeria.
“To get beyond the clichés of Africa, there isn’t a better place than Nigeria,” says Ingrid.
Speaking further, Ingrid said: “For every stereotype of corruption or extremism, there are millions of ordinary Nigerians making this African powerhouse tick. Our series focuses on these individuals to see firsthand how Nigerians are busy making a difference.”


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