Cable news giant, Al Jazeera is set to premiering on 24th August, a documentary series, titled “My Nigeria.”
The documentary is a series of six half-hour documentaries designed to tell the Nigerian story featuring 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 tells their unique story in their own words.
In the words of 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, offering a range of authentic views.
The series was shot across Nigeria by award-winning South African directors, Brian Tilley and Clifford Bestall.
Ingrid Falck also said:
To get beyond the clichés of Africa, there isn’t a better place than Nigeria 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 first-hand how Nigerians are busy making a difference.
Al Jazeera will definitely increase its Nigerian audience by featuring Basketmouth, Kate Henshaw, Gbenga Sesan, Deola Sagoe, Femi Bamigboye and Sandra Aguebor.