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Why You Should Be Watching Nigeria's 'Gidi Up'

Check out episodes 1-3 of new Nigerian TV web series "Gidi Up" about young creatives in Lagos and our list of reasons it's worth watching.


Ndani TV's newest web series "Gidi Up" tells the story of four friends living in Lagos in pursuit of success in their professional and personal lives. The show is somewhat reminiscent of "Shuga" as a depiction of young adults and their trials and tribulations and warrants a viewing for 3 reasons:

  1. Quality: The production quality of this show is amazing. The cinematography depicts a visually beautiful Lagos, which we don't see enough. The editing is excellent, showcasing that in spite of popular conceptions (somewhat emphasized by a lot of Nollywood films), Nigerians know how to make good quality productions.
  2. Honesty: As many have expressed, the first episode of "Gidi Up" seems pretty shallow, but now that we're 3 episodes in, it's clear that the series is not going to gloss over the crass decisions young people can make. Yvonne's storyline (the fashion designer) is particularly indicative of this.
  3. Experimental: We love, love, love that the series highlights young Nigerians pursuing careers that aren't the typical professions: banker, engineer, doctor. Rather we get to watch young creatives pursuing their unconventional and artistic careers and it definitely adds an extra layer to the show.

The 'gidi' in "Gidi Up" refers to the popular term "Las Gidi" meaning the "real Lagos" and we have to say that from what we've seen so far, the show is staying true to its name. Check out episodes 1-3 below and stay tuned for episode 4 of this new Nigerian tv show coming March 20th!

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

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