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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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