As from 11 September Meet the Adebanjos will become the first Nigerian sitcom property to air on South African public broadcaster SABC. It will be broadcast every Tuesday on SABC2 in the 21h34 timeslot.
Meet the Adebanjos follows the adventures of a family living in Peckham, South London, consisting of Nigerian parents, British children and unwanted extended family members.
The sitcom is described as a clash of African traditional values versus British culture. Bayo is a dad who struggles to instill his old fashioned African values in his black British household. With the mix of a radical Pentecostal pastor, a reggae loving tutor and a cousin who has just arrived from Nigeria, how will Bayo cope and more importantly does he even stand a chance?
“Not only is this the first Nigerian sitcom property to hit local television, Meet The Adebanjos is also an award winning programme that made waves internationally. As SABC2 we couldn’t be more excited to be the first to bring viewers such world-class content,’ says Zandile Nkonyeni, SABC2 publicity manager.
Meet The Adebanjos was first broadcast in the UK in December 2011 and broke records for being the most popular black British TV show in the UK. It received multiple industry award nominations and won the Zulu African Film Academy Award.