The longest Nigerian soap opera that began airing in August 2008, “Tinsel”, is celebrating hitting the 3500th episode milestone with a documentary titled “Through The Decades: A Tinsel Story.”
This documentary highlights the journey of “Tinsel” through the eyes of its creators, stakeholders, cast, and crew as it celebrates its 15th season and 3500th episode. It follows all the changes, faces, improvements, and even losses “Tinsel” has experienced over the 14 years it’s been airing on television.
It will feature current and past cast members of the show, current and past MNET/Africa Magic stakeholders, the original content creator of Tinsel and pioneer producers of the show, as well as key industry icons like Joke Silva, Tade Ogidan, Tunde Kelani, RMD, and more.
Speaking about the show hitting its 3500th episode, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice, Dr. Busola Tejumola, shared,
“This show has maintained its status as one of Africa’s most successful drama series for over 13 years. This is not a small feat, and I believe our audience continues to tune in to watch the series every weekday because it shows you real life, real people, and everyday circumstances. It feels like people are generally living their lives on TV. We are indeed happy to hit the 3500th episode mark of this stellar series. At MultiChoice, we hope to continue growing, promoting local content and talents, and expanding the boundaries of African film and television production as we have done all these years with Tinsel.”
“Tinsel” recently won an award at the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, it’s the first series to embark on a multi-camera studio shoot in Nigeria, and one of its most respected and oldest cast members, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, also won the 2022 AMVCAs “Industry Merit” award.