Thursday, 13 August 2015

Al Jazeera Premieres New Docu-series Tagged "My Nigeria" | Featuring Basketmouth, Kate Henshaw, Gbenga Sesan, Deola Sagoe, Femi Bamigboye & female mechanic Sandra Aguebor

Al Jazeera English will on on Monday, 24 August, Premiere a six half-hour documentaries designed to tell the human story, tagged “My Nigeria”

In the Docu-series six exceptional Nigerians who have excelled in their different careers that cuts across comedy, Nollywood, ICT, fashion, football and engineering would share their stories in their own words presenting a broader picture of Nigeria than the clichés often associated with it.

From stand-up comedian, Basketmouth to Nollywood star turned politician, Kate Henshaw, from ICT expert Gbenga Sesan to fashion designer Deola Sagoe, from football coach Femi Bamigboye to female mechanic Sandra Aguebor, each film focuses on one central character who invites viewers into their world, sharing their individual story. Watch the teaser video after the cut...

According to the head of documentaries at Al Jazeera English, Ingrid Falck: “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.

Al Jazeera's Flack said: “To get beyond the clichés of Africa, there isn’t a better place than Nigeria For every stereotype of corruption or 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 English, New Docu-series , "My Nigeria",  Basketmouth, Kate Henshaw, Gbenga Sesan, Deola Sagoe, Femi Bamigboye,  female mechanic Sandra Aguebor
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