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Pulse Nigeria Poll 5 best TV series of the 80s and 90s

From "Papa Ajasco" to "Checkmate," see what shows Pulse readers think are the best TV series of the 80s and 90s.

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Papa Ajasco in his signature outfit. play

Papa Ajasco in his signature outfit.

Pulse Movies recently put together a long list of TV series from the 80s and 90s, and we asked our readers to vote for their favourite.

While some of these shows still aired in the 2000s, they began and are deeply rooted in the 80s and 90s.

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Checkmate TV series


1. "Checkmate"

20% of Pulse Nigeria readers chose Amaka Igwe's "Checkmate" as their favourite classic.

The series ran in the late 1980s through the early 1990s and featured Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ego Boyo, Francis Agu, Bob-Manuel Udokwo among others.

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2. "Mirror in the Sun"

13.1% of our readers enjoyed watching the series aired on the Nigerian Television Authority network service every Sunday from January 1984 to January 1986.

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3. "Papa Ajasco and Company"

13.1% of our readers had so much fun watching Papa Ajasco, Mama Ajasco, Bobo Ajasco, Boy Alinco, Miss Pepeiye, Pa James and Pa Jimoh in the sitcom which was created in 1996.

play Veronica Njoku and cast of "New Masquerade" (Nairaland)


4. "New Masquerade"

10.3% of our readers had fun tunning to Nigerian Television Network on Monday nights during the 1980s.

The series which started as a radio programme known as The Masquerade, stared Chika Okpala, Lizzy Evoeme, Cladius Eke and John Iroha.

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5. "The Village Headmaster"

8.6% of Pulse Nigeria readers obviously enjoyed watching Justus Esiri and Femi Robinson in the drama series which began in 1968 and ran until 1988.

Check out the rest of the votes in poll below.

What is the best Nigerian TV series of the 80s and 90s? »

  • 13,1% Mirror in the Sun
  • 2,3% Basi and Company
  • 20,0% Checkmate
  • 13,1% Papa Ajasco and Company
  • 2,3% Super Story
  • 1,1% Everyday People
  • 1,1% Family Circle
  • 8,6% The Village Headmaster
  • 4,6% Fuji House of Commotion
  • 4,0% Tales by Moonlight
  • 5,1% Cockcrow at Dawn
  • 1,1% Candle Light
  • 2,9% Fortunes
  • 5,7% I Need to Know
  • 2,3% Ripples
  • 2,3% Super Story
  • 0,0% Solitaire
  • 10,3% The New Masquerade
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