April 20 (THEWILL) – Nigerian television drama, The Village Headmaster, is set to return to the screen after being idle for more than three decades.
Nigerian telecommunications giant, Globacom announced the return of the iconic TV show in a statement released on Wednesday.
The statement said the rebooted series has “undergone a dramatic makeover” by Wale Adenuga’s WAP TV to delight Nigerians.
“The Village Manager remains unmatched and unparalleled in the annals of Nigerian television.
“As an innovative technology company committed to excellence, Globacom is delighted to bring back this iconic television program, which has undergone a dramatic overhaul by Wale Adenuga’s WAP TV to the delight of Nigerians.
The popular TV drama was created by Segun Olusola and Dejumo Lewis. It started as a radio show on Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), before migrating to television in 1958.
It spanned over three decades and became a belt of acting talent purveyors. The program became one of the most prominent Nigerian soap operas till 1988.
Justus Esiri was the director of the eponymous village, having succeeded Ted Mukoro, who was the first to play the role.
Chris Iheuwa will now step into the role for the rebooted series.
“The drama series will return to the screen on April 24, 2022 and will air on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) on Sundays, on African TV on Wednesdays and on WAP TV every Friday.