We can all agree that there’s nothing more relaxing than a well-orchestrated reality TV show. In recent years, there has been a rise in the production of reality shows in Nigeria and they have come to stay.
Reality shows are known to be the toast of the entertainment industry in the country and we are here for the unending dose of drama that appears on every episode, making each show endlessly entertaining.
Let’s have a look at 10 reality shows that got us entertained in 2022.
1. Big Brother Naija: Big brother Naija ranks number one on the list of Nigerian reality TV shows. It is a reality television program that showcases the true characters of participants. These participants are often placed in extraordinary situations and their every moment is recorded as they react to their surroundings. The series wrapped up its seventh season in October this year, with Phyna emerging as the winner. She won the grand prize of N100 million in cash and gifts.
2. The Real Housewives of Lagos: The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOLagos) premiered in July 2022. The series centers on the luxurious lifestyles of six affluent Lagos socialites. The main cast includes social media influencer Laura Ikeji-Kanu, fashion designer Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Carolyna Hutchings, Chioma Ikokwu, Mariam Timmer, and Iyabo Ojo. This series had so much drama and I trust Nigerians ‘We live for drama’.
3. Nigerian Idol: Nigerian Idol is a reality TV singing competition modeled after the popular Idols franchise. The concept of the show involves a group of unsigned singing talent who go through a thorough audition process to perform to a panel of celebrity vocal judges who critique their performances.
4. The Voice Nigeria: This reality show revolves around singing talent and artistry. It requires four coaches, who are well-known musical performers, to work alongside the selected talents to train them. These talents are chosen in a blind audition, in which the coaches do not see those auditioning but can hear them.
5. Judging Matters: Judging Matters stars Media Personality & Lawyer, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. It focuses on Justice Olusola Williams as she resolves real-life civil conflicts and lawsuits. Although the cases are real and for real people, they are dramatized for entertainment reasons. This year, the show gave us top-notch entertainment, especially from the lady that went viral with the popular phrase “Bunch of women surrounded in my room”
6. Mercy What Next: Season 4 Big Brother Naija winner, Mercy Eke takes her fans on a walkthrough of her life since she won the grand prize. It is a follow-up to her previous show, Mercy & Ike, where she and her ex-boyfriend and fellow housemate Mike Ike shared their relationship with viewers.
7. Love Came Back: Love Come Back is a relationship-based reality that gives its participants a chance to tell the stories of their breakups and then reach out to their exes to win them back.
8. Young, Famous & African: Instead of focusing on just one country like the others on this list, this show cuts across the continent. It features celebrities from Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and Nigeria.
9. Shoot Your Shot: A delightfully pleasant show which centers on an admirer and their crush. Hosted by Big Brother Naija 2017 runner-up Bisola Aiyeola. She helps secret admirers meet and win the heart of their crush as they shoot their shot.
10. Who Wants to Be A Millionaire: After a five-year pause, the renowned family TV show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is back on our TV screens, with the eccentric Frank Edoho returning as the show’s host.
Do you think we skipped any of your favorite reality shows? You can share with us in the comment section.