By Tosin Clegg
History was made on September 4, 2020, when Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) signed an MoU officially marking the beginning of a partnership aimed at bringing the iconic Village Headmaster series back to television.
The glamorous event took place at the NTA Headquarters in Abuja, and was attended by several top management of NTA including the Director General – Mallam Yakubu IbnMohammed; Executive Director, Marketing, Mallam Salihu Dembos; Executive Director, Production, Wole Coker; Secretary Legal Adviser, Theresa Nwanneri, and Head, Corporate Affairs – Mrs Mabel Moses; as well as management of WAP represented by the Chairman, Wale Adenuga MFR, and Managing Director, Wale Adenuga Junior.
“When The Village Headmaster TV drama originallyaired from 1968 to 1988, it was more than a TV Drama; it has always been a source of pride and unity to Nigerians as a whole, and this is the legacy which NTA and WAP would be continuing with this new production,” said WAP.
The new Village Headmaster TV Drama series, jointly produced and marketed by Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions, is scheduled to premiere on NTA Network in January 2021.