After 22 years of resting Nigeria’s popular TV drama, The Village Headmaster, it is set to return to the big screen following Wale Adenuga’s production outfit, (WAP) partnership with Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
The new production of The Village Headmaster TV Drama series is scheduled to premiere on NTA Network in January 2021, The nation reports.
A statement from WAP reads: “History was made on Friday, September 4, 2020, when Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Management and Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) Management met to sign an MoU officially marking the beginning of a partnership aimed at bringing the iconic The Village Headmaster back to TV.
“When The Village Headmaster TV drama series originally aired from 1968 to 1988, it was more than a TV drama; it has always been a source of pride and unity to the Nigerian people as a whole, and this is the legacy which NTA and WAP would be continuing with this new production.”
The event was held at the NTA Headquarters in Abuja, and was attended by several top management of NTA including the Director-General – Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, Executive Director, Marketing – Mallam Salihu A. Dembos, Executive Director, Production – Mr. Wole Coker, Director Marketing – Mallam Umar Abubakar Dembo, Secretary Legal Adviser – Barrister 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.