The TV special profiles first-time voters, as they navigate and participate in the momentous 2023 national and state elections, while also featuring an extensive roll call of storytellers, candidates and political players from across the country including exclusive interviews with two of the top four presidential candidates, and the nation’s leading political journalists.
“Nigeria’s Gen Z is geared up to really participate in the electoral process for the first time this year, and the excitement across the country – even the region – is palpable,” said Chude Jideonwo who is executive producer and director. “With a third-force movement building momentum for the first time in 50 years, and more first-time voters registering than any time in recent history, this one may just be the election that wakes up generations that are jaded and the Gen Z set that had given up hope.
“Weaving their lifestyles and narratives as the central character of this film, and speaking to its leading lights including influencer Enioluwa Adeoluwa and YouTuber Korty EO, we take a deep dive into how elections actually work in Nigeria, and Gen Z coming of change in a time of hope and despair.”
Shot across 8 states of the country, interviewees include Wole Soyinka, Matthew Kukah, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Peter Obi, Sowore Omoyele, Nasir el-Rufai, Rochas Okorocha, Kadaria Ahmed, Dele Momodu, Samson Itodo, Hamzat Lawal, Yemi Adamolekun, Banky W, Ismail Ahmed, Udo Jude Ilo, Akin Alabi, Enioluwa Adeoluwa, Eniola Olanrewaju (Korty eo), Gbolahan ‘Gaffy’ Gafar, the editorial team at Stears Nigeria amongst others.
The TV special will air on Channels TV and ARISE NEWS on February 18th, 2023 and on African Independent Television and Wazobia TV on February 19th, 2023.
For more on the film, see here.