There aren’t many media companies that have held the collective interest of Nigeria’s digital millennials quite like TheNakedConvos. Founded in the late 2000’s as an alternative to the boring news platforms that dominated the advent of digital media in Nigeria. TheNakedConvos proposed a different kind of media platform, a platform that prioritized open, honest conversation over everything else, and encouraged conversations about gender, identity, love, sex, politics, religion and millennial life, all through the lens of TNC’s very direct community policies. TheNakedconvos went on to become the springboard for the careers of many of Nigeria’s most progressive writers, including Pemi Betty, Marilyn Eshikena, Okaima Oyakhilome, Fareeda Abdulkareem, Wole Talabi, Suyi Okungbowa Davies to name a few.
But what really made TheNakedConvos stand out was its serialized fiction series. TheNakedConvos provided a place for young people to tell all kind of fiction stories. Stories about a Unilag bratpack, about a group of friends trying to get their philandering bestie to finally settle down, stories about women struggling with mental health and My Name Is Azed, a taxi driver who is forced to experience the dark underbelly of Lagos’s political elite, its network of thugs and intimidators and sex workers. My Name Is Azed is one of TheNakedConvos most enduring stories and after nearly 11 years since its debut, it has finally been adapted into a webseries which is premiering on TheNakedConvos’s Youtube platform.
This is the second of the TNC original series which is being adapted for the small screen. 2017’s Our Best Friend’s Wedding, released under the REDTV platform was a smash hit, with its finale episode garnering hundreds of thousands of views. With Adewale Adetula at the helm showrunning the series, we expect the same amount of excellence that defined Our Best Friend’s Wedding. You can watch the first episode here.