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BBC shows interest in Meet the Adebanjos

MEETING HALFWAY: Producers of British African sitco Meet the Adebanjos will discuss future plans with BBC bosses

AN INDEPENDENTLY funded sitcom featuring a British Nigerian family could be picked up by the BBC.

Producers of Meet the Adebanjos will meet with BBC bosses on August 1 following widespread support from viewers who have been watching the show online after it was first aired last month.

It is hoped the broadcasters may be interested in commissioning the show for its second season.

Executive producer Andrew Osayemi said: “Together with our co-production partners Fresh Media Productions we set out from the start to be different and to provide quality Black British content which is currently lacking.

“Over the past three weeks major TV production companies including the BBC have been contacting us about the show.”

The eight-part series follows the life of a traditional first generation Nigerian couple, their British-born kids and their extended family.
It aims to give a candid look at how a modern family juggles traditional African values and British culture.

After a third episode is streamed online for free, the rest of the season is by subscription only and will also be available as a DVD boxset.

Osayemi added: “Our goal is to create an industry where more Black British production can be made independently of mainstream backing and by buying the DVD that’s what you will help create”.

The show’s creator Debra Odutuyo is now asking the many fans to email feedback about what they like about the show ahead of the crucial meeting with the BBC.

To watch the show visit www.meetheadebanjos.com and email your thoughts to info@meettheadebanjos.com

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