Skinny Girl in Transit
This Nigerian comedy web series, produced by Ndani TV, is currently in its third season and has been airing since July 2015. It tells the hilarious and relatable story of a young Nigerian woman, Tiwalade, played by Abimbola Craig, who starts doing everything she can think of to lose weight after her mother tells her that it’s the only way she’ll ever be able to find a husband.
But, as one can expect, it turns out losing weight is not as easy as it sounds. The writer of the show, Dami Elebe, who’s famous for being a radio presenter at Lagos-based Beat FM, describes Skinny Girl in Transit as a comedic representation of typical scenarios in the Nigerian society, and the culture in an average Nigerian home. The show also explores the dynamics between an overbearing mother who has the best intentions for her daughter.
This show is often referred to as a Nigerian version of the hit American TV-show, Modern Family. Episodes in the first season are between 7 and 10 minutes long, while the second and third seasons contains episodes of between 15 and 22 minutes.