Launched last month in Nigeria, puppet satire show OGAS AT THE TOP has hit over 160,000 views and is becoming the most watched show both on TV and online.
The show’s most popular clip features President Goodluck Jonathan and First Lady Patience Jonathan in a cheeky remix of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Drunk in Love”… titled instead “Drunk in Power” and has received more than 30,000 views in just a week and has been shared widely on social media, including on high-trafficked blogs Bella Naija and Africa Is A Country.
“Nigerians love to laugh. Nigerians need to demystify leadership and the whole concept of BigManism”, said writer Tolu Ogunlesi. “It’s great and exciting to be part of a team combining the love and the need. Maybe somehow, just maybe, it will make our country a little less dysfunctional.”
Written by Tolu Ogunlesi, Niyi Ademoye and Numero Unoma, OGAS AT THE TOP takes an unflinching and hilarious look at Nigeria’s political elite and the other ogas ruling contemporary naija society. Buni TV is found online and on YouTube was produced by Buni Media, the production company behind hit Kenyan satire program THE XYZ SHOW.