If I could produce a TV show, the setting will be in a typical Nigerian University, the main storyline will be about youths from different background, belief, and temperament coming together to study under the same classroom, become friends and foes. It will include well-detailed information of their journey through the university, experiences and challenges that will usher them into adulthood, down to the true nature of the real world.
The TV show will be produced with the intent of exposing the violence, corruption, sexual excesses, extortion, and the cabalistic nature of the Nigerian academic system. I’ll be unravelling the minds, thoughts and emotions of the casts as they play this game to achieve their ultimate goals.
My main character will be an intelligent, principled young man from a diligent family. We’ll watch his growth in a period of four years. The transformation is quite obvious. He stays ordinary until his quality is tested. His principles are constantly tested, he resists, he gives in. He is flawed but likeable.
His encounter and interaction with other characters will expose his weaknesses, influence him both negatively and positively. He will make friends that made his academia journey easier and more fun. It will be fun watching him handle the different things that will be introduced to hinder him from reaching his top goal of graduating with the best result. His personal life, love affairs, friendships, good and bad deeds will not be left out.
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I’ll choose him as the protagonist of the story because he’s active, goal-oriented, has access to the authorities (the yummy classified information) and other casts (the dirty little secrets), he is flexible enough to touch every angle of my story, informed enough to know things, and involved enough to see things. He is manipulative and good at turning everything into a profitable venture.
Then I’ll introduce another interesting cast. My antagonist who definitely wants trouble. A barrier to the goals of the protagonist. I’ll give so much power to the antagonist, power to make or mar. The main character will be given power too, a leadership position, it will be fun watching how he chooses to use the power, the friends and enemies he will make, the baggage the power came with. There will be an opposition battle that will affect other characters, it will be a tug- of- war, tough choices to be made. It will definitely be fun watching our characters trying to restore the stability that was taken from them – Adaobi Tv Show
A secret will be made known to the viewers. A secret if known by the other casts will destroy lives. We watch how our main character handles these secrets, what he does with the knowledge and the people he chose to tell. There is also the clash of interest, the casts that were given power will be tested, how they handle it, and the things they’ll do to keep it. #intelNaija Adaobi Bella’s Tv Show will soon become a reality.