AREWA24 announces the launch of a new drama and film division
AREWA24, the leading Hausa-language family entertainment and lifestyle television channel with a production studio in Nigeria and West Africa, announces the launch of its “new original drama and film division”.
The company’s new production division will develop, script and produce a series of new drama series and original feature films, telling authentic African stories from northern Nigeria and West Africa in the Hausa language and basic English. .
AREWA24’s production studios are already producing and broadcasting the two most popular and highest rated Hausa language drama series in Northern Nigeria and West Africa, “Dadin Kowa”, which is in its 25th season, and the channel’s hit political thriller, “Kwana Casa’in” (“90 Days”), which just wrapped production on Season 7.
Several new original drama series are currently in development, and the company will release its first originally produced feature film in Q4 2022.
Evans Ejioju, an experienced and talented industry veteran, has been the executive producer of Kwana Casa’in since its first season. Salisu Balabare, the current director of Kwana Casa’in and longtime director of the drama series Dadin Kowa, will lead the creative direction of the new division.
Bob Reid, a renowned Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of Discovery Networks and former Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer of The Africa Channel in the United States, is on board as production consultant and executive producer of the productions. original drama and film content from AREWA24.