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10 Things To Know About Popular TV Series, Tinsel As It Marks 2000th Episode

Tinsel is a Nigerian soap opera which has been called the most successful television drama on Nigerian television in recent times.
Below are 10 things you should know about the M-Net produced TV series.
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1 Tinsel was in pre-production for over ninety months before it began airing in August 2008 .
2 Over 500 actors were auditioned for the lead role of Fred Ade-Williams before the decision to cast Victor Olaotan was made.
3 Tinsel’s plot revolved around two rival film companies: Reel Studios, founded by Fred Ade-Williams (Victor Olaitan), and Odyssey Pictures, headed by Brenda “Nana” Mensah (Funmilola Aofiyebi-Raimi).
4 As of June 2013, the show’s production cost per minute wass 900 dollars, and total costs exceeded four billion naira.
5 The show was shot in a studio in Ojota, Lagos until March 2013 when a fire destroyed that location. Since then the show has been shot at a studio and a private residence in Ikeja.
6 Tinsel returned for its eighth season on the 25th of May, 2015.
The longest running TV series in Nigeria, which aired it’s 1000th episode on May 23, 2013 made history by airing its 2,000th episode on Thursday 23rd March 2017.
8 The M-Net Africa Magic series is the first Nigerian television show to achieve such a feat.
9 The popular TV series, can boast of not just being one of the country’s most watched soap operas, but also a platform to produce 3 celebrity couples who met on its set.
10 Tinsel won its first Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award at the 2017 edition, where it earned the Best M-Net original drama series.

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