The recently-concluded special season of Superstory, titled Free to Live, just bagged another honour as Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), funded by USAID – a United States of America President’s Malaria Initiative, awarded the TV Drama as the Best TV Drama with Malaria Content at a colourful event which took place on Thursday 27th April 2017 at Sandralia Hotel, Utako Abuja.
The event, in which Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) was represented by its Business Development Director – Mr. Claude Mwamba, was organised by the National Malaria Elimination Programme, in conjunction with other partners, as part of the activities commemorating the World Malaria Day.
The Managing Director of WAP, Wale Adenuga Jnr., had this to say: “For over a decade, millions of families have been watching Superstory every week, and we do not take this for granted. We are accountable to our audience and with this in mind, we always ensure that we dish out stories that not only entertain, but also contain socially-relevant messages. Special thanks to Society for Family Health who partnered with us on the Free to Live project. We appreciate this USAID award and vow to continue using our voice to contribute our quota to the overall development of Nigeria.”
The current season of Superstory, titled Godwin, has Solomon Omere (a multiple-talented 26 year old man actually living with Down Syndrome) playing the titular character as well as Kehinde Bankole, Zack Orji, Toyin Alausa, Bolanle Ninalowo, Chinyere Wilfred, Pa James, Cassandra Odita, Jide Kosoko, Georgina Ibeh, Victor Edogun, Scarlet Shotade, Paul Adams, Amara Uwakwe, Tunde Adeyemo, Patience Oseni, Emeka Darlington, Rex Maximus and many more popular artistes; it is already doing a great job at providing enlightenment aimed at the eradication of the prevailing stigma surrounding Down Syndrome in Nigeria.
Superstory airs across Nigeria, and several parts of Africa and Europe, on wapTV (DStv 262, StarTimes 116, GOtv 102, Consat 812, StarSat 189 and MyTV): Thursdays 8 – 9pm, NTA Network: Thursdays 8 – 9pm and AIT Network: Thursdays 9 – 10pm.