Meet the Adebanjos

This Black British sitcom follows a larger than life Nigerian dad struggling to instil his old-fashioned African values in his Black British household. Based in London, it describes a clash of West African traditional values with modern British culture. With the mix of a radical Pentecostal pastor, an eccentric sister-in-law who doesn’t want to move out and an underappreciated wife how, we wonder how Mr Adebanjo will cope and, more importantly, does he even stand a chance?

Why watch?

It’s a fun depiction of Nigerian families living aboard, which is perfect viewing for when you have had a long day and just want to unwind and laugh. The show doesn’t take itself seriously, but in each episode there is a message of love, togetherness and happiness. Something the whole family can watch and enjoy together.


Written by Kayode Ewumi (of Hood Documentary fame, which produced the iconic Meme with the high top) Enterprice portrays two young entrepreneurs from South London as they try to escape the hustle and get their brand new delivery service business Speedi-Kazz off the ground.

Why watch?

An amazing soundtrack of African music plus a funny depiction of young British Africans doing all they can to make a business work.


Featuring some of the best up-and -oming British African comedic talent, Famalam is a zany, new comedy sketch show featuring an array of oddball characters and off-the-wall situations ranging from a misunderstood superhero to Croydon’s leading witch-doctor.

Why watch?

Very creative sketch ideas and concepts. The writers and actors really push the boundaries to give you an alternative comedic world.

In the long run

It’ a sitcom by Idris Elba, loosely based on his own childhood. Series one showed the Easmon family, immigrants from Sierra Leone, living in an 80s-hued, nostalgic East London where any obstacle could be overcome within an episode, and the lively bunch of characters on the estate rubbed along just fine.

Why watch?

Another family sitcom which gives us a chance to see Idris Elba’s childhood. It’s also a first of its kind in the UK as it’s set in the 1980s, so we get to see 80s fashion back in full effect!

Little Miss Jocelyn

A British TV sketch comedy written by—and starring—British African comedic star Jocelyn Jee Esien. The show is made up of studio sketches and hidden camera footage in which unsuspecting members of the public become part of a sketch.

Why watch?

This sketch show paved the way for British African comedy. Launched in 2006, it showed funny sketches of British African characters and their interactions with British culture. Esien created so many iconic characters and her show inspired us to make Meet the Adebanjos.

About the author: Andrew Osayemi developed Meet The Adebanjos with Debra Odutoyo at age 26, raised the money from private investors to fund the show, and ensured things ran to budget. Osayemi developed innovative and creative marketing strategies to build a fan base. He has a background in finance (ex City trader) and entertainment and has a vision to make high quality global TV shows.

Twitter: @MeetTheAdebanjo