African Web Series: Top 20 Ghanaian-Nigerian Youth TV Series You Should Watch In 2021

There are numerous movie series on the internet now in which most are eye catchy and nice but let’s focus on Africa as a whole TV series for now. Africans have gradually change from the Compact Disc (CD) era and now are competing the world on online or internet streams on movies.

Africans has been able to produce world class movie series for a quite years for now and most of them have made it through the streams and have now gained recognitions in Foreign markets now.

In this article, Thedistin.com will like to show the top list of best African youth series making waves and needs to watch.

These are simply the Youth shows we’ve seen that we enjoyed the best with entertainment value being the most important factor in Africa video.

Teen series are mostly based on youth life stories and the struggles youth goes through in this life.

If you’re looking for a great TV series to watch on the various networks or on one of the many streaming services like Farmhouse, Iroko, Yoflex and Neptune channel you have plenty to choose from.

Now let’s check out the top list of Tv series in Ghana you need to watch – in no particular order;

1. Yolo – Ghana

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Yolo is an award winning original TV series that addresses social-cultural factors hindering young people’s awareness on reproductive health issues.

The series is a sequel for the Ghanaian series “Thing We Do For Love” which was telecasted on Ghana Television (GTV) in the early 2000s directed and produced by Ivan Quansah, CEO of Farmhouse production.

Yolo won eight awards out of the nine nominations at the Ghana Movies Awards in 2019.

Staring Aaron Adatsi, Jackie Appiah, Queenstar Anaafi, Fella Makafui and other, it started airing in 2016 on TV3 but it was until 2018 that African Magic bought the right to also air the series.

Yolo is national population council initiative in partnership with Ghana Health Service, Ghana Education Service and Ghana Youth Authority. It is facilitated by a communicator for health and FHI 360 and funded by USAID.

Yolo Tv Series has five seasons, while we wait for the season six why not check all the excitements, drama, educative and fun in the series – click here to watch YOLO from Season 1 – 5.

2. MTV Shuga – Naija

MTV Shuga (or just Shuga) is a television drama series that first aired in Kenya in 2009. Starring Lupita Nyong’o—who would later go on to become a Hollywood star and win an Oscar—as Ayira, the first season of Shuga sought to teach the youth about responsible sexual behaviour.

The series, perhaps because of its mix of stakeholders (the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, the United States’ President’s Emergency Fund for Aids Relief, the Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation), was strongly geared towards tackling the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

The series aimed to grab the attention of an increasingly visual African youth generation—one that grew up on 24-hour television, with antennas on poles and wide white and blue dishes hung above their roofs.

To watch all the episodes of the season 1 – 4 of MTV Shuga Naija – click here.

3. Best friends In the World – Nigeria

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“Best Friends in the World” is an ongoing teen-centred miniseries interesting web series about friendship, high school, growing up, family and love.

Although the first season premiered in 2018, “Best Friends in the World” is a Nigerian high school series with some romance but without debauchery and philistinism, you can’t help but watch time and again and recommend to your friends.

Casts of this web series include Adam, Olive, Grace, Esther, Davido, musician, Lyta and many more casts.

The series remind us why education is not just necessary but mandatory for the girl child. The girls child’s future is just as important as the boy child and must be treated as such!.

It is produced by media company, Neptune3 Studios which has three sisters based in Nigeria as the founders.

To watch all episodes of this series – click here.

4. The Crown Academy – Nigeria

The Crown Academy TV Series depicts the lives of different students who each have different stories; brewing romance, loyalty, betrayal, and the survival of the fittest.

The Crown Academy Season 1 is Directed by Debola A. I., Produced for CongaTV.

Casts includes – Belinda Effah, Foluke Daramola, Esther Audu, Shalewa AshafaTunji DacostaRabiu Lateef, Uto Rosman, among others.

click here to watch all the episodes of The Crown Academy.

5. Things We Do For Love – Ghana

Since YOLO is the sequel of Things We Do For Love, watching it if you haven’t will be a good idea while waiting for the new season of YOLO.

It would be a good opportunity for you to know about how actors like Jackie Appiah, Adjetey Anang etc. played their role in the film in the early 2000s.

Watching this series will give you a view of how epic Ghana has transformed for instance, wait until you see Bibi slotting in his card to make a call from the Ghana Telecom phone booth. Rather than watching tiny flashbacks of Things We Do For Love in Yolo, why not watch all the episodes to get a better understanding?.

Things We Do for Love was directed and produced by Ivan Quansah, CEO of Farmhouse production.

To watch all the series of Things We Do For Love, click here.

6. Stryke – Ghana

Stryke is another series produced by Farmhouse Production. It features Ahuofe Patri, Drogba, Aaron ‘Cyril’, Psycho just to mention few.

To watch the full episodes of Stryke click here.

7. Sugar, Spice N’ Sauce – Ghana

Sugar, Spice and Sauce is a movie about a young girl named Maame, who’s life changes when her adventurous and sneaky cousin returns to Ghana from the States. Maame is a young girl with an over-protective father, a doting mother and a dream. A dream to one day become a famous musician in Ghana.

I think everyone who has been a teenager before, can actually relate to something in this movie. Whether it’s strict parents who don’t approve of your dreams. The desire to fit in at all costs. Peer- pressure. Boy-girl troubles. Or just simply trying to sneak out to parties at night, without getting caught by your parents . Really, haven’t we all been at that stage in our lives where we all just wanted to chase our dreams, and have fun?

Sugar, Spice and Sauce is a movie about self-discovery, parenting and friendships.  It’s a movie everyone should definitely watch!  Now, we don’t have a lot of such movies in Ghana. Movies which focus on the youth and what they really go through. And for that, this movie sure deserves some accolades.

The series features Cina Soul, Mariam Owusu just to mention few.

Click here to watch all the episodes of Sugar, Spice N’ Sauce season 1 and 2.

8. Table for two – Nigeria

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Producers of popular series, Best Friends In The World are also the producers of Table for Two.

Table for Two is a ten episode series of first dates which takes us on unique looks and social commentary on young adults dating.

The series has dramatic look at modern dating etiquettes through the eyes of the rather peculiar guests that visit a fine dining restaurant called Table For Two.

It features characters from Best Friends In The World like Olive, Grace, Esther, Adam, David etc. but this time with different role names.

The official outlets for this series is on the YouTube channel, Neptune3 Studio. To watch all episodes, click here.

9. Fancy Teens – Nigeria

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Fancy Teens is a 2020 Nigerian series about how some rich and pampered teenagers get out to when their parents are not watching them.

The Nollywood web series gives an insight into the secrets lives of fancy teenagers.

Written, directed and produced by Igbo Blessing, Fancy Teens captures popular cultures among today’s teenagers which includes drugs, weed and peer pressure.

The official outlets for this web series is YouTube channel, Bconcept Network. Click here to watch all the episodes and seasons.

10. XOXO Tv Series – Ghana

XOXO is a Ghanaian television series inspired by a youth digital slang for hugs and kisses.

The fourth season was premiered in June 2021 for a special lockdown edition after it was suspended in 2016 due to an intended sponsor making a u-tun.

In 2013, the series won the RTP award for the Best Television Series.

Written and produced by Eddie Seddoh Jnr, XOXO is an urban centred programme about a group of young professionals who call themselves Network.

They meet to discuss new ideas for businesses and social issues once a month

The official outlet for this is a YouTube channel Finesse LXG Studios and MTN Ghana, click here to watch all the episodes in the four seasons.

11. Attraction – Ghana

Attraction is about a book-worm, Abena who has had little social life in almost all her four years in school.

Abena has no boyfriend, has attended no party and has only two real friends in her four years on campus.

It is sponsored by Close-Up and has similar faces of casts in Yolo.

The official outlet of this web series is on YouTube channel, Have Fun Gh. Click here to watch all the episodes.

12. Consternation – Ghana

Directed and written by Kojo Little, the series thrill movie loving fans with some hilarious romantic comedy scenes.

The series parades some of the finest actors on the local scene including John Peasah alias “Drogba”, Martha Daniels, Patra Bright, among others.

The series depicts issues in modern Ghanaian society accompanied by thrills and chills and would uncover some strange happenings and secrecy in society including relationships. Click here to watch all the episodes of this series.

13. Youth Alive Series – Ghana

This is a series that exploits the lives today’s youth, It seeks to educate the youth on their sexual lives and how to live a chaste life/

It also educates about parenting and peer pressure.

The series is famous for the term Sim Card, a tag name for Condom which portrays in the series the best way to prevent pregnancy and STDs.

Released in July 2020, this series is written by Kwesi Kumi Darko and directed by Maxwell Awuni.

The official outlet of this series is on the YouTube channel,
Mhaxillian Koncepts but also aired on Zylofon Tv.

To watch the episodes and seasons of this series, click here.

14. Age 18 – Ghana

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Age 18 is a YoFlex Media production web series and has 11 episodes. It is scripted, directed and produced by Bismarck Adjei Aidan. The official outlet is a YouTube channel, YoFlex Media – click here to watch all episodes.

15. Infatuation – Ghana

Infatuation is a Ghanaian webs series that has gained grounds impressively among the young and old people.

Created and directed by Caleb Pappoe, the series focuses on the love life of young ones and how indecisive they can be even though they feel they know it all.

The series has intelligent storyline and it features familiar faces in Yolo like Etty Bedi, Christabel Amoabing, etc.

The official outlet of this series is YouTube channel Alpha Studio – to watch all episodes in the season one and two click here.

16. What’s Up Online – Ghana

What’s Up Online presents an interactive and interesting episodes of the online series that will capture your attention.

The Horla Manuvor directed series teaches great moral lessons about youth and how they can overcome life challenges. It follows the lives of six young adults and how they met each other through social media.

The series highlight the youth’s acceptance of social media and how relationships are built through online acquaintances. It throws light also on how useful social media can be used for good and not just fun and entertainment.

The series stars budding actresses and actors like Gilbert Kweky, Dawsey Chris, Agboka Abu Amoako, Gifty Asante, Feli Nuna, Mz Dru, Lisa Okyere, Edwina Mensah, Abena McKenzie, Timothy Aryee, Michael Agyemang, Edem Avutor, Martha Boakye-Yiadom, Rachael Amoh Nyampong, Jacquelyn Ocran just to mention few.

The official outlet of this series is YouTube channel MAMS Multimedia. MAMS Multimedia we are a film, television, advertising and content creation hub made of young and talented individuals.

To watch all the episodes of this series, click here

17. Fork Boyz – Ghana

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ForkBoyz is a Ghana Tv series produced by the AMJIB Production. The first Episode was released somewhere around 24th March, 2019 on YouTube.

This Tv ended in season 2, Episode 5. And after this, AMJIB production stopped uploading the remaining episodes due to the fact that they needed at least 70000 thousand subscribers before they upload the rest of the episodes.

The official outlet of this educative and eye-opening series is YouTube channel AMJIB Production.

To watch all the two seasons of this series – click here.

18. No Lie – Ghana

This is a YouTube based series produced by Video Ghana in partnership with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The film was shot on the KNUST campus and as such, it focuses on students living on campus.

The series highlights on how students endowed with unique talents begin university to become an elixir to the world. Even though others are able to see to their dreams, some are left behind.

No Lie visualizes the realities on University campus and how students are able to overcome the external pressure that come their way

No lie plots on 3 students, from various backgrounds, financially, psychologically, and sociologically who come to meet on KNUST campus, and become buddies

To watch this series on YouTube – click here.

19. Guy Guy – Ghana

“Guy Guy” is a captivating comedy drama which features some of Ghana’s finest actors. Each episode is refreshing with appearances from Ghana’s favourite celebrities.

The primary objective of this TV drama is to showcase the lifestyle of the Ghanaian youth and how they react and deal with various issues in the society. The show is educative in spite of its genre. Comedy and music have proven to be one of the most effective ways of educating people on social issues.

The show is designed for the whole family. A show that children, parents, and grandparents can watch together and have a good laugh.

To watch this series – click here.

20. Shatta Girls – Ghana

Shatta Girls is an interesting series which talks about the life of three bad girls who decided to be friends.

To watch all this episodes of this series – Click here.

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