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I gave myself one week to mourn and cry and fall apart. Now I’m over it. At least until my next breakdown.

NBC is continuing with its Philanthropist series and in episode 4 of The Philanthropist Billionaire Teddy Rist returns to Nigeria.


There really is no hope for this show, at least in my eyes. Sure the complaints of Nigerians are completely irrelevant to NBC. I’m sure as far as they are concerned we should be bloody grateful they’re even mentioning our country……

NBC can take their TV show mention and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Up a hippo’s ass.

I’m not even writing this post to complain. I’m just writing this post so I can put up one or two pictures of the fictitiously oil-rich state of Kaduna.

Yes, you read:


And yes, you also read:


The thick black stuff that comes out of the ground. No, not Groundnut oil, light sweet crude, pouring out of (of all places) Kaduna state. (well it could have been worse. They could have said Gombe)

NBC believes this is Kaduna.
NBC also believes that there is Crude Oil in Kaduna.
NBC needs to stop believing.

Ha!! The Kaduna state governor probably loves NBC. Now if only someone knew the appropriate juju to make it happen.

In this episode Teddy Rist travels to Kaduna to meet with a rebel leader who is fighting the government after his community was devastated by the hurricane.



Hurricane + Kaduna = Unicorns and Rainbows and la-la-di-la-la

You know what? I really had something more concrete to say about this show but thinking about saying it makes me tired. I’m going to bed.

Look at the Nigerians!
Let’s save them!!
One! Two! Three! SAVE!!!

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  1. L-VII

    I am not surprised by this all, this shows you how most of the West thinks of Africa, a monolith where cultures are interchangeable and the people all live in huts. I commend for writing to them about it, shame they could give a damn.


  2. All4Naija

    @Sugarbelly, let’s try and get it over with. This series movie on NBC, The Phylanthropist, is a fiction, a fictitious story on Nigeria. More or less like you would see in some movies like terminator, where Los Angeles was annihilated by alien robots,etc.

    The whole issue with the movie is not James Purefoy, the protagonist nor with the location but the research that was not carried out before going about the . I expected to hear the Yoruba,Ibo or Hausa’s intonations on the series yet the reverse was the case.

    I read on the NBC messageboard that the major character, James purefoy, involves in real live phylanthropical activities, which is a good thing. The spotlight on the negativity is on the high side which I would have loved them to reduce in subsequent series. One thing I would have loved the most is to have Nigerians involved in the making of this movie.”If you are not a Nigerian you can’t get the accent right”, what a diversed nation culturally.This they failed to incorporate into the programme.That’s a lack of foresight.Hahaha…!!!Naija for live!!!Proud people we are!!!Even when we are deing in silence!

    No amount of complain is going to reverse the negative lines, as long as Africa remains the backward poor continent with load of demand for alms and beggars littering the streets the idea of postive portrayal is futile.

    We can look to concentrate on making our own Nollywood better to stand as a counter-positive-movie-portrayal to this good of no help movie to Nigerians(on the failure to utilize our oil resources for good is also an issue here ooooo!).

    Let’s get it over with, Sugarbelly. I saw you on CNN and I think you are cute!

  3. culturesoup

    Sugabelly, i finally got a chance to catch the first episode you discussed and that was enough for me. I shall not waste my time watching any more.

    The whole thing was so awful, i couldn’t concentrate on the story. That it is a work of fiction is no excuse. The normal thing to do is to make an effort to get the costumes, the accent and everything else as correct as possible to give a story authenticity. The producers apparently can’t apply the same effort to stories set in Africa cos you know, once you’ve seen one African country, you’ve seen them all.

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