“Meet the Adebanjos”, an independently produced Black British TV sitcom will be on air this Christmas season.
From 9th December 2011, Vox Africa TV will be airing the new episodes of the series every Friday at 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
“Meet The Adebanjos” features a cast of loud and unforgettable characters, and highlights the comical family dynamics that take place when traditional African/ethnic parents raise British-born children. These families exist all over the UK, yet remain unrepresented on mainstream television.
Fans of this unique Black British sitcom should prepare for a real treat with a Christmas and New Year double episode special.
“Meet The Adebanjos” initially launched online last June, managing to attract half a million viewers. Loyal fans have been demanding to see more of the infectious Black family.
“Meet The Adebanjos” has been produced by South London-based MTA Productions – the dynamic production team created by Mr. Andrew Osayemi, a former trader, and Ms. Debra Odutuyo, a TV producer.
The online popularity has made “Meet The Adebanjos” win three awards: BEFFTA Awards (Best WebSeries), NEL Awards (Best TV Program) and a Zaffa Award (Appreciation Award).
“The response has been amazing,” said Ms. Odutuyo. “People can’t get enough of this fresh new comedy.”
The sitcom has received positive reviews from many newspapers, radios and televisions. “After five years of pitching this show to TV Networks I never gave up on my dream,” Ms. Odutuyo said. “After countless rejections, I resolved not to give up on my dream by spending the last two years doing everything I possibly could do to raise money to film eight episodes. I eventually raised enough money from private investors to produce a broadcast quality show.”
Mr. Osayemi and Ms. Odutuyo have succeeded to beat the system by independently creating a very popular sitcom after many mainstream broadcasters in the UK rejected their idea.
They used the internet and social media – Facebook, YouTube and www.MeetTheAdebanjos.com – to directly reach their target audience. On 26th June 2011, at least 100,000 viewers watched online the first episode of “Meet The Adebanjos”.
Mr. Osayemi and Ms. Odutuyo urged fans and supporters to get firmly behind the movement and spread the word about “Meet The Adebanjos” far and wide, convinced that time had come to place quality independent British content firmly on the map of UK television.
“Meet The Adebanjo’s” is more than just a show, though – it’s a movement. The show’s makers want to let the UK’s TV establishment know that the market for British TV is strong, vibrant and hungry for content that speaks about a unique British experience.
These young Africans have always believed that the more views the show gets, the more commercial advertisers will be attracted to invest in advertising in quality independent online sitcoms.
“It is overwhelming to see how much of a household name the show has become,” Ms. Odutuyo said.
“Meet The Adebanjos”, she added, “is proof that with a good concept, great comedy and an eager audience independent online shows can become successful TV shows.”
Prepare to laugh while watching the Adebanjos family on Vox Africa.
“MEET THE ADEBANJOS” OFFICIAL LINK