Battleground, a family drama that traffics in relationships, betrayals, infidelity, politics and romance, is set to air its 100th episode today Friday, September 15, 2017.
It is woven around your typical Nigerian story – a wealthy man cheats on his wife, secretly marries his side chick, has kids with both women, and following a set of events, his two worlds suddenly collide.
With almost every character on the show having their flaws and complexities, ranging from Chief Badmus, Adaora, Cissy and almost every other person, the story draws you in and gets a hold of your emotions.
“The characters feel real. They are telling stories that connect to Nigerians in a way that is Nigerian, but intellectual quality,” The Executive Producer of the show, Femi Odugbemi said “You watch Battleground and if you’re not a Nigerian, you learn a few of our peculiarities. You learn that we understand the world of the wealthy in the words, the clothes, the house, the structure.
“There’s no disconnect between what we are saying and what the viewers are seeing. I call that respect for the intelligence of the viewer.”
Battleground has a stellar cast that includes Chike, Shafy Bello, Ini Dima Okojie Joke Silva, Ozzy Agu, Nonso Bassey, and Yinka Davies amongst others.