The much-anticipated Nigerian adaptation of popular American children’s television comedy series, Kids Say the Darndest Things, will hit TV screens with an exciting Father’s Day Special on Sunday June 21st, 2015. The show which is powered by Cliqlite from Etisalat Nigeria will air on AIT Channel 21 and DSTV Channel 253.
The premise of Kids Say the Darndest Things is that children often respond to life’s questions in the most unexpectedly smart and amusing ways. The programme features kids between the ages of 2 and 10 as they respond to these posers thrown at them by the host of the show, Tony Okungbowa.
Head, Sponsorship and Events, Etisalat Nigeria, Modupe Thani said, “As an innovative company, Etisalat Nigeria recognizes the importance of education, learning and the wholesome development of children which is why we support education at various levels. The Etisalat payoff line is ‘Now you’re talking’ and this show will offer Nigerian children the opportunity to communicate better and talk better, express themselves, interact with, and learn from their peers. Helping to bring Kids Say the Darndest Things to Nigeria through Cliqlite is yet another way to practice what we preach.”
Speaking on the show, its Executive Producer, Chichi Nwoko enthused that Nigerians are in for a fantastic show that would delight both kids and adults, stressing that Nigerians would be amazed at how knowledgeable Nigerian kids are, particularly, about Nigeria. Nwoko added, “We are excited that a show of this magnitude, which celebrates our children and focuses on family is now in Nigeria. Our key objective is to deliver a top-quality family entertainment television show.”
Parents of the children who auditioned for the show in December commended the initiative and said they looked forward to an entertaining show in the standard of the American version. One of the parents, Mrs. Lade Babalola said, “I have seen several episodes of the American version of the program and it is a very hilarious children’s program and I like it.
I think it is a good program for children to share their views, show the intelligence and intellectual sides of Nigerian children as well as enable them communicates with each other. It is good that it has come to Nigeria.”
“Kids Say the Darndest Things” currently enjoys wide viewership in many countries including, Australia, Singapore, India and Italy. The show will run every Sunday starting from Saturday, June 21, 2015.