Past and On-going Projects

 

S/no.

PROJECT DURATION

PROJECT

ACTIVITIES

SOURCE OF SUPPORT

  1. 2013

Distance Learning Videos (film, documentary and animation) for mobile platform

Design, script and produce 8 shorts, 2 animated videos and a documentary for counselling/interpersonal skill training family planning providers

NURHI in partnership with John Hopkins University (JHU) and with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

     2. 2012 – 2013

“Day Don Break”

A pidgin radio drama and live discussion segment on peace building, conflict resolution and re-integration of ex-militants in the Niger-Delta

Design, script, produce and air the drama series on 5 radio stations in Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states

In partnership with Search For Common Ground (SFCG) and with funding from the European Union

     3. 2013

Listeners’ feeback programs (features and documentaries)

Script and produce 2 documentaries in 4 languages on reproductive health and family planning attitude and uptake

NURHI in partnership with John Hopkins University (JHU) and with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

     4. 2011 – on-going

Second Chance”, “Ireti Eda”, “Life don beta” and “Komai Nisan Jifa…”

Four language specific radio Magazine dramas in Abuja, Ilorin, Ibadan, Benin and Kaduna

Design, script, produce and air the drama series on 5 radio stations on  Family Health and Family Planning

NURHI in partnership with John Hopkins University (JHU) and with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

     5. 2007 -2009

Evaluating the efficacy of a radio drama serial to strengthen the capacity of smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change in northern Nigeria (an action research project).

“In Kidiya Chanza…”

Design, script, produce and air the drama series on six radio stations;  strengthen local capacity to undertake community outreach; facilitate listeners’ clubs; develop linkages with organizations, test approach and share

International Development Research Centre, (IDRC) Ottawa

     6. 2006

“A Long Dry Season: Tales of Resourcefulness and Greed”

Won the George Atkins Communication Award.

A Radio Serial Drama Scripting project on the topic of desertification and sustainable land use and agricultural practices.

Developing Countries Farm Radio network (DCFRN) Ottawa/CIDA

George Atkins communication award

     7. 2006 – 2008

Bayelsa state HIV/AIDS Multi-media Campaign

“When Breeze Blow…!

Design a strategy to build local capacities to design, produce and disseminate communication materials for youth in Bayelsa state, Nigeria

SPDC

     8. 2005 -2006

Distance Learning Radio Program for Training NGOs, CBOs and CHEWS

“Storms in Pato”

Design and production of a radio program for training community health workers on Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis prevention and treatment and Community mobilization, outreach and advocacy

JHU/CCP PATH

    9. 2005 -2006 “Omo Catch Up!”(26 Episodes) Design, produce and broadcast a radio variety program to entertain as well as educate youth adolescents age between 12-24 years usually referred to as ‘Area Boys’ and ‘Agberos’ in Lagos, on HIV/AIDS behavioural change Public Affairs Section -US Embassy,  under the Presidential Emergency Plan Fund for Aids Relief (PEPFAR)
 10. 2005 -2007 “Songs of Life” (Pidgin English)“Kukan Kurciya” (Hausa)(39 Episodes each) Design, produce, broadcast and monitor 39 episodes each of a radio magazine program in Pidgin English and Hausa languages.  The programs were aired on six strategically located radio stations to inform and educate the general population on HIV/AIDS and also empower them to make life saving choices and decisions in taking responsibilities for protecting themselves and their families MTN FOUNDATION
 11. 2006 – 20072004 – 2005  Ku Saurara 3rd season40 episodesKu Saurara/Listen up!(Phase II) 52 Episodes Now included themes on Safe Motherhood, Birth Spacing (Benefits and Methods) and post-abortion care.Produce and Broadcast an Hausa radio variety youth program on Adolescent Mental and Reproductive health in the Northern States of Nigeria. JHU/CCP/PARKARD
 12. 2004 ‘Kadara Town’ Revision and Production of Audio training kit of Kadara Town – Harmful Traditional Practices/Gender issues UNICEF
    13. 2004 PSAs and Jingles for polio immunization awareness in Hausa language Development and Production of PSAs and Jingles to promote polio immunization in Northern Nigeria Voice of America (VOA)
14. 2004 “One World” (20 Episodes Drama series in English and Hausa; 10 Episodes respectively) Radio Drama on Ethnic and Religious Tolerance and Peaceful Co- existence Voice of America (VOA)
 15. 2003-2004 Institutional Strengthening and Sustainability Building. To strengthen the organisations capacity to become a sustainable development organisation. Enabled the production and airing of ARDA’s flagship radio soaps in 4 languages. The Ford Foundation
 16. 2003 “BOOMERANG” A radio drama series to sensitize Nigerians to violence free politics in Hausa Voice of America (VOA)
    17. 2003 “Ma so ibo e nu,” a feature film A Yoruba motion-picture production by ARDA on civic and voters’ education The US Embassy
    18. 2003 “I am Woman, Deal with it” Live Drama A staged Drama addressing gender inequality on World Women’s Day. The British Council, Lagos
 19. 2002-2003 Chiefoo An Igbo drama serial on Democracy and Good Governance; Eastern region DFID
 20. 2002 Organizing and streamlining community feedback for the Niger Delta Development MASTER PLAN Facilitation of 27 communication workshops in 9 Niger Delta states. Used “agit prop” drama to instigate discussion and analyses of problems and action. Helped to elicit and manage feedback for the development master plan GTZ/NDDC
21. 2001-2003 ‘Rainbow City’ (ep. 157 – 360)‘Asuba Ta Gari’ (ep. 105 – 234)  Continuation of Rainbow City’, ‘Asuba ta Gari’. Pidgin English, Hausa radio drama serials respectively on Democracy and Good Governance, and Human Rights particularly women’s rights. The Ford Foundation
 22. 2001-2003 Ku Saurara (78 Episodes) Hausa radio variety youth program on Adolescent Reproductive health; in the Northern States of Nigeria. JHU/CCP/PACKARD
   23. 2001 Print Pictorial materials Various Pictorial IEC booklets and posters for low-literate audiences on reproductive health information, education and motivation in Hausa, Yoruba, Ebira and Igala Languages. The Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria
   24. 2001 Live drama Performances for Advocacy on Women’s Human Rights 4 Live drama performances to address Women’s rights issues specific to the 3 major ethnic groups in Nigeria and a general gender equality play; Toured with 3 troupes to the regions to perform for legislators  and opinion leaders. Performed for the president, ministers and National Assembly UNICEF and the Federal Ministry for Women.
 25. 2001-2002 ‘Get A Grip’(52 Episodes) Design, Produce and Broadcast Adolescent Reproductive Health Program, a radio variety program in English for adolescents in Lagos, Calabar and Port Harcourt. John D. And Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation
 26. 2000-2002 ‘Rainbow City’ (ep. 53-156)‘Asuba Ta Gari’ and (ep. 27-130)‘Orogojigo’ (ep. 1- 52 Design, Produce and Broadcast ARDA’s flagship long running radio soap opera in 3 languages (Pidgin English, Hausa and Yoruba) on various development themes.-    Carried out capacity building of 25 radio stations spread through out Nigeria.-  Advocacy for Communication freedom-  National script writers’ training workshop-  National conference on Democrati-   zing the Airwaves The Ford Foundation
 27. 2000 – 2001 ‘Village Meeting’ Development Through Radio (DTR) Project for Community women empowerment in the Enugu and Ebonyi States.  Production and Broadcast of 588 hours of Community radio Pro-gram by women, and broadcast of 52 episodes of an Igbo radio serial on the social development of women. WORLDBANKDevelopment Marketplace competition winner
 28. 2001 ‘Neighbours’ A drama series on peaceful coexistence, ethnic and religious tolerance broadcast throughout Nigeria PANOS Institute
 29. 2001 – 2002 WADE IN PROJECT (‘Better Talk’ and ‘Community Talk’)‘Sweet Motherland’ Community Women program for women in Bayelsa and Rivers StatesA drama series on sustainable development and peace in the Niger Delta Democracy & Governance Department of the US Embassy
 30. 2000 ‘Hope Town’ Radio magazine program in 5 Nigerian Languages on Civic education, Democracy and Good Governance. UNOPS/European Union
 31. 1998 – 1999

 ‘Rainbow City’ (episodes 27-52)‘Asuba Ta Gari’ (ep. 1 -26)‘Rainbow City’ (episodes 1-26) Produce and broadcast radio drama serials in Pidgin English , and Hausa respectively on Democracy and Good Governance, Human Rights particularly women’s rights.Designed, Produced and Broadcast 26 Episodes of a civic education radio drama. The Ford FoundationUSIS Nigeria
    32. 1998 Print Pictorial Materials, radio drama and magazine programs Pictorial materials on health services promotion at government facilities; reproductive health education and motivation, English, Hausa and Igbo Petroleum Trust Fund
 33. 1998 ‘Kadara Town’ An audio training kit on gender and development for community groups in Nigeria UNICEF
 34. 1997 ‘Bugga Town’ A series on environmental awareness and education. World Wide Fund For Nature(WWF)/African Communication Network (ACN)
 35. 1996-1998 ‘Abule Ireti’ A Yoruba radio drama series on population and development issues. John D. And Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation
 36. 1996 “Home Sweet Home” Designed and Scripted 13 Episodes of a radio drama on Child Survival topics UNICEF