Shot on location in Lagos, set in the glittering and dynamic world of film production, Nigeria's most successful soap opera Tinsel marries all the elements of drama, intrigue, romance, deception, betrayal and triumph into one thrilling 'must watch' series.

Now in it's fourth season, Tinsel continues to track the story of two rival film production houses whose fierce battles for box-office dominance sees them taking their rivalry from film-sets to industry boardrooms and everywhere in between.

This drama series centres around the energetic and enigmatic Fred Ade-Williams, founder of Nigeria’s biggest independent film company “Reel Studios” who gets drawn into a battle of wills with daring newcomer Brenda “Nana” Mensah, whose beauty and intelligence is only surpassed by her drive to transform her film company “Odyssey Pictures” into a dominant force.. And she will stop at nothing. Brenda has installed a “weak link” in Fred’s company… a mole, and her exploitation of it sparks off a corporate war that vibrates through the entire film industry.

What starts out as a power struggle between two influential studio owners soon grows disastrously out of control. No one is immune and everything is put to the test as these titans clash and destinies are changed, forever. With so much at stake, will Fred’s refusal to sink to his opponent’s level cost him everything he’s ever held dear?

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Tinsel and AMOF auditions

Calling all aspiring actors and actresses! Tinsel and Africa Magic Original Films want you!
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Tinsel: Abuja meet & greet

The Tinsel fans in Abuja, Nigeria had the time of their lives as they got to hang out with their favourite Tinsel stars.
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Tinsel comes to town

Nigeria! The Tinsel stars are coming to a city near you!
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Tinsel Preview: 11 - 15 May, 2015

Tsav's arrest has everyone in a panic, while Titi gets a surprise visitor.
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Tinsel celebrates 1500th episode

Tune in tonight at 20:30 CAT!
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Tinsel Update: New Angela Dede

One of the key characters on the series, Angela Dede – played by Matilda Obaseki - will be temporarily replaced by Nigerian actress, Theresa Edem.
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Interview: Udoka on playing Tsav on Tinsel

Udoka Oyeka chats with about his love for acting, playing Tsav in Tinsel and his plans for the future.
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Tinsel Update: Life after Fred

Fred Ade Williams' passing sent shock waves throughout Tinsel Town with those left behind having to pick up the pieces and move on with thier lives.
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Tinsel’s Femi shines in new movie

AMVCA nominee directed movie Tunnel is out and it stars Femi Jacobs who is seen on AfricaMagic's Tinsel.
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Epic Moments On Tinsel in 2013

2013 was an eventful year Tinsel Town; we recap some of the year’s biggest story lines.
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Damilola Adegbite

Character: Telema Duke

The beautiful Damilola is an accomplished television  and stage actress. Her first role was in theatre on the famous vagina monologues. Soon after, she did a movie titled Six Hours to Christmas. And now she's firmly set in the Nigerian Entertainment industry, she even won a Best Actress in a TV show Award in 2011, to confirm her arrival.

Damilola has a BSc in Business Administration and she'd love to one day act alongside some of Hollywood's A-Lister's. She loves driving, walking and listening to music!

Telema
Telema is the beauty Queen who fell in love with a waiter. Her whirlwind relationship with Soji suffered major tests when Kwame came into the picture. She's now fully aware of how manipulative Kwame is, and the burning question is -how much longer is she going to ignore the truth?

Funmi Holder

Character: Amaka Okoh

This University of Ibadan graduate has about twenty movies to her credit. Although Funmi graduated with a BSc degree from the University of Ibadan, she says she's always known she wanted to act.

Born and bred in Lagos, Funmi likes to read, listen to music and watch TV when she's not acting.

Her biggest role model is Oprah Winfrey and she'd love to star alongside Angelina Jolie in a movie. And Funmi is so content with playing the role of Amaka on Tinsel she says she'd love to be part of the drama 'til the very last episode.

Amaka:
Amaka is Fred's god daughter, her parents passed away when she was very young. She's recently divorced and became a new mom, a life -long dream. Her joy is tainted by the fact that she knows her son's father was a murderer and a sociopath. That's why she had him killed. Will this former lawyer get away with murder?

Gideon Okeke

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Character: Philip Ade-Williams

Gideon is a Biochemistry graduate who loved the Arts so much that he enrolled for a  Film and Theatre course in New York. Gideon’s television work started  on Big Brother Nigeria as a contestant. He went on to host a show called The Scoop. From then on, movie offers started pouring in. He secured a lead role on Relentless and a supporting role on Ma’ George before auditioning for Tinsel.

Although his future plans include 'conquering' Hollywood and being the ‘go-to' actor in Africa , Gideon says getting a role on Tinsel is one of his career highlights.

Phillip
Philip Ade-Williams is Fred’s only son. His dream is to strengthen the family business. He desires more control of the studio's workings so he can have his way and make less conservative films. Phillip enjoys taking risks and is a ladies man.

Victor Olaotan

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Character: Fred Ade-Williams

Victor has had a fruitful career in broadcasting which has taken him to places like Newark, New York City, Atlanta and New Orleans. He's performed on Broadway and even did a Hollywood movie, Lovestruck.

It's no wonder that Victor had a lead role on Tinsel,  he studied under Nigerian Theatre legends such as Wole Sonyika, Zulu Sofola and Ola Rotimi

In his spare time, Victor swims, plays tennis and football or dance to 80s Disco music. And luckily for all his fans, Victor is here to stay as he's planning to build a mega film studio in Nigeria.

Fred
Fred Ade-Williams is 52 year old well-spoken and well informed widower who had to fend for himself and his younger brother Dan from a young age after the loss of their parents.

The death of his wife is spoken about very softly due to the controversial circumstances under which it happened. They had two children, Philip and Monica.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tinsel: Soji's blindsided







Soji is raring to go on his new video but it looks like he's in for a nasty surprise.
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Tinsel: Suspension for Tsav



Mr Gyan moves a motion for Tsav's immediate suspension as board member at Reel Guardia.
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Tinsel: Prisoner walls



Yaya and Sheila visit Tsav in prison, Tsav makes threats from behind bars to Sheila about getting him out or they all go down.
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Tinsel Preview: 11 - 15 May, 2015

Tsav's arrest has everyone in a panic, while Titi gets a surprise visitor.

Monday 11 May, 2015
Sheila fears she might be next as Tsav gets arrested. Titi is miffed as Maami is determined to stick to her newly acquired Swedish ways. Bimpe wants to know if Soji and Nina are really an item.

Tuesday 12 May, 2015
Soji pays for standing Nina up. Shoshanna makes travel arrangements as Salewa is forced to become Maami’s personal assistant. Tsav suspects it was Sheila who ratted on him.

Wednesday 13 May, 2015
Tsav’s arrest is leaked to the press. Salewa attempts a creative solution to the problems at home. Soji tries to make it up to Nina but not everything goes according to plan.

Thursday 14 May, 2015
Sheila and Yahimba face some tough questions from Sankey and Segun. Salewa and Helen discover that Shoshanna has been spreading lies about them. Soji pitches for a music video directing job.

Friday 15 May, 2015
A surprise visitor turns up at Titi’s doorstep. Bimpe comes to ask Soji for a favour and bumps into Nina. Sheila suspects Amaka is avoiding her and decides to speak with her by all means.
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Tinsel: Waters break



Angela's water breaks while she waits at a restaurant talking to Sheila over the phone
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Tinsel: Sheila for president



Tsav calls a meeting after his hand was twisted and announces that Sheila should be reinstated as company president.
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Tinsel: Caught in a lie



Tsav is finally told of his manipulative ways and told to give up all his power or face being exposed.
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Tinsel: Busted



Philip blows Tsav's cover after some digging and tell's Amaka and Sheila that the name "coach" one of Tsav's associates surfaced after digging around.
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Tinsel celebrates 1500th episode

Tune in tonight at 20:30 CAT!

How time flies! Just yesterday (2008 to be precise)Tinsel went on air for the first time and introduced Africa to an unforgettable cast of characters that have made us laugh, cry and even throw pieces of dinner at the TV. Now, seven years later, Tinsel celebrates a feat many can only dream of: 1500 episodes.

Last night, Jara shone a spotlight on Tinsel and went behind the scenes to talk to the cast and crew, who have made this show the success it is. Tonight, join the rest of the continent to see what turn Tinsel takes. Is the hottest soapie on the box capable of delivering 1500 more? You'll have to keep watching to find out.

Tune into AfricaMagic Showcase ( DStv channel 151) tonight at 20:30 CAT to watch Tinsel.
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Tinsel: Denial tales



Philip denies sleeping with Zaza during his honey moon trip.
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Tinsel: Your mother's daughter

Sheila stands her ground as President of Reel Guardia when a board member suggests Dr. Gyan, take over her position.

Tinsel: Video testimony

Sanki puts pressure on Amaka to do the video testimony and threatens to reopen Amaka's case against Tsav.

Tinsel: Not so secret identity

Tsav and Sheila go through a list of possible suspects for their tormentor and an unlikely person comes out as the prime suspect.

Tinsel: Dropped charges

Amaka agrees to drop all the charges but then the law turns against her, with a promise of reinstating all charges.

Tinsel: High price to pay

The Guardia's secret tormentor demands 20 million dollars to disappear and Amaka leaves Sheila hanging.

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Tinsel: Lagos meet & greet

The Tinsel stars headed to Ikeja City Mall to meet some of the show's fans!

Gallery: Wale Ojo as Nosa on Tinsel

British-Nigerian award winning actor, Wale Ojo has joined the cast of AfricaMagic's hit soap opera, Tinsel! Check him out on set.

The Life & Times Of Fred Ade-Williams

The news that Fred Ade Williams had passed on sent shock waves throughout all of Tinsel Town. Check out this gallery where Fred's time has been chronicled.

#Tinsel1000 hits Victoria Island

The second leg of the #Tinsel1000 autograph session was held in Lagos and the beautiful people of Victoria Island came to show our stars some love.

#Tinsel1000: Autograph Signage, Ikeja

The Tinsel fans in Ikeja came out in their numbers to mingle with their favourite soapie stars!

Gallery: Celebrating #Tinsel1000

As we build up to Tinsel's 1000th episode, we're tuning up the heat a little more to bring you more glitz, more glam and more drama with the beautiful stars of the show.

Osas Ighodaro

Osas Ighodaro has just joined the cast of Tinsel. See snaps of this gorgeous former Miss Black USA.

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Tinsel and AMOF auditions

Calling all aspiring actors and actresses! Tinsel and Africa Magic Original Films want you!
Read More

Tinsel: Abuja meet & greet

The Tinsel fans in Abuja, Nigeria had the time of their lives as they got to hang out with their favourite Tinsel stars.
Read More

Tinsel comes to town

Nigeria! The Tinsel stars are coming to a city near you!
Read More

Tinsel Preview: 11 - 15 May, 2015

Tsav's arrest has everyone in a panic, while Titi gets a surprise visitor.
Read More

Tinsel celebrates 1500th episode

Tune in tonight at 20:30 CAT!
Read More

Tinsel Update: New Angela Dede

One of the key characters on the series, Angela Dede – played by Matilda Obaseki - will be temporarily replaced by Nigerian actress, Theresa Edem.
Read More

Interview: Udoka on playing Tsav on Tinsel

Udoka Oyeka chats with about his love for acting, playing Tsav in Tinsel and his plans for the future.
Read More

Tinsel Update: Life after Fred

Fred Ade Williams' passing sent shock waves throughout Tinsel Town with those left behind having to pick up the pieces and move on with thier lives.
Read More

Tinsel’s Femi shines in new movie

AMVCA nominee directed movie Tunnel is out and it stars Femi Jacobs who is seen on AfricaMagic's Tinsel.
Read More

Epic Moments On Tinsel in 2013

2013 was an eventful year Tinsel Town; we recap some of the year’s biggest story lines.
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