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’s Femi shines in new movie

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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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Tinsel: Brenda accepts Kwame’s death

Tinsel Town has been very busy of late with the hostage drama finally ending at Reel Studios to Kwame’s untimely death.
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Minute by Minute Tinsel update

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Vote for Chuks and Ene’s baby name

The search for Chuks’ and Ene’s baby name has been resulted in four names very creative names from our Twitter followers using the #Tinselbaby.
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Choose Chuks and Ene’s baby’s name

Tinsel’s Chuks and Ene are offering you an opportunity to choose a special name for their bundle of joy! Here's how...
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Auditions: Tinsel’s next star

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


18 Apr: Episode 1236

Bash fires Greg and Greg breaks up with Bimpe.

Odyssey staff pressure Angela to make a public statement about the copycat crimes.

Omar has lunch with Yaya and Yahimba. Laide tries to seize one of the Ade Williams properties.
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17 Apr: Episode 1235

Yahimba tells Yaya to invite Omar over for Easter lunch.

Lola finds out that Bash is not Bimpe’s uncle and tells Bash.

Waziri tells Sankey that she is now in charge of the Barber case.

Laide and Chief Akinpelu try to stop Sheila and Philip from getting their petition from the judge. The Barber strikes again.
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16 Apr: Episode 1234

Bimpe finds out that Lola is influencing Bash to cut the budget of the film they are producing, and does some sabotaging of her own.

Sheila and Philip see a judge about getting access to Fred’s accounts.

Laide tries to get information out of Freddy.

The staff at Odyssey worries about airing new episodes of the new TV series in light of the copycat crimes.

Sankey goes rogue, investigating the copycat crime.
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15 Apr: Episode 1233

Lola meets Bash when she crashes a meeting of Bash, Bimpe and Greg.

Angela’s party is ruined on account of the copycat crime. Sheila and Yaya have a bit of a breakthrough as they swap childhood stories.
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14 Apr: Episode 1232

Brenda is furious at losing sponsors to Angela.

Salewa is upset that Titan is back in town but didn’t tell her.

The Ade Williams compromise their stance a little with Laide.

A victim is found – an eerily familiar act of violence has been committed.
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11 Apr: Episode 1230

Angela has sponsors interested in her TV show.

Charles and Nnenna go out on a date, encouraged by Angela.

The Ade Williams’ lawyer agrees to petition the judge on the family’s behalf to get access to Fred’s assets.

Salewa begs for and gets a second chance of a makeup test from Prof. Kwasu.

Laide and Chief Akinpelu come to shake things up again at the Ade Williams house.


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10 Apr: Episode 1229

Sheila goes to see Yahimba about Yaya.

Salewa misses an important test because she and the other party goers were detained by the police.

Angela’s TV show airs and is a success. Angela sets Charles up with Nnenna.

Philip finds out that Eddie is Caesar’s lawyer.

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09 Apr: Episode 1228

Yahimba punishes Yaya for not obeying her orders.

Salewa agrees to let Shoshanna have a party in Chuks’ flat, the party gets out of hand.

Delmwa realizes she is being used by Brenda to fight Angela.

Laide is bailed out by Caesar during the interrogation.
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08 Apr: Episode 1227

Delmwa settles in at Black Ananse.

Shoshanna’s plans to organize a rave are dashed, so she asks to use Chuks’ flat instead.

Chief Akinpelu and Laide level level accusations at Sheila and Philip.

Laide is taken for questioning by the police.

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07 Apr: Episode 1226

Angela’s screening is a success but Delmwa announces that she is leaving Odyssey.

Greg starts messing up at work as he struggles to juggle Scope with Bash’s film production.

Yaya acts cool towards Philip.

Chief Akinpelu returns to the Ade Williams house with Laide.
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Tinsel 16 Apr: Lola Meets Bash

Lola meets Bash when she crashes a meeting of Bash, Bimpe and Greg. Angela’s party is ruined on account of the copycat crime. Sheila and Yaya have a bit of a breakthrough as they swap childhood stories.

Tinsel 15 Apr: Cobra Ditches Brenda

Angela has sponsors interested in her TV show. The Ade Williams’ lawyer agrees to petition the judge on the family’s behalf to get access to Fred’s assets.

Tinsel 14 Apr: Brenda Loses To Angela

The Ade Williams compromise their stance a little with Laide. Brenda is furious at losing sponsors to Angela.

Tinsel 10 April: Sweet Success For Angela

Angela’s TV show airs and is a success. Angela sets Charles up with Nnenna. Philip finds out that Eddie is Caesar’s lawyer.

Tinsel 09 April: Delmwa's Brenda Pawn

Delmwa realizes she is being used by Brenda to fight Angela.

Tinsel 08 Apr: Chief Akinpelu The Tyrant

Chief Akinpelu and Laide level accusations at Sheila and Philip.

Tinsel 07 Apr: Brenda Sabotages Angela

Brenda sabotages Angela's screening with potential investors.

Tinsel 02 Apr: Shiela Asks For Freds Will

Shiela Asks For Freds Will. Brenda is invited to Angela's pilot screening.

Tinsel 01 Apr: Yaya Taunts Sheila

Chief Akinpelu continues to stir up trouble while Sheila desperately tries to raise cash.

Tinsel 27 Mar: Angela asks Brenda For Help

Brenda laughs at Angela's plea for help. Sheila has some trouble with her in-laws

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#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.

Tinsel's transformations

See how some of your favourite characters have transformed over the seasons.

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Tinsel’s Femi shines in new movie

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Read More

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Read More

Tinsel: Brenda accepts Kwame’s death

Tinsel Town has been very busy of late with the hostage drama finally ending at Reel Studios to Kwame’s untimely death.
Read More

Minute by Minute Tinsel update

Wedding bells, altar ego’s and hard time in prison are all what describe what is happening on Tinsel lately.
Read More

Vote for Chuks and Ene’s baby name

The search for Chuks’ and Ene’s baby name has been resulted in four names very creative names from our Twitter followers using the #Tinselbaby.
Read More

Choose Chuks and Ene’s baby’s name

Tinsel’s Chuks and Ene are offering you an opportunity to choose a special name for their bundle of joy! Here's how...
Read More

Minute by Minute Tinsel Update

If you have missed out on what’s been happening on Tinsel, don’t worry because here is an update.
Read More

Auditions: Tinsel’s next star

Tinsel is looking for its next big star, could that be you? Come down to Protea Leadway Hotel. 1, Mogambo Close, Maryland Estate - Maryland, Lagos at 08:00 am on Friday the 12th July and Saturday the 13th of July.
Read More

Tinsel catch up

With Masters back behind bars, Salewa getting into cat fights on campus and Yahimba being exposed for the she devil she is one has to wonder what else could happen on Tinsel?
Read More

Minute by minute Tinsel update

Here's what's been happening on Tinsel over the past two weeks.
Read More

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