Category Archives: Nigeria Stories

Radio Dramas for Peace in the Sahel

“Rural people don’t have access to many chances in life [and so] these programs allow us to share their problems, successes and needs.”   Writer and producer Haoua Ahmat Nene from Chad specializes in creating dramatic characters and plot lines that instigate attitudinal and behavior change. She works on Equal Access’ radio dramas that are…

Northern Nigeria’s first all-Hausa TV Channel Celebrates Two Years on Air

  “AREWA24 has made us change our behaviors…” On June 28th, AREWA24 the 24/7 all-Hausa language entertainment and lifestyle satellite TV channel, launched and developed by Equal Access celebrated its two-year anniversary.  Since launching on the eve of Ramadan 2014, AREWA24 has established itself as the premier channel for authentic and homegrown Hausa content for…

AREWA24 Programming Wins Viewers’ Choice Award

AREWA24 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award March 5 2016

  On March 7, 2016, AREWA24’s weekly soap opera Dadin Kowa won the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Award from Africa Magic/Multichoice-Nigeria for Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series – Hausa. Executive Producer Salisu Balarabe accepted the award on behalf of the writers, actors, and directors of Dadin Kowa, as well as the rest of the Equal Access-Nigeria…

Helping Girls Rise in Nigeria


Partnering with the international film project Girl Rising, which documents empowering stories of women and girls around the world, Equal Access has drawn on its experience and on-the-ground presence in northern Nigeria to successfully localize the project for a Nigerian audience. In Nigeria, as in each of the countries featured in Girl Rising, men dominate…

EA’s Hausa language TV channel Arewa24 announces new schedules for 2016


January 19, 2016 – Building upon AREWA24’s unprecedented growth in distribution and popularity in Northern Nigeria, the channel and its production studio is launching an ambitious new slate of original Hausa Language programming for 2016. Click here to read the full article.

New 24/7 Free-to-air, Hausa-language Satellite TV Channel Launches in Northern Nigeria on Nilesat


In June 2014, Equal Access to Knowledge Development Initiative (“Equal Access Nigeria”) launched AREWA24, the first Hausa-language free-to-air satellite television channel locally produced by and for northern Nigerians and fully dedicated to the people, cultures and values of northern Nigeria and the Hausa-speaking sub-region. AREWA24 officially launched on June 28 at 6:00 pm local time…