Hot TV show: Kids Say the Darndest Things Nigeria

Hot TV show: Kids Say the Darndest Things Nigeria

There’s a hot new show in town, and it is called Kids Say the Darndest Things Nigeria.

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If you are looking for a funny, wholesome TV programme suitable for family viewing, then you should check out Kids Say the Darndest Things Nigeria.

The Kids Say the Darndest Things Franchise is owned by CBS in the United States. The Nigerian version of the show is based on the US model. The show is also popular in Italy, Australia and Singapore.

The host of the show asks the children on the panel some unrehearsed questions, and the kids’ unrehearsed answers are always hilarious!

Who is the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things Nigeria?

You may be wondering where you’ve met the host Tony Okungbowa. He is no stranger to television screens. His face is familiar because he had previously worked for The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a DJ. Ellen loves to dance to some upbeat music on her show, and Tony Okungbowa got to dance with her during his time as the in-house disc jockey.

Okungbowa loves his new gig as the host of Kids Say the Darndest Thing Nigeria. He believes that beyond the humour, parents can learn from their children. He also loves that kids are getting the encouragement to take centre stage.

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When did Kids Say the Darndest Things start in Nigeria

The first episode of the show aired on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Incidentally, the show debuted on Fathers’ Day, showing on DSTV and AIT.

What are the questions on the show?

The format of the show goes thus: the host asks the kids questions in areas like politics, family relationships, sports, nature, spirituality, and other general stuff. The questions are not rehearsed in advance, and the kids are encouraged to answer earnestly.

The atmosphere is friendly and fun. The parents sit nearby in the audience and laugh along with everyone whenever the kids say something funny.

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Epic moments on Kids Say the Darndest Things Nigeria

Host: If you became the president, what would you do differently?
Esther, seven years old: I’ll make Nigeria a safer place by bringing in more types of candy

Host: What would you like to be when you grow up?
Onyinye, 7: I’ll start out as a medical doctor then work as a fashion designer till l die

Host: Do you want a boyfriend?
Nkechi, 10: Nope
Host: Would you accept to date a boy if he gave you your favourite stuff?
Nkechi: I’ll take the gifts, thank him very well and then say bye-bye

Host: What does ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ mean?
Ola, 8: It means when you go out you to come home by 9 o’ clock

Host: So Emmanuella, do you have a boyfriend?
Emmanuella, 10: No, do you?

How to get your kids on KSDT

If you want your kids to participate, you’ll have to attend the auditions. The show organisers usually announce audition dates for upcoming seasons. KSDT Nigeria wants kids who are funny, smart and have huge personalities.


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Written by

Julie Adeboye