‘Sesame Street’ ventures into Nigeria

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U.S. officials say a Nigerian adaptation of “Sesame Street” will debut later this month in Africa’s most populous country.

The U.S. mission in Nigeria said in a Tuesday statement that the show will debut May 21 on the state-run Nigerian Television Authority. It will be called “Sesame Square” and will air every Saturday and Sunday.

“Sesame Square” features Kami, an inquisitive female Muppet living with HIV and Zobi, a blue Muppet obsessed with yams, a staple food in Nigeria.

Sesame Square is co-produced by the Nigerian production house Ileke Media and the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” Sesame Workshop.

-Associated Press

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