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A satirical comedy drama, inspired by true events, about a Nigerian couple, who abandons successful careers back home in Nigeria and migrates into the UK as HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS.

LODGERS details the high hopes and expectations of HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS against the backdrop of frustrations and constraints experienced by third world migrants living in cosmopolitan London.

LODGERS seeks to explore via comedy, and light-hearted humour, the impacts of government schemes and policies, and the effect it has in the lives of the Migrants.

Writer/Director: Keni Ogunlola
Producer: Naimat Timson
Executive Producer: Nosa Obayiuwana
Production: Ecinema’LIVE Studios
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Satire
No of Episodes: Six+
Duration: 23 minutes

*HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANT PROGRAMME (HSMP) was a scheme introduced by the British government in 2002, and was designed to keep the UK open to the best and brightest. It was an immigration category for entry into the UK for successful people all over the world, with sought-after skills. It has since been discontinued and replaced by the new TIER SYSTEM.


…funny but thought provoking

Cecile GerardinHead of Drama, Canal+ International

…great job with a difficult subject, and it was lovely too that you’d approached it with such wit. Lovely script.

Ellain CollinsActing Head of Drama, BBC

…I really like the concept

Biola AlabiFounder, Biola Alabi Media

…Very cleverly written

Sioux SharpProducer, ITV

…really enjoyed it! Made me think and chuckle at the same time - always a good thing

Ellen TaylorWriter, Coronation Street, ITV