Coming up on Battleground this January 2021:
Friday 1 January 2021
Kolade’s disappearance causes severe panic. Dr. Kalu, Danlami and Okiemute are desperate for Kolade to remember their plan. Hadiza pulls a move to discredit Kolade.
Teni and Mayowa try to keep each other away for entirely different reasons. Adaora’s acceptance is explained when her alternate plan is revealed.
Saturday 2 January 2021
Adaora has a backup plan that involves Danlami and she pays him a visit. Meanwhile Danlami gets served.
Danlami has to deal with his legal situation. Adaora pays Danlami another visit and takes him out. Hadiza’s antenna is up. Chichi catches Hosu using up house resources.
Sunday 3 January 2021
Hadiza makes travel plans, leaving the coast clear. Onajite catches Hosu at her side gig. Hosu has another idea that involves Chichi.
Chichi and Hosu go out but get caught. It ends unexpectedly well for Hosu. Adaora and Danlami come close to getting caught. Adaora suffers some embarrassment.
Monday 4 January 2021
The General gets an unsettling visitor. Cissy decides to prepare a treat for Kolade and Onajite sets her up. Ola does not find Cissy at work where she should be. Hosu goes to school.
Vyhutu mourns Hosu’s departure. Cissy and Adaora have a face-off. Tanko makes Danlami an offer.
Tuesday 5 January 2021
Danlami continues being pressured to accept Tanko’s proposal. Adaora warns Dr. Kalu to rein Cissy in. Sophie makes a play for The General.
The General pays Dr. Kalu a visit. Mayowa reacts to seeing that Cissy has become a fixture in his home. Kolade’s reaction to Mayowa’s return shocks him.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Moshood and Sophie argue. Kolade asks Adaora some unsettling questions. Adaora gains an unlikely ally, but then happens on a scene that tattoos itself on her memory.
Adaora puts her plans in motion. The media goes after Cissy. Sophie recruits an oblivious Chichi. The general reminds Kolade of his debt.
Thursday 7 January 2021
Kolade tries desperately to remember the debt alluded to by the General. Cissy apologizes to Adaora. Adaora acquires yet another ally. Danlami confronts Kolade.
Kolade discovers a hidden safe. Chichi finally calls Sophie’s bluff. Mayowa has to make a choice, to help Kolade regain his memory or not. Danlami gives Kolade some shocking news.
Friday 8 January 2021
Vyhutu goes against Onajite. Adaora’s actions force Danlami to set up a press conference. Hadiza sets Adaora up to receive a stunning blow.
Kolade finally has reason to exhale when his health takes a final turn. Sophie and Vyhutu set Onajite up. Sophie finds something suspicious regarding Onajite.
Saturday 9 January 2021
Okiemute gives Kolade the full briefing on Kolade’s family while he was in coma. Sophie is confused on the whereabouts of her planted necklace.
Cyril is arrested again. Cissy begins to assert herself in the wake of Kolade’s public acknowledgment. Sophie is curious about a document belonging to Onajite.
Sunday 10 January 2021
Sophie’s suspicions concerning Onajite are strengthened. The General’s partners go into hiding. Emeka helps Teni out of a tight spot. Tanko sets Cissy up.
Ripples in BBP from Cissy’s blunder. Cissy is sued. Kolade and Peter agree to get the wedding plans back on track. Eddy reports that the General is dead but his claim is refuted.
Monday 11 January 2021
Ola proves himself a shrewd lawyer. Cyril calls Emeka out on his hypocrisy. Peter insists Michael return. The General is on a revenge mission. Cissy receives a shock from Kolade.
Cissy is sent packing; Onajite celebrates. Kolade might know what Adaora has been up to with Danlami. Kolade warns Emeka off of Teni. Dame Sally takes Kolade’s bait.
Tuesday 12 January 2021
Adaora lets Cissy into the house. Dr. Kalu orders Emeka to stop seeing Teni. Kolade charges Dr. Kalu to send Cissy away. The General visits Dame Sally in her hideout.
Kolade courts Adaora. Mayowa adds his note of displeasure to Teni and Emeka’s romance. Kolade’s well-laid plans go in an unexpected direction and The General changes the rules.
Wednesday 13 January 2021
The General cripples Kolade. Emeka gives Teni an ultimatum if she wants to be with him. Kolade puts his next plan to protect his family in motion. Lara receives unusual visitors.
Lara hears some unsettling truths about her company. Household staff are puzzled about the new security detail. Emeka is heartbroken when Teni does not show up.
Thursday 14 January 2021
Kolade informs his family about the threat. Hadiza shows Danlami something that casts suspicion on Kolade. Emeka hurts Teni in retaliation of her perceived rejection.
Teni receives comfort from an unlikely source, Cissy. Kolade learns that The General is Ola’s client. Ola tells Cissy and Ayo about the threat. Sandra pressures Michael to return home.
Friday 15 January 2021
Kolade makes a very serious demand on Mayowa. Adaora is made to believe that the Bhadmus-Ige William marriage is the only hope of keeping the family safe. Emeka comes in search of Teni.
Mayowa teams up with Danlami against Kolade. The Ige-Williams’ come to dinner but things go awry. Cissy and Ayo prepare to travel. Cyril reveals a shocking secret to Ayo.
Saturday 16 January 2021
Ola sends Cissy and Ayo ahead to PH. The General asks Ola to make a choice. Things take a surprising turn at BBP. Teni tracks Emeka down to his flat. Meanwhile, Michael returns.
Mama Egba explains her absence. The family react to Kolade’s ousting. Cissy remains furious about her abduction. Emeka and Teni enjoy some post-coital bonding.
Sunday 17 January 2021
Micheal reveals where he was to Teni. Teni doesn’t know how to deal with the new him. Hadiza tries to advise Danlami on the way forward. Okiemute gets Kolade to assent to their next plan.
Kolade worries about Moshood’s not returning. Teni finds out Emeka knew about Michael’s mental illness. Teni and Michael's parents try to rejig the wedding plans.
Monday 18 January 2021
Hadiza gives Danlami the cold facts about his position. Cyril and Emeka try to save their sweethearts. Sophie approaches The General. Kolade receives a long awaited call from Moshood.
Kolade schemes on how he can negotiate Moshood’s release. Mazi Ibe refuses to cooperate with Hadiza. Michael makes a surprising gesture towards Teni and Abiks incites suspicion.
Tuesday 19 January 2021
The family and staff react to news of Moshood’s death. Adaora reveals the extent of the debt owed The General to Teni and Mayowa. Kolade makes a desperate move to approach The General.
Kolade enquires about Ayo’s relationship with Cyril, while avoiding Moshood’s wife. Ayo breaks down over Moshood, leaving Mayowa feeling awkward. They bond. Dr. Kalu has hot words for Kolade.
Wednesday 20 January 2021
The staff & family find out that Moshood is alive. Peter tries to get Michael to call off the wedding. Kolade forces Cyril to bring him to The General where he makes an unusual proposition.
Kolade and Cissy make peace. Cissy confronts Onajite with her suspicions concerning Kolade. Hadiza gives Ejiro a chance. The General makes his move against Danlami on behalf of Kolade.
Thursday 21 January 2021
Peter Ige-Williams takes matters into his own hands. Mayowa tries to acquire a weapon. Danlami is ousted as CEO and Kolade names an unlikely candidate to replace Danlami.
Okiemute pays Ola a visit that can be described as a fishing expedition. Cissy regrets the situation she’s put her children in. Ayo tries to tell Cissy that Kolade’s coma was faked.
Please note: Battleground moves to a new timeslot of 21h30 from 22 January and becomes one episode a day. This is to accommodate the start of two new novelas: Enakhe at 20h00 and Riona at 20h30. More on these to follow but in the meantime, let’s continue with Battleground…
Friday 22 January 2021
Onajite is accosted by Sophie on her “walk of shame” from Kolade’s study. Ola goes to Lara for advice. Danlami’s lethargy after his ouster as CEO irritates Hadiza. A staff member resigns.
Saturday 23 January 2021
Cissy confides in Dr. Kalu about Kolade’s unfaithfulness. Teni and Michael reminisce about the good old days of their relationship. Teni confronts Kolade of his continued rejection of Emeka.
Sunday 24 January 2021
Emeka visits Teni and proposes, she run away with him. Chichi assumes Onajite is borrowing money from Sophie. Tanko apologizes to Hadiza about betraying Danlami.
Monday 25 January 2021
Kolade makes Sophie an offer if she stops blackmailing Onajite. Tanko reveals what he really wants from Hadiza. Staff make bets on which of the Teniolas will be made CEO.
Tuesday 26 January 2021
Kolade clears the air on who the new CEO of BBP is. Reactions follow. Kolade assures his family that the threat of The General is gone now they’re in cahoots.
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Danlami blames Hadiza for Tanko’s boldness. Teni and Adaora worry about how Mayowa feels about Kolade’s picking Teni over him. Teni is prepped for her first press conference as CEO.
Thursday 28 January 2021
Ayo gloats over Teni’s botched interview while blaming Ola for letting the CEO position go to Teni. Danlami regrets his role in setting Teni up. Cissy hatches a plan to get Kolade.
Friday 29 January 2021
Ayo finds a way out of the mansion. Teni flouts Kolade’s first instruction to her as CEO. Cyril alerts Emeka on an impending danger from The General. The General alerts Kolade.
Saturday 30 January 2021
Kolade tries to locate Teni before The General gets to her. Mayowa takes matters into his own hands regarding Cyril. Ola goes looking for Lara but a shock awaits him.
Sunday 31 January 2021
Ola grapples with the double tragedy of the family shooting and Lara’s death. Teni and Emeka’s stalker is revealed. The General poses a riddle and sets a new deadline.
Battleground airs on Novela Magic from Mondays to Sundays at 20h00 and 20h30 with repeats throughout the day until 22 January when it moves to 21h30 with one episode a day.