'Sesame Street' adaptation to debut in Nigeria

May 10, 2011 9:57:59 AM PDT
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.