Shanty Town is a fast-paced Nollywood crime thriller that tackles the gritty reality of life in Lagos’ shantytowns.
The series follows a group of female sex workers (Mercy Eke, Nancy Isime, and others) as they attempt to escape the brutal rule of a kingpin named Scar (Chidi Mokeme).
Just like the ladies, Scar is not a free man. The scar is subservient to Chief Fernandez (Richard Mofe-Damijo), a wealthy politician whose run for governor necessitates the suspension of some of their unlawful activities. And if that weren’t enough, Scar also has to deal with Dame Dakota (Shaffy Bello). And she’d like to be governor, too. So, using the Chief’s own son, Femi (Mr. P), as bait, she forces Scar to join her in bringing down the Chief.
The story is set against the backdrop of Nigeria’s political scene, as wealthy politicians and criminal underworld figures vie for power and control