Chude Jideonwo, host of the viral talk show #withchude and award-winning film director has officially announced the release of his new docu-series, ‘Is It Your Money?’

He announced it with a post on his social media platform on Tuesday, 25 June 2024. The blockbuster documentary, already hailed as West Africa’s biggest budget documentary was shot across the United States, the United Kingdom and Nigeria and features exclusive interviews with officials of the FBI, the MET Police and the EFCC – with exclusive access to witnesses and investigators, never-seen-before footage and new revelations from the investigation and prosecution of the case. “It also features an exclusive conversation with Diezani Alison-Madueke herself,” said Eromo Egbejule, West Africa correspondent for the Guardian and senior producer on the project. “The first time she is speaking to the media about her case in eight years.”

According to Jideonwo, in his statement accompanying the teaser release: “Over the past two years, a 100+-member team has been working quietly on the most ambitious documentary project from our dear country and across the region. Shot across 3 countries, covering 8 cities, we traced confirmed and alleged loot across 15 jurisdictions. How did West Africa’s most powerful woman become its most wanted international fugitive? Is this Nigerian corruption? Or is this in fact British and American corruption? We are presenting the definitive story.”

The teaser:

Key credits

Directed by: Chude Jideonwo

Produced by: Judith Audu, Eromo Egbejule and Chude Jideonwo

Associate Producers: Bolu Akindele, Stephen Kobams, Opeyemi Todah and Biola Olaore

Story and Technical Consultant: Nodash Adejuyigbe

Director of Photography: Sanmi Adeola

Editors: Micheal ‘Amapslamist’ Akinrogunde, Bolanle Janet Jegede, Damilare Adeeso, Ayoife Oni and Pelumi Akintomiwa

Executive Producers: Chude Jideonwo, Mfon Ekpo, ‘Yemi Adamolekun, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde and Capital Film Productions

Sales and Distribution Consultant: Moses Babatope

Legal Consultants: Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and Abraham Thompson & Co/AO&O LP

Funded by: The MacArthur Foundation

“This teaser officially heralds what we have spent the past three years building, a first-of-its-kind media tech company,, inspired by the singular vision of the Oprah Winfrey Network”, Jideonwo added. “ is a multi-platform factual film and series studio and niche streamer producing viral talk shows, documentaries and films telling stories from across Nigeria and Africa that enable the mind, heart and spirit. It will be Africa’s streaming platform inspired by a singular voice. Formal announcements coming soon.”