Migration is one of the most challenging issues currently facing Nigeria. It refers to change of residence within or over national boundaries; it can be internal or international. However, the focus of this paper is on international migration with particular interest on the use of illegal routes. The media, in varied forms have represented the menace of illegal migration as a way to curb further growth and control existing processes. One of such measures is Superstory's Itohan, a television serial. An analysis of the serial reveals a narrative of subtle persuasion that highlights the risks of following irregular migration routes while also raising awareness about opportunities available to Nigerians. Itohan does not only deal with individual immigrant's narratives but delves into the rules responsible for their indignities. The contending forces of disconnect at the family level and societal expectation/pressure which forms the discourse of Itohan dictate that curbing migration should start at the family level. The paper submits that the coercion, intimidation and abuse often faced by victims of illegal migration has a way of ensuring the individual adapts to vices and adopt same as acceptable with the consequence of facing a battle for identity while living in self-denial.
Keywords: Globalisation, Media, Migration,
Narratives, Slavery, Superstory, Itohan
Ekpe, B. (2021). The Media and Migration Narratives: The Case of Superstory's Itohan. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-media-and-migration-narratives-the-case-of-superstory-s-itohan
Ekpe, Bassey "The Media and Migration Narratives: The Case of Superstory's Itohan" Afribary. Afribary, 26 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-media-and-migration-narratives-the-case-of-superstory-s-itohan. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.
Ekpe, Bassey . "The Media and Migration Narratives: The Case of Superstory's Itohan". Afribary, Afribary, 26 Dec. 2021. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-media-and-migration-narratives-the-case-of-superstory-s-itohan >.
Ekpe, Bassey . "The Media and Migration Narratives: The Case of Superstory's Itohan" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-media-and-migration-narratives-the-case-of-superstory-s-itohan