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#ThrowbackThursday: Which of these Telenovelas was your fave?



It’s Thursday and social media dictates that people reminisce and share past memories online – whether it is through old photos or old trends!

Today for #ThrowbackThursday, we are asking our BellaNaijarians, “Which of these Telenovelas was your fave?”


  1. keke driver

    May 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Definitely Diego and Paloma….Omg Memories
    Passions was also good, who remembers Timi and Tabitha

    • Henroy7

      May 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Timi and Tabitha in Passions. Another lovely series

    • Babycakes

      May 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Passions is my best. I absolutely loved timi

    • keke driver

      May 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Secret of the sand was also my fav back in the day.

  2. A Real Nigerian

    May 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    La Mujer de mi Vida & Maria de los Angeles!!

  3. Fear God...

    May 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Maria De Los Angeles (Jorge De La Rosa, Orquiedia Cordoba Escalante)
    The Rich Also Cry

  4. Henroy7

    May 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Definitely Cuando seas mia (When you are mine) Diego and Paloma love story was on flick. Anger, Jealousy, love, commitment.

  5. ejogene

    May 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Definitely El Cuerpo del Deseo (Second Chance) Isabella and Salvador Hot couple. So sad Lorena Rojas has passed.

  6. Cookie monster

    May 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    La mujer de mi vida!!!

    • Rike

      May 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      The woman of my life!

  7. o

    May 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Definitely Second chance. But if we wanna throw it all the way back, then The Rich also cry.

  8. Archmike

    May 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    My all time favorite will have to be second chance , followed by Diego and paloma then Catalina and sabatian

  9. SoniaPaloma

    May 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Ahhhh what about the one with Rebecca? I used to stay up at night to watch that ish and then discuss it in school with other classmates

    Although I sincerely hated the fact the words did not match the actors mouth, never knew then it was in Spanish and was interpreted in English lol. Many years later, Now i can watch it in its original language lol

    • Henroy7

      May 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Secret of the sands.. Ah Donato, marcus, ruth and rachael

  10. mz_danielz

    May 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Second Chance. Isabella was a hottie abeg, The scene where she told her niece ‘you are weak and the world was not made for weak people’ hit a chord. I tell myself every time ‘the world was not made for weak people’ and I’m reminded never to be the victim.

    • OMOBA

      May 11, 2017 at 11:25 am

      His real name is Mario Cimaro

  11. Temi Ade

    May 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    el nombre del amore (in the name of love) it was so interesting

  12. funmilola

    May 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Maria De Les Angeles , Passions(timi and Tabitha were my mum’s favorites) and second chance…..I and my family never missed these programs. I remember looking forward to discuss each episode in school the following day.
    Please bring back Passions, it was in Passions I learnt oyinbo also practices witchcraft….

  13. June

    May 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Second chanceeeeee!!!!! Salvador’s bodyyyyy!!! HAWTTTTTT!!! The hair !!! The story line !!!!! Abeg!! If I had time !! I would just look myself in one weekend and do a second chance marathon ????

    • June

      May 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      *lock* oh the excitement

  14. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    May 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Cuando seas Mia

  15. Likesand throughthehour glass

    May 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Passions and Days of our lives!!!

  16. Aderonke

    May 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Cuando seas mia (When you are mine) Diego and Paloma

  17. Maxie

    May 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    My Love for El Cuerpo del Deseo (Second Chance) has no bounds… i watched it over and over again.. salvador’s body eeh.. Chim oooo!!

  18. Miss Anoni Moss

    May 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Diego and Paloma 4EVER!!!! This show reminds me of my late sister, whenever there was no electricity the two of us will run like mad to our neighbors house just so we don’t miss any second of this drama. Continue to rest in peace sis, love you always.

  19. Oge

    May 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    hands down, passions .louis was the dream .sigh.too bad it was discontinued

  20. Carina

    May 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Rebecca nko?

  21. Carmen

    May 4, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    The rich also cry.
    Wild rose.(That girl was wild mehn! I totally loved her.)
    No one but you.
    Isaura the slave girl.(was a child then…but i was stuck cos the adults were watching it).
    Passion.(Ah! That chemistry between Sheridan and Luis…I’m not sure I have forgiven AIT for discontinuing showing the series. Biko, whatever happened finally?)

    • mz_danielz

      May 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Was it Wild rose that they had the song ‘rosa amante’, we sha sang it as ‘Rosa, Adamu, dem dey together, Adamu na farmer, Rosa dey sell Maggi, den dey live together for the rest of their lives?
      Chai my days in Command.

    • Puzzles

      May 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Prepare to be heartbroken.
      Luis ended up with Sheridan’s niece, Fancy. Sheridan ended up with Antonio, Luis long-lost elder brother.

      The only couple that ended up together was Ethan and Theresa. Ivy & Sam and Julian & Eve also ended up together.

      Ironically, it was best that AIT stopped it when they did.

      The videos are on YouTube.

    • Franca

      May 5, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      Really. smh! I hate American soaps. Mexican soap is the best they never disappoint

    • Sansarai

      May 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      I was just gonna mention “Isaura the Slave Girl”…still remember the tune of the opening song, lol. Secret of the Sands was also a goodie

  22. m

    May 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I loved second chance, I still watch it I loved Isabella,RIP to her

  23. Fifi

    May 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Rich also cry reminds me of my aunty,if no electricity in her house she would find her way to ours,my mum and her would now use the next hour dissecting what should happen and abuse the villians lol

  24. Puzzles

    May 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Cuando Seas Mia!!!! Paloma is my all time favourite telenovela heroine. Diego my all time favourit hero (heard they dated in real life too.) And i loved Fabian and Barbara. Smart crook and the crazy jealous wife. All time favourite scene was when Paloma beat up Barbara in the restroom!!!! OMG!!! I still watch that scene on YouTube to relive the experience. Lol.

    The Rich Also Cry, Wild Rose, Secret of the Sands are also my favourites. Loved Passions like crazy. Theresa was my favourite. The girl craze for Ethan no be small.

    Camilla is one soap opera where i was more fond of the villian Eduardo than the hero. Eduardo was soo cute. I crushed on the guy.

    Hated Luisa Fernanda for making Carlos Eduardo cry in The Gardener’s Daughter. Only soap opera where i hated the heroine but had no choice but to accept her because the hero loved her. Mtschew!!!

    But i HATED Rebecca. Never seen a set of confused people. The only person i liked was the villain, Princessa. She made me endure the show.

  25. Alterego

    May 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Mine isn’t on this list. Why? ????? I was totally obsessed about The Rich Also Cry. Like, totally.

  26. Henroy7

    May 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Who also remembers “Inspector Bediako” and something Rose?

  27. Pipi

    May 4, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    The gardener’s daughter my mum was obsessed! I think the only one I watched was second chance

  28. A-nony

    May 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    No Telenovela can beat Second Chance (Salvador and Isabella). It was and still is the best. The story line was awesome, the scripting was near-perfect and actors were superb!

    Passions ko, passions ni. I got tired of it. How do you show one scene for two weeks? It was tiring. Thank God AIT stopped showing it.

  29. MamaLee

    May 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    all telenovelas

  30. Truth-be-told

    May 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    The Lady of the rose, No one but you, Secrets of the sand, Maria De Los Angeles, The rich also cry, Wild rose and Isaura.

  31. Mz Titilitious

    May 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Caudo the one that has Paloma and Deigo in it +One chance 😀

  32. MercyI

    May 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I Love, Like This One First Cuando Seas Mia (Paloma & Diego), la hija del jarnero (The Gardeners Daughter), The Second Chance, Then Sebastin & Catalina….#Telemundo_Series

  33. Sunshiney

    May 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Rosa Salvaje (Wild Rose)… My favourite

  34. demash

    May 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    The Rich also cry; Secrets of the Sand and of course Passions…… and my girlfriend (now wife) shared our first real deep kiss while watching an episode of Passions 15 years ago!!!

  35. Eyitayo

    May 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    i love Passion, Paloma and Second Chance.

  36. Yellow sun

    May 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    PASSIONSSSSSSS!!!whatever happened to chad…my crush…gawd! Good times those were…I watched every telenovela except paloma…

    • Puzzles

      May 5, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Chad turned out to be bisexual. He eventually died. And he was actually Alistair Crane’s son by Eve’s sister.

  37. That madegal

    May 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I stopped watching telenovelas because of my obsession with the gardener’s daughter.

  38. Ogbuefi

    May 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Maria de Los Angeles…. The story of Orchelia and Radamos Basanta!!!!!! Goose bumps

  39. salma

    May 5, 2017 at 6:10 am

    la mujer de mi vida all the way baby!!!!!!

  40. Fadesola

    May 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    That is how bellanaija made me remember. I never missed “when you are mine”. At a time my dad was in a different state and my mum had to learn how to record straight from TV to all those video tapes so my dad could binge watch it when he came home during the weekend. Memories o
    I was even punished in school for telling my classmate’s the previous night’s episode. I was making noise . Twas worth it

  41. Franca

    May 6, 2017 at 12:11 am

    No Telenovella could beat when u are mine. Story line cute actors superb. My Paloma. I was re christened Paloma because I didn’t miss any episode you can always count on me for a rerun. Had lots of friends because of that too. It’s the same reason am obsessed with every soap. Now it’s zee world. American soaps are shitty. Who remembers sunset beach meeen lol. My line up when you are mine, second chance, love spell, Theresa monserratt and Alejandro. Secret of the sound. Even Lorenzo’s wife Chaaaaii! Made fun

  42. Adaeze Writes

    May 9, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    When you’re mine. The chemistry between the characters Diego and Paloma left me breathless. I am currently looking for where to get the complete DVD.

  43. Zooaan.

    June 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    SECOND CHANCE (for the mexican telenovela’s)..i was so obsessed with the character salvador sorenza, i even went as far as telling my mum that i was going to marry him when i grow up (she laughed and told me he was already married, i cried ehnn, i even stopped wtaching it for a while) then for the philipinos, THE PROMISE (INA AND ANJELO)…another stalking started, i stalked jericho rosales like say ehn (he played the charecter angelo), guess what he wasnt married then..(lmao).

  44. Rena

    June 23, 2017 at 1:47 am

    The body of Desire is my favorite of the four, because it starred the captivating Mario Cimarro. I first saw him in Pasion de Gavilanes and have been following him since.

  45. _honeybhe_

    November 10, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Wild heart
    When you’re mine
    Second chance
    Gardener’s daughter
    Catalina and Sebastian
    In the name of love

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