Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni, says a theatre is currently being built for film premieres in Ife.


The monarch spoke at the private screening of ‘Wura’, the streamer Showmax’s first Nigerian original telenovela.

The movie event was recently held at the Ooni’s palace in Osun state in the presence of the monarch’s wives.


The monarch said the theatre will be used to raise funds for less privileged students who want to go into acting.

“I’m very passionate about anything that has to do with the youth. Currently, in Ife, we’re building a theatre for us to be able to host premieres and Wura is the maiden series we’ll be using to implement this,” the Ooni said.

“We will use the platform to raise funding for NGOs and less privileged students who want to go into the movie industry.”


Among those who attended the screening are Nollywood actors and stars of the project including Scarlet Gomez, Yomi Fash-Lanso, and Ego Iheanacho; the producer Rogers Ofime; and other members of the cast and crew.

Wura consists of 260 episodes. It features Carol King, Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome, and Lanre Adediwura.

Speaking on the storyline, the Ooni of Ife said: “I’m convinced that it will be a hit. The story is very well scripted and that’s the typical determination you find in any Nigerian.

“It’s a show that will impact society not only in Ife. I look forward to watching the rest of it because it’s very obvious that it’s a series that will address a lot of societal ills and will engage the citizenry as a whole.”


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