‘Slum King’, the Africa Magic original series starring Tobi Bakre, Idia Aisen, and Hermes Iyele, is set to debut on October 8.
The series is produced by Chinenye Nworah, the producer of ‘Shanty Town’ and directed by Dimeji Ajibola.
‘Slum King’ is an intriguing story of Edafe ‘Majemijesu’ Umukoro, who witnessed the massacre of his family by armed robbers at age eleven.
Trapped in the cycle of guilt and trauma, the series takes us on Edafe’s journey from a disturbed tout in the slums to becoming Maje, the charismatic king of the slums.
The film features other prominent actors such as Teniola Aladese, Olarotimi Fakunle, Elvina Ibru, Bolaji Ogunmola, Sonia Irabor, Gideon Okeke, and Jidekene Achufusi.
‘Slum King’ will air weekly on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151 and GOtv Supa+ channel 12) at 8 pm on Sunday.
In a statement on Thursday, Busola Tejumola, MultiChoice Nigeria’s executive head of content and West Africa Channels, described the series as a “story of redemption”.
“It is the first of its kind for Africa Magic in a while, pulling together both star power and incredible storytelling,” she said.
“Our viewers will find that they relate with the characters and feel similar emotions as they get to know them.
“In celebration of Africa Magic at 20, we present our viewers with a gift of the tiering down of our Africa Magic Showcase channel to DStv Compact package and GOtv Supa+ from the 1st of October, giving everyone the opportunity to watch the Slum King.”
Speaking on the series, Chichi Nworah said it is “incredibly unique and exciting”, adding that viewers will be able to pick a few life lessons.
“This show will spotlight some of the biggest issues in major slums in many metropolitan cities, the traumas that lead people to become who they are in future and crazy love triangles,” Nworah said.
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