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John Njamah set to direct My Flatmates

By Geraldine Akutu   |   08 January 2017   |   1:46 am
John Njamah

John Njamah

John Njamah is a top-notch director in the television and film industry. He is an actor, director, writer and content producer. In the past 10 years, he has had his hands in at least six out of every 10 television drama series as a director. His TV drama credit reads like this: Fuji House of Commotion, Tinsel, Living In Lagos, Solitair, Casino, Emerald, Tide and so on. A few months ago, he was in Abidjan for content exhibition market and got a few deals afterwards to produce for StarTimes.

Currently, Njamah has Flatmates to direct, according to him, “I am off to Calabar to shoot two commissioned short films and My Flatmates. My hands are tied into a lot of things. I was out of the country when I got a text from Kayode Peters. He wanted to know if I was working on anything at that time and asked that we meet. He later explained what they are working on. I liked the idea at once and further got hooked when I came back into the country and met with the series’ producer and the executive producers.”

He informed that My Flatmates is a revival of the Flatmates of old by Kayode Peters and Basket Mouth, for Barons World Entertainment. “It has amazing actors and comedians and it’s trending because a lot people can’t wait to watch it,” he said. “Starring in it are Bright Okpocha (Basket Mouth), Steve Onu (Yaw), Okey Bakassi, Buchi the comedian, Emmanuel Ikubese, Scarlet Sotade, Wofai and Rekiya Yusuf.”


On why he is more into drama, Njamah said, “I’m first and foremost a storyteller and long term drama series affords me that opportunity to tell my stories visually and see things unfold with every passing episode. Once in a while, I fall back to direct movies if the script is right.”


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