Obi Emelonye premieres Heart And Soul on Africa Magic
The television series, which starts at 5.30pm and would run every weekday, was shot under the Obi Emelonye Foundations’ ‘50-50 Legacy Project,’ an initiative to offer budding talents in Nigeria the opportunity to join the film and television industry.
Emelonye said as part of the premiere, interested young Nigerians would be availed the opportunity to join the industry when they engage with the television series on social media.
The director of the box office hit, Last Flight To Abuja, also disclosed that the series started with a string of film workshops in Lagos and had enlisted about 100 youths to take part in the filming as actors and crew members, with the aim of giving their aspirations the needed boost.
He noted: “When my twin brother and I turned 50, we thought of how we could give back to society in our various fields. This is the result. I am doing mine through television and I am interested in giving the opportunity to young Nigerians to realise their dreams in the audio-visual industry, since it is usually difficult for young people to get that very first opportunity.”
Starring Anthony Monjaro, Adekola Amoo, Phoenix Ezendu and many new acts selected from the film workshop, the series follows the story of a returning Dr. Sydney, who discovers that for a people whose beliefs are steeped in pervasive spiritualism, there is more to every sickness and indeed every cure that cannot be explained through medical science.
Comparable to classic medical dramas, such as ER, Casualty and Scrubs, Heart And Soul has been described by critics as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ set in Lagos with African mystery.
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