‘On the real’ a new youth drama series debuts
Urban TV channel, Ebonylife TV, dedicated to telling the full range of African stories as they have never been told before recently held the announcement party of its newest TV series, On The Real, at The Fahrenheit Loft, Oniru, Victoria Island.
The new series operates a unique format of combining pseudo reality cum drama and incorporates running commentary by all cast members. It follows the lives of five young Nigerian reality TV stars, who are brought together by an obnoxious TV executive.
Created and produced by Temidayo Abudu, written by Tamara Aihie, and directed by Tosin Coker, On The Real has amongst its cast Ini Dinma Okojie as Faridah, Funto Angel Johnson as Wana, David Jones as Lolu, Akah Nnani as Efosa and Nancy Isime as Amaka.
For the producer, Abudu, “On the Real sees fictional characters living in the real world — Lagos. They represent parts of youth culture that people can relate to — the way they speak, dress and their lifestyle. The show is all relatable and familiar, but packaged in a unique format that I have yet to come across on television,” she said.
Amaka adds, “As people watch, I believe they will question themselves, our society and culture. It will make people confront their realities and speak out on them. The cast and crew on this project have been amazing and have shown nothing but pure talent and professionalism. I look forward to seeing this new generation of actors become regular faces on television screens in Nigeria and all over the world.”
The ambiance and décor at the launch party provided guests such as DJ Caise, B.O.J, O.C Ukeje, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Debbie Collins and many others the opportunity to unwind, mingle and party with the cast of the series while enjoying cocktails provided by Ciroc. The party sponsored by Accelerate TV and Samsung.
Strongly rooted in Africa but connecting to a global audience through a shared identity and common values, EbonyLife TV prides itself as Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network for premium homegrown entertainment content.
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