Tobi Bakre set to lead new crime series" Slum King".
In its most recent original 10-part limited drama series, “Slum King,” Africa Magic is delving deeply into the streets and. Dissecting the psyches, drama, challenges, and ambitions of young men who rule over the slums of major metropolises.
Tobi Bakre, a two-time AMVCA ‘Best Actor’ winner, is the star of the all-star cast in the October 8 premiere of “Slum King.” Produced by Chinenye Nworah (Shanty Town) and directed by Dimeji Ajibola (Wura), the cast also includes AMVCA Trailblazer winner. Teniola Aladese, Olarotimi Fakunle, Idia Aisien, Elvina Ibru, Hermes Iyele, Bolaji Ogunmola, Sonia Irabor, Gideon Okeke, Jidekene Achufusi, and more.
The compelling tale of Edafe ‘Majemujesu’ Umukoro, who was 11 years old when he witnessed his family being murdered by armed thieves, is told in Slum King. Unfortunately, he neglected to lock the front door, allowing the burglars access to his family’s residence. Apathetic Edafe becomes ambitious as a result of tragic occurrences, detesting his poor position and developing a hunger for power. ‘Slum King’ follows Edafe’s path from a disturbed tout in the slums to Maje, the charismatic king of the slums, as he becomes enmeshed in the cycle of guilt and trauma.
Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, commented on the series in the following way: “We are particularly happy for our viewers to witness Slum King since it’s the first of its sort for Africa Magic. In a while, drawing together both star power and fantastic storytelling. Many of our viewers will discover that they identify with the characters and experience similar emotions as they come to know them because Slum King is a narrative of redemption. The tiering down of our Africa Magic Showcase channel to the DStv Compact package and GOtv Supa+ starting on October 1st is a gift we are providing to our viewers in honor of Africa Magic turning 20. This will allow everyone to enjoy the Slum King,
Slum King will premiere on October 8 and will then air every Sunday on Africa Magic Showcase. Maje’s (Tobi Bakre’s) path to successfully securing his ‘king of the slums’ crown and title will be followed in the. Television series the show will reveal new details about Maje, his neighborhood, and the numerous power. Struggles every week.
“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 the future, and crazy love triangles,” said Chichi Nworah, the series producer. I’m confident that viewers will enjoy watching the show as much as the cast, which includes Tobi, Sonia, Idia, and. Olarotimi as well as Gideon, Jidekene, Marykeyz, Bolaji, and everyone else.