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Olisakwe, Idada, Ezeano Billed to Create Studiocanal’s Action Epic Drama, “Agoodjie”

Olisakwe, Idada, Ezeano Billed to Create Studiocanal’s Action Epic Drama, “Agoodjie”

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Agoodjie is planned to be shot in Benin, Nigeria and South Africa.

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Acclaimed Nigerian writers, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Jude Idada, and Adachioma Ezeano, have been billed to create Studiocanal’s new action epic drama, Agoodjie. Based on the true story of the fierce women army in 19th Century Dahomey, the drama series is scheduled to run in eight parts.

Agoodjie is planned to be shot in Benin, Nigeria and South Africa.

The series is created by Didier Lacoste and writer/film director, Joy Fleury, and is reported to be centred on the journey of Tiwa, the female protagonist.

According to a report by Variety, “The show will weave the points of view of a young female villager destined for greater things, and an enlightened monarch leading a once wealthy kingdom. Opening in 1889, the series will follow the journey of the female protagonist, Tiwa, a teenager on the verge of adulthood from the Yoruba Kingdom.”

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Nathalie Folloroux, SVP of Canal+ noted that the project is being done to invest in the culture of the African people. He says that the purpose of the show is, “to promote African culture, legends and heroes.”

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