Wura will be available on Showmax on Monday, January 26th, 2023, with four episodes weekly.
By Helena Olori
African streaming giant, Showmax, will on January 26th, 2023, launch a new Nigerians telenovela titled Wura, as it continues to expand its library of local content and investment in Nigeria’s film industry.
The original drama series is Show max’s first and longest running Nigerian telenovela, with over 200 episodes, making it a must-see for fans of the genre.
Wura is an adaptation of the hit South African 1Magic telenovela, The River, and it explores the untold story of gold-mining in SouthwestNigeria.
The episodic drama, though fictional, is set in Iperindo, a small community with gold deposits in Osun state, and centers on Wura-Amoo Adeleke, a perfect wife, a loving mother of two, and the ruthless Chief executive Officer of the fictional “Frontline Gold Mine” as she navigates the challenges of the industry.
While she is seen as a faultless saint by her family, her reputation within her business empire tells a different story; for she is the ultimate iron lady who doesn’t care whose ox is gored in her path to get what she wants. The series also highlights the inequality and poverty that plague Iperindo and surrounding communities despite its natural resources.
Wura features a talented cast of Nollywood veterans and up-and-coming actors, including Scarlet Gomez as the lead character. Also starring are Yomi Fash-Lanso as Anthony Amoo-Adeleke, Carol King as Grace Adeleke, Ray Adeka as Jejeloye “Jeje” Amoo, Iremide Adeoye as Lolu Adeleke, Ego Iheanacho as Iyabo Kuti, Martha Ehinome as Timininu “Tumi” Kuti, and Lanre Adediwura as Olumide Kuti.
According to the Executive head; Content and West Africa Channels, Multi-Choice Nigeria, Dr. Busola Tejumola, in a statement released ahead of the launch, “the movie explores the untold story of gold mining in Nigeria and is a demonstration of Showmax’s continued investment in authentic local stories. Each scene is carefully crafted to thoroughly entertain as well as educate our viewers. This is going to be our longest-running Nigerian telenovela with over 200 episodes, and as you can imagine, a lot of hard work and long hours have gone into making it. We are incredibly proud of the outcome and cannot wait to share it with the world.”
The movie is produced by multiple award-winning filmmaker and executive producer, Rogers Ofime, and will be available on Showmax on Monday, January 26th, 2023, with four episodes weekly.