BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Daughter of media mogul Mo Abudu, Temidayo Abudu has debuted a new show under the umbrella of Ebonylife TV called On The Real.
Ebonylife TV held the announcement party of the new TV series on Tuesday 5th of July 2016. The event was held at The Fahrenheit Loft, Oniru, Victoria Island.
On the Real is a television series that operates a unique format of combining pseudo reality-cum-drama and also incorporates running commentary by all cast members. It follows the lives of 5 young Nigerian reality TV stars who are brought together by an obnoxious TV executive.
According to Mo Abudu, Executive Producer Ebonylife TV, “On the Real is the edgiest type of drama format that EbonyLife TV has created for the next generation. I am excited at the prospect of us delving into this new genre of drama. I am also thrilled about giving our youth a platform to express themselves and their art form. Everything about this great piece of work was made to perfection, from the creation of the format and concept, to writing, talent, wardrobe, make up, directing and music. I would invite all to watch On The Real, both young and old!”
The launch party was attended by DJ Caise, B.O.J, O.C Ukeje, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, the first runner-up at the 2015 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, Debbie Collins and many others.
According to Temidayo 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’ve yet to come across on television.”
Written by Tamara Aihie and directed by Tosin Coker, On The Real has amongst its cast Inidinma Okojie as Faridah, Funto Angel Johnson as Wana, David Jones as Lolu, Akah Nnani as Efosa and Nancy Isime as Amaka.
The series will première exclusively on Accelerate TV on July 12th and EbonyLife TV, DStv channel 165 on the 13th of July 2016 at 21:30 CAT.
Here are some photos from the announcement party.