BY TOYOSI AGBAJE
The latest baby of Africa Magic Production, it stars both old actors like Akin Lewis (Honorable Edafe), Sadiq Daba (Epa John/King John), Gloria Young (Bene), Bukky Ajayi (Mrs Benson), Ivie Okujaye (Alero/Ivie) and new faces like Kingsley Nwachukwu (Maja Emeni aka the Magician), David Jones David (Timi Emeni), Shalewa Ashafa (Hope), Yvonne Enakhena (Jeme Emeni), Kocabelle Guemini and a host of others.
The plot revolves mostly around the Hotel. The Hotel has existed since the pre-colonial era and is at the brink of collapse but like a cat with nine lives, it keeps coming back. There is also an emotional attachment to it.
What will attract you to this series is the African setting, good storyline, brilliant props as well as the brilliant casting and believable plot.
I remember one of the episodes where Maja Emeni was flogged. It looked so REAL and emotional and in my usual style I went to feel the pulse of people who watched it too and all of us ended on the same page.
The on-screen chemistry between Maja and Ivie is very good (no Majestic marriage oo as Ivie is now a married woman in reality LOL!). The Pidgin infused is also something I enjoy because whether some people like it or not Pidgin English is here to stay, make una no vex or para too much.
However, Aunty Ronke (Maja’s mum) accepted to take her son to Honourable Edafe’s house to be treated there and she was too slow to react as a mother. Mothers get paranoid when it comes to their children (I am one too so I know the feeling). It took a while for her to wake up from her “slumber.”
Anyone who watches or who will watch Majestic can relate to it and will enjoy the story even if they are not Africans. I hope the content and production stays original, captivating and beautiful as it grows.
Toyosi blogs at yettymama.blogspot.com