Rare Edge Media, producers of television shows such as Aajiirebi, Awon Aladun De, Family First and Akoni Obinrin is currently on location to produce another television show; Borokini The Telenovela which started principal photography on December 22, 2017.
The production parades Nollywood stars and veterans such as Taiwo Ibikunle, Tunde Oladimeji, Jaiye Kuti, Bimbo Oshin, Akin Lewis, Antar Laniyan, Alex Osifo, Ebun Oloyede (Olaiya Igwe) and Yemi Solade.
Borokini captures the story of three elite friends and business partners; Laolu Deji and Supo who go through different journeys and travails in their families, careers and aspirations. The story takes us through the trio’s connecting travesties in strengths and weakness. Their interactions with themselves and all those connected to them is filled with various dramas of romance, intrigues, betrayal and above all murder as each try to survive in the labyrinth of chaos which characterize the typical life of the upper-class elites. The ingredient of this storyline such as crime, romance, glamour, power play and intrigue is believed will ensure that the audience has fun and learn.
Just like the other projects from Rare Edge Media, Borokini The Telenovela also provides the platform for emerging talents via a careful admixture of various other young actors hitherto unknown, some of whom are trying out their acting skills for the first time; hence Rare Edge Media is using this production platform as a proper mentoring tool for young people thereby creating opportunity for young and emerging actors to work with established names in the industry and the result is a high end enjoyable, entertaining and educative drama show which is expected to be able to retain audience discussion for as long as possible.
Rare Edge Media has set a record within the Yoruba genre of productions viz the production of 120 episodes of television drama in one production schedule swoop. Although other Yoruba television dramas have reached and surpassed the target 120 episodes, no Yoruba television drama producer has produced 120 episodes of television drama at once. This goal is herculean and capital intensive but that is what Rare Edge Media has set out to do with Borokini The Telenovela.
It is particularly inspiring that this epoch-making production is being filmed in Ibadan Oyo state in line with the current dispensations transformation agenda; this is Rare Edge Media’s small quota in contributing towards the development of its resident state and a passive collaborative venture with the Ministries of Information, Arts and Culture as well as that of Youths and Sports Development on two fronts:
- Playing up Ibadan and Oyo state in the culture and entertainment industry but mostly cultural promotion in quality project delivery as evident in the choice of production language and culture set, Yoruba in lieu of English.
- Creating a platform of professional expression for young people within the Oyo state economy
See photos from the show’s set below: