Edo-based series set for DStv
MultiChoice channel Africa Magic is lining up a new series that has been filmed in the Nigerian state of Edo.
Enakhe comes as part of Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki’s drive to boost creative industry in the region, with 90% of the show shot in Edo State.
This initiative is a product of the Edo Creative Hub, which was formed after a meeting between stakeholders in the industry who had asked for more robust and constructive engagement to boost the state’s status in the sector. Enakhe deals with family feuds and illicit business deals.
Ukinebo Dare, executive director of the Edo State Skills Development Agency, said: “This project is being supported by EdoJobs and is introducing creative talent in Edo to the world, as well as telling the world that Edo is poised to host first-class productions.”
Dare said Enakhe’s showrunner, Victor Aghahowa, was born in Edo and was one of those hosted by Obaseki on International Youth Day in 2018.
“The interaction was held with various illustrious sons and daughters of Edo in Nigeria’s creative industry,” Dare said of that day in 2018. “His Excellency’s message to them was one of encouragement to join hands in building the new Edo and take the state to its pride of place in the world, something they were all passionate about.”