Showmax has dropped the official trailer for its first comedy-drama series in West Africa, “Ghana Jollof”, which premieres on the African streaming service on Friday, 22 October 2021.
This was contained in a statement signed by Showmax’s Public Relations Consultant in Nigeria, Onna Okafor.
“Ghana Jollof” tells the sizzling story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (Funnybone) and Romanus (Akah Nnani), who moved to Ghana in search of greener pastures.
In the trailer, things start up with a first-time meeting between Nnamdi- Uzor Arukwe, who starred as dreaded crime boss Knight in Sugar Rush, Jasper -AMVCA-winning actor/comedian Funnybone), Kweku- heartthrob James Gardiner from Ghana’s popular telenovela Dede and Andomanus, AMAA nominee/Youtuber Akah Nnani).
Subsequently, Jasper and Romanus head out to Ghana to jollof, kicking off a series of adventures… and misadventures.
This was produced by Nigeria’s King of Comedy, Basketmouth as Ghana Jollof served up a delicious ensemble cast from both Nigeria and Ghana.
This includes the likes of AMAA nominee Joselyn Dumas, leading comedienne Jacinta Ocansey, Mawuli Gavor (Chief Daddy), popular reality star Portia Freelove, model and actress Brihanna Kinte, veteran actor Jackson Albert Davies (Beasts of No Nation), actress Korkor Oyeba Mensah, and multiple award-winning comedian/actor, Kalybos.
Basketmouth said: ” I have always wanted to create something that would be a collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana, and Ghana Jollof is a realisation of that dream.
” From the cast to the crew, everyone gave of themselves to create a show deserving to be Showmax’s first comedy-drama from West Africa.
” We all can’t wait for the fans to see what we’ve cooked up”.
Ghana Jollof is directed by Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award nominee Diji Aderogba, whose debut feature film “About A Boy” won the Audience Choice Award at Nollywood Film Week in Paris, France.
Ghana Jollof will be available for streaming across Africa and in the UK as the show will have 13 episodes to devour, with new episodes dropping every Friday from October, 22, 2021.
Earlier in the year, Showmax broke first-day streaming records in Nigeria when it launched “I AM LAYCON, a reality show based on Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner Laycon.
Showmax also produced the hit BBNaija-focused talk show “The Buzz” which was hosted by Toke Makinwa and became the second-most watched show – after BBNaija – on the platform.
The Real Housewives of Lagos is also expected to launch as a Showmax Original in early 2022.