Jimi Odukoya, Uru Eke and Monkals Kalu will be the focal points in a new Nollywood TV comedy series, Aluko’s Residence, due for release mid-October, courtesy, Reddot Television Networks, the parent company of Ogelle, an online entertainment platform.
Speaking, Osita Oparaugo, CEO, Reddot Television Networks and producer of Aluko’s Residence stated that the move is to deepen Oghelle’s footprints across Africa. He said: “There are currently over 4,000 videos on Ogelle, over 1,000 films from all over Africa but none was made by Reddot Television Network. We either bought or leased while some are on revenue-sharing arrangements. This is the first time we are making our own film. We took our time to make sure Aluko’s Residence, our flagship film will be one that will travel globally and bring smiles on the faces of Africans and lovers of African content everywhere. It will be subtitled in seven languages. Aluko’s Residence is a 30-minute-weekly comedy series designed for web audience will run every Friday on Ogelle.com beginning mid-October,” he added.
Aluko’s Residence is the story of a newly married couple with a faulty marital foundation. Ola Aluko falls on hard times but is convinced by a pastor that marriage is the solution. His fiancée Ovie, a successful wedding planner, bails him out as she sponsors their wedding with the promise that he will repay as soon as fortune smiles on him. The couple agree to keep this a secret. The upheavals arising from this arrangement, the interference of family members and the antics of the men guard, Bill Gates make the drama hilarious.
“The drama is the dynamics of the family. People will enjoy watching how everyday life is handled in the household,” said Jimi Odukoya, who plays the character of Ola Aluko.
Uru Eke, who plays Ovie Aluko, Ola’s wife, speaking on the lessons to be drawn from the movie said that as much as men don’t want to be at home and watch the woman run the household, they can learn from Ovie and how she has been able to hold the home together.
Ogelle, Africa’s first user generated content platform with 100 percent focus on African content was launched in Lagos in April and has recorded impressive acceptance