After weeks of production and post-production, Ebonylife’s latest TV production, On The Real, is set to go on air. The series, which operates a unique format of combining pseudo reality-cum-drama and also incorporates running commentary by all cast members, follows the lives of five young Nigerian reality TV stars, who are brought together by an obnoxious TV executive.
The stars have to balance their newly acclaimed fame with their regular lives, as well as maintain their star status. Basically, On the Real highlights issues relating to the youth including relationships, self-esteem, sex, drug abuse and much more.
According to Mo Abudu, Executive Producer Ebonylife TV, ‘this is the edgiest type of drama format that EbonyLife TV has created for the next generation. I’m excited at the prospect of us delving into this new genre of drama. I’m also thrilled about giving our youth a platform to express themselves and their art form. Everything about this great piece of work was made to perfection, from the creation of the format and concept, to writing, talent, wardrobe, make up, directing and music. I would invite all to watch On The Real, both young and old,” she said.
Written by Tamara Aihie and directed by Tosin Coker, On The Real has amongst its cast Inidinma Okojie as Faridah, Funto Angel Johnson as Wana, David Jones as Lolu, Akah Nnani as Efosa and Nancy Isime as Amaka.
‘On the Real sees fictional characters living in the real world – Lagos; they represent parts of youth culture that people can relate with, regarding the way they speak, dress and their lifestyle. The show is all-relatable and familiar, but packaged in a unique format that I’ve yet to come across on television. As people watch, I believe they will question themselves, our society and culture,” the producer Temidayo Abudu said.
According to the producer, the series will make people confront their realities and speak out on them.
“The cast and crew on this project have been amazing and have shown nothing but pure talent and professionalism. I look forward to seeing this new generation of actors become regular faces on television screens in Nigeria and all over the world.”
The official launch of the series hosted the likes of DJ Caise, B.O.J, O.C Ukeje, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, first runner-up at the 2015 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, Debbie Collins and others.