Showmax has simply launched the trailer for its newest Nigerian Unique restricted sequence, Agu, premiering 14 December 2023.
Agu is a six-part authorized drama that stars a number of Africa Film Academy Award (AMAA) winner and Nollywood legend Kanayo O Kanayo. The sequence follows the lives of three key characters – Etim (Kanayo O. Kanayo), Pius (Nonso Odogwu) and Victoria (Ruby Okezie) – as they discover themselves entangled in a courtroom case for the homicide of Jonathan, an in depth good friend of Pius.
Etim is a 50-year-old, well-read lawyer who’s down on his luck and struggling along with his profession, to not point out an alcohol downside. After crossing paths with Pius, a believer in conventional worship who’s accused of killing his good friend in a forest, Etim jumps on the case as an opportunity to revive his dying profession, going face to face with the formidable prosecuting counsel, Victoria, with whom he shares a sophisticated historical past.
Nevertheless, nothing is because it appears on the case, and because the trial unfolds, the sequence sheds mild on the characters’ advanced relationships and darkish secrets and techniques, whereas additionally exploring the battle between authorized and conventional perception methods.
Agu additionally stars Mofe Duncan as Sola, Victoria’s charming and egotistical boss and mentor; Tina Mba as Decide Akorede, a straight-forward, no-nonsense decide; and Ireti Doyle as Lola “LS” Lateef Simpson, a senior companion in Sola’s agency, who will do no matter it takes to win. Additionally starring within the sequence are Linda Ejiofor, Ego Nwosu, Vine Olugu and ex-Huge Brother Titans Housemate, Miracle Op.
Lead actor Kanayo O Kanayo expressed his pleasure, “I’m thrilled to be a part of this undertaking, not simply as an actor, however as a lawyer bringing life to the authorized side of the story. All through my profession, I’ve been a part of many nice movies, and Agu really stands out. It’s a sequence that viewers ought to eagerly anticipate,” Kanayo says.
“In Agu, Nigerians will see themselves within the characters, and might relate with the significance of household bonds and the pursuit of justice of their day-to-day lives,” he added.
The Showmax Nigeria Unique is directed by Africa Magic Viewers’ Alternative Awards (AMVCA) winner, Anis Halloway (Single, Fact, Hustle).
“Agu is a narrative that touches on household, justice, and betrayal, all set towards the backdrop of the Igbo tradition. It’s a compelling restricted drama sequence that resonates with each Nigerian, and the solid has accomplished an unbelievable job of respiratory life into this story. We’re sure the viewers will take pleasure in and respect this sequence,” says Halloway.
Agu is a part of Showmax’s December content material slate in Nigeria, alongside Season 2 of the hit telenovela Wura, and an upcoming Unique characteristic movie, College Run. Followers may proceed to take pleasure in new episodes of actuality sequence The Actual Housewives of Lagos Season 2 in addition to a bunch of different Showmax Nigeria Originals.
Agu premieres solely on Showmax on 14 December 2023 with new episodes on Thursdays.
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