Nigerian filmmaker, Muka Ray is set to debut a comedy series based on a dramatic and hilarious market for thrift wears titled ‘Okrika’.
The series is powered by StarTimes, and will feature some celebrities and comedians which include Iyabo Ojo, Mr Macaroni, Zicsaloma, Muka Ray, Jide Kosoko, Olaiya Igwe, Yinka Quadri, Binta Ayo-Mogaji, Toyin Abraham, Toro Aramide, Yvonne Jegede, Jide ‘Jblaze’ Oyegbile and Kitan Bukola.
The story is also billed to pass strong moral lessons.
At a press conference, Viki Liu, Content Director, StarTimes Nigeria said, “With Okirika series, StarTimes is demonstrating its commitment to satisfying the growing demands of viewers for local content.
“I was attracted to the Okirika story the first time I read the pitch. People have every reason why they buy luxurious stuff but might have all kinds of reasons why they choose to buy Okirika. The story about Okirika is very interesting and it’s what everyone should look out for.”
Actress Iyabo Ojo stated that as much as the movie will entertain it will also impart knowledge to the viewers.
“Even though we are going to be entertaining you, taking out the stress, making you laugh and catching fun, Okirika will also be educative,” Iyabo said.
Other celebrities to feature in the comedy series are Real Warri Pikin, Mercy Eke, Ini Edo, Korede Bello, Woli Agba, Broda Shaggi, and Pricillia Ojo.