On Friday, the actress and other celebrities appeared in an exclusive screening of the first episode of a new one Showmax original, ‘Flawsome’, at Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The screening was part of the activities of the 11th African International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
The event hosted by media personality Victoria Eze popularly known as Miz Vick was attended by movie director Tola Odunsi and cast members including Enado Odigie, Bisola Aiyeola, Sharon Ooja, Gabriel Afolayan, Iretiola Doyle, Baaj. Adebule, Shine Rosman and Shawn Fuqua.
The new 13-episode drama series revolves around the lives of four women trying to navigate their personal and professional lives, tackling the challenges of being a woman climbing the professional ladder.
On the occasion, the director of the film, Odunsi, said: “Showmax is made for Africans, and everything we produce is tailored to the audience. Most women can relate to the stories of the series.”
He also said: “I feel lost for words. I’m glad everyone is finally seeing this beautiful piece of work we’ve put out. Women face many challenges, and we wanted to tell a deeper story that explores these issues.”\READ
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Busola Tejumola, MultiChoice Group’s Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, said: “Flawsome is a true representation of our culture, society, people and the very complex utility of the show. I am very confident that our viewers will enjoy it.”
During the question and answer session, the protagonists of the series, Enado Odigie, Bisola Aiyeola and Sharon Ooja, stated that being on set together was a wonderful experience. Some scenes were reported to be so intense that they cried afterwards.
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, Enado Odigie shared that the show translates into his real life “the way the characters support themselves is the same way my sister friend supports me, and I support them”.
She added that she believes the message of the film is that women can help women and have a healthy circle.
Talking about his challenges, he said that the long hours of shooting were one of his most significant challenges.
Bisola Aiyeola takes on the role of Ifeyinwa, an heiress worker. She has spent her whole life preparing to become the CEO of her father’s company, only to find out after his death that it is not her father’s choice.
Enado Odigie plays Dolapo, a career-driven woman who continues to overcome risks as she climbs the corporate ladder with the biggest clients in her portfolio.
Ini Dima-Okojie is Ramat, with a seemingly perfect marriage, an ideal middle-class life and a great career, but her reality is not as rosy as it seems.
Sharon Ooja plays Ivie, a young woman who gave up medicine and surgery to pursue a career in fashion design in hopes of living the big city girl life.
When asked what he thought when he read the script, Gabriel Afolayan said, “The story was compelling and seeing that it was a Showmax Original piqued my interest because I wanted to see what the platform had to offer. I am very impressed with the last work.’
The first episode of Flawsome is currently airing on Showmax, with new episodes every Thursday.
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