Award-winning filmmaker, Obi Emelonye has premiered his new series ‘Heart and Soul.’, which offered youth in the country the opportunity to join the film and television industry.
The project which premiered on Africa Magic showcase channel 150 on Tuesday, is a medico-spiritual television series.
The series which features industry newcomers including Anthony Monjaro, Adekola Amoo, Phoenix Ezendu and a host of others. These actors were selected after an acting workshop.
The series was produced and directed by the veteran Nollywood film director, who is known for directing award-winning films such as ‘Last Flight to Abuja’ (2012), ‘The Mirror Boy’ (2011) and ‘Onye Ozi’ (2013).
The television program was shot under the Obi Emelonye Foundation’s ‘50-50 Legacy’ project, an initiative to offer promising talents in Nigeria the opportunity to join the film and television industry.
According to him, other young aspiring actors can be a partaker of the opportunity the series affords if they engage the series on its social media platforms.
“When my twin brother and I turned 50, we thought of how we could give back to the society in our various fields. This is the result. I am doing mine through television I am interested in giving the opportunity to young Nigerians to realise their dreams in the audio-visual industry,” he said.
Station Magazine understands that the series has been described by observers as the Grey’s Anatomy set in Lagos with African mystery’.
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