18th July, 2011
A Thorn In The Flesh, the project three of award winning television drama, Family Ties, will be showcased amid pomp and ceremony this Thursday. The popular serial is being produced by AK Media Concept.
Scheduled to hold at the Balmoral Events Centre, Oregun, Lagos, the unveiling ceremony will be graced by Hon. Abike Dabiri as the Special Guest of Honour. Other expected eminent personalities include Wale Adenuga, Tolu Ogunkoya, Chief Jimoh Ibrahim, Lanre Faseun, Kola Ayanwale, Rufai Ladipo, Lekan Ogunbanwo and Siddhartha Mani of Seven Up Bottling Company among others.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of AK Media Concept, Mr. Benson Akindeju, the season three of Family Ties will be the first of its kind because â€œit has a unique storyline, and we worked with the best thespians and production experts.
â€œHere in AK Media, we give value to our esteemed viewers both home and abroad, and we are not relenting on our oars. Excellence has been our watchword and that is evident with the sheer success recorded by all our programmes so far.â€
During the event which is being powered and supported by Pepsi/Aquafina and So-Kleen respectively, Muziq & Moore, a unique musical programme also from the stable of AK Media Concept will be unveiled. It will be shown on television stations nationwide.
In A Thorn In The Flesh, James and Olayinka Adubi are brothers bound by blood, separated by status. Olayinka is a successful Architectural Engineer with clientele of high class. As a disciplined gentle man, Yinka lays emphasis on moral values and peaceful existence for all.
Married to Yemisi, a retired health worker who works as a consultant to a NGO, they are blessed with two boys, Yomi and Sola.
The older brother, James Adubi, is a Warrant Officer 2 retired soldier who brags around that he retired as a major to receive undue respect from people. James Adubi is greedy and desperate; he looks for money by any means. One of his strategies for making unlawful income is by using his last daughter, Nifemi, as examination mercenary.
Married to Adesuwa, they are blessed with three children, James Adubiâ€™s prime victim of extortion is his younger brother, Yinka, because the latter is ready to please him, hinged on the legacy of unity left by their deceased father being monitored by their uncle, Lucas Adubi, who brokers peace between the duo in times of discord.
James and Adesuwaâ€™s envy for Yinka and his family increases by the day as Yomi, one of Yinkaâ€™s sons is being used against him by his brother.
Yinka eventually dies of heart attack as an accumulated result of his brotherâ€™s problems. An event that opens doors for old soldier as James is fondly called, to victimise Yemisi and Doctor Sola who refuse to dance to his tunes.
The vicitimsation, unbearable for Yemisi, who suffers pancreatic cancer consequentially leads to her untimely death. James and Yomi, his nephew, become a formidable team to tackle Doctor Sola to take control of Yinkaâ€™s inheritance.
The table turns again when James begins a scheme to get rid of Yomi to will the properties to his own children. This leads to prodigal Yomi running back to his brother Sola, for reconciliation. Their reconciliation becomes the tool of their victory against the wicked uncle.
A Thorn In The Flesh is the story of how these brothers and their families cross lives with cataclysmic effects when the goodwill and loving assistance of the successful Yinka inspires envy, hatred and lust to destroy in discontent James.
Some of the popular actors in the production are Kola Oyewo, Nobert Young, Adejumo Lewis, Steph-Nora Okere and Amaechi Muonagor.