23rd September, 2021
Popular Yoruba filmmaker Muka Ray has enlisted Toyin Abraham, Ini Edo, Iyabo Ojo, Mr Macaroni and others in his forthcoming comedy series titled ‘Okirika’.
The original comedy series is based on the rowdy yet dramatic, sometimes hilarious market for used wears.
The movie was unveiled on Wednesday at a Lagos event which united prominent actors and Instagram skit makers.
Other film stars and entertainers in the project include Real Warri Pikin, Mercy Eke, Korede Bello, Woli Agba, Broda Shaggi, and Priscilla Ojo.
Others are Zicsaloma, Jide Kosoko, Olaiya Igwe, Yinka Quadri, Binta Ayo-Mogaji, Toro Aramide, Yvonne Jegede, Jide ‘Jblaze’ Oyegbile, and Kitan Bukola.
Speaking at the event, Ray said: “Being one of the happiest people on earth, Nigerians have an enviable knack to indulge in what makes them happy. Cinema figures have shown that comedy attracts huge patronage.
“And comedy skits on social media are widely viewed. We are quite aware of what Nigerians are passionate about. ‘Okirika’ will surely wow their fantasies.”
Ojo, who is credited to have coordinated the project, added: “Although we are going to be entertaining you, taking out the stress, making you laugh, and catching fun, Okirika will also be educative.”