Yoruba Series “Ololade” Set to Debut on Netflix
Netflix is gearing up to introduce “Ololade,” an engaging Yoruba drama series, set to premiere on Nov. 24.
The streaming giant recently acquired the series from TNC Africa, marking a significant shift for the production company, known for its popular YouTube series.
Written by Lani Aisida, “Ololade” follows the lives of Shina, a discontented high school teacher, and Lateef, a brash auto-mechanic. Their journey takes an unexpected turn when they experience an unexplained transformation from hardship to wealth. As they embark on a new business venture, they grapple with the unforeseen consequences it brings.
Under the direction of Adeniyi Joseph-Omobulejo, the series boasts a talented ensemble cast, including Mercy Aigbe, Mide Martins, Liz Da-Silva, Jaiye Kuti, Damilola Oni, Frank Donga, Mr. Macaroni, Oluwatobi Olubiyi, Debby Felix, and Ayanwale Olanrewaju.
Produced by Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, co-founder of TNC Africa, the series completed its principal photography in March 2022, building anticipation among fans. Netflix’s official poster reveal on Instagram has ignited curiosity about the dynamic between the Adebayo and Donga duo.
The recently released trailer offers a glimpse into the captivating storyline, shedding light on the perils of rapid wealth acquisition, a prevalent societal issue.
Check out the trailer here.