African Magic Showcase Turns up the Heat With ‘Covenant’
MultiChoice’s African Magic Showcase has released a brand-new television series as part of its October lineup. Covenant premiered on October 3, 2022, and it is one of the most talked about shows on the pay-to-watch bouquet. Just type #AMCovenant on Twitter and you would see the rave reviews the show has gotten thus far.
According to the channel, Covenant is the tale of a family that is torn apart by greed but forced to unite by the cruel hands of fate. Their lust for revenge takes them on a perilous journey and the consequences of their actions change their lives in more ways than they could have imagined.
So far, 10 episodes have aired and if you are not up to speed with what has been going on, here is a brief rundown:
The show is similar to Netflix’s “House of Cards,” and ABC’s “Scandal.” Both are political thrillers and that is exactly the genre the series is categorized as. MKI is a politician, the governor of Lagos State and he is adored by the people he leads. He is seen as a man that can do no wrong, but behind the charismatic persona is a tout who uses violence to trample on those he considers a threat. Election campaigns are ongoing in the state and, while MKI is busy preparing for a re-run, his wife, Nkechi is secretly planning to usurp his throne by teaming up with those whom her husband considers friends. Word gets to MKI about his wife’s misdeeds, and he hatches a nefarious plot to take her down. Meanwhile, two deaths are linked to MKI’s name, threatening his candidacy and his political rivals waste no time in using this alleged information to stain his white buba. All is fair in love and war in this tale of betrayal and vengeance; the one that gets his hands dirty the most will be the next governor of Lagos State.
The show is directed by award-winning filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi and produced by his production company, Zuri24 Media. It stars Antar Laniyan, Clarion Chukwura, Funsho Adeolu, Shaffy Bello, Ini Dima Okojie, Nonso Bassey, and Linda Ejiofor.
Covenant airs on weekdays on DSTV’s African Magic Showcase, Channel 151. The series is also available for streaming and download on Showmax. It is slated for a 260-episode run.