‘Jay Jay: The Chosen One’ streams on Showmax Every Thursday
Jay Jay: The Chosen One is an animated series inspired by Nigerian football legend Jay-Jay Okocha. It has been streaming on Showmax since 6 April 2023.
It is a 13-episode animated series that reimagines the childhood of Nigerian football legend Augustine “Jay-Jay” Okocha, who played for the Nigerian national team between 1993 and 2006 and led the country to Olympic victory at the 1996 Atlanta games. Okocha also played in three FIFA World Cups and has become a celebrated football commentator.
The series is voiced by a talented Nigerian cast, including award-winning teen actor, Prince Unigwe, who speaks as the young Jay Jay, Chinedu Ikedieze; Samuel Ajibola; Eric Obinna, Mena Sodje, Lexan Peters and Pamilerin Ayodeji.
The soundtrack features music from popular Nigerian singer and vocalist, Waje. The series is animated by Nihilent Limited in partnership with the production studio 5th Dimension as well as animation studio I-Realities.
Jay Jay: The Chosen One shows new episodes every Thursday.