Ogelle’s flagship series ‘Trips’ to feature Mercy Eke, Mr Marcaroni, Father DMW

Ogelle’s flagship series ‘Trips’ to feature Mercy Eke, Mr Marcaroni, Father DMW

Video vixen and entrepreneur,  Mercy Eke will feature alongside comedian and activist, Mr Macaroni and Father DMW in an Ogelle flagship series titled 'Trips'.

Trips is a web series about the lives and experience of three e-Taxi drivers in Lagos, centres around Chidiebere (played by Mercy), a female driver with cash woes, Sikiru (played by Mr Macaroni), a married cab driver who is a chronic womaniser, and Baba Go Slow (played by Father DMW), a highly obnoxious fellow.

The web series will be directed by Otu Njama and produced by Osita Oparaugo exclusively for Ogelle.

It features nearly 30 other cast and notable appearances from stars like Segun Arinze and Bryan Okwara.

The BBNaija reality TV show's first female winner excitedly said she couldn't wait to get on the show.

"I am excited to start a new journey in my life and one that I take very seriously and it will manifest in my performance. I have read the script twice and it's very engaging and daring. Just watch me win!" she said.

Osita Oparaugo, lawyer, filmmaker, and founder of Ogelle, speaking on the series, said that e-Taxi or car-hailing is a part of our everyday life that has a story to tell, Vanguard reports.

Noting that this series will do just that, he said he was looking forward to working with the talented Nigerians on the film project.

Oparaugo said, "We have the right team, men and women committed to creating indigenous and diverse content that speaks to culture and we all agree that this is the story that must be told well," he said.

Speaking on Ogelle, Oparaugo said it is an online video-sharing resource and entertainment platform for African content only; a user-generated content (UGC) and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform with pan-African coverage in terms of diversity of content themes, content creation and representation in languages.

"Ogelle is a platform that enables every African in African and or in the Diaspora to create, post, and share Africa-focused video content and monetize the same by views no matter their country of origin, cultural heritage or language," the Ogelle founder said.

For established filmmakers and studios, he said Ogelle offers an avenue to generate revenue from completed projects and the commissioning of new projects.

"We believe that Ogelle will help every African find communities of support, create and share videos around shared beliefs, cultural values, and interests while helping those in the diaspora connect to their roots as well as providing a true African story for global lovers of African content," he said.