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Femi Adebayo’s comedy series Ile Alayo debuts on StarTimes


Actor and producer, Femi Adebayo, has remodeled his 2013 hit movie, ‘Ile Alayo,’ to a commissioned comedy series for StarTimes.

This was made known at a press briefing organized by StarTimes in conjunction with Wakaati TV and Femi Adebayo, The Nations reported.

The 43-year-old said the series will borrow heavily from the original storyline of the movie, stressing that it will center on humorous characters with conflicting behaviors.

Adebayo said ‘Ile Alayo’ will bring back more than 70 percent of the original cast, and will introduce new characters like Mr Macaroni, Woli Agba, Broda Shaggi, and Lateef Adedimeji, the Nation reports.

“Some years ago we produced ‘Ile Alayo’ as a home video, and when we ended it, there was a great demand for ‘Ile Alayo’ to come back majorly as a series.

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“When the opportunity from our association TAMPAN to synergize with StarTimes showed up, we gave it a shot, and after so much consideration by the company, they felt it was good enough to bring it on board as a series.

“The essence of the series is to create a comedy that will make sense. As far as we are trying to make it as humorous as possible, we also want to touch on some social messages that affect our environment. ‘Ile Alayo’ is a comedy flick that I know people will appreciate. I can assure that the sponsors will get value for what they have invested.”

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Speaking at the event, the CEO of StarTimes Nigeria, Alex Jian said the partnership comes as a result of the company’s desire to satisfy the growing demands of viewers for local content.

“Nollywood is the second largest content production center in the world, in the past 10 years, StarTimes has come to the industry in our own way, whether through content acquisition and production,” he said.

Continuing, Jian said, “However, when demands from our audience increased, we began to realize the need to do more. Yes, we are going to do more. ‘Ile Alayo’ is just a start. In the near future, more Nollywood artists and professionals will bring more exciting local content to the screen of our viewers.”

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The newly adapted comedy series is billed to feature Mr Macaroni, Broda Shaggi, Woli Agba, Odunlade Adekola, Mercy Aigbe, Adebayo Salami, Lateef Adedimeji, Dele Odule, Femi Adebayo, Ebun Oloyede, Cute Abiola, and Wale Akorede.

Others present at the event include StarTimes Content Director, Viki Liu, COO, Tunde Aina; the CEO of Wakaati TV, Rotimi Akingbogun; ED of OMD, Yinka Adebayo, and representatives of major brands in the country.