L-R: Akins Akinkugbe, Tana Adelana, Mo Abudu, Osas Ighodaro and Tola Odunsi
On Tuesday evening, the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry gathered at the prestigious and newly opened, Ebony Life Place, Victoria Island, Lagos, to watch the premiere of Assistant Madams.
The series which was created by UBA-powered foremost lifestyle platform, REDTV who are also the creators of the hit series The Men’s Club revolves around the life of three aspiring female Lagos socialites and their journey to ‘big girl’ status.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Producer of REDTV, Bola Atta said “REDTV was birthed by the United Bank for Africa, to support the creative industry in Nigeria and also across the African continent. For about four years now, we have been creating employment through entertainment. The potential revenue that can be generated in this industry is often underestimated and it is only in recent times that more people have dared to leave traditional professions and embrace the creatives. We want to encourage talented and creative professionals to pursue their dreams and to confidently feel that they are contributing to economic growth’.
The vision of UBA is to support entrepreneurship across Africa and through REDTV, the bank is connecting African talent to the world. REDTV will continue to harness these talents and to provide opportunities for those who wish to pursue careers in the creative industry.” Atta said.
Also speaking at the launch of Assistant Madams, Co-producer and director, Tola Odunsi and expressed their delight at the reception which the new series is receiving. “We are pleased to partner with UBA and REDTV to create top-quality content and jobs. Assistant madams alone employed over 120 people during the filming of the series and this is significant.”
In attendance at the event, were Chris Ubosi, Mo Abudu, veteran photographer Kelechi Amadi Obi, Sola Sobowole, Patrick Doyle, Noble Igwe, Juliet Ibrahim, Toke Makinwa, Uru Eke, Obi Asika, Koye Sowemimo, Debola Williams, Sharon Ooja, Bollylomo, Funke Babs Kufreji, Obi Asika, Bisola Aiyeola, Osas Ighodaro, Tana Adelana, Sophie Alakija, Taymesan Emmanuel, Ayo Ayoola, Efa Iwara, and many noteworthy entertainers.
Assistant Madams premiered on Youtube @itsredtv on January 15, 2020. See photos below.
Ejiro Enaohwo, Tana Adelana and Osas Ighodaro
Kelechi Amadi Obi
Ayo Ayolla, Sharon Ooja and a guest
Akins Akinkugbe, Bola Atta and Tola Odunsi
Tola Odunsi, Sola Sobowale, Debola Williams and Akins Akinkugbe
Lilian Afegbai and Mo Abudu
Photo Credit: Instagram.com/@itsREDTV
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