Showmax Drops Spicy Trailer for Basketmouth’s Comedy-drama Series ‘Ghana Jollof’

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Ladies and gentlemen, lunch is served!

Showmax has dropped the official trailer for its first comedy-drama series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, which premieres on the African streaming service on Friday, 22 October 2021.

Earlier in the year, Showmax broke first-day streaming records in Nigeria with I am LAYCON, a reality show based on Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner Laycon. Showmax also produced the hit BBNaija-focused talk show The Buzz which was hosted by Toke Makinwa and announced the launch of The Real Housewives of Lagos in early 2022. Ghana Jollof comes as a follow-up to the release of Nigerian-produced series on the streaming platform.

Executively produced by Nigerian award-winning comedian, Basketmouth, Ghana Jollof tells the sizzling story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (Funnybone) and Romanus (Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures.

In the trailer, things startup with a first-time meeting between Nnamdi (Uzor Arukwe, who starred as dreaded crime boss Knight in Sugar Rush), Jasper (AMVCA-winning actor/comedian Funnybone), Kweku (heartthrob James Gardiner from Ghana’s popular telenovela Dede), and Romanus (AMAA nominee/Youtuber Akah Nnani).
Subsequently, Jasper and Romanus head out to Ghana, kicking off a series of adventures and misadventures.

Just like the Basketmouth produced series Papa Benji, Ghana Jollof serves up a delicious ensemble of casts from both Nigeria and Ghana. This includes the likes of AMAA nominee Joselyn Dumas, leading comedienne Jacinta Ocansey, Funnybonez, Uzor Arukwe, Mawuli Gavor, Brihanna Kinte, veteran actor Jackson Albert Davies, Korkor Oyeba Mensah, and other multiple award-winning comedians/actors, not to mention Basketmouth himself.

On the much-anticipated comedy series, Basketmouth said: “I’ve always wanted to create something that would be a collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana, and Ghana Jollof is a realization of that dream. From the cast to the crew, everyone gave of themselves to create a show deserving to be Showmax’s first comedy-drama from West Africa. We all can’t wait for the fans to see what we’ve cooked up.”

Ghana Jollof is directed by AMVCA nominee, Diji Aderogba, whose debut feature film About A Boy won the Audience Choice Award at Nollywood Film Week in Paris, France.

Ghana Jollof will be available for streaming across Africa and in the UK. The show will have 13 episodes to devour, with new episodes dropping every Friday from 22 October 2021.

Watch the trailer here:


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