Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment content for Africa by Africans, announced the launch of a new show titled Nkoyo. The series tells the story of a local village girl who arrives in the city of Lagos and gets married to a wealthy man and all the hilarious affairs in a drama-filled household.
The series is directed by Seyi Babatope and created by Annie Macaulay Idibia, who co-produced the show with Yomi Black. Nkoyo stars Annie Idibia as Nkoyo, Big Brother Naija season 5 finalist Nengi Hampson, IK Ogbonna, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw, 2Baba, and a host of other stars. Meet the cast below:
Annie Idibia Macaulay
The award-winning actress, model, and presenter is the star of the series. She plays the role of Nkoyo, a local village girl who caught the heart of a wealthy man and has to face the realities of her newfound status. She also finds life in the city challenging but has her best friend Chinwe to guide her through.
Rebecca Nengi Hampson
The ex-BBNaija housemate, influencer and model plays the role of Chinwe, Nkoyo’s best friend. She guides her on how to behave and act in her newfound status while manoeuvring her relationship with her toxic boyfriend, Ik Ogbonna.
The veteran actress, who has starred in many movies, is also starring in the comedy series. She plays the role of Nkoyo’s mother, who came from Akwa Ibom to console her daughter Nkoyo after losing her husband, Mr Bassey.
Known for the soft and saucy roles, Ini Edo also appeared in the comedy series. Ini Edo plays the role of the neighbour’s wife alongside her husband, Yomi Black. In the series, they made a chaotic couple who individually loved Nkoyo and her husband.
IK Ogbonna is a Nigerian actor, model, director, and television personality, and on the series, he plays the role of Chinwe’s chaotic boyfriend, who constantly complains about their relationship. He also helped her with her friendship with Nkoyo.
Judging by this stellar cast, you can tell that Nkoyo is going to be one exciting series. It airs on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151) on Sundays by 7 PM.