As Nigeria continues to be divided along ethnic and ethnic lines, a new television series by the title, Relatives has hit the Nigerian screen with divergent themes that point to Nigeria’s family life, father-son relationship and acceptability of uninvited distant relatives.
Relatives is a family comedy TV series that centres on an elite family unit. Father, Wole and son, Lanre has set a rule that none of their relatives would live with them as they will intrude and invade their privacy until an untraceable family member from the Eastern part of the country, Angela appears on their door step on a Monday morning with a note from a distant relative asking them to shelter her for a particular. What follows is series of comic ride and pomp between Lanre and Angela as Angela fights to be accepted having overstayed her welcome.
Relatives is a Dark Tunes Production produced by Tunde Adegbola and directed by Femi Awojide. It stars Bimbo Manuel as Wole; Tunde Adegbola as Lanre; Chioma “Chigul” Omeruah as Angela; Marcy Dolapo Oni as Sophie; Greg Ojefua, Stephen Damian, Kudirat Kazeem (Mama no Network), and Toritseju Ejoh.
The series premiered earlier this month and has since been showing on DSTV Africa Magic Showcase Channel 151.