On the 4th of April 2016, viewers across Africa will welcome a new and exciting telenovela to their screens as Africa Magic premieres Hush, a tale of fashion, politics and ambition which follows different members of high society as they collide.
The story of Hush revolves around Bem and Arinola, power-players in fashion and politics respectively. Bem, played by Richard Mofe-Damijo, is one of Africa’s biggest designers based in Lagos State, Nigeria, and Arinola, played by Thelma Okoduwa, is one of the state’s fastest rising politicians. The intrigue begins when Bem proposes marriage to Arinola, an action that sets in motion a chain of events propelled by the secrets in their respective lives, secrets that run through the backrooms of secret societies, the corridors of the judiciary and on social media.
In this series, Ghanaian actor and model, Mawuli Gavor plays the role of Tesimi Tsenogu (Tes), the mysterious son of Bem Tsenogu (also played by Richard Mofe-Damijo) who has intentions that nobody can figure out.
Mawuli has previously played major roles in Devil In The Detail, V Republic (seasons 1 and 2) , An African City (Season 2), Retreat and One More Day. He also worked behind the scenes on the production team for Beasts of No Nations.
Martini Ghana and Nigeria named him as their official brand ambassador in 2014 and has also been featured in adverts for RLG, CalBank, MTN and Woodin.
The Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Hush is an exciting telenovela that explores the intriguing relationship between two powerful individuals, and the power tussle between players in fashion, politics, and high-society. The storyline is unique even as the acting promises to be exciting, given the caliber of the cast and crew involved. We are excited for our viewers and urge them to tune in to catch Hush.”
Hush follows in the stead of Africa Magic’s recently concluded and highly popular Nigerian telenovela, Hotel Majestic, and promises to keep viewers entertained with its themes of love, power, high-society, betrayal and intrigue. The telenovela explores the precarious and delicate weaving between seemingly disparate worlds which co-exist in Lagos, each possessing its own eco-system based on interconnecting, seamless interaction, secret alliances and loyalty.
“There’s a co-dependency of which not all players are aware. Sometimes this is a healthy relationship, often times not. The cast of Hush is stellar and the show marks a return to television for a number of renowned actors and actresses. All these factors make for exciting viewing and we can’t wait for our viewers from all over Africa to tune in,” Mba-Uzoukwu added.
Hush premieres on April 4th, 2016, on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151). This telenovela, starring Richard Mofe Damijo, Thelma Okoduwa, Olu Jacobs, Baj Adebule, Rotimi Adelegan and Meg Otanwa will air weeknights at 7 pm GMT.