Slum King, the biggest series from Africa Magic has taken over our Sunday evening.
The series revolves and begins with Edafe who is the only son and second-born of Ogaga Umukoro. His world is torn apart when he encounters armed robbers who slaughter his family. Unknown to him and us, these men are part of the Agbakara gang – a vicious crime syndicate founded by Maje’s grandfather, and this assault is due to the refusal of his dad – Ogaga, who is heir to the seat of power, to toe the line and keep the status quo.
Maje thus develops an apathy towards life and hallucinates about his deceased family members, causing him to be emotionless and impassive. This impassivity earns him the nickname MAJE ESU, short for “Ma je mi, esu,” which is loosely translated to mean “Don’t eat me, devil.”
Here is a special interview with the younger cast of the show and their experience as characters in the Oro Lede
Adeoluwa Akintoba – Young MAJE/Edafe