‘Sparadise’, a sitcom produced by popular comedian, Steve ‘Yaw’ Onu, which is an original production by StarTimes, was premiered on Thursday in Lagos.
Sarcastic and amusing, the new comedy series mimics the intrigues that happen in a spa.
Fans will be treated to unending laughter as ‘Sparadise’ parades some of the original cast and crew of the popular ‘My Flatmates’ series such as Buchi, Yaw, Senator, Tomama and Tony Akposheri. Directed by John Njamah and Patrick Nkamiang, the series is written by Yaw, Buchi, Senator and I Go Save, among others.
At a premiere of the series, a cross-section of corporate bigwigs, actors, comedians and journalists had a foretaste of the series. The general public will be treated to the sitcom from August 4, on ST Nollywood Plus Channel on StarTimes, as well as the StarTimes-ON mobile app.
The series captures the intrigues and happenings that play out in a spa, from the gossip to the banters and quarrels that ensue, comically told using notable comedians.
Other actors featured in the series include Kunle Remi, Ngozi Nwosu, Ernest Donald, Lolo1, Ada Muorah, Bofie Itombra, Dianne Chukwu, Davidsyn Eboigbe, Ese Idia, Eseosa Benard, Godwin Ovy, Imaobong Cletus, David Odiaka, Onyeka Favour, Onukwube Chukwube and Roby Ekpo.
Speaking at the premiere, Yaw said, “For the choice of cast, some of the characters were specifically written for certain actors, such as Kunle Remi, Ngozi Nwosu, Expatriate, Buchi, Senator and Lolo.
“It is comedy and whether one likes it or not, one can never have enough of laughter. With the situation of things in the country, we need more laughter. It is an educational, interesting and interactive programme.
“Don’t forget that 90 per cent of the sitcoms on TV mimic our day-to-day realities. This everyday reality is delivered differently, using comedians.”
Also speaking, Alex Jian, the Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, stated that the entertainment provider was keeping to its words of growing original content locally with a view to giving Nollywood fans something juicier to enjoy at a pocket-friendly price.
The CEO of Cash Token, Lai Labode, also remarked that his business was proud to support ‘Sparadise’. He said, “It is always important to support projects that will impact the people. That is why Cash Token, a social enterprise, is supporting StarTimes on this project.”