2013 is the year in which Nigerian TV programming is taken to the next level! Welcome to “The Island“! The Island is a weekly one-hour drama series that follows the lives of several privileged young adults as they navigate their way through the daily challenges of the city. It is an intriguing tale of family, friendship, betrayal, conspiracy, love and vengeance. As buried familial conspiracies unravel we see friendships tested, deceptions exposed, ties broken and strengthened. The wide line between success and failure is strongly debated in this suspense packed series.
The producers tell us that “The Island derives its essence from the real experiences of Nigerian high-society and its excessive culture. Expect celebrity cameos, real Lagos city venues, events and lifestyle, tentatively playing on the border between reality and fiction.“
The Island is created and produced by Bobby Boulders and stars a long list of young Nigerian entertainers including Demola Adedoyin, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru, Seun O, Eku Edewor, Derin ‘DJ Caise’ Phillips, Somkele Iyamah, Rotimi ‘DJ Xclusive’ Alakija, Zainab Balogun, Venita “VeezeeBaybeh” Akpofure, Stephanie Coker, Jimmie Akinsola and Tracy Nwapa.
Writers include Bayo Lambo, Motunrayo Elias, Ada Iwugo and Demola Adedoyin. The Island is produced by Tola Odunsi, Bayo Lambo, Akins Akinkugbe and Kemi Akinkugbe for Urban Vision.
This suspense drama series is an intriguing tale of family, friendship, betrayal, conspiracy, love and vengeance. Our story follows the lives of several characters all connected to the island and its extremities in one way or another. The wealthy BOWEN-COLE family’s unclear history and hedonistic son FEMI, the wealthy and arrogant BAKO and ADEMOLA families which appear untouchable and oppressive. The BALOGUNs, once at the apex of society, now suffer a sad plight as the bread winner of the family sits semi-comatose waiting to die, leaving them bitter and vengeful over old rivalries. SADE COKER, a beautiful and ambitious girl living a self-determined life, faces her greatest challenge when it comes to choosing between love and loyalty. SEGUN ALABA, smart and street savvy, taking his destiny into his own hands he vows to gain money, power and respect on the island by all means necessary. The show derives its essence from the real experiences of Nigerian high-society and its excessive culture. Expect celebrity cameos, real Lagos city venues, events and lifestyle, tentatively playing on the border between reality and fiction.
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