Kanayo O Kanayo set to play lead role in Showmax’s new series ‘Agu’

The six-part legal drama revolves around the law, family rivalries, and a touch of the supernatural. The series centres on the lives of three key characters – Etim (Kanayo), Pius (Nonso Odogwu) and Victoria (Ruby Okezie), who find themselves entangled in a court case for the murder of Jonathan, a close friend of Pius.

The cast includes Mofe Duncan, Tina Mba, Linda Ejiofor, Ireti Doyle, Ego Nwosu, Vine Olugu and ex-Big Brother Titans housemate Miracle Op.

Kanayo expressed his excitement about the upcoming series. In his words, “I’m thrilled to be part of this project, not just as an actor but as a lawyer bringing life to the legal aspect of the story. Throughout my career, I’ve been part of many great films, and Agu truly stands out. It’s a series that viewers should eagerly anticipate. In Agu, Nigerians will see themselves in the characters, and can relate with the importance of family bonds and the pursuit of justice in their day-to-day lives”.

The Showmax Original is directed by Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) winner, Anis Halloway (Unmarried, Truth, Hustle).

On what to expect from the legal drama, the director said, “Agu is a story that touches on family, justice, and betrayal, all set against the backdrop of the Igbo culture. It’s a compelling limited drama series that resonates with every Nigerian, and the cast has done an incredible job of breathing life into this story. We are certain the audience will enjoy and appreciate this series”.

The show is a part of Showmax’s intriguing December lineup, which also includes the highly anticipated Original feature film, School Run and the second season of the popular telenovela Wura.

On December 14, 2023, Agu will make its debut exclusively on Showmax. New episodes will air every Thursday.

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