Just when we thought we couldn’t swallow all the drama, bitterness, pettiness that The Desperate Housewives series brings to our screen, Nigerians are about to get a real dose of our kind of wives in this part of the globe. Lekki Wives is about to hit our local screen. The series will reveal in a reality style manner, true life situations behind closed doors of five wives. Amongst the women are:
The rich and domineering Miranda, played by Adaora Ukoh; Lovette (Kiki Omeili) the carefree housewife who flees her poor home for greener pastures; the wannabe, Uju (Catherine Obiang); Peace (Keira Hewatch) the ex-prostitute, and Cleo the trophy wife. Different homes, diverse experience, one location.
My biggest worry would be the interpretation of the roles. If they can pull it off nicely without the seeming effort to act the part then, may be, it will be worth our while. And can I suggest that it airs on terrestrial TV (along with the need to be on satellite station)? Heaven knows we need something to revive that environment. Lekki Wives is written, produced and directed by Blessing Egbe. You must hand it to her, she keeps trying to create a different and more appealing genre from the usual.