Crime thriller, “Slum King” is a compelling tale that unravels the life of Edafe ‘Majemijesu’ Umukoro, a young boy who bore witness to the brutal massacre of his family by armed robbers at the tender age of 11. These tragic events thrust ambition upon a previously indifferent Edafe, igniting in him a fierce determination to escape his lowly status and attain power.
Showing 8pm every Sunday on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Channel 151 and GOtv Channel 12), “Slum King” takes viewers on a gripping journey, tracing Edafe’s transformation from a troubled street thug in the slums to the charismatic overlord known as ‘MAJE,’ reigning supreme in the gritty underbelly of the city.
In the midst of this intriguing narrative, a stellar cast, including Teniola Aladese, Sonia Irabor, Idia Aisien, and Bolaji Ogunmola, steps into their respective roles, breathing life into the characters that shape the gripping stories within “Slum King.”
Let’s delve deeper into the captivating performances of these talented women as they contribute to the unfolding drama and intrigue of this highly anticipated crime thriller, each playing a pivotal role in driving the key narratives within the “Slum King” universe.
Sonia Irabor’s journey in the entertainment industry has traversed writing, directing, producing, and now acting. In “Slum King,” she embodies the character of Dr. Kate, Edafe’s childhood friend and crush. As Edafe evolves into the criminal overlord ‘Slum King,’ the question looms—will there be a budding love story, or are heartbreak and betrayal on the horizon?
Yagazie, played by Teniola Aladese, captivates audiences with her endearing quirkiness and unrequited love for Edafe as kids. The mystery of how she transforms into a drug boss when she grows up, is bound to keep viewers intrigued. Teniola brings her A-game to “Slum King,” promising a stellar performance.
The name Idia Aisien resonates with her captivating on-screen presence and charm. In “Slum King,” Idia Aisien’s dual portrayal of twin sisters, ‘Elakeche and Emiene Obi,’ promises to leave audiences spellbound.
Bolaji Ogunmola, a notable figure in Nollywood, is renowned for her exceptional talent and charisma. In “Slum King,” she takes on the role of ‘Selense,’ the wife of the initial Slum King. The early scenes offer a glimpse of Selense’s enigmatic character, leaving viewers eagerly anticipating whether she will receive her due or find redemption in the tumultuous world of “Slum King.”