Must Watch, Covenant Weaves An Intriguing Story That Is Politically Relevant

Must Watch, Covenant Weaves An Intriguing Story That Is Politically Relevant

Over the previous few years, Africa Magic has stored the 8 to 9 pm weekday window on their Showcase platform busy with telenovela sequence that span 260 episodes. Each sequence to date has been sensible, intriguing, and related.

So, when the Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr Busola Tejumola, introduced {that a} new sequence produced by the extremely revered Femi Odugemi would premiere in October, I knew viewers have been in for yet one more year of sensible content material. Femi Odugbemi has confirmed himself for a few years with reveals like The Eve and Movement Japa, so I anticipated Covenant to be completely different even before I noticed it, and it hasn’t disenchanted.

From the primary episode, you might inform that the sequence would ship on high society intrigues and drama as promised. You might additionally see how related the subject material and central tropes that type the storyline are to younger Nigerians. After the primary episode, one viewer, Fisayo, took to Twitter to share what she discovered most fascinating about Covenant. According to her, “Lagos State governor’s wife wants to run for Senate (and he wants the presidency). I’ve seen this film before and didn’t like the ending.” Anyone who’s remotely aware of Nigerian politics is aware of what she means and will agree along with her.

Covenant is a political drama that follows the tales of three vital households – The Ijimakindes, the Erhus and the Gbadamosis, and the residents of Oritameta as they play the soiled and compelling game of politics. From insidious affairs to unrepentant bloodshed, the present has every part able to holding you on the sting of your seat.

Now in its 6th week, Covenant has unveiled a forged of drama artistes – new and previous – who’ve delivered on the promise that this isn’t your typical Nigerian telenovela. The depiction of the Ijimakindes tells a story of a family sure by ambition and the love of positioning. They are all of the same – chilly and calculating. The matriarch desires to be a senator, and the son has the propensity to take life like one studying the papers. The patriarch is a governor who has a room constructed particularly to silence those that dare to communicate up against him.

On the other hand, the Erhus are a family led by onerous, calculating socialite parents whose children have missed the gene making them extra trusting and unaware of the risks and pit holes that encompass them by the mere issue of their being an Erhu. Then there are the Gbadamosis, so shut to power but seemingly solely known as to serve. The head of their family is Deputy Governor, however he seems both too weak or too scared to make any actual change except it’s handed to him. Both his daughters have the seediest relationships – the oldest is married to her sugar daddy’s son however nonetheless embroiled in amorous relations with him, whereas her sister (the youngest) is deep in entanglement along with her older sister’s husband.

The folks of Oritameta are a unique ball game altogether. The key function that has viewers enthralled is the library of distinctive names the characters bear – from Atadindin to Were Wanle to Okro to Sisi Pangolo – their names are every one as distinctive and match the character of their characters. As to life and residing circumstances in Orita Meta, there’s a skinny veil of normalcy that cover the dearth of government intervention within the fundamental issues they face. They are, on the bulk, deserted by the authorities within the slums, the place they barely ever make it out alive.

They are the political class’s ticket to power – solely useful as political thugs, twisted in any course the wind of Naira takes them. The folks of Oritameta know they deserve higher however are too poor and weighed down by their issues to demand it. Their younger men are used as goons for political giants who hold their children safe at dwelling, and their elders are used as mouthpieces for ‘chicken change’.

Speaking in regards to the purpose viewers ought to look forward to watching Covenant, Odugbemi says, “Covenant is a series that you cannot box into one genre. It has components of a political drama, foraying into the depts of politics and the price power-lovers must pay to hold it. But, it also has elements of a romantic drama and a crime flick, making it incredibly unique and exciting because viewers will find it hard to decipher each character’s next step”.

With the 2023 elections slowly coming upon us, the present is extra related than ever. While it doesn’t commend any candidate above the other, it sends a transparent message – refuse to be instruments, demand extra. Covenant is holding the satirical mirror to the faces of the elite and residents and forcing them to look inward. More for the led, the query is – will you demand extra? Will you refuse to keep in poverty whereas serving to others live their greatest life?

Everyone ought to be watching this present, speaking about it, and inspiring others to watch too. Covenant might very effectively be a robust political enlightenment software, provided that we wield it proper. The sequence is well one of many best methods to present voters a fraction of the fact that’s Nigerian politics. So try DStv Catch Up to watch the previous episodes. We guess you’ll see every part we’ve said and extra, and perhaps it will simply make your patriotic fire burn a little bit extra brightly as we head to the polls.

Covenant has every part a political drama might ever want and extra. Catch the present on weekdays at 8 pm on AM Showcase (Ch. 151). Viewers ought to subscribe to DStv Compact Plus or Premium to get pleasure from Covenant and watch episodes on the go by way of the DStv App at no additional cost.

Visit www.dstvafrica.com to improve or renew your subscription and be part of the dialog on the official Africa Magic web page on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram utilizing the hashtag #AMCovenant.

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