In The New ‘Okrika’ Series, BBNaija Yerins Makes His Acting Debut
Filmmaker Muka Ray is the creator of the Startimes original series.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Yerins Abraham, a former Big Brother Naija housemate, has confirmed his Nollywood debut following the reality show’s finale.
On Tuesday, October 12, the reality star announced that he will join Muka Ray’s upcoming comedy series “Okrika” as part of the ensemble cast.
“Glad to announce that I’ll be making my first Film and Movie Debut with the Okrika TV series,” Yerins wrote on Twitter.
‘Okrika,’ a cable television original produced by Startimes, is based on the chaotic yet dramatic popular market for secondhand clothing. Iyabo Ojo, Mr Macaroni, Zicsaloma, Muka Ray, Jide Kosoko, Ini Edo, Korede Bello, Olaiya Igwe, Yinka Quadri, Binta Ayo-Mogaji, Toyin Abraham, Toro Aramide, Yvonne Jegede, Jide ‘Jblaze’ Oyegbile, Kitan Bukola star in the film.
“With Okirika series, StarTimes is demonstrating its commitment to satisfying the growing demands of viewers for local content,” Viki Liu, Content Director, StarTimes Nigeria, stated during a press conference to debut the series in September.
I was attracted to the Okirika story the first time I read the pitch. People have every reason why they buy luxurious stuff but might have all kinds of reasons why they choose to buy Okirika. The story about Okirika is very interesting and it’s what everyone should look out for.”
Real Warri Pikin, BBNaija season five winner Mercy Eke, Woli Agba, Broda Shaggi, and Pricillia Ojo are among the social media comedy influencers featured in the upcoming series.
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