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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

MNet launches Edge of Paradise

Remmy Nweke

Leading Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) company, M-Net, has launched a new family home entertainment series, Edge of Paradise into the nation’s market.

Public Relations Manager at MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. Segun Fayose, disclosed that the “one family… one home…one future!” is an hour weekly series for the next 26 weeks on M-Net.
To be streamed every Monday evening, Mr. Fayose informed that it revolves around a modern Nigerian family as they experience life’s triumphs, trials and tests.
Created by Femi Kayode and produced for M-Net by the Nigerian production company of Royal Roots, headed up by Gregory and Debbie Odutayo, Edge of Paradise looks at contemporary issues facing Africans.
“From unemployment, injustice and adversity to education, equality and the search for identity, the series is a stirring look at one family’s attempt to navigate their world” he said.
As said by Allison Triegaardt, M-Net Head of Content for Sub-Saharan Africa, Edge of Paradise is relevant viewing for audiences looking for authentic African family viewing.
“This series is wholly built around a fundamental concept of African life – the idea that family is the cornerstone of our world. The sense of community and of unity created by families is a belief that resonates for Africans everywhere. M-
Net recognized the need to tell the story of an African family and committed to it.”
Edge of Paradise begins when father of three, Emeka Anyanwu loses his job. Now faced with the task of raising his children and finding employment, Emeka and his wife Asabe must come to terms with the new battles ahead. And as their father tries to find a means to support his family, his children Dozie, Obinna and Adaora take on their own personal challenges.
For teenage son Dozie, fresh out of school and with a passion for football, questions about the future abound.
Meanwhile pretty daughter Adaora begins to understand the intricacies of young love whilst clever, youngest born Obinna learns to deal with schoolroom struggles.

At the heart of the family though is Asabe. Mother, wife and friend, she is the dynamic centre of the Anyanwu home. A teacher by profession, she guides, supports and persuades her family into striving for a better life.
Criticized by a mother-in-law who has never understood her son’s decision to marry outside of his ethnic group and driven by a need to provide the best home possible, Asabe is a ferocious protector of her family’s future.

17 comments:

normi said...

am norman from uganda but i jus love that show edge of paradise u know its somthng african that in my tv show interest compares to otha foreign shows like 24.man jus keep those shows coming and by the way u shd release the dvds its kinda hard to keep up with monday programmin given school and otha academic obligations.gud luck on yo third season

Sari said...

The cast of Edge of Paradise ar the most professional Nigerian cast in the last 20years. There is still hope for the Nigerian TV industry after all.

I can't get enough of the program, I wish they had more re-runs during the week.

Perhaps because the cast are Nigerian like I am, I find myself completely involved in the blow by blow action.

The scripting & storylines are 1st class and all the actors 99.999% convincing. Quality of editing & production shows attention to detail.

What else can I say, the team of Edge of Paradise can only get better!

A job well done, keep it up.

lyvia said...

this is one show that makes me scream,"i am a Nigerian."Just keep rolling the tape and don't suddenly stop.please it keeps my family together on Mondays.

Victoria said...
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Victoria said...

I was in Nigeria last year and started watching Edge of Paradise.

It definitely rocks!

I'm wondering if DVD series for all seasons could be made available to fans outside Africa?

Thanks.
Vicky

Saamaijamaa said...

pls lets have it on dvd so that i can watch it 1000ce a week and at my own time and conveniency bc i always missed school on mondays. thank you for making me happy, i must confess its the best nigerian show ever. i and my whole family love it

Saamaijamaa said...

hello am saa from naija. why is it that we are always left behind just take a look at the other series how they release it on dvd for viewers to purchase and watch it at their own time and they are making alot of money. please i beg you its better to be on dvd and at thesame time on dstv, i love the show its a must watch family series, am addicted to it that i always missed school on mondays.

Saamaijamaa said...

hello am saa from naija. why is it that we are always left behind just take a look at the other series how they release it on dvd for viewers to purchase and watch it at their own time and they are making alot of money. please i beg you its better to be on dvd and at thesame time on dstv, i love the show its a must watch family series, am addicted to it that i always missed school on mondays.

pls lets have it on dvd so that i can watch it 1000ce a week and at my own time and conveniency bc i always missed school on mondays. thank you for making me happy, i must confess its the best nigerian show ever. i and my whole family love it

Ramex said...

i love the show any hope for a dvd it does portray a good show of the nigerian life and struggles i empathise mainly with Asabe's character played by Caroline King by and large love the cast though as normi points out after a long day its hard to keep up with the show if a dvd came out id surely buy one

Tia said...

hey, i love the show and i really want to audition for a role. acting happens to be my passion and talent. pls u can call me on 08051755952 or 08033034946. i really am waiting

Ayojayjay said...

I love the program... It's REAL in the storyline,exciting and entertaining.
Can't afford to miss it.

Ms G said...

HEY!I think edge of paradise is the best in nigeria but one thing i'm curious about is that where can i get this movie for sale i mean the complete episode.Please if anybody has answers to my question please give me a buzz on my email on msg190@rocketmail.com

wale said...

Can the producer of edge of paradice put it on DVD.

Bradly Jones said...

Thanks for the post. It's like five years of not being in Nigeria has finally made me out-dated for this to be news to me. The change is amazing. Great blog!



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uche nwagu said...

Pls I want to know when edge of paradise is being televised and the station on dstv thanks.

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