MultiChoice’s Showmax has announced the return of its highly anticipated Nigerian original telenovela, Wura, for a second season.
The trailer for season two shows Fola seeking forgiveness from Dimeji and Paulina, but Paulina is unwilling to forgive him, even though Dimeji is trying to see reason. Meanwhile, Kanyin’s obsession with ending Wura has forced her into even more desperate actions. She can’t recover this time, as Wura has evidence that can keep her away for good.
BMA understands that Wura is the Nigerian adaptation of the hit South African 1Magic telenovela The River, which scooped an International Emmy nomination for Best Telenovela. The show follows the characters’ lives bonded and divided by the discovery of gold in Iperindo, a small community in Osun state, where the story is set.
Season one was Showmax’s first and longest-running Nigerian telenovela, with compelling episodes that earned the lead cast and eponymous character, Scarlet Gomez, multiple accolades.
Speaking about the series, Rogers Ofime, the executive producer, said, “Viewers can expect a rich tapestry of character development, as the major characters navigate through intense situations, make tough choices, and evolve in response to the ever-changing circumstances. Season 2 of Wura has been a labour of love for the entire team. We’ve poured our hearts and souls into creating a telenovela that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, just as they were in Season 1. We can’t wait to share the next chapter of Wura’s journey with our dedicated viewers.”
The cast includes Yomi Fash-Lanso, Carol King, Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome, and Lanre Adediwura.
Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria said, “The love and appreciation for Wura has been huge! We are pleased to see how much this story has resonated deeply with audiences. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling and the connection it creates. The upcoming season delves even deeper into the captivating world of gold mining. With even more twists and turns, it promises to be a thrilling ride for viewers.”