Director: Sunkanmi Adebayo and Akin Tijani Balogun
Producer: Uduak Isong Oguamanam
Writers: Uduak Isong Oguamanam, Rita C. Onwurah, Joy Elumelu, Bunmi Ajakaiye, Vaalerie Okeke, Peace Oni
Cast: Peace Oni, Ini Edo, Belinda Effah, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ufuomma McCdermott, Uzor Osimkpa
The humorous series “Desperate Housegirls” started as a movie. Uduak Isong created a film about Housegirls that get employed to different houses and offer help or distraction to the families they are employed to help. The film inspired a series which is now in its third season and there is no sign of slowing down.
The third season continues with Nkechi (Ini Edo) as she continues faking her pregnancy, she points accusing fingers to Femi (Deyemi Okanlawon) to be the father of her child. It leads to the breakup of his marriage with Ada (Uzor Osimkpa). On the other end is Omolola (Bimbo Ademoye) who starts taking nursing classes and falls in love with a sweet tongued street boy. Koyinsola (Peace Oni) returns to work for Mrs. Elliot (Ufourma Mcdermott) and she is registered in a school.
These are all regular characters from the previous season; the only difference is that the series has a change of actors playing these characters. Kenneth Okolie is replaced with Deyemi Okanlawon and Mary Lazarus is replaced with Bimbo Ademoye, this almost gets confusing but the writers help us catch up pretty quick by re-writing similar scenes that we have seen in the second season. Deyemi Okanlawon does not quite meet up to what we enjoyed with Kenneth Okolie but it is a good balance.
Uzor Osimkpa is highly impressive as Ada, she does an exceptional job of communicating heartbreak and anger. She is an exceptional actress. Peace Oni returns as Koyinsola and she offers us great humor. Peace strips herself of any class, and dances to the tune of her character. In the first episode we witness as Koyinsola returns to the city, Mrs Elliot picks her, and in the very first scene she is fighting a bike man. Of all the house girls, Koyinsola offers a difference. She is not after anything from the family, she just wants to work.
Desperate Housegirls season 3 offers great humor, heartbreak as well as a love triangle. These characters exist independently and if one story does not offer you great humor, the next will. In the season three we absolutely love the return of Koyinsola, and we invite you to watch the highly sustaining series.
Desperate Housegirls earns an 8/10 from Xplore.