Producer: Rogers Ofime
Writers: Musa Jeffery David and others
Cast: Scarlet Gomez, Yomi Fash Lanso, Carol King, Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome, Lanre Adediwura, Oluwaseyi Akinsola, Ropo Ewenla, Miracle Gabriel, and Tersy Akpata.
Without doubt, XploreNollywood is always on standby to put you on the good stuff- so when we say Wura, Showmax’s 2022 Telenovela crime drama series is dope, you best believe you can take that to the bank.
In Wura, there’s drama, violence, and representation.
The acting is good. The images are fantastic. It is cleverly aimed. The narrative—about an ambitious female boss of the gold mining sector who is prepared to crush anybody who stands in her way—is ideal for a genuine bingeing binge.
There may have been some parts where Yomi Fash Lanso overacted as the adoring husband, but overall, Wura is still a wonderful novel that will now only be harmed by its creators’ fondness for protraction.
The tale has reached its climax, and the guilty party has already been revealed in episodes 25–28 but yet we have to deal with ten episodes (and still counting), just to show that corruption is pervasive in our culture.
Almost 40 episodes in and we are still at square one with the crime not anywhere close to getting solved(Imagine shooting yourself in the head just to prove that your head aches).
To be perfectly honest, this Money Heist-ish shenanigan is beginning to take its toll on the series’ allure and the narrative grip is getting shakier by the minute.
I have found myself more than once, skimming some episodes just to get the point. It will be in their best interest to consider tying things up nice and tidy, when it’s still, you know, making sense.
After all, as a wise individual once said: It’s important to know when to go, and that moment is when there is a strong ovation.
Wura is still streaming on Showmax, have you seen it? Let us know in the comments section.