Last year August, Nollywood luminary Richard Mofe-Damijo announced via his Instagram that he will co-star with veteran actress Ego Boyo on a new series called Mr X Family Show. The news from RMD, as he’s popularly called, came with a lot of deserved praise for Boyo: their creative relationship dates back to the unforgettable classic soap Checkmate that ran from 1991 to 1994, and the Amaka Igwe-directed 1996 romantic drama Violated, in which they starred as a couple.
22 years later, and Richard Mofe-Damijo and Ego Boyo are coming back to TV, with the guarantee to thrill lots of fans who have watched them in their much-younger selves. Considering both are some of the most charismatic actors the country has ever produced, seeing them put all the experience they have cumulatively amassed into a singular project will be quite the experience.
The upcoming series Mr X Family Show is Richard Mofe-Damijo’s debut as a producer, and will premiere on Africa Magic Showcase, channel 151 on DSTV on May 6. Details about the show still hasn’t been divulged, but title of the show is a little funny and elementary, don’t you guys think? With no trailer of even a teaser, we are moving with blind faith, driven by nostalgia as we hope to see one of Nollywood’s most iconic pairings on our screens.