ALAGBARA, a Yoruba television series, which is the concept of veteran actor, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, and produced in partnership with StarTimes Nigeria, has been premiered in Lagos.
The premiere had brought together on the red carpet A-list Yoruba actors, producers, marketers, marketing
communications professionals and other celebrities including Adebayo Salami, Femi Adebayo, Dele Odule,
Bukola Awoyemi-Olatunji, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Toyin Adegbola, Lanre Hassan, Funso Adeolu and many
The ambience of the event was traditionally Yoruba, as the Chinese representatives of StarTimes could be seen cladded in Yoruba attires and mingled freely with Yoruba actors who were in their flowing agbadas.
For the cocktail, there was a customized palace where every guest had the opportunity to be a king with a horsetail and royal walking stick. Thereafter, everyone proceeded to the main auditorium where Seyi
Law was at hand to crack the ribs of the guests.
According to Adebayo Salami, the journey started in 2016 when some Chinese movies were dubbed in
Yoruba language, but after due consultation with the StarTimes team, he got an assurance that the cable TV will promote Yoruba culture and this eventually materialised into the production of Alagbara series.
On his part, the CEO of StarTimes, Justin Zhang, posited that the brand would do all within her reach to continually support the Nigerian movie industry through various laudable initiatives.
Alagbara airs weekly on Orisun TV (StarTimes’ channel 153).