Jay Jay: The Chosen One
Jay Jay: The Chosen One is a 13-episode animated series that reimagines the childhood of Nigerian football legend Augustine “Jay-Jay” Okocha, who played for the Nigerian national team between 1993 and 2006 and led the country to Olympic victory at the 1996 Atlanta games. Okocha also played in three FIFA World Cups and has become a celebrated football commentator.
Augustine is an 11-year-old boy who dreams of representing his school at a prestigious football tournament with a team made up of his rag-tag group of friends. He has a love for the animal kingdom, who in return for his fight against illegal poaching, bestow superpowers upon him.
The series is voiced by a talented Nigerian cast, including award-winning teen actor, Prince Unigwe, who voices the character of young Jay Jay, Chinedu Ikedieze; Samuel Ajibola; Eric Obinna, Mena Sodje, Lexan Peters and Pamilerin Ayodeji.
The soundtrack features music from popular Nigerian singer and vocalist, Waje. The series is animated by Nihilent Limited in partnership with the production studio 5th Dimension as well as animation studio I-Realities.
Jay Jay: The Chosen One arrives on Showmax on 6 April, with new episodes every Thursday.
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