31 January 2024

Showmax’s epic drama series Cheta M set to premiere in February

Showmax is set to premiere its brand new epic drama series Cheta M from 12 February 2024. 

The 130-episode series explores the extraordinary love story of Adanna and Nnanna, who must navigate a world where tensions between the kingdoms of Mgberi and Ajaani have reached critical levels. 

Set against a backdrop of politics, spiritual interference, and memory manipulation, they fight to protect their love. Ojigijaga, the spiritual shaman of Mgberi, is a formidable obstacle to their union. Lies, secrets, murder, blackmail, and uncertainty surround them. Meanwhile, the leader of Mgberi’s inner council, Ezeugo, and Ajaani’s inner council endeavour to maintain peace between their kingdom and the newly anointed King of Ajaani, Jideofor. 

Watch the trailer for Cheta M

The series features an impressive mix of upcoming acts and Nollywood OGs, including newbies Oluchi Amajuoyi and Kingsley Nwachukwu, who play Adanna and Nnanna respectively. Ruby Okezie (Victoria from Agu and Nnenna from Far From Home) plays Mmesomma, Kalu Ikeagwu plays Jideofor, and Nonso Odogwu (Pius from Agu) takes the role of Ezeugo.

James Omokwe, the prolific filmmaker renowned for his epic telenovelas including hit series Ajoche, Riona and Itura, and the producer of Showmax’s first limited drama series, Diiche, returns to the platform with another epic series, serving as producer and director on Cheta M. 

Speaking ahead of the series premiere, Omokwe said, “Cheta M is one of our best shows so far. It radiates beauty on all levels. Each time I sit down in post-production, I am in awe of the marvel that is Cheta M. There is a deep sense of emotion in all the story threads of the show. Each character, on their journey to finding themselves, finding love, losing it and even clamouring for revenge, is part and parcel of why I love the show. This time, we have taken you on an alluring epic journey to the east. It is a beautiful story of love, desire and mystery.’’ 

Also commenting on the series, Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice, described Cheta M as a beautiful love story that will take viewers through various emotions. “Cheta M is a great show. The storyline, production and the cast have made magic happen. They have created such a brilliant piece that will draw the viewers in. We expect that viewers will find pieces of themselves in the characters’ stories and enjoy every episode with relish while waiting for the next. We are proud of this title and cannot wait to see the viewers watch and engage with this title.” 

Cheta M is coming on the heels of a strong slate of shows, including AMVCA-winning reality series The Real Housewives of Lagos and AMVCA-nominees Flawsome and Wura.

Stream Cheta M only on www.showmax.com from 12 February 2024, with new episodes showing weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

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