4 December 2023
Following a successful first season that captured the hearts of audiences as Showmax’s first and longest-running Nigerian telenovela, with gripping episodes that earned the lead cast and titular character, Scarlet Gomez, a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama, Movie, or TV Series at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) and for Acting at the 17th edition of The Future Awards Africa Awards, the telenovela is back and promises more intrigue, drama, and unforgettable moments.
Wura is the Nigerian adaptation of the hit South African 1Magic telenovela The River, which scooped an International Emmy nomination for Best Telenovela. Wura follows the lives of characters bonded and divided by the discovery of gold in Iperindo, a small community in Osun state, where the story is set. The show’s protagonist, the enigmatic Wura-Amoo Adeleke, is a woman with two sides: a perfect wife and a loving mother on one side and a ruthless Chief Executive Officer of the fictional Frontline Gold Mine on the other. Her unrelenting pursuit of success knows no bounds, making her the ultimate Iron Lady.
Season 1 began with Pa-Kuti’s (Ropo Ewenla) discovery of gold, a secret he entrusted only to Wura (Scarlet Gomez), whose mine was running dry – or so it appeared. However, Wura’s thirst for power led her to murder Pa-Kuti, making it look like an accident. Little did she know that Pa-Kuti had secretly written a letter to his daughter, Tumi (Martha Ehinome), revealing the truth about his discovery. Clues began to point toward Wura as the culprit, but she cunningly eluded the clutches of the law. Throughout the season, she continued to eliminate anyone who posed a threat to her as her list of adversaries grew.
In the countdown to the second season, the burning question is whether Wura will continue her winning streak or if her luck will eventually run dry. Will her reign persist, or will justice catch up with her?
The ensemble cast of Wura features a mix of Nollywood veterans and rising stars, with Scarlet Gomez as Wura Amoo-Adeleke. Yomi Fash-Lanso takes on the role of Anthony Amoo-Adeleke, and Carol King adds depth to the series as Grace Adeleke. The show also stars Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome, and Lanre Adediwura. Wura is executive produced by multi award wining filmmaker, Rogers Ofime.