Unlike some 'aristocratic' family on Nigerian television, the Bhadmus in "Battleground" exude an air of wealth and power.
Viewer's interest with TV series that focuses on the rich and their shenanigans isn’t waning any time soon.
We have had the Haastrups in "Checkmate" and Tsenogus "Hush," and now we have the Bhadmus family in Femi Odugbemi's new show, "Battleground."
The series which seems to have a cult following, revolves around the controversial and extremely wealthy patriarch of the Badmus family.
It tells the story of love, power and deceit as it takes viewers through this family’s love for one another, which is put to the test when an unfortunate series of events lead to greed and power struggles within their ranks.
The series also features Oga Bello,Jide Kosoko, Kunle Coker, Chike (The Voice Nigeria), Yinka Davies, Yeni Kuti, Steve Ogunleye, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Zara Ejorh, Ozzy Agu, Francis Onwochei, Hauwa Allahbura, Keturah King among others.
Let's meet four members of the Badmus' family you should know;
Chief Kolade Bhadmus is the wealthy, enigmatic patriarch of the Bhadmus family.
He is the CEO of Nigeria’s foremost asset management firm BBP who likes to think he can control the world around him.
Played by Gbenga Titiloye, Kolade Bhadmus has in his closet a lot of secrets, which begin to manifest when he goes into a coma.
Played by Shaffy Bello, Adaora is the wife to Kolade Bhadmus. Highly manipulative, and the very definition of a classist.
She would go to any length for her son, Mayowa.
Played by Joke Silva, Mama Egba is the dotting sister to Kolade Bhadmus. Very vindictive in nature, she defines the phrase "educated but highly uneducated!"
Played by Ini Dima-Okojie, Teni is a dreamer, soft, caring, beautiful, but such a lousy judge of character.
Played by Chike, Mayowa is Kolade’s youngest son from Adaora. He is spoiled, entitled and lives a hedonist lifestyle fuelled by booze.
Underneath all that however, is an untapped, razor-sharp intellect capable of picking up on cues others often dismissed.
Yinka Davis is Cissy, Kolade’s “secret wife”.
An independent woman who is fiercely protective of their children, Cissy is content leading a simple life in Port Harcourt until a series of unforeseen events force her to re-evaluate her choice.
Hauwa Alhbura plays Ayo, an angry young woman with a pathological fascination with her father’s other family, especially her half sister Teni Bhadmus.
Ayo, a trained lawyer, believes as the “second daughter” she’s been denied Kolade’s affection and she won’t be satisfied until she balances the scale.
Played by Okey Uzoeshi, Ola is Kolade’s eldest son from Cissy.
He is a smart lawyer, fiercely independent and angry at Kolade for isolating his mother and sister thus making him the de-facto man of the house. However, he is still loyal to his family.