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"Dere: An African Tale" EbonyLife TV adaptation of "Cinderella" to debut February 7

"Dere" stars Gbenro Ajibade, Weruche Opia, Shaffy Bello among others.

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Weruche Opia in "Dere" play

Weruche Opia in "Dere"

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EbonyLife TV is set to debut its adaptation of “Cinderella” titled "Dere" on February 7, 2017.

The African fairytale is a rework of a story by German authors the Brothers Grimm.

Principal photography for the mini-series started in May, 2016.

"Dere" stars Gbenro Ajibade, Weruche Opia, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Carol King, Emmanuel Ikubese, Shaffy Bello among others.

The upcoming mini-series revolves around Dere, named ‘Cinderella’ by her eccentric paternal grandmother.

She is the precocious, beautiful, naive, indulged and only child of the Kosoko's, who graduated with a first from St. Andrews University in Scotland, studying Law and International relations. She is an avid social media user, reader and film enthusiast.

Once back in Nigeria, her long-term boyfriend dumps her, increasing her sense of isolation, desperation and desolation.

Cinderella Poster play

Cinderella Poster

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Following the production of "Desperate Housewives Africa",  which is based on the multiple award winning ABC Television drama hit series, EbonyLife TV announced the launch of more compelling drama with titles and storylines popular to Africans.

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According to the network, it will produce African adapted versions of epic and biblical blockbusters like "Robin Hood," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Prodigal Son", "David and Goliath," "Samson and Delilah" among others .

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