"Dere" EbonyLife releases trailer for African adaptation of "Cinderella"

A Nollywood production by EbonyLife TV, "Dere" stars Gbenro Ajibade, Weruche Opia, Shaffy Bello among others.

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EbonyLife has released the trailer for its modern day African adaptation of "Cinderella," titled "Dere."

Weruche Opia in "Dere" play

Weruche Opia in "Dere"

(YouTube)

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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.

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

Cinderella Poster play

Cinderella Poster

(Disney )

 

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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.

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

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EbonyLife Films recently premiered its romantic comedy titled "The Wedding Party," at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

On Thursday, October 13, 2016,  the network premiered its anticipated TV series "Sons of the Caliphate."

Executive produced by MO Abudu,  an official release date is yet to be announced.

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