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Watch 1st teaser for new EbonyLife TV political drama

"Sons of The Caliphate" is a political drama set in the North of Nigeria about three rich, entitled and ambitious young men.

Sons of the Caliphate

"Sons of The Caliphate" is a political drama set in the North of Nigeria about three rich, entitled and ambitious young men all caught up in the lust for power, addiction, love and desire, as well as the obligations of family loyalty and the craving for revenge in the deadly tussle for the governorship seat of the Northern Caliphate State.

Personal conflicts and interest intertwine and cascade through the dark alleys of corruption, betrayals, assassinations, corporate crimes and palace affairs in this drama about the rich, cultural and flamboyant aristocratic Northern Nigerian lifestyle.

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In a recent interview with Pulse Nigeria, Mofe Duncan, who stars in the drama series, revealed he had to learn the Hausa dialect for a role in the EbonyLife TV production.

I played a role in "Sons of the Caliphate," and I had to play a Northerner," he said.

"The producer had called me three years ago and told me about this film, and said 'dude, I advise you to start learning your Hausa.' But I'm like 'what's so difficult in that?'

"It hit me because when I got to set, we were only like two actors that didn't know how to speak Hausa properly, and myself. The entire set crew, most of the actors, were from the North.  And my character was a born and bred person in the North."

"I had a dialect coach who would follow me literally everywhere, and just talk and chat with me. I ended up getting a Hausa accent. She would just call me and converse with me in the Hausa accent. I had to speak Hausa for two months. When I left Abuja, and I came back to Lagos to shoot, I was still talking in my Hausa accent, because I had to learn it for two months."

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"Sons of Caliphate" is one of EbonyLife drama series productions including "The Governor," "Desperate Housewives" among others.

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