Tobi Bakare Set To Lead New Crime Series ‘Slum King’


Tobi Bakare returns to our screen as the lead of Africa Magic’s newest crime title Slum King.

He is set to play the role of Edafe ‘Majemijesu’ Umukoro in the intriguing story of an 11-year-old boy who witnessed the massacre of his family by armed robbers. The sad event forces a cycle of guilt and trauma as he blames himself for forgetting to lock the front door which made room for the robbers to enter his family home.

Now much older, Edafe journeys from a disturbed tout in the slums to becoming MAJE, the charismatic king of the slums, as he seeks revenge for the tragic death of his family.

On what to expect from the series, the producer Chinenye Nworah says, “This show will spotlight some of the biggest issues in major slums in many metropolitan cities, the traumas that lead people to become who they are in future, and crazy love triangles…viewers will find it hard to decipher each character’s next step”.

Slum King, which explores the psychology, drama, struggles, and major issues in a metropolitan city, has been confirmed to be a 10-part limited drama series.

Directed by Dimeji Ajibola, the all-star cast for the original includes Teniola Aladese, Olarotimi Fakunle, Idia Aisien, Elvina Ibru, Hermes Iyele, Bolaji Ogunmola, Philip Asaya, Charles Inojie, Greg Ojefua, Sonia Irabor, Gideon Okeke and Jidekene Achufusi.

After its launch on October 8, 2023, it will subsequently air every Sunday at 8 p.m. on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel. 151 and GOtv Supa+ channel 12).