Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:51 am
Bunmi Davies, media personality and producer of popular comedy show, “Stand Up Naija,’ is set to unveil his latest comedy project, a sitcom titled “Jeka Play”.
Named after popular UNILAG restaurant and hangout spot “Jeka Play’, which Davies owns, the sitcom, premiering on Tuesday 31 May, is based on the interesting everyday events and happenings at Jeka Play, which is the epicenter of the UNILAG social scene.
In Jeka Play, he reprises his role as the owner of the real life place as he encounters students, lecturers, cool kids and assorted regular patrons at the venue.
“My experience of running Jeka Play at UNILAG has been a very interesting one because by nature of the kind of venue it is and the campus environment around, we get some really interesting characters coming in all the time and there is never a dull moment with them around,” Davies said on the inspiration behind the show.
“From the genuinely beautiful girls and guys to the “I must belong by force” students, right down to the aristos, not forgetting the student politicians with good, bad and funny motives, and of course a few randy lecturers. It occurred to me that these everyday comedic experiences at Jeka Play should be promoted to a wider audience thus the idea for the sitcom was born,” he added.
The show also features cameo appearances from popular Yoruba movie actor, Hafeez Oyetoro, aka Saka, Wazobia FM Presenter, Nedu amongst others.
Prior to his forays into comedy, Davies presented Stand Up Nigeria, a platform for upcoming stand-up comedians to showcase their talents and gain exposure.
Jeka Play premieres at 6:30pm on TV Continental, Star Times Channel 115.