Opinion Piece About The TV Drama Series IN LOVE AND ASHES By Akita Emmanuel

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“The series: In love and ashes” is about what you’d not expect. It is long, and bombastic, and the beautiful. For me, it’s too much of a muchness. The whole series was inspired by North-east stereotype. There’s a bright side to that. At least no movie has yet been inspired by “there’s beauty in the North-east.”

With the aim of changing the narrative especially about the victims of extremism at the North-eastern Nigeria. In Love & Ashes series showcases a cast that accentuates love over hate and draws the moral conclusion that to overcome insurgence, all stakeholders must rise above sentiment, ethnic and religious differences and jointly fight back the menace.

With two love birds; Bukar and Falmata (Anita Pam), and Bukar promising to take Falmata to Manchester when he got sign up by the football club shows Indeed hope still thrive on the street of Maiduguri.

Hyelni (Malvina Patrick), played a very brave role. Despite being pregnant never let the voice of defeat to speak to her, as sang by 2Baba, she’s pushing and hoping the sun will shine on her sometime someday, and to reunite with Caleb her husband who ran from Boko haram. Even when the news of her husband demised was finally relay to her by Yaga, she still remain strong. I’m personally challenge by her bravery. Her companion at their IDP camp Mama Rahila, didn’t appeared old to be the mother of Godiya. Her costume makes her look less like her role.

Alhaji Kundiri, is another role well played by Wassh Hong. He displayed the influence of political “godfather,” showcasing the ideology behind most Nigerian politicians; money can buy everything. He was proved wrong by Nuhu Madi (Sani Danja) the director of Home Again Foundation (an IDP camp). I see how people pay to get rid of justice as portrayed by Alhaji Kundiri.

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