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During the week, Showmax hosted an exclusive screening of Diiche, its first Nigerian original limited-drama series.

Chigul, a popular media personality who hosted the screening at The Hall on Victoria Island in Lagos, described the sitcom as a “one-of-a-kind drama series that will break new ground.”

The star-studded event also featured the world premiere of James Omokwe’s six-part series.

Uzoamaka Onuoha, Chinyere Wilfred, Gloria Anozie-Young, Frank Konwea, and Uzoamaka Aniunoh were among the cast members who attended the event.

Executive producer James Omokwe expressed his excitement about producing the drama series after the first episode was screened.

“I don’t want to give too much away, but there’s a big episode that’s entirely in Igbo.” It was exciting for us as a team when the opportunity to make this film arose. To be honest, telling psychological stories is my true passion. The Awakening, my first feature film, is a thriller. It (Diiche) felt like a homecoming for me, and I was thrilled to be a part of it. However, I was concerned because it was for Showmax and the production scale was so large, but we managed to complete it,” Omokwe said.

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“Diiche is a beautiful blend of genres,” says another series director, Ifeoma Chukwuogo. It’s a mystery. It’s a psychological suspense thriller. There is some metaphysical, supernatural, and cultural material. As a result, I believe that as people watch the series, they will begin to notice the many layers of storytelling. It’s clearly entertaining, exciting, and enlightening. I believe people will also inquire about themselves, certain aspects of the human condition, and cultural issues. In general, I’d describe it as “entertaining and intriguing.”

Diiche follows the life of an A-list actress who becomes a prime suspect in a high-profile murder investigation involving her fiancé’s death, Nnamdi. She must take the initiative, race against the clock to find out who killed him and clear her name. However, there is more to the case than meets the eye, as well as a back story from nearly 30 years ago that reveals the battle between good and evil. The drama series premiered on Showmax exclusively on Thursday, with new episodes released every week.

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