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Wura hits 50 episodes, as lead actress Gomez cracks AMVCA nomination



The first Showmax Original telenovela in Nigeria, Wura, has reached its 50th episode, following its premiere in January 2023.

Wura is set against the backdrop of the gold mining industry in the Iperindo community of Osun state.

Scarlet Gomez is up for Best Actress in a Drama, Movie or TV Series at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards as the show’s titular character, Wura Amoo-Adeleke, alongside seasoned Nollywood actors Yomi Fash Lanso and Carol King. The telenovela also parades upcoming talent such as Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Martha Ehinome and Lanre Adediwura.

Commenting on the 50th episode milestone, Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “Wura is keeping up with Showmax’s commitment to showcase authentic Nigerian narratives that resonate with Nigerian audiences.

“Its intricate storyline, brilliant performances and quality production values makes it a well-rounded series, and we are pleased at the positive reception it has received so far. With 50 episodes in, there are more plots and twists to come that will keep audiences at the edge of their seats”.

The series’ fandom on social media is also growing with viewers sharing their thoughts with the hashtag #WuraShowmax.

Twitter user, @thereal_chioma said, “If you are not watching #WuraShowmax, you’re definitely missing! Thank God I’m witnessing such a phenomenal storyline.”

Another Tweep, @simmyngton tweeted “Who would have thought I’ll be preaching the gospel of Nollywood through a movie series. #Wura is exceptionally brilliant. The casts are amazing and to think majority of them got this big break off #WuraShowmax.”

Wura is a localised adaptation of the hit South African 1Magic telenovela, The River, which was nominated for an International Emmy. Over 200 episodes are planned for the first season. New episodes drop every week from Monday till Thursday, exclusively on Showmax.

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