The wait is finally over for fans of the popular telenovela.
Showmax has announced the return of its highly anticipated original telenovela, Wura, for a second season.
Following a successful first season that garnered a massive fan base, the telenovela is back and promises more intrigue, drama, suspense, and scandalous moments.
The trailer for season two shows Fola seeking forgiveness from Dimeji and Paulina, but Paulina is not willing to forgive him, even though Dimeji is trying to see reason. Meanwhile, Kanyin’s obsession with ending Wura has forced her into even more desperate actions. This time around, it’s something she can’t recover from, as Wura has evidence that can keep her away for good.
Wura is the Nigerian adaptation of the hit South African 1Magic telenovela The River, which scooped an International Emmy nomination for Best Telenovela. The show follows the lives of characters bonded and divided by the discovery of gold in Iperindo, a small community in Osun state, where the story is set.
The show’s protagonist, the enigmatic Wura-Amoo Adeleke, is a woman with two sides: a perfect wife and a loving mother on one side, and a ruthless Chief Executive Officer of the fictional Frontline Gold Mine on the other. Her unrelenting pursuit of success knows no bounds, making her the ultimate Iron Lady.
Season one captured the hearts of audiences as Showmax’s first and longest-running Nigerian telenovela, with gripping episodes that earned the lead cast and titular character, Scarlet Gomez, several nominations.
On what to expect from season two, Rogers Ofime, the executive producer, said, “Viewers can expect a rich tapestry of character development, as the major characters navigate through intense situations, make tough choices, and evolve in response to the ever-changing circumstances. Season 2 of Wura has been a labour of love for the entire team. We’ve poured our hearts and souls into creating a telenovela that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, just as they were in Season 1. We can’t wait to share the next chapter of Wura’s journey with our dedicated viewers.”
The ensemble cast of Wura features a mix of Nollywood veterans and rising stars, including Yomi Fash-Lanso, Carol King, Ray Adeka, Iremide Adeoye, Ego Iheanacho, Martha Ehinome, and Lanre Adediwura.
According to Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, “The love and appreciation for Wura has been huge! We are pleased to see how much this story has resonated deeply with audiences. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling and the connection it creates. The upcoming season delves even deeper into the captivating world of gold mining. With even more twists and turns, it promises to be a thrilling ride for viewers.”
Season one began with Pa-Kuti’s (Ropo Ewenla) discovery of gold, a secret he entrusted only to Wura (Scarlet Gomez), whose mine was running dry – or so it appeared. However, Wura’s thirst for power led her to murder Pa-Kuti, making it look like an accident. Little did she know that Pa-Kuti had secretly written a letter to his daughter, Tumi (Martha Ehinome), revealing the truth about his discovery. Clues began to point toward Wura as the culprit, but she cunningly eluded the clutches of the law. Throughout the season, she continued to eliminate anyone who posed a threat to her as her list of adversaries grew.
In the countdown to the second season, the burning question is whether Wura will continue her winning streak or if her luck will eventually run dry. Will her reign persist, or will justice catch up with her?
The highly anticipated second season of Wura will premiere on Monday, December 4, 2023, with four new episodes every week from Monday to Thursday.
Watch the trailer below: