Fuji House of Commotion director, Chris Ihidero has announced the completion of his debut television project.
Titled Man Pikin, the 26-part series was created and produced by Ihidero, one of the most respected TV writers and producers on the continent, and owner of PinPoint Media, a Nigerian film and media company working to industrialize content creation and distribution in Africa.
Man Pikin is the story of a man’s daily struggles with raising his kids after his wife’s passing.
Ihidero said: ‘‘This is one of many to come. In September 2019 we cranked on the content machinery we had been working on for a year and hit the set to deliver the first product off our production line, season one of Man Pikin, a family comedy series. Man Pikin is my nod to Fuji House of Commotion, Nigeria’s longest-running and highly popular family comedy series I was privileged to direct for five years.’’
The first season of Man Pikin features an impressive cast list, including Uche Odoputa, Olakunle Abounce Fawole, Ogechi Aniegboka and Nonso Ibiakwuma, as well as Amanda Iriekpen and King David Akpakwu, Crew credits include Grace Babasola, Chiemeka Osuagwu, Taiwo Adeleye, Wole Ajetomobi, Halima Bakenne and Chike Egwuaka. Ihidero is the executive producer and lead director.
Nollywood continues to grow remarkably, with data from The Guardian saying the industry contributed 0.27% to the GDP of Nigeria, in the first quarter of 2019. Last year alone, over N6 Billion revenue was recorded, according to technext. Ihidero says PinPoint is on a mission to help the industry create a system that scales without compromising on quality and compensation.
‘It’s what Hollywood was built on, and we are excited about the opportunity to join all other visionaries around the continent in transforming the film industry here…’
Man Pikin premieres on ROK on December 12, 2021.