Nollywood legend Kanayo. O. Kanayo and Bimbo Akintola have joined the cast of the much anticipated second season of TNC Africa’s Little Black Book Series. The two Nollywood veterans are set to thrill fans of the show as their addition complements the higher stakes of the upcoming season.
Kanayo will be playing the role of Captain Igwe, Leo’s father. Last season had hinted at an estranged relationship between father and son; this season is offering a full insight into the nature of their relationship. TNC Africa is keeping the details of Bimbo’s role under wraps but from the first few pictures released from the set, it looks like she’s in the thick of the drama.
Other cast members joining this new season of Little Black Book include Nengi Adoki, star of the critically-acclaimed Juju Stories, as well as her co-actor in the film, Paul Utomi, Michael Ejoor, Moet Abebe, Jude Chukwuka, and Helena Nelson from MTV Shuga. A fine blend of the old and young, following TNC Africa’s formular of sourcing the best talents to tell truly original African stories.
Little Black Book’s returning cast include Ikechukwu Onunaku, Teniola Aladese, Anee Icha, Floyd Igbo, Jeffrey Kanu, and Bimitan Adegoke. Season 2 which is currently in production has Belinda Yanga-Agedah directing and Adaugo Uzoma (Juju Stories, Mami Wata) producing. The writers of the new season are Sally Kenneth Dadzie who is the writer of the book series Little Black Book is adapted from, along with writer and poet, Marycolette Matiki.
Viewers had been left in a state of suspense at the last season’s finale with Leo and Tade insisting on keeping things strictly business between themselves, and Cris (Floyd Igbo) and Dami (Anee Icha), broken up. According to Olawale Adetula, CEO of TNC Africa, this season will reveal the fate and future of those relationships. It is also poised to satisfy the curiosity of the eponymous Mr. Leo’s little black book.
The release date for the next season is yet to be announced but viewers can looks to watch it soon on TNC Africa’s YouTube.