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New Jay Jay Okocha Animated Series in the Works


March 8, 2023

Augustine Jay Jay Okocha, one of Nigeria’s most celebrated football players, is set to have his childhood brought to life in a new animated series titled ‘The Chosen One’.

Produced by Nihilent Limited in partnership with the production studio 5th Dimension and animation studio I-Realities, the series is a reimagining of Okocha’s early years, following an 11-year-old Augustine as he dreams of representing his school in a prestigious football tournament. Along with his love for football, the 13-episode series showcases his passion for the animal kingdom and his fight against illegal poaching, which bestows superpowers upon him.

The show is voiced by a Nigerian cast led by Prince Unigwe as Jay Jay and features a soundtrack with music from popular Nigerian singer Waje.

‘The Chosen One’ marks Showmax’s first original animated series and is set to premiere exclusively on Showmax.com from April 6, 2023, with new episodes every Thursday.