Dear lover of Brotherhood and Sista by Cinemax, and Sons of the Caliphate and Halita by Innovative Television Kontents, these two film production companies are cooking something together with Money In The Game.

What’s the story?

Money In The Game dives into the world of sport talent management as two agencies fight over a gifted 17-year kid. It exposes the dark side of the industry through the rivalry, but it’s understandable why they want the talented kid so badly. He could be the next Mikel Obi.

Two years in the making

In August 2021, the pre-production team made up of veteran rapper, Six Foot Plus, Audi Maikori (Co-founder, Chocolate City Group), Emem Ema (Founder/CEO, One Management) and Eddy Madaki (Founder, EddiemPR), announced that they’d selected the songs for the soundtrack.

A limited TV series

The production team also announced that it’ll be a five-episode drama. As sports lovers, we hope the episodes are an hour long each, so we can savour this mini-series.

Fresh writer

Although the production companies are seasoned in the game, they brought in a talented writer named Kaahasa Zabedi, to handle the narrative of the series. We’re all for giving young people opportunities.

Filming begins

Principal photography starts this month, directed by Dimbo Atiya, the co-founder of Innovative Television Kontent. It’s his directorial debut. 

Three locations

The production team will be set up in Lagos, Jos and an unnamed city in the U.K. Since the show centres around football, travelling back and forth can hardly be ruled out.

The cast

Money in the Game will feature Mawuli Gavor, Efe Iwara, Enado Odigie and OGs like Ifeanyi Kalu and Gentle Jack.



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