Film & Television

Why Campus Sitcom, ‘University of Cruise’ is the Unmmisable this October 2023


African and diaspora audiences in Nigeria and the United Kingdom are in for a treat as a brand-new young adult sitcom is set to make its exclusive first season debut on ROK on DStv and GOtv as well as ROK UK on Sky TV UK and Free view. After concluding principal photography in 2021, this brand new series is ready to captivate viewers across the continent and for diaspora audiences in the United Kingdom. The 13-episode series called “University of Cruise” was created, and executively produced by marketing and communications expert, Ifeoma ‘Oma Areh and directed by Adeoluwa Owu.

The series is produced by WildFlower Productions/ WildPepper Studios in partnership with Continued entertainment with associate producers Dr. Raluchukwu Onubogu and Dr. Sarah Inya Lawal of Ascend Studios. It will begin airing on ROK TV on DSTV/ROK TV and ROK UK from October 7, 2023.

Set in a private university in Lagos, Nigeria, St Cruz University, the inaugural season of “University of Cruise” promises a thrilling ride with 13 gripping episodes. Featuring some of the most gifted Nollywood talents, the series takes viewers on a journey through the lives of seven university friends as they navigate the intricate web of academics, friendship, love, social media, peer pressure, and the shadows of cultism.

The series stars Amanda Dara, Nancy Ameh, Esther Agunbiade, Scott Obilor, Vine Olugu, Chisom Onwuegbuzia, and Solomon Mike. The comedy series also features Nollywood icon Mercy Johnson-Okojie who doubles as co-executive producer and music star Ric Hassani who is the voice behind the official soundtrack ‘Uni girl.’“

“Our mission is to encapsulate the spirit of modern Nigeria/Africa, its youth, and their many stories and realities. With University of Cruise, we are not just telling stories; we are providing a mirror to the lives, dreams, and dilemmas of the youth in 21st-century Nigeria and Africa. It’s a celebration of Nigeria’s pop-culture and an exploration of the challenges that resonate with today’s generation,” the series creator Oma Areh said.


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