Asa’ah Samuel, Baaj Adebule, Ini Dima-Okojie, Udoka Oyeka and KC Ejelonu
It’s yet another web series, and yes we might have only seen two episodes but we have a few thoughts on it so far plus you might like it too.
5IVE is a new webseries from Selhurst Media Entertainment, Anchor Digital Media in association with Fountain Pictures. It was written by Michael Osuji, Tosyn Bucknor and Jovi Babs, and is about Kelvin Ebube, who moved away six years ago to start a new life in a Liberia. He had an opportunity to make something of himself but due to one thing or the other, it all fell apart. After a chance encounter with an old friend, Kelvin returns home to Lagos to take back his life and start again.
Kelvin tries to pick up the pieces of the life that he left behind but he never expected to fall in love… twice. Now Kelvin must decide whom he wants to be with but each choice brings on its own complications. Nobody said life was going to be easy, but for Kelvin, it just got more complicated.
Briefing done!… so what do we think?
It’s been two episodes so far (sha, that we have seen) and we might not have sworn our lives to it yet but we agree that so far so good.
Most Motivating Factor
Ok so because we are doing this whole positivity thing, I am going to start with the best things about the new show. Asides from the production quality and the sheer good intent that is evident in every scene, at least as far as the work done from behind the scenes, so far our most motivating factor is Ini-Dima Okojie.
Watching her growth in the industry has been thrilling, however, seeing her in action in this show is definitely a pleasant experience. To be honest, after watching episode 1 and 2, I am not floored. I do, however, know that the story is still being built up and will get better as soon as it kick starts. In many shows though, I lack the patience to wait week after week for that happen but Ini-Dima’s presence makes it a bit easier.
Most De-Motivating Factor
Our lead actor and protagonist is played by the beautiful spectacle Asa’ah Samuel. As we all know, I live under a rock so some of you might have seen his work before. For me it was my first experience and so far it seems stoic. I once heard someone’s performance compared to a furniture display shop for being so wooden, and I cannot find better terms to describe Mr. Asa’ah’s performance so far. It’s like someone said be shocked so we get “aaah”, then love “mmhh”, then happy “yayyy”, oh say some lines “heh”.
Not trying to be funny at the risk of someone’s career but so far, bruh, there’s work to do on being convincing with lines and emotions. So far these two episodes have granted him the opportunity to show love, hurt, sadness, emptiness, confusion, happiness, but they all manage to look and sound the same on him.