Popular telenovela, Battleground, hit the 100th episode and so many Nigerian celebs gathered in Lagos recently for a special screening of the episode.
Sponsored by Glo, Battleground features veteran and talented rising stars who have made the telenovela to become a must-watch in many homes. In telenovela, Gbenga Titiloye plays the respected yet maligned patriarch, Kolade Bhadmus, while Shaffy Bello plays his wife, the classy, glamorous and scheming Adaora. Yinka Davies plays the role of Cissy, Kolade’s second wife, while the legendary Joke Silva is MamaEgba, his respected elder sister.
Stars like Olu Jacobs, Iretiola Doyle, Yeni Kuti, Ebuka Obi-Uchedu, Nancy Isime and the cast of the show were among those who attended the event.
Let’s meet four members of the Badmus’ family you should know;
1. Kolade Bhadmus
Chief Kolade Bhadmus is the wealthy, enigmatic patriarch of the Bhadmus family.
He is the CEO of Nigeria’s foremost asset management firm BBP who likes to think he can control the world around him.
Played by Gbenga Titiloye, Kolade Bhadmus has in his closet a lot of secrets, which begin to manifest when he goes into a coma.
2. Adaora Bhadmus
Played by Shaffy Bello, Adaora is the wife to Kolade Bhadmus. Highly manipulative, and the very definition of a classist.
She would go to any length for her son, Mayowa.
3. Mama Egba
Played by Joke Silva, Mama Egba is the dotting sister to Kolade Bhadmus. Very vindictive in nature, she defines the phrase “educated but highly uneducated!”
4. Teniola Bhadmus
Played by Ini Dima-Okojie, Teni is a dreamer, soft, caring, beautiful, but such a lousy judge of character.
5. Mayowa Bhadmus
Played by Chike, Mayowa is Kolade’s youngest son from Adaora. He is spoiled, entitled and lives a hedonist lifestyle fuelled by booze.
Underneath all that however, is an untapped, razor-sharp intellect capable of picking up on cues others often dismissed.
6. Cissy Bahdmus
Yinka Davis is Cissy, Kolade’s “secret wife”.
An independent woman who is fiercely protective of their children, Cissy is content leading a simple life in Port Harcourt until a series of unforeseen events force her to re-evaluate her choice.
7. Ayo Bhadmus
Hauwa Alhbura plays Ayo, an angry young woman with a pathological fascination with her father’s other family, especially her half sister Teni Bhadmus.
Ayo, a trained lawyer, believes as the “second daughter” she’s been denied Kolade’s affection and she won’t be satisfied until she balances the scale.
8. Ola Bhadmus
Played by Okey Uzoeshi, Ola is Kolade’s eldest son from Cissy.
He is a smart lawyer, fiercely independent and angry at Kolade for isolating his mother and sister thus making him the de-facto man of the house. However, he is still loyal to his family.