PRESS RELEASE: Leading African Media Moguls Join Forces To Release The “Housewives & Girlfriends” TV Series
Rhoda Wilson and Nelson Spyk have joined forces to create an exciting new TV Drama, Housewives & Girlfriends which is set to be released across Africa on October 16th 2015 via Africa Magic television.
Set in London, Housewives & Girlfriends will take viewers on an exhilarating televisual ride through a tangled web of relationships caught up in the prism of money, culture, ambition, love, passion and jealousy. The audience is set to share in the triumphs, challenges and desires of the characters in a captivating show which will undoubtedly become compulsive viewing.
With over 14 years of experience, Nelson Spyk is one of the UK’s Top Nollywood movie directors. Nelson has directed a number of highly successful Nollywood films targeting African audiences such as Murderer –in-Law in 2015 which was released in London. In 2013 Nelson won the BEFFTA Best Cinematographer Award. Aside from film directing, Nelson has also produced a number of Nollywood films; such as 3 London Girls, London Na Wa and Strive to Survival as well as many music videos for new and established artists. Nelson runs a successful film consultancy business.
Multiple Award-Winning TV Personality, Rhoda Wilson created and produced “Housewives & Girlfriends” in 2013, which was successfully launched on the 8th of March 2014. Her TV show “The Rhoda Wilson Show” which ran for 8 years until 2013, first broadcast on OBE in 2005 and then BEN TV in 2008, aired weekly. It had a viewership of circa 1,300,000 per show and featured interviews with inspirational figureheads from across the UK. Her inspiration for creating “Housewives and Girlfriends” stems from a desire to profile members of the African Diaspora in a positive and exciting light in the UK. “I believe I can make a difference because there is a need in the market and I have incredible passion and I am committed to making this happen.” - Rhoda Wilson.
With Housewives & Girlfriends, Rhoda and Nelson have created something truly unique and entertaining, shining a spotlight on the African Diaspora experience. It is set to take the world by storm when it is released across Africa in October.
Watch a clip here: https://youtu.be/RQ5QTkEskwU
Notes To Editor:
Housewives & Girlfriends was filmed in 4 cities in the UK; Isle of Wight,
Portsmouth, Southampton and London.
Rhoda Wilson won the public’s vote as BEST TV PRESENTER in 2009 BEFFTA award. In 2011 she was named as one of the top twenty inspirational women of the African Diaspora and was included in the Black Women in Europe Power List. In the same year Rhoda was head judge for Miss Cameroun beauty pageant. In 2012 Rhoda won Best Media Personality by the Nigerian Entertainment & Lifestyle (NEL), made the final nominee list for Media Professional by Women4Africa, and was shortlisted for Wise Women Award.
As well as profiling a variety of guests Rhoda Wilson has also appeared on a number of publications, TV and radio shows including BBC World Service, VoxAfrica, Bang Radio, BBC radio 4, MIPTV Cannes (France), February 2014 In-flight Magazine of Etihad Airways, Colourful Radio, World Content Markets (Prague), Africast Abuja (Nigeria) and several other publications across world.
Rhoda has been in the media industry for 9 years and has established contacts in the media world especially across Europe and the US following the last 3 years continuous visit to MIPTV Cannes. She has experience in all aspect of the management of production from pre-development, production and post-production and used her financial background to manage production budget.
In his role as a marketer, Nelson works with all types of distributors, producers, executive producers, and TV networks looking into the UK market from across Europe, Africa and North America. He also acts as consultant and adviser for The UK and Nigeria Nollywood industry.
Nelson was involved in the marketing for one of the most commercial Nollywood movies "Last Flight to Abuja" of 2013. He is the CEO of Nelson Spyk Productions.