It seems Nollywood is the gift that keeps giving, because just when we thought we’ve had enough, another amazing production comes along.

We’re super excited to see the star studded production come to life.

Here’s what we know so far:

The series is based off a book ‘The Smart Money Woman’ by Arese Ugwu which was published in 2016. News about the series made rounds since 2019 when Arese posted a picture of lead cast, Osas Ighodaro, saying:

Meet Zuri Guobadia! The main character in my book The Smart Money Woman. She works in Real Estate, earns a decent salary but finds herself living from paycheck to Paycheck..and eventually broke and in debt..The Book tells the story of her personal finance struggles, her relationship with money, as it relates to her friendships, family, love and work and how she eventually gets herself out of debt, starts budgeting, investing and negotiating her way into earning an extra income.

Arese Ugwu
Arese Ugwu

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Meet Zuri Guobadia! The main character in my book The Smart Money Woman. She works in Real Estate, earns a decent salary but finds herself living from paycheck to Paycheck..and eventually broke and in debt..The Book tells the story of her personal finance struggles, ger relationship with money, as it relates to her friendships, family, love and work and how she eventually gets herself out of debt, starts budgeting, investing and negotiating her way into earning an extra income. . When I was writing this book and I thought hmm who would play this character in a movie..I honestly thought @officialosas she's beautiful, she's tall, she's Bini 😁 . When Osas read the book in 2017..she messaged me and said if you ever turn this book into a movie I'm in it! Even though at the time I wasn't sure I wanted to go down that route because what do I know about making movies🤷‍♀️ I was like look at God. . Two years later.. The stars have aligned ..She's our Leading lady in #thesmartmoneywoman #tvseries and working with her has been a dream! She's really brought this character to life! She's killing her scenes but what gets me the most is how hard working and committed she is to the work.. early call times.. sometimes we shoot till 1am in the morning..no matter what goes wrong on set or how many times we have to change the schedule last minute because..obstacles..she's always ready to shoot and give each scene a 150%. Couldn't have chosen a better person to play Zuri. . I'm so grateful to be working with people who are so invested in bring my vision to life and are understanding of my process. Zuri looks so fire in this @adeysoile dress!!!! . Script writers: @pearlosibu @jolaayeye Director: @bproducer Director of Photography: @femiawojide Producer: @lalaakindoju AD: @ajikeadesokan PM: @maryannngozi_ Costume designer: @isokenogiemwonyi Art director: @designbydaisyo Production equipment: @arcadiatvafrica @akintundemarinho @olamideyousuph Furniture: @doiidesigns Makeup: @houseoftara_intl Hair: @mohiniexperience #TSMWseries #Tvseries #Tvshows

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TSMW features stars like Toke Makinwa, Osas Ighodaro, Eku Edewor, Lala Akindoju (who also doubles as the producer), Timini Egbuson, Taymesan, and lots more. Keep reading to see the full list.

The series trailer is out and it’s one minute, forty-one seconds of great content. We’ve got it for you viewing pleasure, as posted by Ini Dima-Okojie.

The SMW series is set to debut in September on Africa Magic, so you know what to do. In the meantime, you can read the book to get a picture of what it’s all about.

 

 

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