By Stephen Ubanna
At long last, the United Bank For Africa, plc, a Pan African Bank, have premiered The Men Club , popular, TMC, drama series, after several months of planning and editing and postponements due to the lock down of the countr last March as a result of the Wuhan Town in Hebei Province of the Asian country of China emerged at the instance of Kingsley Uzoka, the Bank Managing Director, coronavirus, popular COVID 19.
It was therefore not very surprising that Fans were very that when the Coast became very clear and Bola Atta, Executive Director, REDTV and UBA Group Director, Corporate Communication, gave hint of coming out with the programme on July 22, 2020.
Eyewitness account said Atta and his Team, in the Bank Corporate Communications Department kept to their word as the TMC season 3 edition was premiered at the Bank Marina Corporate Head office. In spite of the initial fear that the Drama series would not attract the desired much attention as expected because of the short notice and inadequate sensitization Campaign for it, it was said to have made the impact as it kept the thousands of guests who showed up to remain glued to their Seats to properly catch a glimpse of the actors and enjoy the fun .
Uzochukwu Okoronkwo, a Lagos based business man who had opportunity of watching the premiering of the UBA TMC season 3, drama series edition told The Value News that it lived up to expectation of an International drama series presented in films in a London Theatre in Willian Shakespeae’s time.
Prior to the presentation of the TMC, the REDTV, which is powered by the UBA, had in the last two years presented other drama series which exposed the Entertainment station to Nigerians when it hit the airwaves with Best Friends Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, Red Hot Topics, Hote Boutique and several others.
Atta, the REDTV, Executive Director, who gave a thought provoking speech before the presentation of the drama series on screen was said to have noted that ‘’although there had been a slight delay in the production of the TMC season 3 drama series due to the lockdown occasioned by the COVID 19, there efforts taken to ensure that this delay was not prolonged’’.
An elated disclosed that TMC is one of the Bank major drama hit series brought from the REDTV stables . ‘’We worked really hard to ensure we e bringing the best this season despite all the delays’’, she has said.
An elated RED- Executive Director who said they have no option than to bring out the best pointed out that ‘’the Fans have been very loyal and we needed to give them what they wanted’’. She stated that they put ‘’the very best measures in place for safety and security for Cast and Crew, limited the numbers’.
The UBA chieftain who could not hide her feelings ‘’ the REDTV was berthed by the Pan- African Bank to support the Creative Industry across the African Continent , noting that between 1996 and date, the Bank have been creating employment and honing creative talent through entertainment. According to him, ‘’the potential revenue that can be generated in this Industry is often under-estimated’’, stressing that ‘’it is only in the recent times that more people have had the courage to leave traditional Professions and embrace the creatives’’.
Ola Odunsi, the Director of the Men’s Clubs , expressed delight at the reception which the series has received over the years. He gave accolades to the UBA and RED TV, for the continuous support towards ensuring that viewers are always provided with the best quality entertainment .
An elated Odunsi, who could not hide his feelings said ‘’we are extremely pleased to partner with UBA and REDTV to create top quality content jobs’’. He further said that, ‘’working with the Money Deposit Bank, MDB, and REDTV, has been amazing with their support as more jobs continued to be created in the Entertainment sector’.
Giving an insider information, he disclosed that working on the TMC 3 Production they were able to hire a lot of people in different Capacities and ultimately equates to impacting many families, many lives. Hear him, ‘’REDTV is a Fast –Faced channel that had put Africa on the global stage. He maintained that the TMC 3 which is proudly powered ’’ by BA, to entertain, inform the rich content the feature the very best of African Entertainment, fashion, news, design, music, sport, movies, travel and much more.
He may have gladdened the heat of Fans when he said that’’ REDTV collaborates with the most talented visionaries and creative minds daring to believe in a New Africa’’.