Former professional Nigerian footballer Augustine Jay Jay Okocha is getting an animated series titled ‘Jay Jay: The Chosen One.’ Fans of the global sports star can enjoy 13 episodes of Okocha’s passion for football and his animated characters love for the animal kingdom. Reports say that the show is actually a reimagining of his childhood.
The Showmax first original animated series will follow an 11-year-old Okocha as he dreams of representing his school at a prestigious football tournament with a team made up of his group of friends.
Commenting on the series, Okocha said, “I’m honoured to have an animated series that reimagines my childhood. Jay Jay: The Chosen One is going to bring back good childhood memories as well as inspire young children who have dreams to be football players.”
Football fans know that Jay Jay played in three World Cups for the Nigerian national team between 1993 and 2006, and led the country to Olympic victory at the 1996 Atlanta games.
The series boasts a stellar Nigerian cast, led by Prince Unigwe who plays Jay Jay along-sides veteran actor Chinedu Ikedieze of the hilarious ‘Aki and PawPaw’, Samuel Ajibola, Eric Obinna, Pamilerin Ayodeji amongst others.
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