The title GRIND, released under Tunani Productions, is directed by fast-rising director Orire Nwani, who
recently won the prize for best director at the New York Tri-State International film festival.
The show stars Uzor Arukwe, Chris Iheuwa, Eso Dike, Daniel Abua, Roberta Orioma, Roseanne Chikwendu, Steve Enagbare, Harriet Akinola, and introduces Tamara Sindio-Apaun and Oluedo Blessing Tochi in supporting roles.
Talking about the casting process, series producer Josh Olaoluwa mentioned that: ‘’For many of the girls in the club, it was their first time acting. The story world was unique, and we felt the need to cast real strippers who can reflect a lot of the nuances required for the verisimilitude of the show.”
On what to expect from the show, executive producer Roberta Orioma says ‘truth… we spent a lot of time developing the story, and the audience will connect deeply with the characters and their struggles for a better life. These characters are real to me, I understand and feel their pain and the audience will too.
Grind launches on 20th January 2023 with its first 3 episodes, and the rest of the episodes spread weekly over the coming weeks.