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Entertainment of Thursday, 14 January 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey to produce Yvonne Orji's comedy series

Nigerian-American Yvonne Orji has announced that her autobiographical comedy is set to be developed into a series by renowned actor and producer David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey.

The comedian made the revelation on her official Instagram page.

According to VARIETY Yvonne's comedy series is titled First Gen. The series is said to be based on Yvonne's personal experiences growing up as a Nigerian immigrant in America.

Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo are said to be the producers of the comedy series.

In her post on social media, Yvonne expressed gratitude to God for open doors. adding that after receiving a no five years later, her new project kicks off.

She thanked Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo for believing in her dreams.

"Well... when one door closes. God still got a blessin witchyo name on it!

THOUGH THE VISION TARRRRRYY, WAIT FOR IT!!

The trailer I shot in 2015 for this family sitcom I desperately wanted to create, is what helped me get an audition for @insecurehbo

FIVE YEARS LATER (after being told “NO” SEV. ER. AL. Times), my lil engine that could, finally has a home with the @disneyplus family. Thank you @davidoyelowo for believing in the dream FROM JUMP, and Lady @oprah for coming on board as our Fairy Godmother.

I’ve been very vocal about my desire to highlight stories from the Continent, and I’m grateful to have this opportunity to do so."

Below is her post:

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