“Married to the Game” premieres on EBonyLife TV, starring Alex Ekubo, Leonora Okine & Toni Tones.

LAGOS (MARCH 07, 2014) The season of all new shows and premieres continues on EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment network, Channel 165 on DStv, with the premiere of its new drama series, Married to the Game (MTTG), a suspense-filled, cutting edge drama thriller.

The series which launches today, March 07, 2014, at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, features fast rising Nollywood young and vibrant actor and model Alex Ekubo; Leonora Okine who played the role of Malaika in Shuga; musician/celebrity photographer, Toni Tones; along with Dada Omowunmi, Paul Adams, Daniel Lloyd, Lamide Pareto and Harry Dorgu.

Entirely produced by EbonyLife TV, MTTG was created and directed by Walter “Waltbanger” Taylaur, whose short film “The Wages” is nominated for the Best Short Film at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.


In love and giddy with excitement, newlyweds Vincent and Gloria Coker are headed toward a blissful future together. Gloria (Leonora Okine) marries Dr. Vincent (Alex Ekubo) in a bid to appease her father, who is unhappy because of her total lack of interest in becoming a doctor and inheriting his hospital. The tale, however, takes a new twist when the couple runs over a stranger after their wedding reception.

In the stranger’s possession is a laptop bag containing more than just a laptop. This discovery sets the newlyweds on a journey of deception, greed and murder, as they battle with forces determined to tear them apart and destroy the future they once held dear. All is not as rosy as it seems in the Coker household, as dark secrets begin to emerge pointing to the grave realization that they may have both said “I do”  to a complete stranger.

Speaking excitedly about the launch and premiere, director of the series, Walter “Waltbanger” Taylaur has this to say, “Married to the Game is a roller coaster ride of a drama series; distinct in its blend of a cleverly crafted script, visually engaging cinematography and exceptional acting performances. It brings to African audiences a fresh and cutting edge approach to television viewing.”

For Mo Abudu, Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, “This is another dedication to our precious viewers in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world. We promised our viewers to continue to thrill them with the best of African entertainment and we are very happy not to disappoint them. “Married to the game” is a family series that no one should miss. It’s a compelling thriller and has the making of a hit. But this is what EbonyLife TV is all about. When you are poised to be the home of the Best African Entertainment Content, you can’t rest on your oars. I would like to thank Walter, the creator and director of the series; the actors; all the cast and crew; the guests and the press. Thanks for coming with us on this great journey.”

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