RMD, Olu Jacobs Return With New Telenovella ‘Hush’



From 4 April, viewers across Africa will experience the best of Olu Jacobs, Richard Mofe Damijo and Thelma Okoduwa as they sizzle in a new and exciting telenovella, ‘Hush’ coming to their screens via Africa Magic.

On this day, ‘Hush’, the new telenovella, a tale of fashion, politics and ambition which follows different members of high society as they collide, will be premiered. More after the cut…

The story of Hush revolves around Bem and Arinola, power-players in fashion and politics respectively. Bem, played by RMD, is one of Africa’s biggest designers based in Lagos, Nigeria, and Arinola, played by Thelma Okoduwa, is one of the state’s fastest rising politicians.


The intrigue begins when Bem proposes marriage to Arinola, an action that sets in motion a chain of events propelled by the secrets in their respective lives, secrets that run through the backrooms of secret societies, the corridors of the judiciary and on social media. Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director, M-Net West Africa, said ‘Hush’ is an exciting telenovella that explores the intriguing relationship between two powerful individuals, and the power tussle between players in fashion, politics, and high-society.

Olu Jacobs

“The storyline is unique even as the acting promises to be exciting, given the calibre of the cast and crew involved. We are excited for our viewers and urge them to tune in to catch Hush,” she said.

‘Hush’ follows in the stead of Africa Magic’s recently concluded and highly popular Nigerian telenovella, ‘Hotel Majestic’. It promises to keep viewers entertained with its themes of love, power, high-society, betrayal and intrigue. The telenovella explores the precarious and delicate weaving between seemingly disparate worlds which co-exist in Lagos, each possessing its own eco-system based on interconnecting, seamless interaction, secret alliances and loyalty.

Thelma Okoduwa

“There’s a co-dependency of which not all players are aware. Sometimes this is a healthy relationship, often times not. The cast of ‘Hush’ is stellar and the show marks a return to television for a number of renowned actors and actresses. All these factors make for exciting viewing and we can’t wait for our viewers from all over Africa to tune in,” Mba-Uzoukwu added.

The telenovella, which will air weeknights at 9pm CAT on Africa Magic Showcase DStv channel 151, also features Olu Jacobs, Baj Adebule, Rotimi Adelegan and Meg Otanwa.