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David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by IamHeWrites: 11:00am On Jan 14
Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo and American media personality Oprah Winfrey will be producing Nigerian-American actress Yvonne Orji’s autobiographical comedy series First Gen, Igbere TV reports.

Yvonne revealed this by sharing post from Deadline magazine in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

She said five years after been told ‘No’ her series will finally be brought to life with Disney Plus.

“Well… when one door closes. God still got a blessin witchyo name on 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,” she wrote.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ_02CnFWjC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

In the article Yvonne shared, it says First Gen was wittern by Yvonne and tells the story of her personal experiences growing up as a Nigerian immigrant in America.

It said as a child Yvonne was caught between trying to honor her parents and culture while simultaneously trying to assimilate to American life.

Oyelowo also shared the news on Instagram.

He said,
“It’s cool to make stuff with friends, but even cooler to do so with family. @yvonneorji @oprah & I are bringing you a @disneyplus Nigerian comedy about growing up Naija in the USA.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ_2s9NJEhe/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Oyelowo will executive produce under his Yoruba Saxon Productions banner, with Winfrey and Carla Gardini executive producing for Harpo Films.

Yvonne is best known for her role as Molly on the hit HBO series Insecure, she was nominated for an Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy for the show in 2020.

She won a Black Reel Award for her role as Molly.

Insecure also announced it will be coming on Wednesday after its fifth season.

Reacting to the news Yvonne said, “It’s, crazy. Seems like it was just yesterday that we were starting this journey… and now, it’s time to say goodbye. I know we’ve caused y’all stress (with our bad decisions), joy (in our friendships), hope (in Black love) and laughter (with all the awkward moments).

“Thru it all, we thank YOU ALL for rocking with us! And MAJOR SHOUT OUT to the visionary herself, @issarae for creating such excellence! And to @the_a_prentice & @msmelina for being our fearless leaders!”

Insecure first aired on October 9, 2016.

Yvonne, 37, was born in Port Harcourt but grew up in Laurel, Maryland US.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Onyeedum(m): 1:30pm On Jan 14
Interesting, I like dis guy.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Chatflick(m): 1:30pm On Jan 14
I don't know who needs this but never give up, help is coming.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Abilistic(m): 1:30pm On Jan 14
Oprah Winfrey always representing

Go baby cheesy

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by DropsMic(m): 1:30pm On Jan 14
That's cool...
Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by bigjackass: 1:30pm On Jan 14
congrats. Make e make sense not a 3/10 show like that bob and abishola

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by azraeljaheel(m): 1:31pm On Jan 14
na operah dey middle?

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by NgwalandAba(m): 1:31pm On Jan 14
If not Igbo who else.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by FalseProphet1(m): 1:31pm On Jan 14
I see this movie making great sale across the world. This I have seen.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Otaiky(m): 1:31pm On Jan 14
ok
Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by DoubleEngine007: 1:31pm On Jan 14
Chatflick:
I don't know who needs this but never give up, help is coming.
Amen o

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by holuwajobar(m): 1:31pm On Jan 14
Wow, I never knew that guy was a Nigerian guy, watched one of his movie with Angelina jolie....

Na even pure Yoruba guy

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:32pm On Jan 14
David Oyelowo : Making our darling Naija proud.

We can never forget his feat in the movie Planet of the Apes!
A yeoman job he did on that Great movie!

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Reinaldo: 1:32pm On Jan 14
NgwalandAba:
If not Igbo who else.

This is a primitive mentality.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:32pm On Jan 14
“Well… when one door closes. God still got a blessin witchyo name on 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.
*singing*


I'm living my life
I don chop e money hehehe
I don taste money eh
I'm a testimony testimony my testimony
I don chop I don taste money eh
I don taste money eh
I'm a testimony testimony my testimony
I don chop I don taste money eh

I don taste money eh



My guy I'm allergic to poverty
So I'm using my sense to dey gather the property
Say (ok now) no time oh
Like the statue of Liberty
Nobody knows tomorrow
So I be holding my destiny eh

As e be say na jungle oh
Some people they bubble oh eh eh
I continue the struggle oh
The struggle dey double my hustle eh
As e be say na jungle oh
Some people they bubble oh eh
I continue the struggle oh
Dey double my hustle yeah



ManOfCompetence:

His act on Three to tango was very funny....A very talented actor
We gonna look put for that movie this weekend.
Thanks Man of competence.

Modify : We don't think he is on the movie!

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by MilesMaxwell: 1:32pm On Jan 14
Good
Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Queenlovely(f): 1:32pm On Jan 14
opera mini or opera Winfrey has a Midas touch.

what ever she touches turns to gold, she has made so many obscure authors popular. I wonder if her death would shake the world like Michael Jackson.

the only persons death that may shake the world small now is Celine Dion.

I remembered the day a young boy ran into me at Kampala, he wanted to start a food business, but lack capital. today that guy owns a several restaurant chains, he came back to pay homage. if he were nigerian, I won't help him

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Enudapan: 1:33pm On Jan 14
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated


Yvonne Orji always making Nigerian
Proud since 1980

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by NgwalandAba(m): 1:34pm On Jan 14
Reinaldo:


This is a primitive mentality.

Look at this zoo boy.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by aribisala0(m): 1:34pm On Jan 14
Reinaldo:


This is a primitive mentality.
Which is found exactly where it should be expected

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Dpharisee: 1:34pm On Jan 14
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Making Naija proud
And you are here daily making Nigeria disproud and unproud with your darling daddy cool

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by LongNipple(m): 1:35pm On Jan 14
When you have people that believe in your dream, the sky is your limit.

It's also a lesson in life that when chasing your dreams and all seems dull, just do the little you can and pause.
Your pause is not stop becos later in life, you will still come back to press play.

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Lagosianswag: 1:35pm On Jan 14
Loved her character (Molly) in #Insecure cool

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Blakpot: 1:35pm On Jan 14
azraeljaheel:
na operah dey middle?

No na she dey left

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Re: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey To Produce Yvonne Orji’s Comedy Series by Observer20: 1:36pm On Jan 14
Chatflick:
I don't know who needs this but never give up, help is coming.
Thanks gee

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