Ayo Adesanya joins Jide Kosoko, Mr Latin, Ronke Oshodi-Oke for The Village Headmaster

Ayo Adesanya

Actress Ayo Adesanya has joined her colleagues, Jide Kosoko, Mr Latin and Ronke Oshodi-Oke for the return of the longest ever running drama on Nigerian television The Village Headmaster.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Ronke posted a video of Mr Latin, Ayo Adesanya and others rehearsing on set.

“On the set of Village Headmaster with my Colleagues cc @ayoadesanya @mrlatin1510 and my daddy’s. Happy working with you again sir,” she captioned the video.

Mr Latin also posted a photo of himself and Ayo Adesanya on Instagram with the caption: “Forward ever.”

Telecommunications company Globacom announced the return of The Village Headmaster in a statement sent to Qed.ng on April 20, 2022.

Produced by Wale Adenuga Productions, the new incarnation of the TV series will see Dejumo Lewis retain his role as Oloja (King of Oja).

Jide Kosoko also joined the cast as Chief Eleyinmi, a role formerly played by the late Oba Funso Adeolu.

Other new faces include Tega Abaga, Jide Alabi, Kristy Imanlihen, Rykardo Agbor, Mide Martins, Abubakar Garba, Omo Ibadan and the late Rachel Oniga.

Chris Iheuwa takes on the role of Headmaster, which was played at different times in the past by Ted Mukoro, Femi Robinson  and Justus Esiri.

According to Globacom “The Village Headmaster remains unmatched and unparalleled in the annals of Nigerian television.”

The statement from the company added that “As an innovative technology company committed to excellence, Globacom is delighted to be bringing back this iconic television programme which has undergone a spectacular make-over by Wale Adenuga’s WapTV to delight our subscribers and Nigerians in general.”

Created by Ambassador Segun Olusola, The Village Headmaster started as a radio programme in 1958.

It ran as a TV series from 1968 until it rested in 1988 on NTA.

A short-lived revival as The New Village Headmaster ended in 1991.

By bringing back the television programme, Globacom says it is staying true to its brand essence as a proudly Nigerian company and supporter of culture evidenced by its support for aging stars of screen and entertainment like Madam Kofo and Amebo who have featured prominently in its advertisements while also giving a leg up to rising musical artistes like Teni and Simi.