By Benjamin Njoku
LAST Thursday, viewers across the country were delighted as Superstory commenced its new season, titled “Godwin”, which is trailblazing because it stars Solomon Omere: a multiple-talented 26 year old man actually living with Down Syndrome.
The TV drama, which has Solomon Omere playing the titular character, also stars a number of popular artistes including Kehinde Bankole, Zack Orji, Toyin Alausa, Bolanle Ninalowo, Chinyere Wilfred, Pa James, Cassandra Odita, Jide Kosoko, Georgina Ibeh, Victor Edogun, Scarlet Shotade, Paul Adams, Amara Uwakwe, Tunde Adeyemo, Patience Oseni, Emeka Darlington, Rex Maximus and many more.
Wale Adenuga Jnr., Managing Director WAP, stated that “One interesting thing about this production is that it is not about a person living with Down Syndrome begging for your acceptance; rather it is about him excelling in life and fulfilling his dreams in a way that you will be the one craving his acceptance.
According to the National Down Syndrome Society, 1 in 691 babies are born with Down Syndrome in Nigeria and Godwin is set to provide enlightenment and eradicate the prevailing stigma.”