The Interview series produced by Kemi Adetiba, ‘King Women,’ premiered online last Monday, 3rd April 2017 on AccelerateTv’s YouTube page. According to the producer of the series, “King Women is a visual movement that acts as an accessible/online source of mentorship and emotional upliftment to young impressionable ladies.”
I initially skimmed the first episode in haste. Halfway through, I stopped, concluding it would in no way bee different from every other celebrity sit-down out there. I have to admit, I was wrong. But it would take me viewing the episode a second time, critically now, to realize that. King women is indeed worth its weight in gold. It delivers more than an expository celebrity interview; it goes a step further than that. The show offers more than a mindless regurgitation of experiences or a boastful recounting of tales disguised as something valuable. I also love that while the show did not try too much to be formal, it also didn’t end up being too playful. It perfectly strikes a balance between both.
The first episode of the series featured British trained Nigerian actress Madam Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett. She bares it all on the couch, holding nothing back. The episode is informative, emotionally intense, enlightening and empowering all at the same time. A worthwhile experience, Madam Taiwo takes you on a ride whilst seated comfortably on a couch. In this episode alone, you experience a whole range of emotions. From joy to empathy to sadness and courage. And the good thing about it was, Madam Taiwo was evidently not focused on trying to evoke any sort of emotion, she was just being herself. Madam Taiwo made for a beautiful interview subject. There is no denying that she absolutely deserved to be the show’s opening personality. I am so much eager to see the concluding part of this sit-down.
I believe over time, King Women would become known for enlightening and empowering. While young females are the intended audience for this initiative, I believe so strongly that men alike will be empowered by the series. I don’t think even Kemi herself realizes the extent to which this project of her’s will positively impact lives. We really need more projects of this nature. Don’t get me wrong, other forms of entertainment are equally valuable and of importance. But while those might allow us to get carried away easily, our heads filled with unrealistic dreams. Project’s like Kemi Adetiba’s King Women have the inherent ability to bring us back to reality. Reminding us to realign and reevaluate where necessary. I really look forward to seeing the remaining twelve episodes.