We ran the web series King Women with filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba back in 2017 and to massive reception and positive feedback.
The inspirational show featured highly placed women in the society who shared their life’s experiences in the deepest, most meaningful way that will pull a tear or two out of your eyes.
Anyway, host of the show, Kemi Adetiba has revealed that she is thinking of rebranding the series in a new name inspired by the cultural representation of the women in the series, which is ObongAnwan – an Akwa Ibom title that translates into King Woman.
The Director, who is still basking in the success of her latest film, King of Boys, revealed on her Instagram Page that the show is returning this year and a possible name change is in the works.
See her post below:
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Very excited (yet extremely nervous) to announce that we start shooting the second season of "KING WOMEN" this week. So YES… For all those that have been invading my DMs and accosting me both in private and in public 😝 you WILL have a new season THIS year. We're also playing with the idea of a rebrand. Changing the title "King Woman" back to it's original native name "ObongAnwan". For those that don't know the story, "ObongAnwan" is a chieftaincy title bestowed on worthy women in my mom's state of Akwa-Ibom (where she is from) and this native name directly translates to "King Woman." The original inspiration for the series was my mom who has been offered this prestigious title numerous times. However when naming the series, I was worried people wouldn't embrace a native name. I'm no longer worried. I would love it's deep, cultural essence and significance brought back. However, "King Women" has caught on. So what do you guys think? Leave as is, or evolve and bring back the richness and power rooted in the name. Shoutout to @trellisgroupco for creating an amazing logo. Can you tell what it is???
So what’s your take on the proposed name change? Are you all for the cultural translation or do you think King Women is just sufficient?
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye