RMD and Ego Boyo in the begining
“Checkmate”! Remember that soap on television back in the days? Fans may be in for nostalgia as a new TV series bings back together two protagonists of that great show on the tube. Call it a reunion of the favourite TV couple is actually in the works and you are right.
Over two decades later, Richard Mofe Damijo and Ego Boyo, who are memorably remembered for their roles in classics “Violated” and “Checkmate,” have teamed up for a new TV series titled “Mr X Family.”
The upcoming TV series which also marks RMD’s debut as a producer, kicked off filming on Monday, September 11, 2017.
“I can only hope that getting back together again on TV will tickle fans of Ann Hathrope and Segun Kadiri and the fans of Tega and Peggy who have been craving to have them grace their TV screens again,” RMD said about this reunion.
“Ego and I are pretty excited about this and hope the excitement catches on.”
They are most remembered for their roles in pop-culture staple, “Checkmate,” which ran from 1991 to 1995.
It starred RMD as Segun Kadiri, the arch-enemy turned lover of Ann Haastrup (Ego Boyo).
In 1996, the duo also returned as Tega and Peggy in “Violated”, a movie that tells the story of a wealthy man who falls in love with a woman beneath his background.
An Amaka Igwe production, “Checkmate” offered lots of memorable personalities to root for, and that is just one of the many reasons why the TV series and its characters are implanted in the hearts of many.
As Segun and Ann, Damijo and Boyo created a dedicated fanbase; one the hopefully sets up “Mr X Family” for success.