February 1, 2011 – Have you been checking out Jacob Makhubu Abayomi; the Nigerian guy with a cross?
Well, South African born Jacob’s destiny changed forever when he discovered that his biological father was a Nigerian oil baron and head of the powerful Abayomi family. (In case you haven’t watched it).
Fuelled by his birthright, Jacob is driven by his dream to create the next great African business empire.
But power and wealth are accompanied by greed and betrayal, and along the way Jacob has to navigate a sometimes treacherous world where his determination, courage and integrity are his only weapons. Family loyalties are tested, long cherished friendships are put under pressure and at the heart of it all, the balance between professional determination and personal desire are often at odds with one another.
“It’s the range of human emotion at play, the ordinary superimposed against the extraordinary that makes Jacob’s Cross so attractive to audiences,” says Biola Alabi, M-Net MD for Africa.
She goes on to say, “We’re very pleased with the success of Jacob’s Cross to date, because it shows that African audiences relate to this mix of drama, intrigue and cross-continental storylines. We must thank our cast and our crew who continue to show that an African series can be dynamic and bold; and we must thank our audiences to their continuing support.”
At the end of season 3, Jacob was chasing to free his mother Thembi from jail whist his Nigerian half-sister Folake’s health suddenly failed and glamourous social butterfly Chichi battled to escape the grip of Jacob’s menacing half-brother Bola.
In season 4, things are looking up for the high-flying Jacob when Trinity, a beautiful fashion designer enters his life, but a shattering business announcement soon sets him on an unexpected personal journey that will change his and the Abayomis world…