Folake Olowofoyeku And Shola Adewusi To Star In New Comedy From ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Creator


Folake Olowofoyeku and Shola Adewusi will star in a comedy pilot, Bob ❤ Abishola.

The movie follows an indisposed man, Bob, who falls in love with his Nigerian nurse, Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.

In the movie, Folake Olowofoyeku plays the role of a Nigerian immigrant who lives in a small apartment with her aunt (Shola Adewusi), her uncle and her teenage son. She is a cardiac nurse in a Detroit hospital and most people don’t get past her hard working, no nonsense attitude but that’s not going to stop her newest patient Bob from trying.

Shola Adewusi will portray Auntie Olu. She’s fiercely protective and judgmental of her niece Abishola, who she lives with. Abishola was raised in Nigerian culture where the elders are treated with respect and reverence. Auntie Olu takes full advantage of this by, among other things, letting Abishola pay most of the rent.

Folake, a Nigerian-American actress has appeared in several films and also received the Best Actress Award for her lead role in “When They Could Fly” at the ReelHeART International Film Festival. She has worked for voice-over campaigns with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Money Gram and Emirates Airline.

She is known for her role in Transparent and guest roles on The Gifted, Westworld and How To Get Away With Murder.

57-year old Shola Adewusi is a British actress of stage, screen and radio. She has acted in a number of radio productions for the BBC World Service. She is known for her roles in Paddington 2 and British series, Sick Of It and In the Long Run. 

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