‘Youngers’ is an interesting TV show from the UK that first aired in March 2013. Like its title, this comedy drama TV show is about youngsters and their struggle to make it in the music world. ‘Youngers’ is created by Benjamin Kuffuor and Levi David Addai. It stars Ade Oyefeso, Calvin Demba and Shavani Seth as its three main leads. 350 actors have auditioned for the roles of Yemi and Jay. The main requirements for the actors was to be able to rap and have a musical background.
Youngers – The Story
‘Youngers’ start off with the leads Yemi (Ade Oyefeso) and Jay (Calvin Demba). They are friends from school with Yemi being the smarter one. Yemi is also a great music producer and together with Jay, they make rap music in Yemi’s small bedroom in his family’s apartment. In comes Davina (Shavani Seth), who has a great singing voice and is also interested in making it in the music world like Jay is. Yemi has a crush on Davina, who has feelings for Jay, who happens to sleep around with every girl in his neighbourhood! The show has also interesting characters as well like Yemi’s hardworking and Jesus-loving mother and a short mafia guy, who also likes to rap.
Youngers – The Cast
Yemi – Ade Oyefeso
Yemi is played by Ade Oyefeso, who speaks with a British accent throughout the show while his mother speaks in English with a heavy Ghanaian accent. Ade Oyefeso looks like your average boy, which helps the audience connect with his character in ‘Youngers’. Apparently, Ade has been inspired by Dev Patel when it comes to making it as an actor.
Jay – Calvin Demba
Jay is a baby face character played by Calvin Demba. I don’t know if it’s the way that Calvin looks, but Jay is quite adorable in ‘Youngers’. He’s the guy, who goes around with all the girls in the neighbourhood until he eventually falls in love with Davina. He’s a bit unlikeable at first, but as the episodes go on, his character becomes more and more adorable. It doesn’t hurt that Calvin Demba is a cutie as well!
Davina – Shavani Seth
Davina, played by Shavani Seth, is the only female lead in ‘Youngers’. The show revolves around the two guys, who like her a lot, and Davina too enjoys their company to the point where she hangs out in Yemi’s bedroom for the sake of creating a song together. In more ways than one, she is the glue that holds this group of three together. Or in the words of Ashley (Arinze Kene), she’s the magic of the group!
Ashley – Arinze Kene
Ashley is the one, who realises that Yemi, Jay and Davina have what it takes to be musicians. Played by Arinze Kene, Ashley appears more and more handsome in every episode! Arinze Kene plays his character well and blends in quite extraordinary in a TV show filled with youngsters. It can be said that his character is like a parent to Yemi, Jay and Davina. He advises them and supports them because he believes in them.
Bangs – Jay Brown
Bangs, played by Jay Brown, is like this short gangster in ‘Youngers’. He usually beats down Jay every time he sees him because Jay cheated on Bangs’ sister. In the middle of season two, Bangs gets an entry in the music world, courtesy of Ashley. On the show, Jay Brown appears short. He gets better with every episode and in season two, he’s started looking quite handsome.
Youngers – The Series
‘Youngers’ is currently shooting its season three and it may air in May 2015 on British television. Season one of ‘Youngers’ is already available on DVD and season two might just be available later this month. Every season has only eight episodes running over twenty minutes. So, if you are looking for something nice to watch ‘Youngers’ is your TV show!