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JIDE

JIDE

Timid, easily influenced, insecure, book smart, not street wise, under severe pressure to be more like Ashley financially from his girlfriend. Ashley’s financial stability intimidates him. Responsible in contrast to Ashley, also under pressure from his family to work (traditional African family).

Graduated from university a year ago with a 2:1 business/ accounting . Is now currently living at home with his family. Contract at current retail job doesn’t get renewed. Uncle K’s line of work attracts his interest due to financial troubles. Anxiety issues under pressure hence his interview failures. Insecurities get in the way of his high ambitions.

Ashley

Ashley

Confident, cocky, uses possessions and material to mask his home issues and lack of relationship with his parents, player/womanizer, always means well but puts on a hard front, enjoys the nightlife.

Happy to see Jide back from uni after a while apart. Drawn into making illegal money through his desire for street approval. Family is financially stable but prefers the road lifestyle anyway. Admires Uncle K as the older brother he never had, very loyal to Jide as a friend treats him like a brother.

Paris

Paris

Supportive, head screwed on, driven, tunnel-visioned career wise, head strong, loyal, frustrated, genuine, acts on her emotions,

After displaying patience and loyalty to Jide she starts getting frustrated and impatient. Wants Jide to fulfill his potential but is tired of waiting. Bottles up emotions.

Uncle K

Uncle K

Boss, serious, prideful, wary of strangers, private person, dishes out tough love, manipulative, money orientated, ruthless, gets other to do his dirty work, controlling, mysterious character doesn’t expose much of his persona, blunt. Constantly money motivated, good foresight, makes his mind up on people instantly

Experienced con artist, has several workers, has a family that he separates from the messy road life. Likes Jide after first interaction with him. Has a tight circle.

Jide’s mum

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Pressurising, tough, traditional, wants the best for Jide, has high expectations for Jide, strict, frank (straight to the point), lack of sympathy.

Thinks of Jide as the man of the house. Doesn’t pamper Jide, raised him with tough love. Devoted christian woman. Believes in good work ethic. Demands ambition from children. Stressed due to bills.

Little Darnell

Little Darnell

Hot headed, Respected because of his older brother, His bait and a hype man. Wreckless and violent, unfocused. Immature and impatient.

17, often involved in trouble which his older brother gets him out of. Lives off his his brother’s name. Enrolled in college but hardly attends, spends most of his time on the estate. Aspires to be like his older brother.

Sandra (Paris’s Friend)

SandraBitchy, materialistic, self -interested, gold-digger, she puts on a front to hide her insecurities. Loyal to Paris. Likes attention from guys. Likes to party.

Paris’ best friend – always in Paris’ ear about her relationship with Jide. Advises Paris to split with Jide because he’s broke. Ashley’s sidechick but thinks she’s Ashley’s main chick.

Curtis (Little Darnell’s Older Brother)

Curtis

A road hustler, feared by many in the area. Whenever Little Darnell is in trouble he is the first person to come to his rescue. Arrogant and cocky, uses the fear people have of him to his advantage.