A 13-part drama series cast in the popular ‘concert party’ vein, is scheduled to start running on Joy FM and Adom FM on April 25 and April 26 respectively.
Called Egya Yaw, the series produced by Dr Kwesi Owusu’s Creative Storm media outfit, has a well-known actor, David Dontoh, in the lead role.
Concert party was hugely popular during the colonial days with the likes of comedy actors such as the Axim Trio and during the early days of independence in the 1960s with Jaguar Jokers, Bob Cole and Ajax Bukana.
In the 1970s, the focus shifted to television when Osofo Dadzie held the nation spellbound for many years.
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Egya Yaw brings back this exciting tradition, this time specially produced for mainstream radio audiences.
“It’s been really exciting working on this innovative series and I trust listeners will love it. I have championed ‘concert party’ for a long time and I’m sure the series will bring out its many joys and excitement for a new generation of radio audiences,” said Dontoh who is president of the Ghana Concert Parties Union.
Other actors in the series sponsored by The Enterprise Group, include Amanorbea Dodoo, Andrew Adote and Ato Ghartey.
The series, which is in English and Twi, is named after Dontoh’s character who is a funny, ingenious, wise-cracking old man and the centre of attraction at every social gathering he attends.
It opens with a surprise party for Egya Yaw with an equally surprising drama over blowing the candles on a birthday cake, a boisterous journey in a hot trotro bus, two wives planning separate funerals for their departed husband and some steamy love scenes.
Egya Yaw will be broadcast weekly on Joy FM on Tuesdays at 7.10pm. The Twi episodes, introduced by veteran broadcaster, Amankwa Ampofo, will be broadcast on Adom FM on Wednesdays at 5.30pm.