Showmax, an online streaming platform has started showing its first comedy-drama series in West Africa titled Ghana Jollof and is available for streaming across Africa and in the UK.
The 13-episode series premiered on Friday, October 22 and new episodes will air every Friday.
Ghana Jollof tells the story of two young Nigerians Jasper (AMVCA-winning actor/comedian Funny Bone) and Romanus (AMAA nominee/Youtuber Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures.
In the story, things start off with a first-time meeting between Nnamdi (Uzor Arukwe, who starred as dreaded crime boss Knight in Sugar Rush), Jasper, Kweku (actor James Gardiner from Ghana’s popular telenovela Dede) and Romanus.
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Executive produced by Nigeria’s King of Comedy Basketmouth (who also stars in it), Ghana Jollof serves up a delicious ensemble cast from both Nigeria and Ghana. This includes the likes of AMAA nominee Joselyn Dumas, leading comedienne Jacinta Ocansey, Mawuli Gavor (Chief Daddy), popular reality star Portia Freelove, model and actress Brihanna Kinte, veteran actor Jackson Albert Davies (Beasts of No Nation), actress Korkor Oyeba Mensah and comedic actor Kalybos.
“I’ve always wanted to create something that would be a collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana, and Ghana Jollof is a realisation of that dream,” Basketmouth said. “From the cast to the crew, everyone gave of themselves to create a show deserving to be Showmax’s first comedy-drama from West Africa.”
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Ghana Jollof is directed by AMVCA nominee Diji Aderogba, whose debut feature film About A Boy won the Audience Choice Award at Nollywood Film Week in Paris, France.