Ghana’s number one entertainment TV channel, Joy Prime is set to premiere a new Ghanaian TV series that promises to take over the airwaves. It is titled Puzzled!
The 13-week drama series addresses pertinent issues of social concern that have threatened the developmental growth of society and each episode craftily tackles a different issue and offers an awareness platform, not leaving out persons with disability and people living in rural communities.
Some of these issues include child marriage where a young underage girl is married off for riches to an older man, child labour and abuse and behavioural communication and how it affects children among other issues.
‘Puzzled’ features the award-winning actress Lydia Forson, who played the lead character.
Speaking about her role, Ms Forson said she will be proud to be remembered for educating people as well and not only as an entertainer.
She added that she enjoyed her role as a human right lawyer who educates while advocating the rights of children and persons with disability in society.
“When I read the script it gave me an opportunity to continue the work that I am doing but then in an environment where I was more comfortable. The arts are not just to entertain, it is to educate as well. So on set I became a lawyer. Every episode I was arguing, I was too serious. At a point, Michael (director) will say it’s just a film… It shows how much passion we put into it,” she said.
Ms Forson played the role of a human rights activist, Korkor Cofie. She is society’s definition of a successful advocate – brilliant, charismatic, charming, elegant and passionate.
With her team at Kork & Co, she defends and fights for the rights of children, youth and persons with disabilities at all costs. Korkor, despite her tough exterior, has to fight her own internal battles that go against everything she stands for.
Directed by Michael Ama Psalmist and with technical input from the Youth Bridge Foundation, the series is funded by Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
The Executive Director of Youth Bridge Foundation, Seth Oteng stated that “the significance of knowledge to empowerment is expected to be achieved through Puzzled TV series.
Here, knowledge acquired leads to increased awareness and increased capacity. It is our desire that this capacity will be used within the appropriate environment for the betterment of the citizens”.
Aside Lydia Forson, it also features Imoh Eboh, Maame Serwaa, David Muchilee, Naa Koshie Lamptey, Louisa Ankrah, Philip Addoquaye, Gideon K. Appiah, Susan Musa A and Lord Mensah.
The Puzzled TV series airs on Joy Prime on Saturdays at 4:30 pm starting March 2, 2019.