Ghana’s entertainment TV channel, Joy Prime has premiered a new Ghanaian TV series, ‘Puzzled’ which will take over the airwaves.
The 13-week drama series approaches relevant issues of social concern that have endangered the developmental growth of society and each episode slyly throws a different issue and offers an awareness platform, not leaving out persons with disability and people living in rural communities.
Some of these problems 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 disturbs children among other issues.
‘Puzzled’ features the respected actress Lydia Forson, who played the principal character.
Speaking about her role, Ms Forson said she will be honored to be remembered for educating people as well and not only as an entertainer.
She further said, “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.”
Ms Forson featured the role of a human rights activist, Korkor Cofie. She is society’s definition of a brilliant advocate – dazzling, captivating, graceful and passionate. With her team at Kork & Co, she protects and fights for the rights of children, youth and persons with incapacities 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 Puzzled TV series will be available on Joy Prime on Saturdays at 4:30 pm for 13 weeks.