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Showmax to premiere its first local Original series ‘Eno’ in March 

Showmax to premiere its first local Original series ‘Eno’ in March 

Africa’s television streaming Service, Showmax is set to premiere its first ever drama series dubbed: “Eno” in March 2022.

The 13-part drama series is produced by Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Sparrow Studios and it stars Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice (AMVCAs) winner, Gloria Osei-Sarfo, multi-award winning actor cum politician, John Dumelo, Miss Malaika 2018 Mariam Owusu-Poku, Ghana Movies Awards nominee, Esi Hammond (Rumours) and Emelia Asiedu.

Other supporting cast include Godwin Namboh, Peter Ritchie, Brian Angels, Michael Katahena, Kabutey Ocansey, and Kelvin Sarpong Jr.

Eno tells a story of Abena Baafi, a single mother, a role played by Gloria sarfo who is determined to meddle in her three daughters’ lives by steering them towards the path of rich suitors.

However, her “girls” have a mind of their own and soon a mother’s dream becomes a daughter’s nightmare.

In a statement released in Accra by the Public Relations Officer of Showmax, Jennifer Ochieng, the series which is helmed by the award-winning filmmakers Shirley Frimpong-Manso and husband, Ken Attoh as director and producer respectively was to chronicle women and their character in the society.

“From her body of work, Shirley has always been passionate about stories that put women at the centre, and Eno ticks all the boxes,” it explained.

Watch first look teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bNV2oozhl4

Shirley Frimpong Manso indicated that she was immediately drawn to Eno due to its female-driven narrative.

In spite of the fact that the main character, Abena Baafi, was described as a woman who was cunning and even greedy, she stressed that “I love her zeal to succeed against all the odds.”

“The fact that she is determined to see her daughters make better choices than she has, shows me a mother’s honest attempt to right her past wrongs through the children she so dearly loves, even if she doesn’t get it right every single time,” Shirley Frimpong-Manso added.

According to her, Eno as a story “is not ordinary” and one that would challenge beliefs and keep people glued from the very first scene to the last, adding that “it will also introduce Ghanaian viewers to a lineup of powerful actors, some of whom are relatively new to our screens.”

Eno is believed to be fitting for a first Ghanaian Showmax Original, and would be loved by viewers due to its “visually entertaining, drama-filled and completely relatable African story with Ghanaian nuances.”

Shirey Frimpong-Manso expressed optimism that the success of the series would open doors for filmmakers in the country while the appetite of authorities at Showmax would be whet in showing much of the local-produced content to help accelerate the growth of the Ghanaian film and TV industry.

On his part, Ken Attoh said the series “highlights some of the pressures we all experienced at one point growing up and even as adults, either from our parents or family members.”

Eno when successfully telecasted will join other Showmax Original African content, including Kenya’s hit police procedural Crime and Justice and the recently launched drama series Single Kiasi; Nigeria’s reality series I Am Laycon and the upcoming The Real Housewives of Lagos; and South Africa’s record-breaking telenovela The Wife and reality series The Real Housewives of Durban.

Showmax is a part of the MultiChoice Group, Africa’s leading entertainment company which was set up in 2015 to sell African content to the world via an app which could be access through an internet, smartphones and laptops.

Source: www.spotonnews.net

Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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