Sapphire Ghana’s TV sit com set in a radio station ‘OGYA FM’ is one of two Ghanaian productions that have been selected to be shown at FESPACO in Burkino Faso in February! The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou ( FESPACO) is the largest Africa film festival; bringing together African filmmakers in Africa and the Diaspora.
This is a first for ‘Sapphire’ and has got the whole production team very excited. In line with Sapphire’s vision of fusing entertainment with educational and progressive content, the series which was funded by the BUSAC fund to educate the public on the power of advocacy through light-hearted situations and unusual characters started airing on some Ghanaian TV stations in March 2012. After two successful seasons and 26 episodes the last episode was aired in December 2012.
Co-written and co-directed by the dream team Kwaku Sintim Misa (KSM) and his sister Anima Misa Amoah, ‘Ogya fm’ was selected based on the quality of its story lines and its direction.
Set in a radio station; the series takes a unique look at radio – the idea being “Radio you can watch”. The series featured household Ghanaian names like Adjetey Annan as the smart talking radio presenter at Ogya FM and Paa C (Wofa K) as the comedic “Advocacy Man” with his portly stomach.
Anima Misa Amoah is well known for her roles as the ever young “Mrs Adams” in Sparrow’s Adams Apples. She has also written plays for the BBC and is currently working on an upcoming radio drama series that will be dealing with controversial issues on women, young adults and society in general – so watch this space!
Sapphire Ghana, has always aimed at focusing on excellent content. Being selected for the film festival encourages the production house to work even harder to achieve this, and to continue to contribute to the growth of the industry in Ghana.