Local television NTV has revealed dates for the return of their novelty pop culture magazine, Chicken and Chips, The Tower Post reports
The show which focuses majorly on relationships, combines music, journalism, puppetry, animation and reality TV to create the freshest blend of edutainment for young people in Uganda.
According to an official document which The Tower Post is in possession of, the show which first aired from October 2016 to January 2017 will return on Sunday, February 11th.
It is made up of six segments of both scripted and unscripted content recorded from different areas around Uganda.
It consists of uncensored live discussions among peers, brought to life with puppets, trivia’s, humor and useful factoids ‘pop up’ from Ugandan hit videos, and the Talk on the Town in which People in the streets answer personal questions and reveal their love life secrets.
Chicken and chips also has a segment where, using hidden cameras, observations and comments are made on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with dilemmas that require them to reveal their attitudes and make difficult choices.
Show segments include:
- Kiki Love: The female puppet host (who in this season has a NAME and a fun PERSONALITY!) engages the audience and introduces different segments. The character has been created by Muppet Show veteran puppeteers in New York and is voiced by celebrity comedian (Fun Factory) and radio presenter, Tindi.
- Adungu Life: A Ugandan 5 piece band who play home-made electrified traditional instruments (adungu harp and thump piano), scored the theme song for Season 2, “Looking for Love” and perform it in every episode. Rap vocals by MC Yallah, UG Hip-Hop Awards Winner.
- Katwe Corner: Recordings of unscripted and uncensored live discussions among peers are brought to life with puppets!
- Popcorn Video: Trivia, humor and useful factoids ‘pop up’ in your favorite Ugandan hit videos
- Talk on the Town: People in the streets answer personal questions and reveal their love life secrets
- Social Experiment: Using hidden cameras, we observe and comment on how ordinary people behave when they are confronted with dilemmas that require them to reveal their attitudes and make difficult choices.
Chicken and Chips targets Reduce stigma around adolescent sexuality, Shift perceptions of gender roles and Increase intimate partner communication
According to officials, the show, in its first season generated over 1,000,000 views per episode, making it one of the most watched in the country.