Pearl Magic Loko viewers are in for a treat this April when two original series premiere on the channel: Akanyoola Bikya and Omwana Wendagu – becoming the first two shows licensed by the channel.
This investment represents a major milestone for the channel and is set to expand the growing content selection available to viewers.
Akanyoola Bikya depicts the conflict that occurs when the Bwogi family and its intertwined community are at war and rarely take into account the painful consequences of their desires. In Omwana Wendagu, there is a story of forbidden love and family secrets involving William, a young man from an affluent religious family. William desires to marry Mulungi, a girl from a poor background whose father is a witch doctor. However, he struggles with navigating his family.
“We are proud to partner with the talented show producers and the cast of Akanyoola Bikya and Omwana Wendagu to bring these captivating stories to our viewers. This is a great opportunity to showcase local producers’ incredible creativity and talent and to provide a platform for them to reach a wider audience,” says Pearl Magic Prime Channel Head , Margaret Mathore.
Premiering Saturday 1 April, Akanyoola Bikya brings together a phenomenal group of talent led by show director and writer Honorable Kato Lubwama who also plays the role of Dibya, a talkative shoemaker who knows and is involved in everyone’s business – and has a frontrow seat to all of the Bwogi family drama. Other talent on the show includes: Hajji Semakula Zaake, Sarah Kagabane, Ssalongo Luyima, Christine Namayanja And Waiswa Ebony.
Omwana Wendagu premiering on Sunday 2 April is produced by Sembusi Patrick and directed by Luwaga Christopher , and starring Nambatya Amina, Natasha Roshan Kanyesigya, Kasaga Rogers & Mugerwa Charles who will tell the story of unbreakable love between two people in the face of impossible odds.
Brian Mulondo, Local Content Marketing Manager MultiChoice Uganda says: “The show producers and featured talent are set to make a huge impression on the channel’s viewers. Pearl Magic Loko has become an invaluable platform to showcase the local television industry’s creativity. We will continue to strive to bring fresh and original content from local producers and talent, ensuring that viewers explore the best of Ugandan entertainment. It’s an honour to be part of this movement that is changing the narrative of local content.”
Catch season 1 of Akanyoola Bikya, premiering Saturday 1 April at 8PM and Omwana Wendagu which starts Sunday 2 April at 8PM, both on Pearl Magic Loko (DStv channel 142 and GOtv channel 315).