THE first time I heard the name ?Abanga? from him was on social media. It never occurred to me that there could be a relationship between Abanga and 41 dreams films which was quite familiar.
In the subsequent weeks the name Abanga became the center of his posts on social media and won the attentions of many. 41dreams films, spearheaded by Kingsley Kojo Antwi is poised to champion the African stories through education and entertainment. Kingsley; an award winning poet, screenplay writer and an entrepreneur is indeed an epitome of a true gentleman who is just nursing dreams sowed years back. Over the past years the ethos of our society as portrayed in films has changed and the valuable social norms developed by our rich Ghanaian culture has lost its position on our screens. This has given way to erotic scenes and unacceptable series that defile our core morals as society and a nation as whole. It’s However sad that we seem to appreciate these unacceptable changes and sing along the slogan that “this is a modernized computer world”.
Sorry-a bizarre coincidence. It now appears that we are without choice to produce films and welcome them on our screens; contents diluted with many un-educative shows which doesn’t bring any meaningful contributions to the development of our society and the country as a whole.
This is why Abanga is here as the ?new guy?. Abanga is mini-TV show that tends to rebuke people for their wrong doings, educate the society and trace back those rich moral footprints of our fathers. Abanga, a character in this series whose name coincidentally is a duplicate of the title, is one man who brings that mental friendly slogan on his forehead-“humor is permitted”. This is Abanga. The new guy soon to, through humor, grace your screens and social media and impact positively on the society and the country at large. “You can never develop what you have until you know your rights” is one giant statement that stands tall and in our life’s journey.
And once again Abanga is here to help the society, amidst humor, know our rights and responsibilities as people and citizens of this great nation which is near death because of mediocre. An outstanding product from the National Film and Television Institute(NAFTI) who has over the part recent years embarked on many film projects and documentaries and has gathered huge experience as a result; Nana Yaw Karikari ; is the director of Abanga series and for sure I can boldly say Abanga is in good shape and form with him. It might also interest you to know that Desmond Agyenim Boateng, an actor who played a role in the TV series “Pride House” which was shown on rTV on multi TV is the production manager. With these able men and many more in the production team, I can once again say Abanga is in a good shape and form and the soon show to sanitize our screens and social media. Hopefully the first episode of the much awaited series will be out on social media on 17th August, 2015 so why deny you the opportunity to watch the episode as we make a swift turn from the odd.
For update of this series subscribe to their Youtube Channel: 41dreamsFilms, twitter handle: @41DreamsFilms. Facebook page: 41DreamsFilms and Instagram: 41DreamsFilms. So finally, the revolution on our screens is here. And this is the genesis.
Written by Benjy Andoh Sergius
Picture Number 1: Nana Yaw Karikari (Director)
Picture number 2: Kingsley Kojo Antwi (C.E.O. of 41dreamsFilms)