Showmax’s conquest to create and bring out as much local content as possible broadens its horizons to the wider African continent.
The streaming platform has announced that they have ordered the very first original title in Ghana called ENOwhich will premiere on Showmax in March 2022, the statement reads.
Set in the capital city of Accra, the series follows Abena Baafi, a single mother determined to move her three daughters in certain directions in order to find rich lovers.
But her daughters are not easy to convince and have a mind of their own. In the story, the mother’s dream becomes a nightmare for one of her daughters.
The ENO cast is an African powerhouse with Gloria Osei-Sarfo (The perfect picture – ten years later) as Abena, with Miss Malaika 2018 Mariam Owusu-Poku, Ghana Movies Awards nominee Esi Hammond (rumors) and Emelia Asiedu as her three daughters.
The 13-episode series was created by award-winning filmmakers Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Ken Attoh as director and producer respectively.
The production company is Sparrow Studios, with a number of other production partners from Ghana who have been responsible for major films in the country.
Shirley says what drew her to the script was the female-driven story. “Despite the fact that the main character, Abena Baafi, is described as a woman who is cunning and even greedy, I love her zeal to succeed against all odds.
“The fact that she is determined to see her daughters make better choices than she has shows me a mother’s honest effort to right her past mistakes through the children she loves so dearly, even if she doesn’t get it right every time. †
Showmax hasn’t given an exact date yet, but ENO will premiere next month.