REDTV, a lifestyle TV channel powered by United Bank for Africa (UBA), is set to premiere new series titled Public Figure starring Ghanaian actors Van Vicker and Dela Seade.
Developed and produced in Ghana, Public Figure revolves around power, marriage, politics, love and celebrity life.
Naa Ashorkor, Kingsley Yamoah, Benny Ashun and Daisy Amankwah also play prominent roles in the show which will premiere on May 19, 2021.
Speaking ahead of the premiere, REDTV’s executive director Bola Atta, who is also group Director of communications at UBA, said the bank is focused on promoting entrepreneurship across Africa and its support for the creative industry is reflected through the REDTV platform.
“We have been doing this for a few years now. creating rich and entertaining content to support this all-important sector. It is also a conscious effort on our part to ensure that we create jobs and opportunities for the African creatives.
“We want to encourage more people to explore their talent without the hesitation or fear of not being able to reach their potential in an industry that still has a huge amount of growing to do on the continent,” Mrs. Atta said.
On the choice of Ghana for the show, Atta pointed out that REDTV is pan-African and has an Africa wide agenda.
“We have had content from Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Senegal and a couple of other African countries and Ghana is on our road map.
Public Figure was filmed in Ghana by a Ghanaian cast and crew. We will continue to create job opportunities in the creative industry across Africa,” she added.
According to UBA, REDTV aims to entertain and inform, with rich content that features the very best of Africa focused on entertainment, fashion, news, design, music, sport, movies and travel and much more.
Its other series include The Men’s Club (TMC), Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, RedHot Topics and Hotel Boutique.