Starting next Thursday, April 4, viewers of e.tv will see bubbly Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson on e.tv’s prime time soap Scandal! playing the eccentric and vivacious character of Aku.
Scandal! has an ever-growing and loyal viewership in South Africa and other African countries.In Ghana, in particular, the series has proved to have a strong fan base and obviously this has influenced the producers to include a Ghanaian in the cast and also give the stories a Ghanaian flavour.
Lydia will play the character of Aku, who embarks on an online dating mission and soon sets her eyes on Kila (Siyabonga Shibe). When she makes her way to South Africa to pursue this interest, she then finds herself competing with Gloria (Marjorie Langa) for Kila’s attention.
Aku is confident and seductive and leaves no table unturned in luring Kila into her arms. Viewers will have to tune in to see if the attraction beyond borders is successful.
“We are proud to create opportunities for talented African artists,” says e.tv Group Head, Monde Twala. "As an African broadcaster, it is our responsibility to provide a platform to showcase diversity from across our Continent."
The African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) 2010 winner Lydia Forson is a revered actress whose on-screen career spans over the last five years. She is well-known for her roles in blockbusters such as Scorned, A Sting in a Tale, Masquerades and Run Baby Run.
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