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New drama series, Chapterz premieres on Pearl Magic Prime

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Rhonnie Nkalubo Abraham, Chapterz Series producer addresses media. Looking on is Joan Semanda Kizza, the PR and Communications Manager at MultiChoice Uganda.

Rhonnie Nkalubo Abraham, the drama series producer addresses media. Looking on is Joan Semanda Kizza, the PR and Communications Manager at MultiChoice Uganda.

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Chapterz, a new drama series has premiered on Pearl Magic Prime.

According to the show producer Rhonnie Nkalubo Abraham, Chapterz is an adaptation of “Ekiryaatabaala”, a local play by Bakayimbira Dramactors. The drama series seeks to unravel family secrets of society’s upper echelon.

“The story of Chapterz goes back into Ugandan theatre. There is a play by the Bakyimbira Dramactors called ‘Ekiryatabaala’ from around 2001. I enjoyed the play as a young man.” Rhonnie Nkalubo Abraham told media on Wednesday. “The play portrayed how a family was perfect as seen on the outside but a mess on the inside.”

“When I approached Charles James Ssenkubuge, the author of the play to ask for permission to produce it, he was concerned that we would not do it justice. So we agreed to do a pilot first. We shot two episodes, and when he watched them, he gave us the go ahead to do an adaptation.” Nkalubo added.

“We have tried to address many of the issues that were highlighted in the play; what goes on in the life of the wealthy; what happens inside their gates. In this story, a wealthy man provides every thing for his children, but they are never contented and this gets them in trouble as they go out to seek their own fulfillment.” He concluded.

The TV drama series premiered on Wednesday, August 11th on Pearl Magic Prime and will be airing every Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.

“We are trying to adapt our content to make sure that when a Ugandan watches it, they feel like they are relating to it. This is what we are doing with Chapterz and a lot of content you are going to see on Pearl Magic. We want to show Uganda as authentically as we possibly can.” Commented Joan Semanda Kizza, the PR and Communications Manager at MultiChoice Uganda.

Chapterz drama series stars big names including Laura Kahunde, Aisha Kyomuhangi, Ssali Damascus, and Henry Mpinga Ssempijja among others.

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