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Reach A Hand Uganda gears up for “Kyaddala: It’s Real” TV series premiere

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Emmanuel Ikubese, the Director and Executive Producer of the show

Emmanuel Ikubese, the Director and Executive Producer of the show addresses media.

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Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in conjunction with Emmanuel Ikubese Films are gearing up for the premiere of their much anticipated TV show dubbed “Kyaddala: It’s Real” which is slated for September 27th.

According to Emmanuel Ikubese, the Director and Executive Producer of the TV series, Kyaddala is a pan-African show that will tell stories that affect young people while making them as real as possible.

“We are trying to give young people a platform where they can watch other people’s lives, the decisions they made and how it affected their lives so that they can avoid the same pitfalls,” Ikubese told media during a press briefing held at The Garden Inn on Tuesday.

He added that, “We want to highlight and create awareness about stories that affect young people with in our society such as rape, sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS and cross-generation sex among others.We hope to spark off a conversation about these issues, because once people start talking about them then we are one step closer to finding lasting solutions.”

Shot and directed in Kampala, Uganda, Kyaddala brings out these risky behaviours, society’s role and the uphill climb to address the challenges to light through the storyline and characters as elucidated in the 5 main characters Wonny, Eze, Kalungi, Umutoni and Shamim. The series highlights how young people deal with each of these challenges, based on the limited information they receive from both home and school.

“We are more than excited that our new edutainment show is finally going to be on TV. We can’t wait to see every Ugandan glued to their television sets both entertained and educated through Kyaddala: Its Real. Our commitment remains to be a leading organization that uses innovative ways to communicate sexual reproductive health information to young people in and out of school” Helen Patricia Amutuhaire, the Reach A Hand Uganda representative said.

The Kyaddala cast includes big names with in the industry such as Martha Kay, Salvado Idringi, Harmonie Kyomugisha, Eleanor and Mathew Nabwiso, Anita Fabiola, Tevin Wainguru (Kenya), Stephen Katusiime, Emmanuel Ikubese and Olumide Oworu (from Nigeria).

The TV series will be airing on NBS TV starting October.

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