Yvonne Nelson's TV series to premiere on June 24
Popular for feature films like "Single, Married, Complicated" and "House of Gold," Yvonne Nelson is set to premiere her debut TV series as a producer.
The series which features Nelson, Nigerian actress Tana Adelana, Kweku Elliot and Jose Tolbert, will premiere at a special screening ceremony on Friday, June 24 at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra.
"Heels and Sneakers" also features new acts Jason El-Agha, Gifty Adrah, Mahalia Bamford, Fritz Johnson Solomon Owoo, Andrea Owusu, Matilda Owusu, Cyril Sackeyfio and Regina Van-Helve. Popular Ghanaian singer Pappy Kojo also plays a role in the series.
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The drama series revolves around Pinto who traveled to Jamaica and got involved in drugs so had to run back home to seek refuge, and the only work he could do here is to sell vegetables to homes and restaurants; something he does riding a bicycle. This makes him well known in the community and as such prone to the repudiation from society because of his Rastafarian lifestyle. Apart from being into the vegetable business, Pinto, the lead character, also does music and hopes to climb back the ladder of success not through drug deals but through music.
The series also focuses on Nana, Trish and Celine, independent women of the working class in society who find one thing in common; their inability to find a life partner. Their lives empathize with the working class women who in spite of their glamour and accomplishments cannot find husbands and so fall in the hands of wrong suitors, who either dupe them or meddle with their hearts. Celine who is an intelligent lecturer in a renowned university falls in love with one of her good looking male students which leads into blackmails and finally to her resignation. Nana, who is very choosy when it comes to taking a life partner, is lured by Kojo but he turns out to be a fraudster.
In the typical strict Christian home of the Manfords, we find out that the eldest, Margaret lives a two-faced life; one being the good and respectful Christian girl at home and the other being the wild and adventurous spoilt brat outside the home. Comedy is the jelly of every drama and to spice things up, there are characters like Kevin and Jay whose mere utterances can rip the ribs apart. Jay is a fante guy who swims better when flowing in fante but suffocates to death when pushed in a typical English position."
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