About a year ago we got wind that Victor Sanchez Aghahowa had gathered a crop of actors and ferried them off to Ghana for work on a new project. Naturally our interests were piqued, this being the same man behind How She Left My Brother (which more or less ushered in the webseries wave in Nigeria a few years ago,) and Dowry (which remains a high point for all EbonyLife TV scripted content). Take into account his work as a writer and director on Tinsel, Hotel Majestic, and his current position as showrunner on Hush and you see why we have to pay attention to everything he does.
Earlier this year, a trailer was released for this mystery project, which we then found out was a miniseries commissioned by Africa Magic, called Jamestown.
We even got a description too:
A wanna-be Nigerian director travels to Jamestown, Ghana to do a quick interview with a retired boxing legend. It should take 6 hours. Two days later, she is still in Ghana, somehow entrenched in the seedy world of underground fight clubs, broken dreams and terrifying consequences…
All of which served to leave us even more intrigued, but then came nothing. For 8 months. We were beginning to wonder if it had aired without our knowledge or was quietly swept under the carpet as with certain projects in our film and television industry.
Well, thankfully, the four-part miniseries begins airing tonight on Africa Magic Showcase (and continues at the same time for the next 3 weeks) and given the wealth of talent involved not just behind the scenes, but on screen as well (Tope Tedela, Lydia Forson, Deyemi Okanlawon,) we will be seated at 7pm, eyes glued to our screens.