eKasi+ introduces a brand new sitcom, Songololo, a ground breaking production exclusively produced in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
Songololo is based on the story of two brothers who come up with elaborate schemes in order to fulfill a promise they made to their grandfather: to become millionaires. The 13 part series starts on Wednesday, 15 October at 9PM on eKasi+, Channel 105 on OpenView HD.
The sitcom features an all new cast and crew from The Media Workshop, a Seta-accredited film and television production training provider based in the EC. The production was entirely written, directed and produced by a core unit of five students under the mentorship of experienced director, David Lister. The long term plan is to solicit enough funds to turn the sitcom into a sustainable on-going television show.
Songololo is an isiXhosa word for a millipede with strong exterior armour which rolls into a ball if alarmed – a metaphor for the characters in the series. The sitcom is set in a double-storey commune house in Port Elizabeth occupied by an odd assortment of people from different races.
It is these people that brothers, Ashwell and Jermaine Boontjies collaborate and also clash with in their attempt to become wealthy. Their overly-optimistic side-kick and eccentric herbalist Mthunzi, their nemesis, Goodman and Oom Kosie, the landlord, all play crucial supporting roles. The dialogue is predominantly in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.
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