By Peterking Quaye – The Ghana’s motion picture industry has come under serious criticism for its inability to explore fully all forms of telling story about life. Awards and Film festivals have seen less participant of fully Ghanaian production.
From the stables of O-Ronga Work, comes this insightful series ‘Miss Call ‘exploring what users of mobile phones goes through and the power of mobile phone in our lives giving account of real life situations and problems that comes along with.
‘Miss Call’ is an exciting and mind boggling series for the screen ,Directed by Oheneba Yaw Boamah ,presents an untold story of an everyday situation with mobile phone as a key instrument that help and affect our lives. The ‘Missed call’ story is designed to capture the nostalgic imagination of audience of all age group, the rich and the poor. According to the Director .
Blakk Rasta is in his probably first tube appearance, despite being poached by many producers in the industry, after several years, he had no choice but to give in to the producers of ‘Miss Call’as it has not an everyday Ghanaian series but unique information on who and what really come out of Mobile phone. He plays the role of a taxi driver as he is also the host of a radio show called ‘taxi driver’ on one of Ghana’s favourite radio station. Attempt to get his side of the story as to why he is entering into film industry with a television series and playing a cabman role. Is this going to bring his radio presenting job to a halt? Or an avenue to increase his earning?
Abubakar Ahmed, aka Blakk Rasta was born on September 2, 1974 in Tamale to devout Ahmadi-Moslem parents. Growing in the slums of Moshie-Zongo and Aboabo, he went through and witnessed a lot of injustice, favoritism and other social ills; therefore his music and art reflects his experiences and his desire to fight injustice.
According to my search, Blakk Rasta taste or inborn talent to be in movie or films has been long and hidden; the ghetto chap wrote several plays, directed and acted in some of them. He writes novels too and won several writing competitions.
In 2003 July, ‘More Fyah’ was released and the single ‘Congo Bongo’ was voted as the Best Reggae Song of 2003 by the Ghana Music Award. He followed up with his third album ‘Ganja Minister’ in 2005.
Blakk Rasta is also a reggae DJ on radio. He was adjudged the best Reggae DJ in Ghana when he was on Happy 98.9 FM. He continues to create social awareness through his controversial Taxi Driver program. He recently released ‘Barrack Obama’, a hit single that supported US current President Barrack Obama’s bid for the US presidency. He has performed on several local and international stages carrying the flag of Ghana high in the reggae industry.
The ghetto chap wrote several plays, directed and acted in some of them. He writes novels too and won several writing competitions. In 2003 July, More Fyah was released and the single ‘Congo Bongo’ was voted as the Best Reggae Song of 2003 by the Ghana Music Award. He followed up with his third album ‘Ganja Minister’ in 2005.
Blakk Rasta is also a reggae DJ on radio. He was adjudged the best Reggae DJ in Ghana when he was on Happy 98.9 FM. He continues to create social awareness through his controversial Taxi Driver program. He recently released ‘Barrack Obama’, a hit single that supported US President Barack Obama’s bid for the US presidency.
The series blend award winning movie actor of the year actors Kofi Adu( Agya Koo), forever young -Kojo Dadson of (Home Sweet Home), Papa Nii formally of ‘Taxi Driver’ fame, Kumiwaa of ‘Things We Do For Love ’and fresh face Gifty Temeng , and one of Ghana’s probably most controversial radio presenter in recent times -Black Rasta of Hitz FM as a taxi driver, Kobi Kusi Appiah as American Borga commonly known as Biggy, Bob F.L. Abusah as Bishop and Rufyda Hayford as Ofeibea playing the role of a SHS Student.
‘Miss Call’ according to the director is a 53 episode TV series, with each episode giving in-depth revelations about life with mobile phone as an obstacle of trust in relationships from both the rich and the p
The series is based on an everyday experience most homes “people do live with such problem inside them” .Socially the episode looks at trust. As trust is build, destroyed and what parents do not imagine that their children can do outside to get a common mobile phone .He went further to say what fathers are capable of doing denying their home of their role as fathers.
Kobi Kusi Appiah -Biggy (American Borga), after a long period of time in the states decided to come down and settle with his promised girlfriend (Maa Abena) whose parents are Mr. Koffi (Agya Koo) and Cici (Kumiwaa). Akua Wendy (village girl turned city damsel) Maa Abena’s best friend is now dating Biggy who is in town without the knowledge of Maa Abena. Mr. Koffi (Agya Koo) is an international phone dealer who plays smart on his wife (Cici) and children (Jeff and Maa Abena)
On the other hand, Mr. Ansah (Kojo Dadson) abandons his son’s education and goes after Ofeibea (SHS student) who is doing everything possible to get mobile phone from men. Rass (Black Rasta) experience real life challenges after his Boss bought him a phone. The story unfolds with mobile phone playing a major role.
An English series blend with local language(Akan), Missed Call with clearly chosen locations to the story as it ,sets the stage for a record in the Ghanaian motion picture industry ,with Kofi Adu (Agya Koo) probably acting in his first ever English production daring him to show his ‘grammatically incorrect’ presentations and making him a character tricky and witty his interactions .
The New Fylla went behind the scene to bring you closed to the actions before it hits your screen the latter part of next month. We keep you up dated until the entire episodes are completed; you can image what you about to view one of the best stations in the country.
This series present the products and services offered by Mobile Zone, one of Ghana’s leading distributors of TECHNO brand of phones, as acclaimed to be one of the best phones of the market in Ghana and beyond.
Missed Call is brought to you by Mobile Zone sole Distributors of TECNO PHONES.
With all set with almost first phase of 3 phases that completes the 52 thrilling, informing and reveling packed with humor, l bet you will not leave your seat when it starts showing on television. An expected grand launching is slated for the latter part of April 2011.