The Kojja is the latest item of entertainment on Pearl Magic Prime. The Sitcom, which premiered on April 20, can be watched from ‘DStv and GOtv Supa’.
It tells a story of a 35-year-old man running from his debtors. With the overarching theme of the rivalry between traditional and modern methods of relationship counselling, The Kojja is set in a fictional firm whose business model is rooted on the Ugandan marriage counselling culture of Kojja (uncle) and Ssenga (auntie).
Their target market are middle-class couples whose relationships are in need of saving. But is a lying and charismatic conman the right person to solve such problems?
Stepping into the lead role of Ponsiano Maraka aka The Kojja is the celebrated and multifaceted Amon Nuwamanya whose illustrious career has seen him featured in numerous films including, Nana Kagga's "Beneath the Lies", Phillip Luswata's "The Campus", and Irene Kulabako's "Yat Madit."
He has also featured in radio drams like Sawa ya Eagle directed by Madam Alice Lwanga, Rock point 256, and many others.
He currently stars in usalama, a radio drama against corruption by WizArts Foundation, and he assists in directing the Runyakitara language. Joining Amon is Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce who plays his workplace nemesis, James Kamoga (aka the real counsellor).
The multi-award-winning Prynce is an actor, model and director whose long list of credits include roles in Battle of the Souls, Hearts in Pieces, I Am Slave and State Research Bureau, and The River And The Mountain, Imbabazi (The Pardon) and Strings.
Rounding off the main cast are Tania Shakirah Kankindi (who plays Aphohia, the office’s all-round admin girl), an award-winning actress whose credits include The Coffee Shop, Power of Legacy and My Husband’s Wife; and Gloria Catherine Nambozo (who plays Maraka’s desperately unhappy wife Seraphina). Nambozo’s credits include Mama & Me and Yat Madit.
"Investing in exciting new projects is one of the things we enjoy tackling at Pearl Magic Prime, and we always aim to bring our viewers content that is relatable, appeals to their emotions whilst keeping them entertained," Josephine Namuddu, the brand manager of GOtv Uganda, said.
"With shows like The Kojja, we aim to bring comic relief to our daily lives through stories that are derived from the Ugandan cultural practice of marriage counselling. We want to continue growing the creative industry and empower local talent."
The Kojja is the work of producer, writer, filmmaker and author Dilman Dila who has been shortlisted for numerous prizes as a writer and won major awards as a filmmaker for his work on The Felistas Fable.
His other notable works include the critically acclaimed book A Killing in the Sun, the series Mama & Me, and the short film What Happened in Room 13, which has attracted over eight million views on YouTube.
The show will be airing every Friday from April 22 on DStv Channel 148 and GOtv Supa Channel 305).