Viewers will soon be treated to the debut of the renowned Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson on e.tv’s prime time soap, Scandal!.
Lydia, who will play the eccentric and vivacious character of Aku, will make her debut on the soap on Thursday, 4 April, 2013.
‘Scandal has an ever-growing and loyal viewership in South Africa and other African countries,’ says Ilse van Hemert.
‘In particular, Ghana has proved to have a strong fan base and we wanted to acknowledge the support in our storyline. We are excited to be featuring one of Africa’s most esteemed actresses on Scandal and trust viewers will enjoy this storyline.’
Lydia will play the character of Aku, who embarks on an online dating mission and soon sets her eyes on Kila (Siyabonga Shibe). When she makes her way to South Africa to pursue this interest, she then finds herself competing with Gloria (Marjorie Langa) for Kila’s attention.
Aku is confident and seductive and leaves no table unturned in luring Kila into her arms. Viewers will have to tune in to see if the attraction beyond borders is successful.
‘We are proud to create opportunities for talented African artists,’ says e.tv Group Head, Monde Twala.
“As an African broadcaster, it is our responsibility to provide a platform to showcase diversity from across our Continent.”
The African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) 2010 winner Lydia Forson is a revered Ghanaian actress. Her on-screen career spans over the last five years, and she has had cameo roles in the movies; Hotel St. James and Different Shades of Blue.