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Reach A Hand Uganda launches Season Two of the Pan African Edutainment TV show, Kyaddala, It’s Real

Following the success of Kyaddala; It’s Real Season 1, Reach A Hand Uganda and partners have kicked off the journey of Kyaddala: Its Real Season II. The second season will follow the lives of the top lead actors in a university setting as they move on to a different stage in life.

This second season is to bring new twists and turns to young people’s lives as they face new challenges at an advanced level of education. Premised on the theme “The role of TV and film in inspiring significant social change and social impact,” the launch was today held on 15th October 2020 with a dialogue held at Victoria University with Naava Grey, Cleopatra Koheirwe as the panelists and Anita Fabiola as the moderator, and was attended by key players in the film industry in Uganda including the cast of season one, celebrated the wins and milestones from season 1 as well as highlighted edutainment as an effective tool to engage young people.

Kyaddala, Its Real: Season 1 (Official Trailer) - YouTube
     A scene from the ‘Kyaddala, Its Real: Season 1’ trailer

The Ugandan television drama series created by Emmanuel Ikubese for Emmanuel Ikubese Films and Reach a Hand Uganda, and is set in a present-day high school life (as shot on location at Hana Mixed International School). Kyaddala a Luganda word for “It’s Real”, and the hit drama series focuses on real life social issues through a rich storyline that rotates on themes: life skills, empowerment for young people (covering education, livelihoods, and women empowerment), HIV and its impact on young people, teenage pregnancy, rape, child marriage, domestic violence, teacher-student relationships, among others that affect young people across Africa and their attempts to overcome those issues.

On September 27th 2019, RAHU premiered Kyaddala, It’s Real Season One at Kingdom Kampala in a black and gold affair of 10 episodes that aired on NBS TV, and across other platforms like Movie Magic and Sauti Plus TV, a RAHU online streaming platform; starting from October that starred top actors and actresses from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria; Harmony Kyomugisha (The Campus), Olumide Oworu from Nigeria (The Johnsons), Martha Kay, Kenyan Tevin Waiguru, Patrick Idringi, Eleanor and Mathew Nabwiso and Anita Fabiola, among others.

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       some of the cast from season one

Because of Nigeria’s superiority in the film and entertainment industry, Kyaddala’s producers and directors sought their assistance to make the show more entertaining to wider audiences, hence being able to produce the 25 minute per episode original drama series, with an aim to show parents and the rest of the world what really happens in Africa’s high schools and let them know how to help these teenagers.

“Kyaddala is a real conversation starter, tackling topics that people are afraid to have. This show will provoke important conversations on young people’s sexual and reproductive health challenges.  Each of the eight episodes provides a unique opportunity to talk about issues that concern the protection of young people’s sexual reproductive health rights,” said Humphrey Nabimanya, the founder and team leader, Reach A Hand Uganda.

Today’s colorful premiere/ dialogue was climaxed with a performance from Geo Steady; one of Reach A Hand Uganda’s pioneer cultural icons. Now that Reach A Hand Uganda launched the Sauti Plus TV online streaming platform (Mobile application & Website) in May this year, you can always check out the platform to catch up on the previous season of ‘Kyaddala; It’s Real’, and other exclusive content; by young people for young people. Here’s a snippet of Season 2: