Television lovers should brace for an exciting drama from Mdyangu, a comedy series which is airing on TTV, formerly Times TV, every Friday with random repeats in the week.
The series, which started airing last month, is a brainchild of filmmaker Flora Suya. She is co-producing it with actor-cum-filmmaker Mada Kamwendo.
The story centres on disagreements between a landlord and his two tenants in a location settlement.
The disagreements are fanned by the landlord who, filled with greed, resorts to making unreasonable and insensitive demands from his tenants. Fed up with his antics, his tenants stand up to him and hell breaks loose.
Earlier this year, TTV called for interested producers to come forward with interesting storylines. The Mdyangu team was handed the slot after auditions.
In an interview, Suya said Mdyangu is capturing the everyday experiences that people face in localities across the country.
She decided to bring comical elements to the story to make it more exciting.
Said Suya: “Minus the other elements which are kind of real, what we want is to provide something that people can just enjoy while at home after a day’s hard work.
“We did not want to burden them with heavy issues which they should have trouble regurgitating. We just wanted them to enjoy and relax.”
On his part, Kamwendo said the team’s main goal is to entertain viewers.
“The overarching theme is comedy. We are trying to help people unwind after the stress they go through during their working schedules,” he said.
One of the series lead characters, Francis Chimalizeni, said he enjoys his role in the storyline.
He said though he is not used to the comical role, he will improve with time.
“I am okay with my role. It’s a huge task as I am playing alongside actors who are experienced in vernacular drama, but it is my learning process,” said Chimalizeni.