YOLO (You Only Live Once) is a popular Ghanaian teenage TV series known for its engaging portrayal of the challenges faced by the youth during their adolescence.
The series serves as a sequel to the equally famous Ghanaian TV series, Things We Do for Love. Produced and directed by Ivan Quashigah, this television series made its debut under the banner of Farm House Production in 2016. It has since been broadcast on TV3 Ghana and Africa Magic, capturing the hearts of audiences across the nation.
Plot and Themes
YOLO focuses on advising and guiding the youth through the trials and tribulations they experience during their formative years. The series explores a wide range of issues relevant to the lives of teenagers and young adults, offering insightful solutions and guidance to navigate the complexities of growing up.
YOLO boasts a talented ensemble of actors, featuring a combination of new characters and beloved veterans from its predecessor, Things We Do for Love. Some of the prominent cast members include:
- Kelvin Bruun as Mark Anthony
- Ama Ampofo Ababio as Ariana
- Akosua Asare Brewu as Tilly
- Joseph Delove August as Odenkyem
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Production and Crew
The series is credited to the brilliant scriptwriting of Selassie Yao and is masterfully directed by the talented Ivan Quashigah.
The YOLO TV Series is a collaborative initiative supported by the National Population Council in partnership with the Ghana Health Service, Ghana Education Service, and the National Youth Authority of Ghana. This initiative is facilitated by Communicate For Health and FHI360, with funding provided by USAID. Through this collaboration, the series strives to promote the well-being and education of the Ghanaian youth.
Seasons and Funding
Farm House Production officially announced episode 13 as the final episode of the fifth season in August 2019. Season 6 of YOLO received continued funding from the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, reflecting the government’s commitment to addressing the critical issues affecting the youth.
YOLO continues to be a source of inspiration and guidance for the young people of Ghana, touching on subjects that resonate deeply with its audience and providing valuable lessons that transcend borders.