By the close of January 31, 2020, Lydia Forson will have two of her films ‘Keteke’ and ‘Sidechic Gang’ available on Netflix.
‘Keteke’ and ‘Sidechic Gang’ will be the second and third films of Lydia to stream on the Netflix platform. Her 2017 film ‘Isoken’ which she co-starred with Nollywood icons Funke Akindele Bello, Dakore Akande and Damilola Adegbite made its debut on the platform last year.
Both ‘Keteke’ and ‘Sidechic Gang’ are Ghanaian produced films by Peter Sedufia, which scored the AMAA award-winning actress multiple recognitions in 2018. At the 6th Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, Lydia won her very first AMVCA honour in the best-supporting actress category for ‘Keteke’. In that same year (2018), she was nominated together with her colleague stars in ‘Sidechic Gang’ Nana Ama McBrown and Sika Osei for best actress in a lead role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
‘Keteke’, tells the story of a married couple Atswei (Lydia) and Boi (Adjetey Anang), who miss their train transportation to Atswei’s village for her delivery. In the process of finding alternative means to complete their journey, they engage in arguments and conversations that engulfs the entire storyline of the movie. It was selected to represent Ghana at the annual Khouribja Africa Festival in Morocco, December 2018, where it received the Jury Special Mention Prize.
‘Sidechic Gang’, is a comedy picture which revolves around three female friends who quit their real jobs as ushers to pursue a job which pays more and better than their old jobs and they set up “sidechic gang”. Sidechic gang only provides services to women. This makes the men very unhappy with the sudden popularity of their exposé. The job assigns them to clamp down on husbands or boyfriends who are cheating on their wives or girlfriends. The gang takes on a job from a rich man which is their biggest deal on his suspected cheating fiancée. The greatest of their opposition is the aggrieved men who benefited from the services of side chicks.
The two movies come in at number 3 on the count of Ghanaian films that have streamed on Netflix. ‘Zynnell Zuh’s ‘When Love Comes Around’ was the first to sign on to the platform, followed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s ‘Potato Potahto’ which went on January this year.
Like Lydia says in her Instagram post announcing the Netflix take-over, ‘Get your popcorn ready’ for January 31, Lydia will wave the flag high for Ghana on Netflix.
Source: Glitz Africa