The Ebonies are in London to film parts of their new play Star Trouble which is expected to be launched in Kampala this July.
By Frank Mubiru in London
The Ebonies are in London to film parts of their new play Star Trouble which is expected to be launched in Kampala this July. They are also filming some segments of That's Life Mwattu to celebrate ten years on television.
Filming locations include London's Westminster Abbey, underground trains, major streets, shops, airports and people's homes. They are also filming segments of Bibaawo and Ekitobeero AlacartÃƒÂ©, marking eight and five years respectively on TV.
Other members of the Ebonies who joined in the filming include Harriet Ssanyu 'Essence', a singing star based in London, who has appeared on Mwattu series for several years as Dick's London mistress, Anitah.
Essence, who released her first debut Album Obukodo two years ago, is soon releasing a second one, Ekiseera mu biseera. Others include Harriet Nabirye, an Arts Administrator with a theatre company called 'Apple and
Snakes' Performance Poetry plus some English Actors and actresses.
The Ebonies arrival has caused a lot of excitement among the London community as a big crowd keeps on following them during the filming.
Speaking to The New Vision, Sam Bagenda, (Dr Bbosa) the Ebonies spokesman said that their new play Star Trouble will be different from the others because "we have put in a lot of our resources, energy and wisdom to make it the most authentic one. This is the reason we came to London to film some of the scenes in the play," said Bagenda.
On That's Life Mwattu, Bagenda said that they have resolved to put more effort in their TV series and to give them a new rejuvenated look.
He added that the time they are spending here helps them to take leave from stage shows and at the same time be creative to give their viewers a different approach.
Bagenda said that the series are so useful in depicting the day-to-day lives of Ugandans in the beginning of the 90s and the millennium which will be used 50 years from now as a reference point on how Ugandans lived during the troubled and challenging times.
This is the group's fourth time in London filming the Mwattu and Bibaawo series. Last year they were in South Africa, where the filming took place.
Ebonies shooting in London