The You Only Live Once (YOLO) educative youth television series, which is also a sequel to ‘Things We Do For Love’ premiered on January 20, 2023, at the Siverbird Cinema.
Fans who have been waiting for four years after season five ended in 2019 couldn’t hide their joy when it was announced that, season 6 of YOLO would be premiered.
Out of curiosity, the YOLO fans went to the premiere in their numbers to know what to expect from the television series.
Attendance at the premiere last Friday included some cast of the series like Cyril, Emily, and ‘Odenkyem’.
Renowned actors such as Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel, and Adjetey Anang also graced the event. The founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farmhouse Productions, Ivan Quarshigah was also present.
Adjetey Anang was given the platform to share his experiences and according to him, he is very happy concerning the journey they are embarking on because of these programs, people reach out to them for advice on stories and episodes they are related to.
The series is known to lay much emphasis on health. It continued to create such initiative in its season 6, thus, education that was depicted in the scenes was Covid-19, maternal and child health.
The Chief of staff of the President’s office, Frema-Osei Opare was the special guest at the premiere. She shared her thoughts on YOLO and stated that the series plays a role in the lives of the youth.
“YOLO obviously speaks to the youth and even the atmosphere in the room tells you we are already reaching them and speaking their language.
“We are setting the kind of environment they are used to and therefore it portrays a more meaningful approach to learning about life. Right now, we are looking at Covid-19 and even the mode of communication shows that we are really speaking their language and that is very helpful”.Frema- Osei Opare
U.S. Celebrates the Premiere of “You Only Live Once” (YOLO) – Season 6
The United States Government with the Ghana Health Service and the National Population Council marked the premiere of the sixth season of the popular hit TV show ‘You Only Live Once’ (YOLO).
The U.S Ambassador Virginia Palmer joined officials from the Government of Ghana and stars of the show to premiere the first episode of Season 6, after a four-year hiatus.
She applauded the casts and producers of the show for acting as role models and ambassadors to promote health and other matters.
The ambassador, Palmer, at Friday’s premiere held at Silverbird Cinemas at the Accra Mall said;
“The United States Government and Ghana have been close partners for decades, working together to improve the health, education, governance, and economic opportunities for all Ghanaians, especially young people. This is why we are so proud to support YOLO”.Ambassador Virginia Palmer
With support from the U.S. Government, the award-winning young adult “edutainment” program YOLO is returning to TV and online after a four-year hiatus.
YOLO follows the lives of a group of young Ghanaians through life, exploring key health, gender, social, and cultural issues.
The latest season of the serial drama brings a storyline to Ghana’s Northern Region with beloved characters from previous seasons starting their National Service.
Told through the lives of the series’ young characters, the show uses “edutainment” to confront and educate young people on key health issues including nutrition; malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health; water, sanitation, and hygiene; COVID-19; and family planning/reproductive health.
The Ambassador concluded by saying;
“YOLO is more than just a TV show, it is a safe space where young Ghanaians can discuss, debate, and model positive behaviors that will protect their health and the health of their families”.Ambassador Virginia Palmer
The YOLO series has attracted an extensive and diverse audience, with more than 30 million views on YouTube and over two million viewers per week on television.
YOLO Season 6 is sponsored by USAID, like Seasons 3, 4, and 5, as part of its social and behavior change health programming, to further promote the Ghana Health Service GoodLife, Live it Well campaign.
It is produced by Farmhouse Productions Limited. It will be aired on TV3, Gh-One, NTV, YouTube, and Farmhouse Movies App, in schools and communities in Northern Regions, and on other platforms.