These Are 5 Ghanaian Shows To Watch On Showmax This Africa Day

This Africa Day, celebrate some of Ghana’s best stories with these five shows on Showmax, from beloved telenovela Dede to the new favourite ENO.

ENO | Showmax Original 

Directed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Dede, Potahto), ENO follows Abena Baafi, a single mother who is determined to meddle in her three daughters’ lives by steering them towards the path of rich suitors. However, her ‘girls’ have a mind of their own and soon a mother’s dream becomes a daughter’s nightmare.

The drama series stars Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice (AMVCAs) winner Gloria Osei-Sarfo (The Perfect Picture – Ten Years Later) as Abena, with Miss Malaika 2018 Mariam Owusu-Poku, Ghana Movies Awards nominee Esi Hammond (Rumours) and Emelia Asiedu as her three daughters.

ENO, which is the first Ghanaian Showmax Original title, has been the number one most-watched show on Showmax in Ghana since it premiered in March 2022. Don’t miss the finale episode on Thursday 26 May 2022, and a chance to binge-watch all 13 episodes thereafter. 

Ghana Jollof | Showmax Original

A Ghanaian-Nigerian collaboration, Ghana Jollof is the first Showmax Original comedy-drama in West Africa. It stars Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) winner Funnybone and Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) nominee Akah Nnani (Man of God) as two Nigerians who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures. 

The all-star Nigerian cast also includes multi-award-winning comedian Basketmouth, who also executive produces; comedian/actor Buchi; and Uzor Arukwe, who starred as dreaded crime boss Knight in Sugar Rush.

The equally impressive Ghanaian cast includes AMAA nominee Joselyn Dumas; heartthrobs Mawuli Gavor (Chief Daddy) and James Gardiner, who currently stars in Ghana’s popular telenovela Dede; the uncontested ‘Queen of Ghana comedy’, Jacinta Ocansey; popular reality star Portia Freelove; model and actress Brihanna Kinte; veteran actor Jackson Albert Davies (Beasts of No Nation); actress Korkor Oyeba Mensah; and multiple-award-winning comedian/actor Kalybos.

Shot in Lagos and Accra, Ghana Jollof is directed by AMVCA nominee Diji Aderogba (About A Boy). 

Inspector Bediako

This eight-part series is the remake of Ghana’s hit 90s detective series of the same name, one of the most loved TV series ever produced in Ghana. 

First released in 1993, Inspector Bediako starred Oscar Provencal in the lead role of Inspector Bediako, a detective who’s adept at catching criminals no matter the situation. 

Now featuring an all-new cast, Inspector Bediako follows Anthony Woode (Inside Out) as Inspector Bediako Jnr, aka Ike, a young detective who is thrown into the middle of a drug investigation after his promotion to an inspector at the Criminal Investigation Department, Ghana Police.  

Like his father before him, Ike uses smart and creative means to protect the public from danger, investigating and solving domestic criminal cases, from kidnapping and corruption to murder and robberies. 

But even though he is his own man, as he tries to prove himself to his colleagues, his legendary father is never too far away. Provencal reprises his role as Inspector Bediako Snr, who, now retired, guides and advises his son on the most complex cases. 

Inspector Bediako is produced and directed by legendary Ghanaian filmmaker Ivan Quashigah (To Have and To Hold), who has described it as “a truly Ghanaian investigative crime series” that tackles local crime cases.

To Have and To Hold

Adapted from the hit South African series UnmarriedTo Have and To Hold follows the lives of three women in Accra as they deal with the challenges that their marriages, relationships, and careers throw at them.

To Have and To Hold stars Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice and Africa Movie Academy winner Lydia Forson (A Sting in a Tale, The Perfect Picture) as the ambitious and career-driven Akosua; Africa Movie Academy winner Naa Ashorkor (The Best Picture, Checkmate) as housewife Enyonam; and fashion icon and Golden Movie Awards winner Zynnell Zuh (When Love Comes Around, Crazy, Lovely, Cool) as Kuukua, a go-getter with a taste for the finer things in life. 

To Have and To Hold also stars Adjetey Annang (Dede, Cartel: The Genesis), Ekow Blankson (Black Earth Rising, Checkmate), Kweku Elliot (An African City) and former Big Brother Africa housemate Elikem Kumordzie (Silver Rain).


One of the top 10 most-watched shows on Showmax in Ghana in 2021, this telenovela follows the tumultuous love story between the titular Dede (Adomaa Adjeman), who starts from humble beginnings, and the rich Michael Robertson (Dean Amegashie) as they fight for their love in a world where everyone is against them.

Dede also stars Joselyn Dumas (Glamour Girls, Tenant of the House) as Dede’s stepmother Felicity; Adjetey Anang (To Have and To Hold, Citation) as Dede’s father; Anita Erskine as the no-nonsense matriarch of the Robertson household; and James Gardiner (Ghana Jollof) as Robertson’s conniving older son. 

Dede is directed and produced by multi-award-winning Ghanaian filmmaker Shirley Frimpong-Manso (ENO).

To Have and To Hold

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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