By Kampala Sun writer
What happens when a group of strangers, all with their own complicated lives and clashing personalities, end up on a 24-hour taxi ride? That’s the premise of the exciting new dramedy, Taxi 24, coming to Pearl Magic Prime on 2 January 2022.
Starring Ahammed Salim Ndugga as the taxi driver Patu, Kenisha Mars, dancehall star Coco Finger, Christine Sendi, Anita Sseruwagi, Don Delo and singer Allen Kakooza, amongst others, Taxi 24 is about a taxi’s journey to its final destination, a border town. Along the way, the passengers and conductor clash but also find themselves forced to work together or having to spend the night in the middle of a dangerous forest.
The dramatic serving is directed and produced by the pioneering Gerald Sserunjogi, whose previous works include one of Uganda’s first English-language films, Fatal Destiny, the movies Mom’s Dress and Mother’s Agony, and the series Girls Room.
Taxi 24 will be on Pearl Magic Prime on Sundays at 19:30.
“We’re excited to give our audience new, interesting shows that provide an escape and respite from everyday life while still remaining relatable and relevant. Our line-up for Pearl Magic Prime in 2022 is something to write home about, and we’re glad to kick off the new year with a show like Taxi 24,” says Margaret Mathore, Channel Head.
“Working with local producers and talent is incredibly important to us, and we’re proud to keep walking that talk into 2022 and beyond,” she concludes.
Viewers of the sister channel- Pearl Magic (DStv Channel 161 and GOtv Channel 304) will also get to enjoy the well-received dramedy, Mama & Me (Produced by Dilman Dila), which premiered on Pearl Magic Prime this year. Starring Debbie Bakuseka, Nambozo Gloria Catherine and Suubi Nalwanga, the riveting dramedy narrates the journey of a middle-aged teacher trying to stay out of jail after her husband’s suspicious death.