M-NET has unveiled the set for Tinsel, the company’s first West African soap with a fascinating storyline; and the cast who is vast and full of talent, portraying characters that people can all relate to in one way or another.
Fred Ade-Williams is 52. He is a well spoken and well informed widower who learned to fend for himself and his younger brother Dan from a young age after the loss of their parents. The death of his wife is spoken about very softly due to the controversial circumstances under which it happened. He has two children, Philip and Monica.
Brenda Nana Mensah is very fashion conscious and uses her good looks to get her way when the need arises. She is relatively new to the television industry but quickly rose to the top due to her ability to recognize and predict when and where the next big deal is likely to come from.
Amaka Okoh is the ideal wife, career driven, full of life, quiet and very trusting. Even though she and husband Reginald have no children, she enjoys her husband’s company and support and hopes they can salvage what little they have left in their marriage by sticking together through thick and thin.
Angela Dede is a very determined go-getter and a very perceptive 28-year-old. She still hasn’t made peace with the loss of her father, whom she was very close to, and finds certain traits that remind her of her father in Reginald. This complicates things because she knows Reginald is married, so she does everything in her power to keep him interested in her, even if it means him losing all he has.
Soji Bankole is the typical boy next door and at age 20, he is a passionate dreamer who seeks success in all he does. He makes a living by working at Ziggy’s with the faith that working there will afford him his “big break” and allow him to become the renowned photographer he dreams of being.
Telema Duke is in the last year of her teens. She is shy, sweet and very kind hearted. She reluctantly entered a beauty contest but didn’t expect the abrupt turn of events winning the contest would have on her life. She is very passionate about life and this trait is sometimes confused with naivety.
Ziggy is 43, he has a very firm demeanor about him and does not think twice of being ruthless when the need arises. He started out as a boxer, and then became a bodyguard. Having seen enough of the underworld, he became an actor and from his career as an actor, eventually set up Ziggy’s.
As the series enters second season, viewers have been advised to watch out for more drama, deception, romance, intrigue, betrayal and triumph.