BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI | Rosemond.email@example.com
A GHANAIAN youth series ‘You Only Live Once’ (YOLO) season five has been premiered in Accra to educate, entertain and inform the youth of their reproductive life cycle.
The series which forms part of ‘Good Life, Live it Well’ is a campaign that promotes positive health behaviours in a wide variety of health areas that include reproductive health, malaria prevention, and nutrition through both traditional and digital media.
YOLO TV series since it’s launched in 2015 by the National Population Council is with the aim to educate the Youth on healthy reproductive behaviour and equip them with skills to deal with peer pressure and the other challenges that affect their everyday lives.
Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan at the premiere held in Silverbird Cinemas, West Hills Mall said YOLO is one of Ghana’s most popular shows and she is very proud of the fact that it is an example of the commitment of the United States and Ghana share to improve the health and well-being of the world’s greatest resource that is the Youth.
She explained that the series ranked one of the most influential TV programme in Ghana that has not only provided a platform to reach young people with key information on healthy behaviours and practices but also help to shape the actors to become reproductive health ambassadors.
“The show’s stars serve as peer educators and role models, and promote healthy lifestyles to their numerous young social media followers. Youth participation and youth leadership is vital to development and can contribute to more sustainable investments to end cycles of poverty; build resilient, democratic societies; improve health and nutrition outcomes; and strengthen economies,” she added.
Ambassador Sullivan commended the government of Ghana especially the National Population Council, the Ghana Health Service and the media partners for their leadership in making adolescent health a priority.
Mr Ivan Quashigah, producer and director of YOLO said in season five series they have introduce young adolescent characters that relate to their target audience.
He explained that the other characters that were not seen in the season five will come in the next series as and when they are need.
Celebrities like Adjetey Annang, Jackie Appiah, Aaron Adatsi, Queenstar Annafi among others grace the occasion.