The filming of “Back to Doc,” the second season of the Pan-African show, began in Dakar, Senegal, following the successful airing and positive reception of the first season of the health and immunisation podcast and YouTube series “Hello Doc.”
The series is produced by Niyel, an international advocacy and public affairs firm dedicated to influencing African policy, behaviours, and practices.
Similar to season one, six episodes will cover various health-related topics. Season two will also be adapted for screen, and viewers can expect stunning visuals and engaging narratives that showcase the diverse African continent.
BMA understands that the filming is being done in the recently launched Niyel Design and Production Studio. The dedicated space, where the firm’s creative visions come to life, uses cutting-edge technology to illustrate designs and ideas for change-based initiatives that drive impact on the continent.
Speaking about the film, Valerie Traoré, Niyel’s executive director and founder, said, “We highlight the faces, voices, and stories of the people we serve from a lens of empowerment and transformation while making space for creativity and freedom of expression without boundaries. With representation of us, by us and for us, we make sure to tell the stories that matter—the stories that come from voices outside the known and are talked about. By entrusting ourselves and our dedicated community of advocates and innovators, we can share our vision with our clients, partners, and the world.”
The film stars Ike Ogbonna, a Nollywood actor; Adelle Onyango, a popular Kenyan personality; Smarty, a rapper and producer from Burkina Faso and Bibiche M’Bete, a journalist from DRC.
The show will be in English and French and features a rich discourse of guests such as health practitioners, concerned citizens, survivors, community leaders, public health specialists, and holistic health practitioners.
Expressing her excitement about the film, Adelle Onyango said, “It is an incredible honour to not only represent Kenya on such a powerful platform but also contribute to the progress of our continent and ensure that Africans have access to information created by us and for us. Working alongside Ike Ogbonna is such a vibrant experience, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to co-host this show together.”
Airing dates will be announced in the coming month.