South Africa’s Uk’shona Kwelanga is the country’s first ever WhatsApp drama series


Uk’shona Kwelanga is South Africa’s first ever drama series to be distributed exclusively via WhatsApp. The drama series is created in partnership with South African insurance company, Sanlam. The series is written by South African scriptwriter Bongi Ndaba, and it will take place entirely within WhatsApp using texts, photos, voice notes, and video. “It (Uk’shona Kwelanga) follows a family’s conversation in real-time to highlight the struggles of preparing for a funeral when money is tight,” said Sanlam in a statement. “The plot follows the sudden and unexpected death of Bab’ Langa, which leaves the family shocked and saddened. When they…

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