7 episodes

A trouble maker in high school, Samuel finds himself on a plane heading to Ghana; a different country, needless to say, a different life. His formative years have begun. These are ‘DEM TIMES‘.

The show is in the broader sense, a serialised teen odyssey, set within the closed-off microcosm of Ghanaian boarding school life. At its core, this is a cultural migration; a fish-out-of-water story stemming from an outsider’s identity crisis inside the Ghana educational ethos – where the school day begins before sunrise and ends after 9pm, and only after students have finished their homework (assuming chores have been completed too).

DEM TIME‪S‬ Our Day

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A trouble maker in high school, Samuel finds himself on a plane heading to Ghana; a different country, needless to say, a different life. His formative years have begun. These are ‘DEM TIMES‘.

The show is in the broader sense, a serialised teen odyssey, set within the closed-off microcosm of Ghanaian boarding school life. At its core, this is a cultural migration; a fish-out-of-water story stemming from an outsider’s identity crisis inside the Ghana educational ethos – where the school day begins before sunrise and ends after 9pm, and only after students have finished their homework (assuming chores have been completed too).

    MAA & PAA

    MAA & PAA

    Samuel's dubious flashbacks continue with a skeptical audience as he narrates stories about the path that led him out of UK life all the way to boarding school in GH. How much of his story is actually true? You decide.
    Samuel ... David Omordia; ; MAA...Barbara Newton; PAA...Ecow Smith-Asante; Belinda ... Jimand Allotey; Tiwa ... Samuelle Durojaiye; Efua...Shari Brock; Derrick ... Joshua Roberts-Mensah; Nii... Peter Ackah-Yensu; ; Dad/Prefect ….Albert Kuvodu; Mum...Enyonam Gbesmete; Additional voice....Kobby Parker
    Created by Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson; Directed by Poppy Clifford; Sound Engineering/Editing/Mixing by Jarek Zaba; Theme song was written and performed by Joshua KYEOT; Additional music by REEZ; Written by Rhys Reed-Johnson and Jacob Roberts-Mensah; Produced by Jacob Roberts-Mensah for Our Day; Recorded at Octagon Studios, Brixton; Supported by Arts Council England. www.ourday.media

    • 16 min
    LIGHT OFF

    LIGHT OFF

    When the power cuts at Onuakrom Academy, the boys break curfew and leave the hostel prefect stumbling in the dark. With nothing else to do besides rap battles, Samuel gives an epic back story of his life in Croydon before his "exile".
    Samuel ... David Omordia; ; Mrs Ampofo...Barbara Newton; Belinda ... Jimand Allotey; Tiwa ... Samuelle Durojaiye; Efua...Shari Brock; Derrick/Senior Kofi ... Joshua Roberts-Mensah; Nii... Peter Ackah-Yensu; Danny....Kobby Parker; Dad/Prefect ….Albert Kuvodu; Mr Ansah … Andy Sarfo; Mum...Enyonam Gbesmete
    Created by Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson; Directed by Poppy Clifford; Sound Engineering/Editing/Mixing by Jarek Zaba; Theme song was written and performed by Joshua KYEOT; Additional music by REEZ; Written by Rhys Reed-Johnson and Jacob Roberts-Mensah; Produced by Jacob Roberts-Mensah for Our Day; Recorded at Octagon Studios, Brixton; Supported by Arts Council England.
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    • 15 min
    TOP BOY

    TOP BOY

    After provoking the prefects into all out war, Samuel's test scores still haven't improved. Somehow Tiwa and Efua have to conjure up a passing grade just in time for the talent show that's got the whole school talking.
    Samuel ... David Omordia; ; Mrs Ampofo...Barbara Newton; Belinda ... Jimand Allotey; Tiwa ... Samuelle Durojaiye; Efua...Shari Brock; Derrick/Senior Kofi ... Joshua Roberts-Mensah; Nii... Peter Ackah-Yensu; Danny....Kobby Parker


    Created by Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson; Directed by Poppy Clifford; Sound Engineering/Editing/Mixing by Jarek Zaba; Theme song was written and performed by Joshua KYEOT; Additional music by REEZ; The Cuchifritos Groove Instrumental’ by 6th Sense; Izzy Eze - Be Mine, Written by Rhys Reed-Johnson and Jacob Roberts-Mensah; Produced by Jacob Roberts-Mensah for Our Day; Recorded at Octagon Studios, Brixton; Supported by Arts Council England.
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    • 21 min
    DANNY DEY TOSS

    DANNY DEY TOSS

    It's "Debate vs Variety Show+Jams" as Nii goes up against Derrick and Belinda to decide what's on stage for this week's entertainment. Meanwhile, Samuel finds himself falling behind in geography until he's given a lifeline by Mrs Ampofo.
    Samuel ... David Omordia; ; Mrs Ampofo...Barbara Newton; Belinda ... Jimand Allotey; Tiwa ... Samuelle Durojaiye; Efua...Shari Brock; Derrick ... Joshua Roberts-Mensah; Nii... Peter Ackah-Yensu.
    Created by Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson; Directed by Poppy Clifford; Sound Engineering/Editing/Mixing by Jarek Zaba; Theme song was written and performed by Joshua KYEOT; Additional music by REEZ; Additional music by Liborio Conti; Written by Rhys Reed-Johnson and Jacob Roberts-Mensah; Produced by Jacob Roberts-Mensah for Our Day; Recorded at Octagon Studios, Brixton; Supported by Arts Council England.
    "Danny Dey Toss" means Danny stinks in Ghanaian pidgin.
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    • 20 min
    LONDON NOT LENDIN

    LONDON NOT LENDIN

    Things get even worse for Samuel as his first week at school continues. The students don't like him. The workload is tough. The teachers are losing patience. Feeling homesick, all Samuel wants to do is jump on the next flight home.
    Samuel ... David Omordia; ; Mr Ansah … Andy Sarfo; Mrs Ampofo...Barbara Newton; Belinda ... Jimand Allotey; Tiwa ... Samuelle Durojaiye; Efua...Shari Brock; Derrick ... Joshua Roberts-Mensah; Nii... Peter Ackah-Yensu;
    Created by Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson; Directed by Poppy Clifford; Sound Engineering/Editing/Mixing by Jarek Zaba; Theme song was written and performed by Joshua KYEOT; Additional music by REEZ; Written by Rhys Reed-Johnson and Jacob Roberts-Mensah; Produced by Jacob Roberts-Mensah for Our Day; Recorded at Octagon Studios, Brixton; Supported by Arts Council England.
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    • 17 min
    AKWAABA

    AKWAABA

    Samuel Adjei is a troublemaker. So his parents send him to a Ghanaian boarding school with one goal: to learn some discipline. But when it comes to growing up, taking school seriously, and reconnecting with the culture, he's got a lot to learn.
    Samuel ... David Omordia; Dad/Prefect ….Albert Kuvodu; Mr Ansah … Andy Sarfo; Mum...Enyonam Gbesmete Mrs Ampofo...Barbara Newton; Belinda ... Jimand Allotey; Tiwa ... Samuelle Durojaiye; Efua...Shari Brock; Derrick ... Joshua Roberts-Mensah; Nii... Peter Ackah-Yensu;
    Created by Jacob Roberts-Mensah and Rhys Reed-Johnson; Directed by Poppy Clifford; Sound Engineering/Editing/Mixing by Jarek Zaba; Theme song was written and performed by Joshua KYEOT; Additional music by REEZ; Written by Rhys Reed-Johnson and Jacob Roberts-Mensah; Produced by Jacob Roberts-Mensah for Our Day; Recorded at Octagon Studios, Brixton; Supported by Arts Council England.
    www.ourday.media

    • 16 min

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