Lydia, who will play the eccentric and vivacious character of Aku, will make her debut on the soapie on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
‘Scandal has an ever-growing and loyal viewership in South Africa and other African countries,’ says Ilse van Hemert.
‘In particular, Ghana has proved to have a strong fan base and we wanted to acknowledge the support in our storylines. We are excited to be featuring one of Africa’s most esteemed actresses on Scandal and trust viewers will enjoy this storyline.’
Lydia will play the character of Aku, who embarks on an online dating mission and soon sets her eyes on Kila (Siyabonga Shibe).
When she makes her way to South Africa to pursue this interest, she then finds herself competing with Gloria (Marjorie Langa) for Kila’s attention.
Aku is confident and seductive and leaves no table unturned in luring Kila into her arms. Viewers will have to tune in to see if the attraction beyond borders is successful.
‘We are proud to create opportunities for talented African artists,’ says e.tv Group head Monde Twala. ”As an African broadcaster, it is our responsibility to provide a platform to showcase diversity from across our Continent.”