Nairobi. Maisha Magic East has announced the expected premiere of two new, riveting shows, the documentary series Maisha Mkanda and Kina, an exciting new drama.
Making the announcement during the MultiChoice Group Annual Media Showcase, MNET Director of East and Southern Channels, Timothy Okwaro, said the business is investing in the development of local content and local talent to ensure that the video entertainment industry across the continent thrives and grows to compete with the best in the world.
“Local content is a key differentiator for us, and we intend to continue producing more of it for our various markets. We will continue to shift a greater percentage of spend towards local content,” he said.
Maisha Mkanda is a 45 minute, 13-episode documentary series that delivers a collage of topics of interest to the Kenyan public. Told in compelling narrative style, the 13 episodes will reveal sides of Kenya that are at times uplifting, heart-rending and at times, horrifying.
Musician, Sanaipei Tande, is lead character in the TV drama Kina. She stars as a tough villain.
Kina is a David and Goliath story about a poor girl, taking on a powerful business magnate hell-bent on exploiting the pure mineral spring water that has been found on the land where her community stays.
It tells the story of an abandoned girl, seeking justice for the murder of the man she thought was her father, while slowly falling under the dangerous spell of the woman she doesn’t know yet is her mother.
It is a story of the poor taking on the rich, a story of haves and have-nots. But at its heart, it is the tragic story of a mother and a daughter.