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Friday 30th of September 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

The First AMVCA Runway Show Will Be Hosted By Nigerian Fashion Designer Mai Atafo.

The first-ever Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards runway show will be hosted by fashion designer Mai Atafo on Sunday evening.
He’ll be joined by Miz Vick, the show’s host, to anchor the second day of this year’s AMVCA, which will run for eight days.

Africa Magic’s official Instagram page announced the hosts on Sunday.
The awards ceremony this year will last eight days instead of the previous one-day affair.

Africa Magic has planned an eight-day series of events in conjunction with MultiChoice to celebrate the 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), which will take place on May 14, 2022.

Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, made the announcement at a press conference, saying that the eight-day series of events will reinvent and bring exciting innovations to the awards, which were first held in 2013.
“We’re focusing on bringing the various qualities that make the African film and television industry genuinely magical to the millions of Africans who tune in every year to watch the awards.”

Fashion, technology, gastronomy, and African culture will all be celebrated at these carefully chosen events. There will be panel discussions and film screenings from our MultiChoice Talent Factory, as well as industry sessions and competitions for digital content creators and aspiring fashion designers,” she stated.
The eight-day festival will kick off on Saturday, May 7 with an Opening Night.

MultiChoice Talent Factory Day will take place on Monday, May 9th, with movie screenings and panel discussions led by MTF Academy students. On Tuesday, May 10th, Africa Magic will conduct a special Content Market Day for industry participants.

On Wednesday, May 11th, there will be a pan-African cuisine and cultural event.
On Thursday, May 12th, a Digital Content Creators’ Day will be held to raise awareness of the growing popularity of online content creators.
On Friday, May 13th, a special gala for nominees will be held, followed by the awards ceremony on Saturday, May 14th.

The awards event, now in its eighth year, last took place in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was canceled in 2021.

The event kicked off on Saturday night with an inaugural gala that kicked off a series of activities leading up to the award ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
The runway event, which will take place tonight in collaboration with BellaNaija Style, is titled ‘Design for the Stars.’
The show will include a competition for nine aspiring fashion designers who have been taught by established designers such as Mai Atafo, Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi, and Adebayo Oke-Lawal.
For this edition, Africa Magic and its partners honor true African fashion and its significance in the development of the African film and television industries.

Content courtesy of Africa Magic & NFH

The Nafsi Film: Red Carpet Premiere At Anga Diamond Plaza

Nafsi, the much-anticipated romantic drama premiered on Saturday at the Anga Diamond Plaza and everyone came out in style to celebrate the film’s official release which sold out three theatres.
In attendance was the cast of Nafsi, Mumbi Maina, Catherine Kamau, Alfred Munyua, Alex Khayo, Alex Mwakideu, Monique Angelyn Bett, Silayio, and the director Reuben Odanga who brought out their best looks on the red carpet and were joined by other stars, filmmakers and fans.

In Nafsi, Aisha (Mumbi Maina) is unable to conceive after a traumatic childhood experience. Her best friend Shiko (Catherine Kamau) offers to be her surrogate to help save her marriage, a decision that leads to a series of events that threaten their close bond and those around them.

Alfred Munyua who plays Aisha’s husband Sebastian carries some dark secrets that shakes Aisha’s world to the core.
The film also stars Raymond Ofula, BET’s top actor Africa runner-up Alex Khayo and first-timers: radio presenter Alex Mwakideu, radio presenter and singer Monique Bett, and singer and former Kora Awards winner Silayio in supporting roles.

Nafsi is still showing at Anga Diamond Plaza on the following dates:

1. Monday – Thursday – 3:00 pm, 6:50 pm at Diamond Plaza
2. Monday – 8:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday – 11:30 am, Wednesday – 5:00 pm at Prestige Cinema
Nafsi will premiere in Mombasa from 19 November at Nyali Cinemax.

Nafsi is Reuben Odanga’s directorial debut feature, a major shift from the Swahili telenovelas he is popularly known for such as Nira, Nuru, Saida, and Selina.

Odanga also wrote the film, which is a production of his company, Multan Production company.

Content courtesy of Multan Production Company & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Mission To Rescue Kenyan First Ever Military Action Movie

Mission to Rescue is a Kenyan movie set along the Kenya- Somali border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Mission to rescue stems from the story of a French woman who was kidnapped by the Al-Shabab. Created in 2019, the idea seeks to highlight the effects of radicalization within the community that aim to curb terrorism.

The film’s star-studded cast features; Melvin Alusa, Warsame Abdi, Abdi Yusuf, Emmanuel Mugo, Andreo Kamau, Abubakar Mwenda, Sam Psenjen, Anthony Ndung’u, Bilal Mwaura, Justin Mirichi, Abajah Brian, Melissa Kiplagat, Brian Ogola, and Mwamburi Maole.

The Film is starring Melvin Alusa a stage, screen, and voice actor with over 16 years of experience with performances in over 10 countries. His work on stage includes Githaa, silence is a woman and Alpa beta.

On Tv and Film, he has featured in the first-grader, The boy who harnessed the wind, and the TV series crime and Justice. He’s on the radio drama Jango Love earned him an Emmy nomination at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Another main cast is

Res who is a Somalia model-actor, and voice-over artist. His first screen appearance is on the TV drama Anda Kavaa and is currently featuring in the local radio drama, Salaam. The Movie was produced by Kara Voice Wambui and Directed by Gildert Lukalia.

Mission to Rescue is a Kenyan movie set along the Kenya- Somali border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Mission to rescue stems from the story of a French woman who was kidnapped by the Al-Shabab. Created in 2019, the idea seeks to highlight the effects of radicalization within the community that aim to curb terrorism. The film’s star-studded cast features; Melvin Alusa, Warsame Abdi, Abdi Yusuf, Emmanuel Mugo, Andreo Kamau, Abubakar Mwenda, Sam Psenjen, Anthony Ndung’u, Bilal Mwaura, Justin Mirichi, Abajah Brian, Melissa Kiplagat, Brian Ogola, and Mwamburi Maole. The Film is starring Melvin Alusa a stage, screen, and voice actor with over 16 years of experience with performances in over 10 countries. His work on stage includes Githaa, silence is a woman and Alpa beta. On Tv and Film, he has featured in the first-grader, The boy who harnessed the wind, and the TV series crime and Justice. He's on the radio drama Jango Love earned him an Emmy nomination at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Another main cast is Res who is a Somalia model-actor, and voice-over artist. His first screen appearance is on the TV drama Anda Kavaa and is currently featuring in the local radio drama, Salaam. The Movie was produced by Kara Voice Wambui and Directed by Gildert Lukalia. [taq_review] Set within a military camp along the Kenya-Somalia border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Under the leadership of Captain Baraza, the soldiers make attempts to rescue the abductees and capture or eliminate the enemy amidst tough conditions. Mission to Rescue was premiered exclusively on BAZE -Safaricom's new video streaming platform on June 1st, 2021. Dial *544*55# to Join BAZE Content courtesy of  Foxton Media, Safaricom & Nairobi fashion hub 
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Set within a military camp along the Kenya-Somalia border, the Kenya Special Operations Forces who are training for their next mission receive word that the Assistant County Commissioner and two others have been abducted by the Al-Shabaab militia. Under the leadership of Captain Baraza, the soldiers make attempts to rescue the abductees and capture or eliminate the enemy amidst tough conditions.

Mission to Rescue was premiered exclusively on BAZE -Safaricom’s new video streaming platform on June 1st, 2021. Dial *544*55# to Join BAZE

Content courtesy of  Foxton Media, Safaricom & Nairobi fashion hub 

Segun Arinze, Francis Duru Star In New Television Series – Birds Of A Feather

Mind Yard 204 Entertainment and ContentGram Media, the Producers of the successful Television series “Squatterz” and “90 Gogoro” returns with this brand new family sitcom called Birds of a Feather (BOAF Series).

Birds of a Feather (BOAF) is a comedy series featuring a family of four called The Abiola family. The family’s Patriarch is Justice Tunde Abiola played by veteran actor Segun Arinze who has been a widower with two adult kids for 5 years but who is ready to remarry. The biggest concern is how the children’s decision will be made and how they’ll respond toward a new mother.

The drama, laughter and shenanigans are refreshing, because we are reminded with each episode that we might not choose our families, but there is no imitation for any families that, given the odds, holds together. The cast include top Nollywood acts like Segun Arinze, Francis Duru, and more. Notable appearances from Zeal of Styl Plus, AGN Team and more.

Seun Arowojolu, producer of the series, had this to say, “I’ve always loved making family friendly shows that cater to all ages and just make people laugh. Those storylines are essentially brought to life by our daily occurrences. Especially with this cast, it was exciting to create this show and can’t wait for everyone to watch it”.

On working with Segun Arinze, “There’s a reason why he’s one of the film industry ‘s pioneers, his work ethics and respect for art is really motivating and easy to work with,” Seun says.

Written by Seun Arowojolu, Gbenga Ogbamola and Yusuf
Directed by Seun Arowojolu and Blessing Onyekwere

Birds of a Feather will be showing on NTA Network and NTA International, Saturdays by 6pm.

Kiu Kenyan Film Official HD Trailer

The drought ravages on as a loner woman travels the scathing land desperately searching for water.
Things however get complicated when she has a strange encounter on the way to the trade shop.

The drought ravages on as a loner woman travels the scathing land desperately searching for water. Things however get complicated when she has a strange encounter on the way to the trade shop. [taq_review] Directed By: Njiiri Karago Screenplay By : Thiongo Karago Produced By: Sharon Mindot Joe Mahinda Cast: Kendi Kinyua, Zawadi Kayyoh, David Ng'anga, Mukami Njiiru & Anthony Ashioya Blink ProductionsKE Email: info@blinkproductions.co.ke
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Directed By: Njiiri Karago
Screenplay By : Thiongo Karago
Produced By: Sharon Mindot Joe Mahinda
Cast: Kendi Kinyua, Zawadi Kayyoh, David Ng’anga, Mukami Njiiru & Anthony Ashioya

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Email: info@blinkproductions.co.ke

Idris Elba Named People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Elba is People’s 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, joining a long list of Hollywood’s hottest, starting with a then-29-year-old Mel Gibson in 1985 to last year’s pick Blake Shelton.

Idrissa  Akuna Elda

Though he was an athlete at his all-boys school in London, playing first-string football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby, the actor insists he went through an awkward phase first. “I was very tall and skinny,” says the 6’3″ Elba. “And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, okay? I got picked on a little bit. But again, as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”

When he’s not being one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, Elba might be deejaying in Ibiza, kickboxing in Thailand, or designing his own clothing line, not to mention planning his wedding to his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, a model, to whom he proposed in February. But picking the happiest moment of his life is easy.

“Being witness to the birth of my children is the biggest and best thing ever,” says Elba, who has a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a 4-year-old son, Winston (both from previous relationships). “I’m super doting, big hugs, kisses, lots of love-yous. I’m sure my daughter’s like, ‘All right Dad, chill out.’ My son is still at that age where he loves a cuddle.”

As for making a connection, Elba has learned the importance of “eye contact and empathy. You know, sort of reading someone’s vibe,” he says. “I love being confident, but also I know when to rein it in and just stay humble and grounded.”

For now, the actor strives to live with as few regrets as possible. “Life isn’t about thinking about what you should have done,” adds Elba, who is currently shooting the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw with former Sexiest Man Alive Dwayne Johnson. “I think everyone should adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today, man. You might as well do it to your heart’s content.

Content Courtesy Of Entertainment Weekly & Nairobi Fashion Hub

Subira Film Official HD Trailer

A free-spirited young girl, in Lamu struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged upper- class marriage. Does Subira have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?

Subira was first screened as a short film in 2008 and was a tremendous success in Europe, after being screened in Brussels as part of an African film festival.

It won 15 international awards and now Kenyans will get to see the feature of the film, which has been made to a full-length movie.

Subira Film feature Brenda Wairimu Directed By   Sippy Chadha

Raised in an orthodox Muslim community in the remote island of Lamu, her tyrannical mother wants Subira to follow tradition; learn household chores and aim to be a good wife just like the rest and forget to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean. Does she have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?

Sippy Chadha, the director of the film, says Subira’s story comes from a place of deep personal experience ,She recalls that while growing up as a girl, in a traditional family in India, her entire life was laid out in front of her.

Ravneet Sippy Chadha  – (as Ravneet Chadha)
Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
Ravneet Sippy Chadha – (as Ravneet Chadha)
Lorenzo Favella
Vibeke Muasya

Cast
Brenda Wairimu  as Subira
Walter Keyombe as Geofrey
Tirath Padam  as  Taufiq
Nice Githinji as  Mwana
Ali Mwangola as  Adam Hussein
Shirleen Wangari as Waitress
Clifford Okumu as  Shopkeep keeper
Chantelle Winnie as Older Noor
Azza Bakkar as Sara
Wambui Gitobu as Girl at swimming pool
Tony Make as Dad of small girl
Abubakar Mwenda as  Ali
Godfrey Odhiambo as  Askari

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Bahati bags lucrative deal with NTV Kenya The Reality Show Duded Being Bahati

The Gospel singer is set to become a reality star thanks to his new show on NTV Kenya dubbed ‘Being Bahati’ that will start airing every Sunday

Beign Bahati Reality Show

After airing the first episode, many claimed were not sure what the reality show is all about. The show had a cameo from several artists who spoke about the gospel singer and his family but a few Kenyans begged the singer to make it more creative.

Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub Digital  Online team

Dream Child Kenyan Film Official HD Trailer

Zamaradi Productions and Athari Films have unveiled the official trailer to an upcoming Kenyan film dubbedDream Child ‘, which features actors Bryan Kabugi, Eddy imani, Irene Ayimba, Ebby Weyime and Ruth Apondi.
‘Dream Child’ tells the story of Kevin, a young high achieving teenager whose life is full of promise, in and out of school. Everything changes when he discovers a horrible secret that threatens to redefine everything in life as he knows it.

Grappling with having to find himself, and overcome a lot of what has now become an illusion, Kevin tries to solve things by himself, which proves a daunting task. He is trapped in a cruel society and a seemingly kind but evidently dark world, but one where he must succeed.

Zamaradi Productions and Athari Films have unveiled the official trailer to an upcoming Kenyan film dubbed ‘Dream Child ‘, which features actors Bryan Kabugi, Eddy imani, Irene Ayimba, Ebby Weyime and Ruth Apondi. ‘Dream Child’ tells the story of Kevin, a young high achieving teenager whose life is full of promise, in and out of school. Everything changes when he discovers a horrible secret that threatens to redefine everything in life as he knows it. Grappling with having to find himself, and overcome a lot of what has now become an illusion, Kevin tries to solve things by himself, which proves a daunting task. He is trapped in a cruel society and a seemingly kind but evidently dark world, but one where he must succeed. [taq_review] Kevin is budding teenager whose life radiate brilliance and promise. He’s one of those rare endearing straight-forward kids who score highly in and out of school. But everything changes when he discovers a horrid secret that threatens to redefine everything in life as he knows it. Armed with only what society has given him – largely a moral illusion – Kevin tries to solve things by himself. It proves a daunting task. He finds himself trapped between a cruel society and a seemingly kind but dark world. Everything is not how he was taught yet he must succeed. The dragon he must slay has many faces, some of which are dear to him. With no one to talk to, will Kevin go back to being the DREAM CHILD. Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub Online Digital Team 
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Kevin is budding teenager whose life radiate brilliance and promise. He’s one of those rare endearing straight-forward kids who score highly in and out of school. But everything changes when he discovers a horrid secret that threatens to redefine everything in life as he knows it. Armed with only what society has given him – largely a moral illusion – Kevin tries to solve things by himself. It proves a daunting task. He finds himself trapped between a cruel society and a seemingly kind but dark world. Everything is not how he was taught yet he must succeed. The dragon he must slay has many faces, some of which are dear to him. With no one to talk to, will Kevin go back to being the DREAM CHILD.

Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub Online Digital Team 

Intellectual Scum Official HD Trailer

Intellectual Scum is a 2015 Kenyan short film directed by Njue Kevin. Produced by Rocque Pictures, the film is an adaptation of the controversial article ‘You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum!’  by Field Ruwe, a USA based Zambian media practitioner.

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On board a commercial airplane, an African intellectual (Field Ruwe), sits next to a white man (Walter). In their conversation, which is utterly brutal, honest and to some racist, Walter blames the ‘Intellectuals’ for the deplorable state Africa was in.

Intellectual Scum is a 2015 Kenyan short film directed by Njue Kevin. Produced by Rocque Pictures, the film is an adaptation of the controversial article 'You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum!'  by Field Ruwe, a USA based Zambian media practitioner. Plot On board a commercial airplane, an African intellectual (Field Ruwe), sits next to a white man (Walter). In their conversation, which is utterly brutal, honest and to some racist, Walter blames the ‘Intellectuals’ for the deplorable state Africa was in. [taq_review] Cast Jason Corder as Walter Patrick Okech as Field Ruwe Kevin Samuel as the analyst Mkamzee Mwatela as the moderator Edward Kagure as the thief Niki Behr as the flight attendant Page 2 Production Principal photography on the film began on 15 November 2015 and ended on 20 November 2015. The plane sequence on the film was shot on an actual plane at Wilson airport as opposed to creating a set on a sound stage. The director, Njue Kevin, on this decision said, "We would have used twice the budget on a set other than the actual airport. When on a shoestring budget, you have to do what you have to do." Accolades Intellectual Scum has been met with widespread critical acclaim. Screening in three continents across the globe, critics across the east African region plod it as being the most successful short film in the history of film in Kenya. It has screened at the following festivals thus far: Silicon Valley African film festival 2015, CA, USA. Film Africa 2015, United Kingdom. Africa international film festival, 2015. Nigeria - Student shorts - screened. Africa Film Festival "Out of Europe" in Cologne/Germany. Cork Africa Film festival 2015, Ireland. Afrika Film festival 2016, Belgium. Luxor African film festival 2016, Egypt. Cameroon International Film Festival, 2016. Out of Africa Film festival 2015, Kenya. The Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015. Slum Film festival, 2015. Kenya - Judges Choice Awards -*Winner Golden Diana awards, 2015. Austria Kalasha Film and Television awards 2015, Kenya.-Best Feature by a student- Nominated Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub & Intellectual Scum

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Cast

  • Jason Corder as Walter
  • Patrick Okech as Field Ruwe
  • Kevin Samuel as the analyst
  • Mkamzee Mwatela as the moderator
  • Edward Kagure as the thief
  • Niki Behr as the flight attendant
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