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Friday 19th of August 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

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 

Kenyan Designers and Film Looku Debut at London Fashion Week Virtual Premiere

A film called Looku celebrating the work of 11 emerging Kenyan brands and designers, including Favoloso By Nanu, Genteel, Nisisi Factory, Sevaria, Enda and We Are NBO, premiered virtually on Saturday 20 February.

Brought about by the British Council’s Creative DNA programme and emerging creative consultancy Fashion Scout, Looku was co-directed by Sunny Dolat and Noel Kasyoka, who sought to recreate the creative vibrancy of Nairobi’s street style scene.

“Whenever we see images of Kenya and Nairobi, often, it’s the landscapes and wildlife that are often prioritised, over the incredible and dynamic people who live there,” said Dolat, a stylist, creative director and co-founder of The Nest Collective in the Kenyan capital who leads the creative direction of Creative DNA x Fashion Scout digital publication Wauzine. “Looku and Wauzine are a celebration of Nairobi, Nairobisms and Nairobians in their glory and flair, a love letter from us to us.”

The screening of Looku was accompanied by three panel talks on timely topics like fostering creativity during crisis, reimagining fashion’s capital cities (moderated by Helen Jennings, Wauzine features editor and co-founder of Nataal Media), and the value of more conscious design practices.

Fashion Scout 

Fashion Scout is a leading international consultancy and platform for nurturing, empowering and showcasing the future of fashion. Fashion Scout’s showcase events in London, Paris, Kyiv and other fashion weeks have presented a whole generation of designers to international media, buyers and influencers.

With 20 years of experience in the industry, our consultancy creates and delivers bespoke mentoring and development programmes for designers and organisations around the world  enabling designers to adapt and build sustainable businesses in these challenging times – and providing them with the opportunity to showcase their work to the international market.

Mettā Nairobi

Metta is Nest Groups’ physical and digital entrepreneurs’ network, where they bring together founders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics and investors
to collaborate. Nest Group is committed to creating collaborative environments that help corporates, start-ups, and our investors scale and succeed.

HEVA Fund

HEVA Fund is an East African fund that invests in the transformative social and economic potential of the creative economy sector in the East African region.

Since 2013, HEVA Fund has generated insights, rolled out investments, and innovated financial models specifically for the growth of the creative economy in east Africa.

HEVA Fund have invested in more than 40 creative businesses and directly supported over 8,000 creative practitioners in the fashion, digital content and television, live music and gaming value-chains. From Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali, Arusha, Lamu to Dar es salaam, the creative sector is where the creation of new products and new cultural experiences is happening.

They want to be at the forefront of helping producers of cultural goods and services to build high-value, profitable businesses where new ideas will come to life, and where the highest potential for great profits, great jobs, and happy people will be found.

Content courtesy of  Fashion Scout, Mettā Nairobi, HEVA Fund & Nairobi fashion hub 

 

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

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

Rafiki Movie

The director of the award-winning short film “Pumzi” is poised to make history at 71st edition of the festival,Wanuri Kahiu’s Lesbian Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Is First Kenyan Feature Film to Ever Screen at Festival


“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

The director of the award-winning short film “Pumzi” is poised to make history at 71st edition of the festival,Wanuri Kahiu’s Lesbian Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Is First Kenyan Feature Film to Ever Screen at Festival “Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. [taq_review] Rafiki film has been invited to Cannes Film Festival. It is the first Kenyan feature film to be invited to the festival and is a true testament of the work, skill, craft, of the Kenyan cast and crew. It acknowledges Kenya as an emerging film economy worthy of attention and its role in African cinema. The film joins the lineage of films shown at the festival by filmmakers like Sembene Ousmane, Haile Gerima, Abderrahmane Sissako and more recently African female filmmakers like Rungano Nyoni, among others. It also adds to the variety of Kenyan films that have recently been celebrated and awarded internationally like Nairobi Half Life, Super Modo, Kati Kati, Stories of Our Lives and others. Read more  no next  page Page 2 Inspired by the 2007 Caine Prize Winning short story “Jambula Tree” by Ugandan writer Monica Arac de Nyeko, RAFIKI is a witty, playful and touching portrait of a community affected by a relationship that blossoms between two young women. This politically timely film celebrates love and asks whether it’s safer being invisible or it’s better to defy conservative rules, while discovering your identity and destiny through love. The film is a combination of struggle and the power to dream and love. The love story resonated with Wanuri Kahiu, who had the vision to change the setting to Kenya and place the film in a vibrant, present-day urban environment. Kahiu worked with co-writer Jenna Bass and together they added further elements to the screenplay that speak to the present-day concerns and conflicts affecting people like Kena and Ziki even in young, vibrant, millennial Nairobi. The film marks the powerful acting and screen debut of Samantha Mugatsia, enigmatic drummer, visual artist, and member of Nairobi’s electric underground band Yellow Light Machine who stars as Kena, alongside the charismatic, raw talent of young actress Sheila Munyiva as Ziki. The young actresses are supported by renowned Kenyan talent like Jimmi Gathu, Nini Wacera, Patricia Amira and Dennis Musyoka. So just keep reading… Page 3 The film marks the powerful acting and screen debut of Samantha Mugatsia, enigmatic drummer, visual artist, and member of Nairobi’s electric underground band Yellow Light Machine who stars as Kena, alongside the charismatic, raw talent of young actress Sheila Munyiva as Ziki. The young actresses are supported by renowned Kenyan talent like Jimmi Gathu, Nini Wacera, Patricia Amira and Dennis Musyoka. Set in a Nairobi neighbourhood, RAFIKI celebrates music and fashion of Nairobi. With…
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The film marks the powerful acting and screen debut of Samantha Mugatsia, enigmatic drummer, visual artist, and member of Nairobi’s electric underground band Yellow Light Machine who stars as Kena, alongside the charismatic, raw talent of young actress Sheila Munyiva as Ziki.

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Rafiki film has been invited to Cannes Film Festival. It is the first Kenyan feature film to be invited to the festival and is a true testament of the work, skill, craft, of the Kenyan cast and crew. It acknowledges Kenya as an emerging film economy worthy of attention and its role in African cinema.
The film joins the lineage of films shown at the festival by filmmakers like Sembene Ousmane, Haile Gerima, Abderrahmane Sissako and more recently African female filmmakers like Rungano Nyoni, among others. It also adds to the variety of Kenyan films that have recently been celebrated and awarded internationally like Nairobi Half Life, Super Modo, Kati Kati, Stories of Our Lives and others.

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Supa Modo Kenyan Film Official HD Trailer

A young girl’s dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by a terminal illness, inspiring people in her village to rally together to make her dream come true.The drama “Supa Modo”, co-produced by DW Akademie, was shown for the first time on February 18. The film was enthusiastically received by the audience at the world premiere at the Berlinale film festival.

You’re watching the first superhero movie from Kenya!” exclaimed Tom Tykwer when he greeted the guests in the nearly full movie theater at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Tykwer, who presides over the jury of Berlinale 2018, took time on Sunday morning for a project that is dear to him: the world premiere of “Supa Modo” at the 68th Berlinale.

A young girl's dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by a terminal illness, inspiring people in her village to rally together to make her dream come true.The drama "Supa Modo", co-produced by DW Akademie, was shown for the first time on February 18. The film was enthusiastically received by the audience at the world premiere at the Berlinale film festival. You're watching the first superhero movie from Kenya!" exclaimed Tom Tykwer when he greeted the guests in the nearly full movie theater at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Tykwer, who presides over the jury of Berlinale 2018, took time on Sunday morning for a project that is dear to him: the world premiere of "Supa Modo" at the 68th Berlinale. [taq_review] Leading actress Stycie Waweru and director Likarion Wainaina make their film debut in this story about imagination and a community that comes together in difficult times. "Supa Modo" tells the story of the terminally ill nine-year-old Jo. She spends her last days in her home village Maweni and dreams of being a superhero. Her family and the villagers do everything they can to fulfill her last wish. Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub Online Digital Team 
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Jo is terminally ill and one day, her mother Kathryn takes her back to her rural village to spend the rest of her short life with her family. Without her friends from the hospital she drifts off into daydreams of being a real female superhero, a dream which proves to be something

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Leading actress Stycie Waweru and director Likarion Wainaina make their film debut in this story about imagination and a community that comes together in difficult times. “Supa Modo” tells the story of the terminally ill nine-year-old Jo. She spends her last days in her home village Maweni and dreams of being a superhero. Her family and the villagers do everything they can to fulfill her last wish.

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.

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.

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

The Wives Series Premier

The TV series The Wives tackles the subject of polygamy in Africa from a satirical point of
view and also questions its validity if any, in the modern age. The script is witty and dramatic
and serves to both entertain and educate its audience about the ramifications (good or bad) of this ancient African Practice.

The Wives Series

The TV series The Wives tackles the subject of polygamy in Africa from a satirical point of view and also questions its validity if any, in the modern age. The script is witty and dramatic and serves to both entertain and educate its audience about the ramifications (good or bad) of this ancient African Practice. The Wives Series [taq_review] Writer: Benjamin A. Onyango Cast: All local Kenyan actors including renown actors: Nungo Marianne Akinyi, Gerald Laingiri, Zainabu Harris and Benjamin A. Onyango (Hollywood) Directors: Benjamin A. Onyango (AMR Films) and Bernard Neto (Tafsiri Entertainment). Number of episodes: Total of 12 written (1 season) and 6 episodes shot (1/2 season). DATE: 2nd February TIME: 19:00 VENUE: The Panari Hotel, Mombasa Rd, Nairobi, HOSTED BY: The Wives Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub

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Writer: Benjamin A. Onyango
Cast: All local Kenyan actors including renown actors: Nungo Marianne Akinyi, Gerald
Laingiri, Zainabu Harris and Benjamin A. Onyango (Hollywood)

Directors: Benjamin A. Onyango (AMR Films) and Bernard Neto (Tafsiri Entertainment).
Number of episodes: Total of 12 written (1 season) and 6 episodes shot (1/2 season).

DATE: 2nd February
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: The Panari Hotel, Mombasa Rd, Nairobi,
HOSTED BY: The Wives

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Disconnect Movie Coming Soon On Koko Africa

Disconnect is a new Kenyan movie starring most talented celebrities stars in Kenya Brenda Wairimu , Patricia Kihoro , Catherine Kamau , Bridget Shighadi , Nick Mutuma , Pascal Tokodi , Brian Ogola  and Illya Frank

Disconnect Movie Coming Soon On Koko Africa

Disconnect is a new Kenyan movie starring most talented celebrities stars in Kenya Brenda Wairimu , Patricia Kihoro , Catherine Kamau , Bridget Shighadi , Nick Mutuma , Pascal Tokodi , Brian Ogola  and Illya Frank Disconnect Movie Coming Soon On Koko Africa [taq_review] Produced By : Iman Mueke Assistant Producer : Robert Umija , Njiiri Karago Associate Producer : Nick Mutuma , Brenda Wairimu , Linda Karuru , Ledama Sempele and Ezy Onyango Director Of Photography : Andrew Mageto Production Designer : Naima Mungai Costume : Fortune Ngoiri , Pendu Tsinat Music : Alex Tharao , Ibrahim Sidede Sound : Lee Smith Casting : Zhuri Agency Original Story : Safina Iqbal Screen Play : Natasha LiKimani Written By : Silas Miami Executive Producers : Sheila Kaaya ,Gitonga Kimenyi ,Waruhiu Katanu Mwosa ,Elizabeth Onyango , Njeri Karago , Tosh Gitonga Co-Director : Michael Jones Directed By : Tosh Gitonga Content Courtesy Of  Nairobi Fashion Hub , Film Crew In Africa , BLINK , Koko Africa , & Primary Pictures

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Produced By : Iman Mueke

Assistant Producer : Robert Umija , Njiiri Karago

Associate Producer : Nick Mutuma , Brenda Wairimu , Linda Karuru , Ledama Sempele and Ezy Onyango

Director Of Photography : Andrew Mageto

Production Designer : Naima Mungai

Costume : Fortune Ngoiri , Pendu Tsinat

Music :
Alex Tharao , Ibrahim Sidede

Sound : Lee Smith

Casting : Zhuri Agency

Original Story : Safina Iqbal

Screen Play : Natasha LiKimani

Written By : Silas Miami

Executive Producers : Sheila Kaaya ,Gitonga Kimenyi ,Waruhiu Katanu Mwosa ,Elizabeth Onyango , Njeri Karago , Tosh Gitonga

Co-Director : Michael Jones
Directed By : Tosh Gitonga

Content Courtesy Of  Nairobi Fashion Hub , Film Crew In Africa , BLINK , Koko Africa , & Primary Pictures

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