Friday 24th of May 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

King Kaka Invests Sh6 Million in New Series “Monkey Business” A Riveting Journey into Loyalty, Morality, and Survival

Award-winning rapper and businessman Kennedy Ombima, popularly known as King Kaka, has revealed a substantial investment of Sh6 million in his latest project, the series “Monkey Business.”

In an interview with Mpasho’s Dennis Milimo, King Kaka disclosed that the casting for the series began in December of last year, with filming starting in January 2024. “Between December and now, we’ve spent at least Sh6 million. I’ll calculate how much we’ve made from the premiere of ‘Monkey Business’,” said King Kaka.

King Kaka shared that a total of 162 people have been involved in the production of the series. “The minimum set size was at least 40 people, but there are scenes in episode three where the number goes up to 162,” he added.

Expressing his joy, King Kaka stated, “This is my second film, and I’m so happy. I hear there are people who missed seats today, and I’m very thankful because it shows that people are excited and happy about the Kenyan film industry.”

The CEO of Kaka Empire extended his gratitude to those who attended the “Monkey Business” premiere. “I loved this experience, seeing Kenyans all dressed up. Tailors have made a good fortune this week, and those who did décor and even those who printed our posters have benefited.”

When asked why he chose Scar Mkadinali as the main actor for the series, King Kaka replied, “Scar has been a good friend and very passionate about film. I told him, ‘Do you know you can act? I always see you in music videos.’ So, I took him to acting classes, and he did very well.”

The Launch of “Monkey Business”
The premiere of “Monkey Business” was a grand event attended by fans, the cast and crew, media representatives, and several Kenyan celebrities. Notable attendees included Charlene Ruto, Prezzo, Jalang’o, Mejja, Nameless, Wahu, Big Ted, Jacky Vike, Mulamwah, Nana Owiti, Pascal Tokodi, Sandra Dacha, Baba Talisha, Kabugi, Useful Idioty, Wololo TV, Senjee, Celestine ‘SELINA’ Gachui, Kerry Martin, Silva Kido, Dennis Milimo, Oga Obinna, Sosuun, Frasha, Janet Mbugua, Ndovu Kuu, Fathermoh, Ezekiel Mutua, King Kaka’s mother, Scar Makadinali, Eddie Butita, among others.

The new series features rapper Scar Mkadinali in the lead role, with performances by Janet Mbugua, Prezzo, and Azeezah Hashim, who navigate a storyline filled with trials of loyalty, morality, and survival. King Kaka’s wife Nana Owiti and his mother also graced the event, adding a personal touch to the evening.

Held at Two Rivers Mall, the red carpet premiere was a star-studded affair, reflecting the excitement surrounding “Monkey Business.” King Kaka, the creative force behind the series, shared his enthusiasm: “I am thrilled to share a sneak peek of ‘Monkey Business’ with the world. This project is a labor of love, and I believe it has the power to inspire, provoke, and ignite change. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey!”

With a dynamic cast, compelling plot, and the vision of King Kaka, “Monkey Business” is poised to make a significant impact on the Kenyan entertainment landscape. Audiences can anticipate a series that not only entertains but also challenges and inspires.

Content courtesy of  Monkey Business & NFH Digital Team

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.


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 

Self-Care During Lockdown Vibes

It’s a major lockdown vibe as most of us are required to stay indoors or at least limit movement.


Nairobi Fashion Hub has self-care tips for you:

a) Limit how much time you spend absorbing stories that affect you negatively.

b) Keep fit by doing simple exercises indoors.

c) If you’re staying with kids, then, you can set aside time to play with them in the evenings.

d) Call up your friends and family or Skype them. It’s easy to forget voices or what your friends & family members look like.

e) Set aside time to pamper yourself. You can work on your hair at home and give it tender loving care. You can work on your nails or face masks to keep your skin smooth & soft.

f) Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables. To keep your immune system, strong & healthy.

g) Try out new recipes that you’ve been dying about…this includes baking in case you have a sweet tooth.

h) Listen to the sort of music that soothes your soul. The right tune has a healing touch.

i) Set aside time to go offline every day.

j) Find time to meditate & centre your energy so that you’re not pouring from a half-empty cup.

k) If you have access to seeds & soil or a garden. Use your hands, plant your seeds and water them daily. It’ll give you something to look forward to.

l) Make a list of all the movies & TV series that have been pending on your wish list. Also, get recommendations from trusted friends about what you should look for.

m) Keep it locked on Nairobi Fashion Hub so that you can learn about make-up & fashion tips that you can try out at home. So that you’re ready when it’s time to step outside again.

Images courtesy Tiny Tribes &  Pixabay/Pexels