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Friday 19th of August 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Kyallo Kulture, Betty Kyallo’s Reality Show, Is Set To Premiere On Showmax Kenya.

On June 17, 2022, Showmax will launch Kyallo Kulture, a new Kenyan reality series about Betty Kyallo and her sisters Mercy and Gloria.

Betty Kyallo, one of Kenya’s most popular media personalities and a thriving entrepreneur, and her courageous sisters, Mercy and Gloria Kyallo, will be profiled in this 13-part reality series like you’ve never seen before.

The three sisters will give us a glimpse into the joys and hardships of sisterhood while also sharing more about their love lives, motherhood, developing into adulthood, and taking responsibility of their businesses, all while remaining modern, unapologetic, and diverse.

“The urban Kenyan lady is represented by Gloria, Mercy, and Betty,” says Eugene Mbugua, the show’s creator. “They’re hardworking entrepreneurs who enjoy having a good time, and they’re not held back by what society thinks of them in any manner.”

They’re unapologetic and strong. Our production firm, D&R Studios, was drawn to them because of these qualities.”

While Betty is the most well-known of the three sisters, Eugene believes that each one adds something special to Kyallo Kulture that the audience would enjoy.
“Each sister will reveal a significant life narrative that they’ve never shared before,” Eugene says.

“From Betty’s childhood injury to Mercy’s IVF experience to Gloria’s upbringing growing up without a father and so much more, these stories are highly personal to them and have shaped who they are now.”

Eugene had the idea for the show in 2021 after meeting the Kyallo sisters, but they “required a little convincing,” as Eugene puts it.

 

“We spent a lot of time shooting test footage to evaluate if our concept was viable,” Eugene explains. “We’ve had to rethink numerous pilots, and we’ve gone through a number of different plots before deciding on the season we have today.”

Eugene, one of Kenya’s most in-demand documentary-reality filmmakers, is also the creator of some of the country’s most popular docu-reality shows, including the 2021 Kalasha nominee Sol Family, the 2021 Kalasha nominee and 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice (AMVCA) nominee This Love, the 2018 Kalasha nominee Stori Yangu, and the 2019 Kalasha winner Our Perfect Wedding.

In Kenya, Sol Family and This Love were among the top ten most-watched shows on Showmax in 2020 and 2021, respectively, but Eugene believes Kyallo Kulture stands out because it features an all-female lead cast.

He adds, “The show was likewise created by a mostly female staff.” Overall, Eugene defines Kyallo Kulture as “emotional, hilarious, and entertaining, even as it goes deep into issues that many women (and, by extension, men) will relate to and empathize with.”

Content Courtesy of Showmax, Betty Kyallo, Mercy, Gloria & NFH

Young Famous and African: Netflix’s First African Reality Show Set to Premier on 18th March 2022

The much-anticipated official trailer for the African reality show, “Young, Famous & African” has dropped- and it ticks all the right boxes.

The seven-episode Netflix show follows the OTT lives of star celebrities from across the continent, such as actress and singer Khanyi Mbau, rapper Nadia Nakai, musician Diamond Platnumz, along with Annie Macaulay-Idibia, 2Baba, Zari the Boss Lady, Naked DJ, Swanky Jerry, Andile Ncube and Kayleigh Schwark and promises viewers top-tier entertainment.

Mark your calendars and set those reminders for the 18th of March 2022 as Netflix will premiere its inaugural African reality show entitled Young, Famous & African. Unscripted and unapologetically African, the series promises to bring viewers top-tier, best-in-class variety entertainment through the lens of some of their favorite A-list personalities from all over the African continent.

It’s a glitzy reality series, aka a real-life soap opera, which looks at rivalries, new friendships, and romantic connections forming, to stories that made the headlines and the delicious tea being spilled, these African stars will give viewers an intimate insider look into their glamorous lives as they navigate the City of Gold, Joburg, South Africa.

Sharing their excitement about the seven-episode reality show produced by Urban Brew Studios and co-creators and Executive Producers are Martin Asare Amankwa and Peace Hyde, Martin Asare Amankwa said:

“It’s really exciting to be able to show the world an exclusive look into the lives of Africa’s top celebrities and socialites. Young, Famous & African is a depiction of a world that has never been seen before, highlighting authentic stories and unrivaled access to some of the most celebrated celebrities.” Peace Hyde said: “

This has been a labor of love that has finally become a reality. Growing up in the U.K. there were no glitzy and sexy images of Africa, all we saw were the stereotypical images that have been propelled in the media for years.

Young, Famous & African presents an Africa that is vibrant, beautiful, glossy and sexy to the world and we are super proud and excited for the world to see it.”, while Adelaide Joshua Hill, Executive Producer said,

“We are thrilled to have been a part of this amazing show, it is wonderful to be able to show a different side of Africa to the world and highlight the amazing people we have on our continent. We thank each and every one of the cast members who gave of their time and allowed us a sneak peek into their lives.  Young, Famous & African is a wild luxury ride, a trip that is worth the time.” From the cast, Zari the Boss Lady (Uganda) said,

“I’m so excited for people to see how much of ourselves we poured into this show, showcasing our true, authentic trials and tribulations. Young, Famous & African will give our fans an insider look into our very entertaining, very busy lives”.

Content Courtesy of IOL & NFH Digital Team

Nameless and Wahu (The Mz) in Te-Amo (Official 4K Video)

Nameless and Wahu present Te Amo, a song that talks of flirty, fun, light, love, and initial attraction between a man and a woman. Written by up-and-coming artist Brandon Israel and produced by top producer Cedo, Te Amo is delivered in a fun, upbeat afro pop-dance vibe that is sure to get the audiences on their feet.

This is the first-ever collaboration between Nameless and his wife Wahu, and the 2nd right after

“This Love Riddim’ release, and is of their soon-to-be-released Album Project. Nameless and Wahu are excited to be working on this album which weaves the colorful story of love and relationships; The ups and downs, success and failures, happy and sad moments, the couple will also share their relationship journey through this 12 track album as they tell the story behind the music.

One of the unique aspects of this project is the intentional audience inclusion in the creative process. This has been initially expressed in how they reached out to their fans to ask them to propose the “group name” that they should adopt.

Nameless and Wahu present Te Amo, a song that talks of flirty, fun, light, love, and initial attraction between a man and a woman. Written by up-and-coming artist Brandon Israel and produced by top producer Cedo, Te Amo is delivered in a fun, upbeat afro pop-dance vibe that is sure to get the audiences on their feet. This is the first-ever collaboration between Nameless and his wife Wahu, and the 2nd right after https://www.instagram.com/p/CNF2cCIgeyL/?utm_source=ig_embed "This Love Riddim' release, and is of their soon-to-be-released Album Project. Nameless and Wahu are excited to be working on this album which weaves the colorful story of love and relationships; The ups and downs, success and failures, happy and sad moments, the couple will also share their relationship journey through this 12 track album as they tell the story behind the music. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNJ48Z_gQkg/?utm_source=ig_embed One of the unique aspects of this project is the intentional audience inclusion in the creative process. This has been initially expressed in how they reached out to their fans to ask them to propose the “group name” that they should adopt. [taq_review] They settled on the most popular opinions and combined the ideas. As such, the communication for this project captures Nameless and Wahu, the two brands that come together to form a different brand called the Mathengez which for purposes of this project is shortened to the Mz, which also doubles as the name of the album project! https://www.instagram.com/p/CNFQZm0jHKD/?utm_source=ig_embed (Yaaani, you can call the group Nameless and Wahu or you can call The Mathengez or just call them the Mz.. chaguo ni lako.) More and more of this inclusivity will be seen, as they move along the album creation process.   The video also features the beautiful, inspiring Azziad Nasenya, and the well-known ladies man Alehandro Benzema who has wowed many with his fun lyrics and distinct melodies, and musical prowess. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNEwMi2gnec/?utm_source=ig_embed The Mz Album Project promises a variety of sounds and topics and the team strives to release a single every month or so, as they build up to release the full album later this year and hopefully, circumstances allowing, be able to physically tour the country and East African region to promote the Album Mz Project. For Now, enjoy Te Amo Spanish for “My Love” and join in the Te Amo dance! Te Amore ( audio) Performed by: Nameless and Wahu.  Written by: Brandon Israel.  Music directed and Produced by Cedric "CEDO" Kadenyi.  Recorded and Mixed by Dennis "Denno"  Papa Additional BGV by Joy Birech" JepNetich Too Mastered by Lucas "Ogopa"  Bikedo Live Guitar By Isaac "Izzo" Mugunda Executive Producers: Nameless and Wahu  Te Amo ( Video) Video Director: Enos Olik  video Producer: Shakirah Nassali, Faud Mbigi  Logistics: Slahver of Black Wings Pr.  Choreography: Sarakasi Dancers. Styling: Brian Babu  Content courtesy of Nameless Kenya 
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They settled on the most popular opinions and combined the ideas. As such, the communication for this project captures Nameless and Wahu, the two brands that come together to form a different brand called the Mathengez which for purposes of this project is shortened to the Mz, which also doubles as the name of the album project!

(Yaaani, you can call the group Nameless and Wahu or you can call The Mathengez or just call them the Mz.. chaguo ni lako.) More and more of this inclusivity will be seen, as they move along the album creation process.

 

The video also features the beautiful, inspiring Azziad Nasenya, and the well-known ladies man Alehandro Benzema who has wowed many with his fun lyrics and distinct melodies, and musical prowess.

The Mz Album Project promises a variety of sounds and topics and the team strives to release a single every month or so, as they build up to release the full album later this year and hopefully, circumstances allowing, be able to physically tour the country and East African region to promote the Album Mz Project. For Now, enjoy Te Amo Spanish for “My Love” and join in the Te Amo dance!

Te Amore ( audio)
Performed by: Nameless and Wahu. 
Written by: Brandon Israel. 
Music directed and Produced by Cedric “CEDO” Kadenyi. 
Recorded and Mixed by Dennis “Denno”  Papa
Additional BGV by Joy Birech” JepNetich Too
Mastered by Lucas “Ogopa”  Bikedo
Live Guitar By Isaac “Izzo” Mugunda
Executive Producers: Nameless and Wahu 

Te Amo ( Video)
Video Director: Enos Olik 
video Producer: Shakirah Nassali, Faud Mbigi 
Logistics: Slahver of Black Wings Pr. 
Choreography: Sarakasi Dancers.
Styling: Brian Babu 

Content courtesy of Nameless Kenya 

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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1988 Kenyan Film Official HD Trailer

A short film highlighting the occurrences in Nyayo House torture chambers will premier in Kenya soon, Asimba said the film will be released online so that as many people as possible can watch in order to shade some light on Kenya’s dark and not so memorable past.
‘1988‘ is a short film on the life and events of the Kenyan society in the late 80’s, involving civil rights infractions against freedom of speech, detaining that concluded with violent torture at the Nyayo chambers.

A short film highlighting the occurrences in Nyayo House torture chambers will premier in Kenya soon, Asimba said the film will be released online so that as many people as possible can watch in order to shade some light on Kenya’s dark and not so memorable past. ‘1988‘ is a short film on the life and events of the Kenyan society in the late 80’s, involving civil rights infractions against freedom of speech, detaining that concluded with violent torture at the Nyayo chambers. [taq_review] ‘1988‘ is a modern-day adaptation, illustrating the blurred lines between dictatorship and democracy in modern African countries. The film reflects on how, commoners fought for their rights irregardless of attaining freedom equally, living in fear. Not to mention how the privileged with power, maintained law and order, by means of oppression. In conclusion, this freedom had restrictions, had rules, regulations and strict limitations.
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1988‘ is a modern-day adaptation, illustrating the blurred lines between dictatorship and democracy in modern African countries. The film reflects on how, commoners fought for their rights irregardless of attaining freedom equally, living in fear. Not to mention how the privileged with power, maintained law and order, by means of oppression. In conclusion, this freedom had restrictions, had rules, regulations and strict limitations.

List of Oscars winners 2018 

Below is the full list of Oscars Nominees and Winners 2018 at the 90th Academy Awards 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
2. Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” *WINNER
3. Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
4. Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
5. Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
2. Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
3. Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
4. Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
5. Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
1. “A Fantastic Woman” *WINNER
2. “The Insult”
3. “Loveless”
4. “On Body and Soul”
5. “The Square”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
1. “Edith + Eddie”
2. “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” *WINNER
3. “Heroin(e)”
4. “Knife Skills”
5. “Traffic Stop”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
1. “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
2. “Faces Places”
3. “Icarus” *WINNER
4. “Last Men in Aleppo”
5. “Strong Island”

ORIGINAL SONG
1. “Mighty River,” “Mudbound”
2. “Mystery of Love,” “Call Me by Your Name”
3. “Remember Me,” “Coco” *WINNER
4. “Stand Up For Something,” “Marshall”
5. “This is Me,” “Greatest Showman”

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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