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Top Kenyan telenovelas that are better than any foreign soap!

Those of us who grew up watching Nigerian ‘oga’ movies and the likes of Tausi and Vitimbi have a lot to be thankful for in the film industry.

The film industry in Kenya has really grown over the years with films extending boundaries, not running just locally but also internationally.

Here are some of the local dramas which are creating a buzz.

1. Selina

Selina is a telenovela that tells the story of a poor girl and a rich boy. It is a romance based telenovela between Selina and Nelson.

The Telenovela drama series won an award in the Kalasha award 2018.

Now on it’s third season, Selina is still a household name and is still a hit from the day it first premiered.


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2. Aziza

Aziza is a Swahili telenovela produced by TV duo couple Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdallah through their production company Jiffy Pictures.

The Telenovela is one of the most sought out shows that everyone is watching.



3. Maza

Maza is about a woman who turns her best friend into a cat just so she can steal her life, bringing to life the supernatural and superstitious intrigues that the coastal city of Mombasa is known for.

Maza a TV drama and telenovela was a nominee for Kalasha awards after amassing a large following of fans after it premiered on our screens.


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4. Pete

Pete is a Swahili soap opera that has got people talking.

The Swahili soap opera is about a chief who need to be succeeded by his two sons and that is is where the struggle begins in the drama series.

It follows a series of events of enmity, hate and revenge which threatens to ruin the bond of brotherhood over their quest for leadership.


5. My two wives

The tag line of this drama series goes by ‘when modern meets traditional’ and this drama series is definitely the talk of town.

The local drama show focuses on a man who marries two women, one who he is forced to marry and the other who he marries by choice.


 6. Varshita

Varshita is a local comedy show which has amassed a wide following of viewers both locally and in Africa.

The comedy show combines two Kenyans cultures, thanks to the interactions between the two main characters, Don and Varshita.

It delves into the comical dealings of the two characters as they navigate the traditional and cultural expectations they both have for each other.



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7. Sue and Johnnie

The TV show is centred around a capital offence that is committed that then draws unwanted attention to the main characters, Sue and Johnnie.

Things get extremely rough for them through out the drama series. This is one of the most watched  local comedy show that will make you laugh from the moments the show begins to when the credits go up.



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