Here are the top 8 Kenyan productions on Showmax in 2020
Video-on-demand service Showmax has released a list of its line of most-watched Kenyan productions on its platform for the year 2020.
Some of the Kenyan productions include the reality TV show Sol Family by Sauti Sol, the telenovela film Kovu and the drama film Lusala.
Below is the full list of the best Kenyan productions on Showmax in 2020:
1. Sol family
Africa’s biggest band Sauti Sol wowed fans in Kenya and across Africa when they gave us intimate and personal details about their lives on the Sol Family reality series. Highly regarded for humanizing the multiple award-winning group and for their many memorable moments, Sol Family was hosted by Eugene Mbugua, known for other popular projects such as Stori Yangu, Our Perfect Wedding and Concert Nyumbani.
Full of twists and turns, the drama series Kina has earned its place among the best local shows to present in 2020. Kina follows the rich Tandalas, led by the unscrupulous Nana Tandala (Sanaipei Tande), and the poor Mwakazis, whose different worlds are united by greed, revenge and justice. Kina also stars Jimmi Gathu, Bruce Makau, Maina wa Ndungu and Alyce Wangari, who was recently nominated as Best Leading Actress at the 2020 Kalasha Awards for her role as Bella Mwakazi.
Kovu follows Jaffar Haze (Ken Ambani) and his family, who seem to have it all, but under all their money they are a family riddled with dark secrets that soon begin to unravel and slowly tear the family apart.
In the recently concluded Kalasha Awards 2020, Kovu was nominated for Best TV Drama 2020 and Best Leading Actress for Trisha Khalid.
4. Njoro wa Uba
This year, Njoro hosted a change of scenery from Nairobi to Mombasa, but his trials and tribulations haven’t changed as taxi drivers go through the same hardships everywhere. Praised by fans as Kenya’s most relatable comedy, Njoro wa Uba follows Joe Kinyua (the whistleblower) as Njoro, a man who is forced to become a taxi driver to make ends meet after lost a lucrative job due to allegations. of fraud.
5. Maisha Mkanda
The 13-part series goes beyond the headlines and examines various topics of interest in Kenya, from cleaning up widows in Nyanza to the femicide problem that has plagued Kenya in recent years.
At the 2020 Kalasha Awards, Maisha Mkanda was the only nominee in the Best TV Documentary category with four of her episodes – Widow Cleansing, Mkorogo, Stalker in My Life and Road to Trauma, which won the category.
18 Hours follows Zack (Nick Ndeda, Jacob’s Cross), a novice paramedic, and his driver Mark (Brian Ogola, Lusala) as they race against the clock to save the life of a road accident victim who was refused admission to several hospitals in Nairobi.
Directed by Njue Kevin, one of Kenya’s youngest filmmakers, 18 Hours made history at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2018 (AMVCA) by earning its very first nomination in Kenya and winning the Best Picture award. overall, beating strong contenders like Nollywood favorite Shirley Frimpong Manso (Potato Potahto). 18 Hours also won the award for Best East African Film and Best Image Editor.
7. Supa Modo
Kenya’s very first superhero movie Supa Modo packs an emotional punch with the heartwarming story of nine-year-old Jo (Stycie Waweru), a terminally ill but vibrant girl who dreams of becoming a superhero able to fly. When Jo is released from the hospital to spend her remaining days at home, her stubborn sister and the whole village come together to make her dreams come true and make her the superhero she always wanted to be.
Supa Modo has won over 50 international awards, including Best European Children’s Film, the European Children’s Film Association, 2019 and Generation 14Plus: Special Mention from the Children’s Jury, Berlin, 2018, the Award for Artistic Bravery at the Durban International Film Festival 2018 and Best Screenplay at the Carthage Film Festival.
Lusala won the Rimbaud Prize at the Rimbaud du Cinéma 2020, which was held in France in the oldest active cinema in the world.
Brian Ogola (6pm and poacher) stars as Lusala, adopted by a wealthy Nairobi family ten years ago, but now forced to leave home and start on his own. Eager and willful at first, he makes the most of his life, until the demons from his past return, and he has to face them alone. Stycie Waweru (Jo in Supa Modo) co-stars.
Lusala is the directorial director of Mugambi Nthiga, who co-wrote Kati Kati and Supa Modo, and has also appeared in Nairobi Half Life, Kati Kati and the drama series New Beginnings.