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Former TV anchor Sabina replaces Habida as Harriet in ‘Zari’

Sabina Anyango Stadler, known for her roles in popular Kenyan TV series such as Papa Shirandula and Inspekta Mwala, will replace Habida Moloney as Harriet in Zari, Nairobi News can reveal.

The show airs every night from Monday to Friday on Maisha Magic Plus.

Sabina, a multi-talented film producer, writer, director and owner of Divine Elements Productions, will take over the role on the show in episode 145 of season one airing this Friday.

The team behind the show have not revealed why Habida has been replaced.

Often described as a modern-day Cinderella story, Zari revolves around a young woman’s quest to uncover her family’s hidden fortune and inheritance.

The show follows the journey of Nina, a young woman whose true family and wealth remain hidden from her.

The intriguing narrative reflects on the compelling question: Will Nina ever be reunited with her biological father, Dylan?

Will her adoptive family face the consequences of their long-standing deception?

The telenovela stars Sarah Hassan and Brenda Wairimu, both of whom wore striking purple ensembles on the red carpet.

Sabina has made a significant contribution to the television landscape, appearing in TV shows such as Changing Times and producing films such as Utapeli, Ndoto and The OddPair, which can be streamed on Showmax.

Sabina’s career path includes a stint as a Swahili news anchor and reporter for Nation Media Group, as well as hosting various TV shows such as Upishi Extra and Chamaa Show.

Sabina’s commitment to the arts extends beyond the screen as she previously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Arts, Culture and Sports in the Office of the Nairobi Woman Representative, working with NGAAF.

She has spearheaded initiatives such as the Twende Kazi Mobile Film Competition and the Twende Kazi Fashion Competition.

Her contributions have earned her recognition, most notably winning the 2019 Kalasha Pitch Prize for Best TV Series amidst stiff competition, winning a cash prize of $5,000 converted to Kenyan shillings from over 500 applicants.

Academically, Sabina holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and a PGD in International Relations and Diplomacy.

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