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Nameless, Wahu land new reality tv deal

Celebrity couple Nameless and Wahu are coming to a screen near you after signing a deal that will see them feature in a new docu-reality series titled This Love, set to premiere on May 24.

Married for 15 years, David Mathenge and Wahu Kagwi are respected by many for their dedication to their marriage and family life, which they have managed to keep out of the public eye over the years.

For the first time, the Mathenges are opening up their lives to their fans with This Love, which will air on Showmax.

The 13-part docu-reality series will highlight their timeless love, colourful lives and legendary history, as well as the lessons they have picked up along the way.

It will also follow their lives as they work on their first-ever joint album, a project which they announced at the beginning of April.

“Getting to share our journey as we create our very first album together is exciting to say the least.  We look forward to letting the fans in on this creative process, the challenges and joys of working together, and to introducing the team behind the music,” they said.

“Furthermore, as we celebrate twenty years in the music industry, we want to share the lessons we’ve learned even as we continue to play our part as a couple, parents and business partners. Our vision is to synergize and inspire and empower people through marriage, music and mentorship,” they added.

This Love is produced by Eugene Mbugua’s production company, which is also behind the successful Sol Family, Stori Yangu and Our Perfect Wedding, all available on Showmax.

Mbugua, who is the show’s executive producer, said he approached Nameless and Wahu with the idea of the show back in 2018.

“We had just come from making our first Kenyan celebrity reality TV show, and to us, they seemed like the next obvious choice. They have a rich history, not just in music, but as a couple as well,” Mbugua said.

With music careers spanning two decades, Nameless and Wahu’s star and staying power is undeniable.

They have both released hit after hit and won many awards, including MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Female (2008) for Wahu and Best Male and Listener’s Choice (2009) for Nameless.

“Both of them have had perhaps the longest staying power of any musician in the country. You cannot tell the story of Kenyan music without telling the story of Nameless and Wahu. They have reinvented themselves year after year, and they have remained rock stars even after becoming parents. They have a ton of stories that Kenya has not heard yet,” he added.