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Single Kiasi Season 2: As messy and dramatic as the Nairobi dating scene

Season two of the Showmax hit series, Single Kiasi, recently aired its season finale, and all 13 episodes were unveiled on the streaming platform for fans to binge watch.

According to Showmax’s charts, the series topped the 10 most-watched titles on the streaming platform since it premiered in January 2023.

According to Director Grace Kahaki, she often had to pinch herself to make sure their success was real because “there is no greater feeling than seeing your work about Kenyans being loved by Kenyans. Twitter is the best; it’s been amazing to see our show loved by people, not only from Kenya, but all across the continent. We have people in South Africa, Nigeria, and Namibia talking about the show and this makes us feel really appreciated.”

Season two followed the journey of the three main cast members, Sintamei (Gathoni Mutua), Rebecca (Faith Kibathi) and Mariah’s (Minne Kariuki) journeys as they attempted to figure out their different lives even as their close bonds of friendship were threatened. Season one focused on the ladies leaning on each other as their romantic relationships fell apart while season two saw Sintamei engaging in a throuple, Rebecca dallying with her professor and Mariah dealing with unexpected consequences of having a sugar daddy.

There were some new welcomed additions to the cast like Joy Kendi and Kagwe Mungui both making cameos, not to mention Grace Wacuka, Ian Mbugua, Fidel Maithya, Mufasa Kibet and Quincy Rapando.

According to a statement from Showmax, Single Kiasi two was described as “messy and as dramatic as the dating scene in Nairobi.”

Ms Kahaki’s co-Director, Philip Bresson, described season two as “a bold and fearless season with great visual storytelling and fantastic production design.

“Season two was a challenging adventure; the writers gave us such brilliant work to use. Phil and I, and the actors pushed ourselves and I can say season two has outdone season one,” added Ms Kahaki.

At the end of the day, the Showmax show, Single Kiasi’s season two proved to be what it has always been – a story about three women in Nairobi trying to figure out life and love. Sometimes, they won, and at other times as seen on the finale, they lost.

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