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Zari, the modern Cinderella story featuring Sarah Hassan and Brenda Wairimu

By Elizabeth Ngigi September 19th, 2023 2 min read

MultiChoice Kenya, the country’s leading pay-TV and entertainment provider, has set the stage for television enthusiasts across Kenya by launching two brand-new local shows.

These exciting series will be accessible on Maisha Magic Plus, now available on DStv Access and GOtv Plus, as part of the thrilling “Tumefungulia Magic” campaign.

“Zari” presents a modern Cinderella story following the journey of Nina, a young woman whose true family and fortune remain hidden from her.

Will Nina and her biological father, Dylan, ever be reunited? Will her adopted family face the consequences of their deception? “Zari” premieres on Monday, October 23, 2023, and airs every Monday to Friday at 20:30 EAT.

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Actress Brenda Wairimu during the launch of ‘Zari’ a TV program she is featuring with other top actors. PHOTO| Elizabeth Ngigi

Key cast members in “Zari” include renowned local actors Brenda Wairimu and Sara Hassan, while “Ka-Siri” will feature Janet Torome, Saada Fateh, and Philip Munyau.

“Ka-Siri,” a compelling telenovela, delves into the timeless theme that even the affluent experience tears.

The gripping narrative unfolds around Zula, an exceedingly wealthy man whose life is tragically cut short in a home invasion.

What follows is a tale wrapped in passion, deceit, revelations, and shocking secrets. Viewers will embark on a rollercoaster of drama as they strive to uncover who ultimately emerges victorious.

“Ka-Siri” boasts an impressive lineup of over 100 episodes, promising its audience an enduring and captivating journey.

Tune in every Monday to Wednesday at 19:30 EAT, starting from Monday, October 9, 2023.

Nzola Miranda, Managing Director of MultiChoice Kenya, highlighted the company’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional, family-friendly entertainment experiences.

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“Through our Tumefungulia Magic campaign, these shows and more will be available to customers subscribed to DStv Access and GOtv Plus and above,” she noted.

“We are fulfilling our promise to be Kenya’s most-loved storyteller, granting access to premium local content to our broader audience of viewers.”

She added, “In all we do, we remain committed to leveraging our resources, partnerships, and talent collaborations to bring our customers the best in content.

The two new local shows will be a game-changer in local film production and consumption, giving the whole family more reasons to stay glued to their televisions.”

Rashid Abdullah, the producer of both shows, expressed his gratitude to MultiChoice Kenya for supporting local productions in Kenya.

“Film production is a costly endeavour, and as filmmakers, investing in and financing productions is not without its challenges,” he revealed.

“As industry players, we are delighted to have partners like MultiChoice who enable Kenyans to tell their own authentic stories, reflecting cultural and societal nuances while creating job opportunities for a wide range of professionals within the film ecosystem, from actors and makeup artists to sound producers and set designers.”

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