The battle for power and control of Funzi Island rages in the Swahili telenovela Pete as greed, power, love and sibling rivalry collide.
A Kalasha Awards 2019 nominee for Best TV Drama, Pete is directed by Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) winning director Daudi Anguka (Zilizala). The story follows the bitter rivalry between two brothers, Mbura (Leon Ongaya) and his younger brother, Jasiri (Mutran Tamim), as they fight over control Funzi Island after their father, the chief, dies without naming his successor. He who possesses the leadership ring automatically becomes the new chief
More trouble comes when the mermaids of the island, who also have their eyes on the ring, send one of their own, Safira, to retrieve it as the power it holds could destroy their existence.
When Safira falls in love with Jasiri, things get even more complicated. And while Jasiri would rather fight for love, his older brother is becoming more and more power hungry and paranoid, and will do anything to keep the ring that he believes is his as the rightful ruler of Funzi Island.
At the Kalasha Awards 2019, Pete was nominated alongside Selina for Best TV Drama, Best Lead Actress (Sahara Mohammed) and Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama (Leon Ongaya). New episodes are available weekly.