Swahili hit telenovela Selina is arguably Kenya’s most-watched show in a decade, amassing a dedicated online following that was once only reserved for popular Mexican telenovelas that populated our screens back in the day.
Produced and directed by Reuben Odanga, Selina follows the star-crossed romance between Selina (Celestine Gachuhi) and Nelson Mackenzie (Pascal Tokodi), a love story so torturous yet so beloved it gave us the #Selison fandom.
But every great love story comes with even greater challenges and obstacles, like Nelson’s rival for Selina’s heart Biko (Peter Kamau, Tahidi High) who will do anything to be with Selina – even fake his own death.
But even Biko with all his manipulations and schemes is no match for Selina Season 4 addition Brenda Wairimu. Looking to bring more drama and heat, Selina cast Brenda (Monica) in the role of Rosette, Nelson’s new love interest who is as passionate as she is manipulative.
With Selina stuck in a loveless pretend marriage with Biko and Nelson struggling to move on with his life, Rosette is brought in to shake things up and cause sleepless nights for fans who were rooting for Selina and Nelson’s love.
More drama ensues when Biko teams up with Rosette to keep Nelson and Selina apart, and along the way Rosette even gets her own fairytale wedding with Nelson. But there’s only so much evil one can do to stand in the way of true love.