10 September 2020
A list of all the series from Maisha Magic to stream on Showmax
You asked and we listened. You can now watch episodes of your favourite Maisha Magic shows on Showmax at the same time as they air on Maisha Magic East and Maisha Magic Plus. Here is a list of the most popular Kenyan series from Maisha Magic that are available to watch online or on your phone with the Showmax app.
Sol Family airs Sundays at 7.30pm EAT
Created and executive-produced by Eugene Mbugua (Our Perfect Wedding, Stori Yangu), Sol Family is a 13-part series that explores the lives of band members Bien, Chimano, Polycarp and Savara.
They have dined and danced with Barack Obama at State House. Their hit song Disco Matanga (a collaboration with Sho Madjozi) is the soundtrack to South African spy thriller Queen Sono. Their latest album Midnight Train became an instant global hit and even featured American singer-songwriter India Arie. And now, they are offering their fans a glimpse into their lives with the reality series Sol Family.
Date My Family Kenya airs Sundays at 8pm EAT
Would you let your family go on a date for you to help you land a boyfriend or a girlfriend? For some of us, that’s a hard no, but desperate times call for desperate measures. That’s why when it comes to finding love, all hands are on deck in Date My Family: Kenya, a new reality show from Maisha Magic Plus that is now streaming on Showmax.
Adapted from the South African format, Date My Family: Kenya follows different single people around Nairobi as they attempt to find love by meeting the friends and families of three potential dates, after which they get to pick a date based on whether they were impressed by the family or not.
Kovu, airs Mondays to Fridays at 6:30pm EAT
Secrets and lies continue in Kovu where the Haze family’s dirty laundry is revealed to the public by an unknown source even as Jaffar struggles to keep his broken family together. A production by TV power couple Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla, Kovu follows the wealthy Haze family whose bonds are threatened by a dark secret that could bring down the Haze empire.
Pete, airs Mondays to Fridays at 7:30pm EAT
In the latest episodes of Pete, an interim chief sits on the throne as Mbura steps away to look after his wife. Elsewhere at sea, the mermaids plot their next move in acquiring the coveted leadership ring at whatever cost, even if it means they have to go to war for it.
Directed by Daudi Anguka (Zilizala), Pete follows the bitter rivalry between two brothers as they fight over the leadership ring that will make the wearer the chief of Funzi Island after their father dies before he can name his successor.
Kina, airs Mondays to Fridays at 8pm EAT
Full of twists and turns unlike any other show in Kenya, the drama series Kina has earned its place as one of the best local shows of 2020. In a world where the rich and powerful always have their way, Kina follows the wealthy Tandalas and the poor Mwakazis whose different worlds are brought together by greed, power, revenge and justice.
Selina, airs Mondays – Fridays at 8:30pm EAT
Selina, Reuben Odanga’s Swahili telenovela, has come a long way from the days of Selina (Celestine Gachuhi) being sold to the wealthy Mackenzies as a maid and falling in love with their youngest son Nelson Mackenzie (Pascal Tokodi) to the current fifth season where she’s now fighting to save Nelson from the clutches of the evil Messina (Angie Magio).
Even better, in the latest episodes you’ll catch Tiktok sensation Azziad Nasenya playing the role of the tough and street-smart Chichi, Nelson and Selina’s new ally in bringing down Messina.
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Nyanya Rukia airs Mondays at 7pm EAT
This series revolves around a loud, interfering and cantankerous grandmother who is always meddling in people’s affairs.
Hullabaloo Estate airs Thursdays at 7pm EAT
Hullaballoo Estate is a comedy series that brings new meaning to the phrase “Love Thy Neighbour…Or Not”. Laugh out loud at the residents and the conflicts between them.
Njoro wa Uba, airs on Fridays at 7pm EAT
In the comedy series Njoro wa Uba, Joe Kinyua (How to Find a Husband, Sue na Jonnie) plays Njoro, a man who is forced to become a taxi driver to make ends meet and to provide for his daughter after he loses his managerial job at a bank due to allegations of fraud. Njoro wa Uba has been praised by fans as one of the most relatable shows in Kenya in the way it captures the struggles of hustlers trying to make a living, the drastic shift of employed to unemployed and the plight of taxi drivers in Kenya. Catch up with new crazy escapades and con schemes that the Nairobi taxi business has to offer in the latest episodes.
The TurnUp, airs on Saturdays at noon EAT
With exciting interviews, awesome vibes and amazing music mixes, The TurnUp is a lively show that’s not to be missed.
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