12 October 2021

Showmax drops trailer for music drama Famous: “For the money, power and fame”

Showmax has released the trailer for the upcoming music drama series Famous, which is set to premiere exclusively on Showmax on 18 October 2021 with new episodes every Monday.

Set in Nairobi, Famous follows three young artists as they try to navigate the complicated music industry in Kenya.

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The trailer offers a glimpse at the show’s three leads: Nyota (Brianna Wanjiku), a newcomer with a golden voice looking for her moment to shine; the famous rapper Magic (Maria alum Khula Budi) grappling with his demons; and the star Nikita (Michelle Tiren), whose fame is just beginning to wane and is in need of something more than what Magic can offer her.

“Without me, you’re nothing. Nothing, Nikita,” Magic tells her, hinting at the emotional rollercoaster of their relationship. We also see that Nyota’s life is set to change as she gets a taste of stardom.

But in a world where everyone is fighting for money, power and fame, how far will they go to get what they want?

Also featured in the trailer are Keith Chuaga (Disconnect, Ma’Empress), who plays Magic’s manager, Calvin; Sarah Hassan (Crime and Justice, Just In Time) as Talash, a therapist caught in an affair with Magic; and Manasseh Nyagah as Bob the photographer, with newcomers Ciku Shire, Brahim Ouma, Morris Mwangi and Sandra Wambui.

All the drama in the trailer plays out against the backdrop of the original song “Money, Power and Fame”, performed by Nyota, written by singer Khuhani and produced by legendary producer Eric Musyoka.

Famous is created and directed by award-winning music video director Enos Olik and written by Natasha Likimani, known for Disconnect, Sincerely Daisy and You Again.

Famous will premiere exclusively on Showmax on 18 October 2021.

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