“Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was,” says Art Buchwald. The truth is, if the TV programs on your channel are boring, chances are that you only watching the same channels or only following certain shows.
“I believe that good journalism, good television, good programs, and entertainment can make our world a better place,” Christiane Amanpour poured her wisdom when asked what she thought of TV programs.
“While watching a program on TV, we are always learning whether we want it or not. There is nothing like influence, only lessons,” says Mwalimu Tomkim Baraza from Moi High School Kabarak.
On Monday, March 23, 2020, MultiChoice Kenya announced the launch of another local content channel in Kenya, Maisha Magic Plus, giving customers an additional channel to quench their thirst for homegrown entertainment at this time majority of Kenyans are working from home following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
The Maisha Magic stable, comprising of Maisha Magic East, Maisha Magic Bongo, Pearl Magic Uganda, and Maisha Magic Plus is the leading local entertainment provider in Kenya. In under a week since the launch of Maisha Magic Plus, the channel has already taken the Kenyan airwaves by storm keeping tongues relentlessly discussing some of the great shows premiering on the channel.
Kenyans can’t seem to get enough of Kina, which premiers every Monday – Friday at 8.00 pm. Kina is a drama series starring Kenyan born Sanaipei Tande and is a David & Goliath story about a poor girl taking on a powerful business and having to find her place among the rich. It is a story of the haves and have-nots but at its heart, it narrated the tragic story of a mother and a daughter. A mother who abandoned her daughter and lost her heart in the process; and a daughter with a heart big enough to heal the world.
“Kina depicts the reality in our society. It is a story done with lots of precision. It is a good piece of art that is worth following,” says Dr. Mark Chetambe, an author of Names and Secrets and a Lecturer at Kenyatta University who has followed the series since it launched
“Kina captures what is in most of us. It tells what comes of the human very hearts. I have started following the show. Additionally, I naturally enjoying watching Sanaipei Tande on stage and on TV. I once followed her show on Citizen TV and enjoyed every moment of it,” says Maryline Ngutuku, a psychologist.
What is your take on Kina?