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The first Kenyan Series on Netflix premiers today 15th July, on Netflix.
COUNTRY QUEEN is a family drama series which is set in contemporary Kenya that revolves around Akisa, a Nairobi IT girl estranged from her family and village, Tsilanga. When her father falls ill, Akisa returns to a community divided after a mining company discovers gold on their land.
The series explores urban and rural Kenya through characters intertwined by love, betrayal and conflict.
We want to show – not just tell – how committed we are to making sure Kenyan stories find a place to shine on a global stage,”Nkateko Mabaso, Netflix’s director of licensing in Africa.
The series is directed by film maker Vincent Mbaya and is produced by Kamau wa Ndung’u who is best known for directing ZIFF Ousmane Sembene Award Winner Maria, and Producing Award Winning Ndoto Za Elibidi.
Vincent Mbaya, the series director, said –
The cast includes ;
- Melissa Kiplagat
- Akisaas Akisa
- Melvin Alusa
- Kyaloas Kyalo
- Nini Wacera
- Vivienneas Vivienne
- Blessing Lungaho & others
Netflix hopes to increase its Kenyan subscriber base, the streaming giant launched a free plan for Android phone users in 2021.
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