KCB Lions’ Den becomes the first-ever Kenyan production to be aired on Netflix. The show will be part of the Made In Africa Collection that was recently launched by the video on demand platform. The Made In Africa Collection was specially created to showcase African series, films and documentaries, and also celebrate creatives in the African film industry while cementing Netflix’s commitment to Africa.
The show which is now in its 4th season, is a business reality TV series that had been airing locally on KTN Home, with a few episodes on YouTube. At the moment, the reality show has 2 seasons available on Netflix.
KCB Lions Den which premiered in 2016, is a show in which Kenyan entrepreneurs get an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to investors who are called Lions. After evaluation, the Lions then offer the selected entrepreneurs capital and mentorship in exchange for equity in their businesses.
The current investors include Professional Marketing Services (PMS) Group Founder Joanne Mwangi, Blackrock Capital Investments Founder Kris Senanu, Couture Africa CEO Olive Gachara, Mo Sounds Founder Kevin Mulei and Chandaria Group CEO Darshan Chandaria. Vivo Active Wear CEO Wandia Gichuru and Homeboyz Group Kenya CEO Myke Rabar were investors in past seasons but got replaced by Joanne Mwangi and Kevin Mulei respectively.
So far, the investors have signed deals worth over Kshs 200 Million. KCB Lions Den is part of the KCB Group’s KCB 2jiajiri Programme that seeks to create job opportunities for the youth by empowering them through self-employment.