Maisha Magic East in keeping in line with its promise to launch 15 new shows in one year is set to roll out yet another Swahili Telenovela dubbed “Selina” this evening.
The show has been described as a classic Cinderella-like story that combines the romance of the fairy-tale with the relevant social issue of educating the girl child.
It depicts the life of Selina, a 19 year-old girl, who is taken to work in a wealthy city home by her two-faced rural stepmother, Kristina. Kristina brainwashes Selina, convincing her to leave her family and education behind to work as a housemaid in order to support her family, her sickly father and her younger step-brother and sister. Kristina is simply looking to make some easy money from Selina. All the drama unravels when Selina falls for the youngest son of the house where she is deployed to work.
Selina has been billed as a drama with emotional depth that it is hoped the cast ensemble will be able to take on.
The talent on show includes popular as well as upcoming local talent from the region including the multi-talented artist, Pascal Tokodi, who stars as Nelson the rich, young boy who falls in love with Selina. Her story will be told through new comer Celestine Gachohi. Abel Amunga and Alex Khayo add on to the cast list.
Selina’s tag line in Swahili is “Ua la kijijni, mwiba mini” – which loosely translates to mean “a flower that becomes the thorn in the side of a city…”
Here’s hoping we appreciate the flower, after its first season’s run!
Selina will air every Monday – Friday at 7.30pm EAT on Maisha Magic East on DStv channel 158 and GOtv channel 4.
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