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WAZI?FM (MOVIE) MIGHT NOT HIT THE MARKET BECAUSE OF ITS SUBJECT MATTER

Gerald Langiri
August 24 / 2014

So many Kenyan films are made but we get to see so few of them hit the market or premier at Cinemas.  Some are either not good enough and cinemas refuse to give them a run while others are stuck in cabinets locked up because they were not produced for commercial purposes. In rare situations we do however come across film that will potentially not hit the Kenyan market at all because of its subject matter.

Produced by Cultural Video Foundation, Wazi?Fm is sadly one of those brilliant looking films that is forced to restrict its distribution to only a select few because it cannot risk publicly showing it, lest its theme and story sparks unwarranted actions.

Wazi Fm the movie

With Westgate attack and several terror attacks still fresh in many Kenyans minds, Wazi?Fm tells the story of MoMo,a Somali urban refugee living in Eastleigh Nairobi where he runs the community radio station Wazi? FM with his Kenyan friend Kevo (played by Paul Ogola)

Their partnership began when an NGO brought them together as part of a program to have a Somali and a Kenyan work on media project promoting peace. Everything is going well at Wazi? FM until one day the team stumble upon a dark secret in their community and MoMo vanishes. 

Joseph Wairimu in Wazi

Joseph Wairimu in Wazi

Pulling together the pieces of the story an Inspector from the Kenyan Special Forces(played by Ojiambo Ainea) is trying to understand what really happened before MoMo's disappearance.

Questions arise if this is a case of terrorism or corruption? Were MoMo and Kevo really friends or enemies? Was MoMo in love with Kevo's sister or was he just using her? How are the Kenyan police implicated in the case? And most importantly how is this whole story related to the Westgate Mall tragedy?

This new exciting and controversial Kenyan movie showcases big Kenyan actors such as Joseph Babu Wairimu, Lizz Njagah , Shirleen Wangari,Ojiambo Ainea (Rugged Priest) , Raymond Ofula, Kevin Samuel, Amina Abdi amongst others.

Ojiambo Ainea in wazi

Check out the trailer of the film below and let us know if indeed Kenya is ready for the release of this movie or is still early to talk about terrorism and terror attacks and the subject of Muslims and terrorism.


 Like the page Wazi Fm on facebook for more updates about the film

 By Gerald Langiri


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