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SHOULD AUDITIONS BE THE ONLY CRITERIA USED TO JUDGE AN ACTORS ABILITY?

Are AUDITIONS the ONLY 'Yard Stick' that should be used to determine an actor's inclusion in, or exclusion from, a film project.....? This is a question that I've a

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-12 00:00:00

THE BROADCAST FILM AND MUSIC (BFMA) CONFERENCE 2014 IS BACK

The Broadcast Film and Music conference 2014 is set to feature a variety of dynamic platforms to support Africa's emerging digital media and creative content developers & ente

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-10 00:00:00

AUDIITON ALERT FOR A TV SERIES- 12TH AND 13TH APRIL - SEE DETAILS

Audition alert for a TV series pilot. See details below

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-10 00:00:00

THE 1ST KENYAN FILM TO DISPLAY ON AN IMAX SCREEN - BETWEEN THE LINES

There is a certain unexplainable power that cinema exudes. You really can’t compare the experience of watching a movie on the big screen with that of watching the same movie on T

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  • Posted On: 2014-04-06 00:00:00

ACTING FRATERNITY MOURNS AS VETERAN ACTRESS ELIZABETH ARUWA PASSES ON

It has been barely a month since I last had Elizabeth Aruwa in my thoughts. This was right after I had watched her amazing performance on a short film she featured in titled “Kil

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-22 00:00:00

AUDITION ALERT FOR A TV PILOT - 24TH MARCH 2014 - SEE DETAILS

AUDITION ALERT! From the makers of the hit comedy TV show Briefcase Inc, Wholesome entertainment will be holding auditions for a TV comedy pilot on Monday 24th of March201

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-22 00:00:00

NETWORKING: HOW TO DO IT AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AS AN ACTOR

I like attending film related events. Name them: movie premiers, film/acting workshops and seminars, wrap parties (the ones I can manage to gate crush just incase I am not invited) etc

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-21 00:00:00

LUPITA NYONG'O DECLINES TO BE INTERVIEWED BY A KENYAN NEWSPAPER?

I don't know how true this is, but rumor has it that Lupita Nyong'o ( or rather her marketing team and managers) refused for her to do an interview with a local newspaper in

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-20 00:00:00

STANDARDS RAISED AND EQUALLY LOWERED AS WRONG NUMBER FINALLY PREMIERS

Standards were raised as the long awaited movie Wrong Number finally premiered on the 19th of March 2014 at Alliance Francaise. For how long it was awaited you ask? Well 2 y

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-21 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTOR ACCUSED OF DEFILING A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL IS PRESSING CHARGES

An unhappy Davis called on 13th-march and in a concerned voice asks me if I’ve seen the story that is circulating on facebook about him having molested a 14 year old girl? Shocke

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-18 00:00:00

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AS 1st RIVERWOOD ACADEMY AWARDS SUCCUMBS PUBLIC SCRUTINY

Red Carpet? Check. Great Lighting?Check. Trophies? Check. Sound check? Uhhmm..wasnt well checked.  Never the less, the who’s who in the Kenyan Film Industry once again met a

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-18 00:00:00

COMEDIAN DAVID WASAMBLA ON A MISSION TO SAVE BABIES DYING FROM HYPOTHERMIA

I was introduced to David for the 1st time on 9th March 2014 and little did I know I was meeting someone who would not only touch my life but is already changing the lives of many youn

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-14 00:00:00

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 8TH FILM AID FILM FESTIVAL

Theme: “Untold Stories” This year’s festival celebrates the numerous untold stories from the refugees and marginalized others from around the world. Showcasing the fi

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-14 00:00:00

THE SAMARITANS- A COMEDY TV DRAMA ABOUT AN NGO THAT DOES NOTHING

12th March 2014 saw the premier of one of the most hilarious Kenyan series I have had the pleasure of watching. The Samaritans , a mockumentary style new comedy TV show revolving aroun

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-14 00:00:00

IS THE SUCCESS OF LUPITA NYONG'O A SUCCESS FOR KENYA OR HER INDIVIUAL SUCCESS?

It is amazing what can happen when one believes in their talents and the capabilities. It is what we have seen as the case with some of the world’s greatest millionaires and big

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-12 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE AND MAMA DUKA WIN BIG AT THE #AMVCA2014

The Kenyan movie industry hit a new high on Saturday night, only a week after Lupita Nyong’o put the country in the international spotlight after winning the Oscars. The Africa M

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-11 00:00:00

MARKETING 101: HOW TO GET NOTICED AS AN ACTOR AND GET THOSE ROLES.

Everyone has heard of the story of Cinderella- it’s a major part of our culture. And it’s a fairy tale. Most little girls grow up in our society thinking that one day &ldqu

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-08 00:00:00

OLIVER LITONDO RECEIVES AN AFRICAN AWARD FOR MOVIE EXCELLENCE.

The 2014 African Achievers Awards (AAA) was in partnership with the Institute of Leadership and Management and was hosted at The Presidential Bnaquet Hall, State House, Accra, Ghana on

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-08 00:00:00

NIGERIAN ACTRESS JUDITH AUDU'S ADVICE TO ACTORS WANTING TO GO TO NIGERIA

For those who might not know her,Judith Audu is a nigerian actress, blogger, model and voice-over artiste. She has a B.A. in French and Masters degree in Public Relations and Internati

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-07 00:00:00

IS GO TV CLOSING? KENYAN SUBSCRIBERS RANT AS ZIMBABWE SIGNALS ARE SWITCHED OFF.

GO Tv subscribers have pounded on the Pay Television company social media pages to raise serious concerns about their inability to access services they have paid for.

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

ZUKU IS COMMISSIONING FEATURE LENGTH FILMS FOR ITS SWAHILI MOVIES CHANNEL

 Zuku TV seeks to commission feature length Swahili films for broadcast on Zuku Swahili Movies, the only TV channel dedicated to showcasing the best of Swahili films 24/7.  Z

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

THE 27 COMMANDMENTS EVERY ACTOR SHOULD ABIDE TO WHEN ON SET

From the onset of arriving on a set, chances are high  that when you show up on the day, your approval rating among the crew is already pretty low. After all, they’ve been t

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

6 THINGS THAT ARE WRONG AND NEED TO CHANGE IN OUR THEATRE INDUSTRY

In the past year, Lupita has shone as the golden girl of Hollywood thanks to her riveting performance in 12 Years a Slave with her success culminating in her Best Supporting Actress wi

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-05 00:00:00

STATE HOUSE TV SERIES WELCOMES US INTO THE LIFE OF THE PRESIDENT

If there is one thing Americans know how to do best, it is to sell their country. I haven’t been to America (Yet) but I know how it looks like and I sure as hell know I do not wa

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-04 00:00:00

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA'S MESSAGE TO LUPITA NYONG'O AS SHE HEADS TO THE OSCARS

"I join Millions of Kenyan and worldwide fans to congratulate and support Lupita Nyong’o as she confronts one of the biggest nights in her career so far. Lupita’s accomplis

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-02 00:00:00

NOMINEES FOR THE 1ST RIVERWOOD ACADEMY AWARDS

As we approach 15th March 2014, the date that the 1st Riverwood academy awards will take place at Alliance Francaise, the nominees were finally unveiled at Kenya National th

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  • Posted On: 2014-03-02 00:00:00

HIT DHOLUO MOVIE (with subtitltes) MOS KODE, IS FINALLY OUT ON DVD. DONGE!

Mos Kode is a very intriguing drama that reflects on the skeletons that we work tirelessly to hide in our cabinets. The thing we practice in the dark and hope that shall never see the

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

THE PROCESS OF BECOMING: DREAM. CREATE. STUDY. FOCUS. BE

Somebody once said you have to die to resurrect. Dust yourself, dress the part and act on new directions if the old ones are not working. Get fresh ideas and fuel up your dream. R

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

JOIN KENYAN FILMMAKERS IN THIS CAMPAIGN TO CLOTHE THE LESS FORTUNATE

FilmAid has started a campaign to assist the asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived at the Kakuma refugee camp from the war torn South Sudan. A majority are children and wom

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

10 THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN IN THE KENYAN FILM INDUSTRY THIS YEAR

If there is anything to remember about 2013 apart from the obvious pop culture references to twerking, socialites and salacious high-profile scandals; it would be some of the strides t

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-26 00:00:00

KIBERA FILM SCHOOL'S 5TH GRADUATION CEREMONY- 1ST MARCH 2014

Hot Sun Foundation, home to (Kibera Film School, Kibera TV and Hot Sun Productions ) trains youth in filmmaking as writers, actors, directors, location scouts, designers, camera people

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-25 00:00:00

NEW POLICE TV DRAMA SERIES (AFANDE) TO BE BETTER THAN INSPEKTA MWALA

From the producers of ‘HEKAYA ZA LIKOBE’ comes a sizzling police TV Drama series,called ‘AFANDE’. A depiction of real life police drama where cast members dress

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

SPOTLIGHT ON ONE OF MOMBASA'S PROLIFIC ACTORS- ERIC OMTERE

Eric Omtere is an actor from Mombasa who is popularly known for his role as Roy (Loverboy) in the program UDHALIMU which was on KBC and is still being aired on Africa Magic Swahili. He

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH PETER ODERA - THE BROTHER OF HOLLYWOOD ACTOR OWISO

Peter Oruka Odera started acting on screen back in early 2011. He made his debut on Changing Times(KTN) as a mafia henchman. Soon he got other roles like on Mali as a lawyer, Noose of

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF THE NEW TEACHER WANJIKU SHOW

We all heard that Caroline Wanjiku Tharau or commonly known as Teacher Wanjiku, will have her new show after a fall out with Churchill where she was really the show stopper. Her fall o

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

HUJUMA - THE NIGERIAN TV SERIES PRODUCED LOCALLY WITH KENYAN CAST

The entry of a new Nigerian drama into the Kenyan televisions will no doubt cement the fact that Nigerian films resonate well with many Kenyans. First there was Abelejayan, a sensation

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-24 00:00:00

RIVERWOOD ENSEMBLE ACADEMY AWARDS 2014

 Riverwood Ensemble, a coming together of over 200 film producers from all over Kenya and employers of over 4000 youth decided to come together and recognize the players in the fi

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-18 00:00:00

5 REASONS WHY MOST ACTORS DONT TAKE TIME TO LEARN THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

The business of acting is an important concept to know and is also one of the single most overlooked concepts among new actors. Why do you think they call it show BUSINESS and not show

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-18 00:00:00

MARKETING 101 FOR ACTORS AND FILMMAKERS - PRESS RELEASE

Ever wondered how you see some actors in the media a lot and some you don't get to see at all? Well, that is because their managers/agents/PR/marketing teams are working to get th

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-18 00:00:00

VERONICAH MWAURA INVOLVED IN A GRUESOME CAR ACCIDENT (PHOTOS)

Veteran actress, Veronicah Mwaura, known for her roles in tahidi high and more commonly as Bi. Maria Mavuno in Mashtaka, was involved in a car accident on Valentine’s day on her

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-17 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS NOW HAVE HEALTHCARE, SAVINGS AND CREDIT SERVICES - SANAA SACCO

I am sure many actors who live off and survive from this profession can attest to the financial roller coaster they go through.  One minute you have it and it’s all gone the

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-09 00:00:00

K-YOUTH MEDIA: EQUIPPING A GHETTO CHILD WITH MEDIA AND FILM TRAINING

K-Youth Media is a non-profit making youth organization founded in 2011 whose main goal is to equip young people from the urban slums of Nairobi, both school going and non school going

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-06 00:00:00

WITHOUT DOING SOMETHING TO CHANGE THE STATUS QUO, THINGS WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

I have read a lot of happy and sad stuff on the many groups on Facebook regarding Kenyans film industry. If it is not the actors complaining about mistreatment by producers and unfairn

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  • Posted On: 2014-02-02 00:00:00

WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR ACTING CAREER THIS YEAR? THIS SHOULD HELP

This is the year when the country and the region goes digital. It is however sad that there are artists and actors who have not taken time to interrogate and comprehend what this means

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-29 00:00:00

TOP 20 MOST "GOOGLED" KENYAN ACTORS IN THE YEAR 2013

It is really interesting to read some of the statistics that websites can give you. They include stuff like what browser people are reaching your website from, which device they are us

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-13 00:00:00

A TIME WILL COME IN YOUR ACTING CAREER WHEN YOU WILL HAVE TO SAY NO!

One important lesson I have come to learn other than how to deal with and handle rejection as my acting career progresses is learning the Art of saying no to offers. I am not only talk

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-10 00:00:00

VOTE #TEAMKENYA - AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS 2014, HERE IS HOW.

The announcement for the nominees of AMVCA's 2014 was made during AfricaMagic’s 10th Anniversary celebration event which took place on 5-DEC-2-13 at the Landmark Village in Victoria Island, Lagos.

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-09 00:00:00

HOW TO WRITE AN AUDITION ALERT FOR IT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

Casting calls and audition alerts are the first point of contact between you (the producer/production company) and your potential actors. It will determine the way your project is perc

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-09 00:00:00

DO YOU KNOW AND FULLY UNDERSTAND "THE 3 P's OF ACTING"?

So, you want to be an actor... why not! All the world's a stage, you know. However, if you choose to be a player on the world's stage, there are some things you may want to c

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  • Posted On: 2014-01-09 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH EDWARD NYANARO

Edward Nyanaro is one of those multi-talented artists with a bone of entrepreneurship in them. In a world where most artists are known to lack one or two skills to push them forward in

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-18 00:00:00

HOW TO THINK AS AN ACTOR - ADVISED BY PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR JOHN KARANJA

The understanding that you have to work your act out as an artist everyday must always ring in the mind. It is the fundamental business of waking up to go to the set that you should be

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-16 00:00:00

AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS (AMAA) 2014- CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Africa Movie Academy Awards invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short and documentary works for consideration for the 10th edition of the prestigious 2014 AMAA Awards that

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-14 00:00:00

KENYA GETS 22 NOMINATIONS - AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS 2014. (FULL LIST)

Nominees for the second edition of the prestigious AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2014 (AMVCAs) have been revealed. The announcement was made during AfricaMagic’s 10th

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-06 00:00:00

6 MYTHS ABOUT PIRACY THAT NEED TO BE CLEARED

MYTH 1: Piracy creates Jobs & fights poverty. FACT is:  Piracy creates a black market for stolen goods. Those are not legitimate jobs. Secondly the income one generates by sel

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-05 00:00:00

KENYA’S 1ST MUSICAL TV DRAMA SERIES- THE GROOVE THEORY

I was cordially invited to attend the premier (on 3rd Dec 2013 at the National Museum) of what looks like a daring step in the fusion world of music and acting. Some few years ago, bot

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-04 00:00:00

HOUSE OF LUNGULA MOVIE REVIEW

From the first scene of the movie, the director, Alex Konstantaras, makes clear the intention of the film; sex and humor. It’s as if they are trying to promote Gerald Langiri (wh

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-03 00:00:00

10 WAYS GREAT ACTORS THINK DIFFERENTLY FROM YOU

As an actor, I know you have read about sharpening your skills, rebranding yourself as a product, marketing yourself etc. yet nothing or very little is manifesting and as much as we ar

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  • Posted On: 2013-12-02 00:00:00

HERE IS WHY YOU DONT SEE YOUR FAVOURITE KENYAN MOVIES ON DVD

A friend of mine chats me up and asks where he can buy or get the following Kenyan movies on DVD; Nairobi Half Life, House of Lungula, Lost in Africa, Shattered, LEO, Captain of Nakara

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-27 00:00:00

THE B.E.A.U.T.Y OF ACTING

Sometime back I spoke about the science of acting and this time round I would like to discuss the BEAUTY of acting. As an actor you need to involve yourself with appreciating the follo

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-26 00:00:00

THE ART SYNTHESIS RAISED KSH 170K -VERONICA WACEKE ON HER WAY TO RECEIVE TREATMENT

What went down at Alliance francaise on the 23rd Nov 2013 was special. For the first time, artists in the different genres of art, set aside their time and came together in aid of thei

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-25 00:00:00

ACTORS GEAR UP TO MAKE DOCUMENTARIES! FILM AFRICA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

When the first edition of Film Africa Documentary Film Festival opened last week (4th - 9th Nov) at CBD Nairobi, the expectation was to get the seasoned documentary film makers to pres

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-19 00:00:00

10 FEMALE ACTORS AND/OR PRODUCERS IN KENYA'S FILM INDUSTRY THAT INSPIRE ME

Sometime back I wrote an article about my favorite actors in Kenya. So today I am looking at women living my life.Women who inspire me in the Industry, women who when I think of quitti

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-08 00:00:00

FAMOUS KENYAN ACTOR GETS FIRED FOR BEING A "DIVA"

Professionalism and humility are two words most actors don’t seem to fully grasp when it comes to their careers. They reach an epitome of success and either forgets where they

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-08 00:00:00

MAKE A FILM IN JUST 2DAYS. THE 48HOURS FILM PROJECT. NAIROBI, KENYA

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and your team have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-06 00:00:00

THE LEGENDARY ACTOR KNOWN AS J.S.O - JOHN SIBI OKUMU

John Sibi-Okumu is a Kenyan actor and journalist, best known internationally for his role in The Constant Gardener. Sibi-Okumu started acting in 1968 while a student at Lenana School,

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-06 00:00:00

IN MEMORY OF SIDEDE ONYULO 1955–2008

Sidede Onyulo (1955 TO 2008) was a Kenyan actor, most famous for his role as Owour in Oscar winning movie Nowhere in Africa. Sidede Onyulo was born Peter Sidede Onyulo in Kajulu (Ke

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-06 00:00:00

THE NOKIA-SPONSORED KENYAN TV SERIES - “STAY”

A new 13-episode comedy drama series like no other is about to hit the Kenyan audiences with a bang in more ways than one.  Which is the 1st way you ask?  Well, it

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-05 00:00:00

HOUSE OF LUNGULA SET FOR ITS PREMIER ON 21ST NOV 2013 AT CENTURY CINEMAX

The long wait is finally over. The much anticipated and much hyped kenyan movie the House of Lungula has announced its premier details. Thursday ,21st Nov 2013 at Century Cinemax (Naku

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  • Posted On: 2013-11-05 00:00:00

OTHER KENYAN ACTORS WORTH TALKING ABOUT IN HOLLYWOOD

Lupita Nyong’o is no doubt making Kenyans, if not Africa, proud with the ripples she is making in Hollywood, the biggest film industry in the world.  The place most, if not

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-29 00:00:00

MAINA WILFRED OLWENYA GETS CAST IN A BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE ADVERT

With the new season just having kicked off about 4months ago, Barclays Premier league embarked on a journey to give back to their fans around the world with who they have a committed r

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-29 00:00:00

ACTOR ODEK OCHUNG’ PAPI ODEQ - THE MAN BEHIND THE BAND "TAMASHA BEATS"

ODEK OCHUNG’ is a male Kenyan citizen whose passion for Performing Arts has seen him dedicate most of his time and life to the same, Performing Arts!ODEK OCHUNG’ (‘Pa

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-28 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH ROBERT AGENGO

A candid chat with Robert Agengo, one of the lead actors in the series 'KONA'.Valentine Zikie had a chance to catch up with the actor. Here is what the charming screen star h

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-25 00:00:00

ACTORS, HERE IS HOW TO HANDLE GOOD AND BAD REVIEWS FROM CRITICS

Reviews are the bogeymen of the acting biz. Objects of both desire and dread, they hover in the shadows, singing a siren’s promise of approval, or else waiting to ambush the unwa

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-23 00:00:00

"LETS NOT CELEBRATE LUPITA NYONG'O PREMATURELY" SAYS CRITIC

Lupita Nyongo won her first award on Monday night at the 17th Hollywood Film Awards.Nyong’o received the New Hollywood A

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-23 00:00:00

LIZZ NJAGAH WINS BEST ACTRESS AT THE LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Barely a month has gone by since we reported that top kenyan actress Lizz Njagah was nominated for the best actress category at the sixth London Greek Film Festival, than do we receive

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-18 00:00:00

"ACTING AND PROSTITUTION ARE SIMILAR" SAYS KEN

I know from the title you might be asking yourself if I am sane or if it was a mistake by the author. An omission or maybe the writer was under the influence of something. Well first l

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-16 00:00:00

CHEKA AWARDS 2013 - RECOGNIZING KENYAN COMEDY. VOTE FOR YOUR BEST COMEDIAN

Comedy has over the last four years developed to great maturity as a strong genre of performing art. Many comedians have entertained great crowds on various functions including State e

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-16 00:00:00

POINTERS ON PERFORMING MONOLOGUES :ACTING 101

Keep practicing with and saying tongue twisters, speak with your tongue out, relax your vocal cords and remember to breath using your diaphragm. Learn your monologue inside out, be the

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-16 00:00:00

SHINE-ON: ANOTHER ONLINE SHOW HAS EMERGED FOCUSING ON KENYAN PERSONALITIES

Shine-On is a reloaded version of the Plug-In online show, which has been running for four weeks with a new episode uploaded on every Wednesday. The show so far

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-16 00:00:00

16 POSSIBLE REASONS WHY YOU ARE NOT BEING SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR ACTING CAREER

I have lots of people on my. Acting Career Quick Start mailing list who are, as they say, "sitting on the fence". They say they have the goal to become an actor, have an acting career,

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-13 00:00:00

6 STEPS TO LAUNCH YOUR ACTING CAREER

A lot of actors start with enthusiasm but the daily stress of self- submissions, auditioning, not getting jobs, no-responses  from agents, not being able to GET IN THE DOOR to aud

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-12 00:00:00

USE THIS CHECKLIST TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BOOKING THE JOB AT AN AUDITION

To increase your success in auditioning create your own CHECKLIST...It's a SYSTEM  for winning!  Follow mine or devise your own!Here Is mine:

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-12 00:00:00

THE STRUGGLE OF BEING AN ACTRESS AND HAVING A LOVING RELATIONSHIP: LINDA KINYITA

I met a guy two weeks ago and when I told him that I am an actress he asked me what my future plan was especiallywhen it comes to getting a husband and raising a family.. how would I h

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-09 00:00:00

HOW TO GET AHEAD AND GET WHAT YOU WANT AS AN ACTOR IN THIS INDUSTRY.

For half a year, I had been in the house writing colourful CVs with flower petals at the Bottom, that is how I acquired exemplary skills in CV writing. But I realize our industry (the

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-07 00:00:00

ACTOR TIPS ON THE SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND SCRIPT ANALYSIS

How do you see what's going on in a script so deeply you can craft amazing performances and give masterful auditions for any casting director? People often think, "To develop grea

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-07 00:00:00

TOP 10 MALE KENYAN ACTORS 2013

As much as I always say that local TV stations do not do much to promote the local film industries,there are a few people who are lucky to have found a niche in the local stations and

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  • Posted On: 2013-10-01 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH SHARON MWIKALI MUTUKU AKA SOFIA (MACHACHARI)

Sharon Mwikali Mutuku or famously known as Sofia from the hit Citizen TV kids show Machachari, has more than meets the eye. Born and raised in Shaurimoyo and a product of TumuTumu High

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-29 00:00:00

LIZZ NJAGAH NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTRESS AT THE LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL 2013

Return of Lazarus is a Greek road movie with a Kenyan touch. It 1st premiered in kenya in 2011 and made it to the list of top 10 kenyan movies 2012. After its successful screenings at

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-24 00:00:00

"I AM BETTER THAN MKAMZEE MWATELA" SAYS LIES THAT BIND ACTRESS FLORENCE NDUTA

Let us rewind back to the year 2012. Kalasha awards were around the corner and everyone was looking forward to it. Predictions were held and online polls conducted. Speculations on whi

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-11 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE ACTOR ATTACKS A TALK SHOW HOST DURING AN INTERVIEW

With all fairness to the actor, people should really know how to differentiate between characters actors play and who they are in real life. There have been reports of actors who have

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-11 00:00:00

SHEILA KWAMBOKA GIVING FELLOW LADIES BEDROOM ADVICE

Former big brother housemate, Musician, HomeBoyz radio host and actress Sheila Kwamboka,  is clearly one multi-talented artist to say the least.  Her tomboyish demeanor has a

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-10 00:00:00

CALL FOR ENTRIES- 17TH ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

ZIFF’s theme in 2014 is A Common Destiny, which is most appropriate because we often draw strength from the experiences of others, reinforcing our awareness of the shared histori

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-10 00:00:00

“KALEKYE AND SHEILA ARE MY TYPE OF WOMEN” CONFESSES LENANA KARIBA

Hot throb and one of the cutest actors in Kenya (according to him and all the ladies who scream his name) was not spared and was a guest in the controversial yet funny talk sho

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-10 00:00:00

THERE IS LACK OF KENYAN FILMS FOR TEACHING PURPOSES IN OUR UNIVERSITIES

I’m always proud of being in the first ever batch of students to graduate with a film degree from a public university in Kenya having completed my studies at Kenyatta University&

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

HOUSE OF LUNGULA PREMIER DATE AND OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASED-CHECK IT OUT

I dont know about the rest of you but I was getting tired of reading about House of Lungula this and House of Lungula that. I was going crazy with all the hype and buzz the movie had c

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

WE'VE SEEN "MALI" AND "LIES THAT BIND" ..AND HERE COMES "KONA" - KENYAN SOAPS

Kona is an East African Telenovela where glitz and glamour meets grit and sweat; love and family confront betrayal and solitude; success and triumph are pitted against failure

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTRESS LUPITA NYONGO TAKING OVER HOLLYWOOD

Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico, to Kenyan parents, and was raised primaril

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  • Posted On: 2013-09-09 00:00:00

THE PLUG-IN SHOW- A NEW ONLINE TALK SHOW FOR THE GENERATION Y

When we say TV is changing it is really changing, a new show that will redefine online shows will be launched this mid week (28TH August 2013). The Plug-In show is a talk show combinin

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-26 00:00:00

ROBBA - MAYBE CRIME IS AN OPTION- SHORT FILM. WATCH IT HERE

Robba is the story about a man whose life has hit rock bottom. After losing his job, he is forced to do whatever is necessary to fend for his loving wife and unborn child. The lack of

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-20 00:00:00

"MY LIFE IN CRIME WILL FLOP IF JIM IYKE PLAYS THE LEAD" SAYS FILM CRITIC

After the successful production of Nairobi Half Life (2012), it seems like the local film industry is prepared for yet another crime thriller by the celebrated Canadian produc

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-20 00:00:00

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE - HOUSEMATES ( A KIKWETU PRODUCTION)

It’s a new dawn for Kenya’s television, as new and entertaining programs premier

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-20 00:00:00

STOP THE WHINING AND APPRECIATE THE 'OLD FACES'. THEY ARE WORKING!

Lately, I don’t look forward to watching new Hollywood movies or even series like I used to a while back. Reason; I’m tired of seeing the likes of Brad Pitt, Denzel Washing

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

MANDELA'S 9 BASIC POINTS OF PASSING AN AUDITION AND BEING AN ACTOR

The development of Kenyan stage and set art has been phenomenal in recent days, so is the emergence of promising talents. However, most people who believe that they have something to o

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

"CHURCHILL SHOW IS ON A SLUMP" SAYS RONALD

It’s about time Kenyan comedians thought about having ghost-writers for their material. With all respect to Mr. Daniel Ndambuki and being a pioneer in the Kenyan Comedic scene, C

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

JAZZ MOLL'S RANT AND EXPERIENCE IN THE U.K THEATRE COMPARED TO KENYA'S

I am a young actor and when I say young, I mean 17years of age..call me a teen if you like. I have just finished my IGCSE at Braeburn Gitanga and just returned from the UK from perform

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-14 00:00:00

DERRICK ASSETTO AND HIS HOLLYWOOD DOUBLE DJIMON HOUNSOU

BORN: 4th January 1977 , 36 year old Derrick Assetto is largely and famously known as the 1st and only Kenyan representative to ever grace the first pan-regional season of t

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-13 00:00:00

67 YEAR OLD ACTOR DAVID NGANGA GOES BACK TO SCHOOL- GUMBARU SKOOL

60 year old David Nga’nga’ , Peterson Gathambo, James Okete,Mary Otieno, Peace Ochola, Diophine Nyamweya, Mark Mutinda, Webo James Mwende, Emmanuel Simba, Peter Murei Jacks

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-05 00:00:00

HOW ACTRESS JACKY VIKE GOT HER BIG BREAK AGAINST ALL ODDS

From her start as a star of Kenyan schools drama festivals, Jacky Vike has taken her talent and run with it. Today she is a well known actress with roles on leading TV shows, award

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

"IT IS EASIER FOR ME TO PLAY A VILLAIN" : ACTOR PETER KING MWANIA

For many, reconciling the character from ‘Ni Sisi’ with the sweet real-life guy, can be a bit of a challenge. And as  Margaretta Wa Gacheru finds out, Peter King t

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH SUSAN WANJIRU

The question on many people’s minds as they watched Something Necessary was, where has such amazing talent been all this time? Susan Wanjiru is the first actress in Kenya to re-e

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH MAUREEN KOECH

24 year old Maureen Koech has been acting since her nostalgic high school days where she joined the school drama club.She has performed in several plays performed at the Alliance Franc

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

CALL FOR ENTRIES: AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS 2014

Following the successful first edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards, MultiChoice and AfricaMagic are pleased to announce the call to entry for the second edition. Th

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  • Posted On: 2013-08-01 00:00:00

FAMOUS KENYAN ACTOR OJIAMBO AINEA CONFESSES HE FINDS RITA DOMINIC SEXY

"I like her style and she is easy to approach." That is what Ojiambo Ainea has to say about famous Nigerian actress Rita Dominic. The two met on the set of the movie "Shattered" 2012 a

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-25 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH WALTER LAGAT

25 year old Q’damah Walter Lagat is a stage and screen actor who 1st got his big break in the film Post Election Violence film "Something Necessary" that was released early 2013.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-23 00:00:00

COMMISSIONING BRIEF FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES - ZUKU

Zuku TV is seeking to commission its second documentary series for broadcast on the only documentary channel produced in Africa, Zuku Life, Channel 400. The topic could range from soci

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-15 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE AND NI SISI WIN BIG AT THE ZIFF 2013 AWARDS.

The magnificent sunrays lit the blue waters of the Indian Ocean as the far horizons engulfed the setting sun. Hundreds of fishermen brought the dhows to dock. As darkness crept in in t

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-15 00:00:00

TRIBUTE TO THE OLD SCHOOL: A MESSAGE BY VALENTINE ZIKI TO THE NEW ACTORS.

I'm in my thirties, (twenties if you're thinking of casting me in your project) and I got into this industry ages ago. Well it feels like it's been ages.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-12 00:00:00

"I AM KENYAN NOT TANZANIAN" GERMAN BASED ACTRESS ASHLEY TOTO SPEAKS.

My heart always leaps with joy whenever I get a call from a number that I have to scratch my head once or twice to figure out which country the caller Id is from, especially if it&rsqu

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-12 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH BRIAN OGOLA

"I am a very hard working Kenyan. i love acting, I love being on stage and in front of the camera. i am going to do great things in this industry, I already know."

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-11 00:00:00

MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE: IS NICE GITHINJI AND OBINNA IGWEE HAVING A FLING?

Nice Githinji is not new to controversies. Infact I think she is the most controversial actress in Kenya both on screen and off-screen. If it’s not her fake death, it’s her

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-09 00:00:00

THE STORY OF DWARF AND PINT SIZED ACTOR KELVIN MATATA

The place is the National Youth Talent Academy in the leafy Karen suburbs. Acting class students are putting what they have learnt into practice. Despite being pint-sized, one student

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH LIES THAT BIND ACTRESS AND MODEL OLYMPIA OWIRA AKA MAMA BOI

Many may/wont remember her from Changing Times where she played Betty, but her character, Mama Boi, on the Soap Opera Lies that Bind is unimissable. Olympia Owira or Double O as her fr

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ONE ONE ONE WITH THE CLASSY AND SASSY ACTRESS AND FASHION BLOGGER JOY KENDI.

Many of you may remember her or rather her character on the hit series Changing Times where she played the twenging Patricia. Joy Kendi is however one interesting female species with a

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ACTRESS ALVINA GACHUGU: 20 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF 1,OPENS UP ABOUT HER LIFE

Unplanned pregnancy is a teenager’s biggest fear. If it happens however, that should not mark the end of life.Actress and musician ALVINA GACHUGU, 20, faced simi

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

ADULTS ONLY CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE "HOUSE OF LUNGULA" RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO.

A big thumbs up must be given to the marketing team of this movie. It has sparked a lot of interest, love and hate from the public anxiously waiting for its release which has been slat

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

WHAT IS A HEADSHOT AND WHY IS IT A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY ACTOR?

A head shot or headshot is a modern portrait for todays actor branding and marketing needs, where the focus of the photograph is the personality inside the person captured. A headshot

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-08 00:00:00

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CHRISTIAN MOVIE- THE DISTANT BOAT

Those who thought they had seen the first and last fast paced Kenya movie on watching Nairobi Half Life, are in for a rude awakening. Say hello to The Distant Boat. The Distant Boat is

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-06 00:00:00

SCRIPTWRITERS: AFRICA MAGIC LOOKING FOR MOVIE SCRIPTS FOR PRODUCTION

Africa Magic is the home of African Films where they tell African Stories. This Year Africa Magic is looking at producing 5

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-05 00:00:00

TWO SIDES - MUCH HYPED TV SERIES RELEASES ITS TRAILER - WATCH IT HERE

Much publicized and hyped TV series titled TWO SIDES has finally released their trailer and I must say,the hype was not for nothing judging by what the trailer showcases.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-04 00:00:00

MOMBASA ARTISTS DEMANDING THE GOVERMENT TO STOP PIRACY

Mombasa based artists both in the Music and Film industry are calling on the Mombasa county government led by Governor Hassan Joho to stop piracy in

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-04 00:00:00

KNOW MORE ABOUT MAISHA (TV SERIES) MAIN ACTRESS-LYNN MUNGAI

2nd year student at USIU, and also a Producer at Arimus Medi

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-04 00:00:00

NIGERIA TO SHOOT MTV SHUGA 3 THIS TIME ROUND

Shuga, a TV series that was first aired in 2009 on MTV Base as part of an initiative dubbed MTV Staying Alive Ignite, is going to be produced and filmed in Nigeria for the first time.

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-04 00:00:00

IAN MUGOYA AND LUCY WAIGERA RE-KINDLE AN OLD FLING - INNOFACES

Kenyan Music Videos are no doubt setting the pace in the audio-visual film industry. With actors also being used in music videos to tell the story nothing but thumb

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  • Posted On: 2013-07-01 00:00:00

HOW TO GET REGULAR WORK IN TV/FILM PRODUCTION AND AS AN ACTOR

Working in TV or film production as a freelancer isn’t always easy, with the majority of jobs based on short-term contracts. For any role – whether you’re a r

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  • Posted On: 2013-06-18 00:00:00

NEW TV DRAMA SERIES PROMISES TO KEEP YOU GLUED TO YOUR TV- MASKANI

K24 seems to be leading in complying with President Uhuru’s mandate to increase the amount of local content being shown on our local stations. A new show every month seems to be

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  • Posted On: 2013-06-14 00:00:00

50 ACRES OF LAND SET ASIDE FOR A FILM CITY IN MACHAKOS - GOVERNER ALFRED MUTUA.

The mind blowing and very successful Machakos Investment Conference held at Manzoni Lodge on the 16th - 18th May 2013 saw a surplus of investors attend than what was expected.” W

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  • Posted On: 2013-06-10 00:00:00

KENYA'S ACTING FRATERNITY LOSES A SOLDIER: R.I.P BETH MBAYA AKA WANADE

The untimely death of Beth Mbaya famously known as Wanade of Citizen TVs series Mother-in-law came as a shock to many including myself. Especially since good news came out that she was

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-10 00:00:00

KENYA GETS 7 NOMINATIONS AT THE AFRICAN FILM DEV. AWARDS 2013(TZ)

The African Film Development Foundation Awards (AFDA) are taking place on the 29th of June 2013 at Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.Stakeholders in the African and Diaspora Filmma

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-07 00:00:00

KENYAN PRODUCERS TO MEET STEVEN SPEILBERG AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2013

After losing out to Ang Lee at the 2013 Oscars, a win that would have earned him his third Best Director statue, Steven Spielberg has found an equally prestigious gig: leading the 2013

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-07 00:00:00

KENYA IS THE COUNTRY OF FOCUS AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (15 - 26TH MAY 2013)

Spotlight on Kenya at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. France and Kenya maintain excellent relations in terms of cinematograp

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-07 00:00:00

JANET NARIKI KIRINA SAYS SHE LOVES ATTENTION

Do you admire the limelight? Its what the artist in me is made of! So you love attention? Otherwise I wouldnt be acting! mhhh...I see Janet.lol Notwit

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-06 00:00:00

HELENA WAITHERA SLAPS TV TALK SHOW HOST

She was dubbed the most popular Kenyan actress in 2012 and she just might have earned herself another award of being the very few bold women who dont wear panties and make it a habit

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-06 00:00:00

DONGE: THE KSH 200,000 NAIVAS ADVERT THAT DANIEL OWIRA (OTONGLO BOY) DID.

Earlier this month, Naivas Supermarket released a TV commercial featuring 'Otonglo Time' narrator Daniel Owira. I

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  • Posted On: 2013-05-06 00:00:00

OPEN LETTER TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AFTER BANNING PLAY WRITERS IN SCHOOLS

I am having issues with the Ministry of Education

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

HOW KENYAN FILMMAKERS WERE MISTREATED IN NIGERIA AT THE AMAAS 2013.

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaas) is a branch of the Africa Film Academy. The Academy is geared towards research, training and propagating filmmaking in Africa. It is presented a

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

MULTICHOICE TO SPONSOR BROADCAST FILM AND MUSIC AFRICA CONFERENCE

Multichoice Kenya has announced  that it will be  taking up lead sponsorship for Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a popular creative content and electronic

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

LOCAL CONTENT SHOULD INCREASE BY 60% SAYS PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA

The growing importance of Kenya’s electronic media and creative content industries was emphasised in President Kenyatta’s speech to the opening session of Parliament in whi

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

2 MAJOR FILM EVENTS PARTNER TO PROMOTE E.AFRICA AS A CREATIVE ARTS DESTINATION

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) and AITEC’s Broadcast, Film & Music Africa Conference (BFMA) have joined forces to increase the attraction of the region for c

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STAGE AND SCREEN ACTING

Stage Acting: In theatre, once the curtain goes up, th

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

3 TIPS FOR ACTORS MOVING TO SCREEN FROM THEATRE

If most of your experience is in theater acting, you may find working in front of the camera a little awkward. Do not worry; it is much easier for a theatre actor to switch to screen a

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-30 00:00:00

CREATIVES START-UPS TO PITCH FOR FUNDS AT FILM AND MUSIC CONFERENCE (BFMA)

This year’s Broadcast, Film & Music Africa Conference (BFMA), to be held at Nairobi’s prestigious Kenyatta International Conference Centre over 26-27 June 2013 will inc

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-25 00:00:00

PHONEY - A SERIES COMING TO A MOBILE PHONE NEAR YOU.SHOT ON A NOKIA N8.

Do we have talent in kenya? Definately! Do we have creatives in Kenya? Yes. Do you hate people who like to answer their own questions like what I am doing right now? *rhetorical* . Ser

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-23 00:00:00

DID YOU KNOW ALEX K. DATED HELENA WAITHERA BEFORE MARRYING LIZZ NJAGAH?

I dont know what makes you laugh every week but "In the Forest" is surely growing on me. Every monday, a new episode is released and this might perhaps be the funniest eposide yet so f

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-23 00:00:00

NICE GITHINJI ADMITS TO KISSING GIRLS!!

On 28th December 2012, Kenyan-post.com reported that Nice Githinji was caught red handed kissing a girl. She was alleged to have been having a good time at wasanii restaurant at Kenya

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-19 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS REACT TO JIM IYKE PLAYING JACK ZOLLO (LEAD ROLE) IN MY LIFE IN CRIME

Popular Nigerian actor Jim Iyke commonly known for his bad boy roles has been cast the lead role of Jack Zollo in the much anticipated Kenyan crime buster ‘MY LIFE IN CRIME&r

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-19 00:00:00

THEATRE REVIEW:DIFFERENT FOREST SAME MONKEYS BY HEARTSTRINGS

Heartstrings Kenya is one of the most popular Kenyan Theatre and stage play Production Company. It is widely known for its quality and mind thrilling productions. The main aim of the p

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-19 00:00:00

ACTOR/MODEL EPHY SAINT CLAIMS NIGERIAN ACTOR PETE EDOCHIE IS HIS FATHER

Veteran Nigerian actor Pete Edochie has denied he fathered Kenyan heart-throb Ephy Muriithi aka Ephy Saint.Credible sources close to Ephy say the Tahidi High and Shuga actor strongly b

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-12 00:00:00

SHARLYN MUNGAI WINS MONOLOGUE CHALLANGE AGAIN AND LANDS ROLE IN A TV SERIES

The second edition of the Actors Monologue Challenge held at the usual venue (club Sylk) on the 26th of March 2013 was once again won by Sharlyn Mungai. Sharlyn was the winner of the 1

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-12 00:00:00

THEATRE REVIEW:MORE STRINGS ATTACHED BY BETTER PILL

Better Pill Production returned with the play More Strings attached which ran from 5th to 7th of April. I had very high expectations of the play since the theatre

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-10 00:00:00

JENIFFER GATERO PAYS UP AMIDST DIFFERENT REACTIONS FROM FILM STAKEHOLDERS

On 28th of March 2013 we broke the story of Lilian Ollows; a mother who cried foul after her two sons who were acting in KTNs “Baridi Lane” hadn’t been pai

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-09 00:00:00

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU GET PAID IF WORKING AS FILM CREW?FIND OUT

Are you working as crew or are interested to be part of crew in the Kenyan Film industry? Well you need to know what this career path will earn you<

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-09 00:00:00

ACTOR GITAU NGOGOYO OWNS A BUTCHERY AS A SIDE HUSTLE

In the forest, the unconventional funny web talk show whose 1st episode went viral after its release has done it again.In the 1st episode,Actress Lizz Njagah was the guest and was gril

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-08 00:00:00

BUTERE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL PLAY "SHACKLES OF DOOM" BANNED FOR THE NATIONALS

Renowned scriptwriter cries foul after his award-winning drama is locked out of the national contest despite topping charts at zonal and regional levels of competition.Cleophas Malala

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-05 00:00:00

THE KEY TO GETTING AN AGENT IN KENYA! CASTING AGENT LOWRY DENZEL EXPLAINS.

The most misunderstood aspect of being a casting or modeling agent in Kenya is that agents are sometimes perceived to be the ones who decide which actor or model gets on which show. In

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-03 00:00:00

WAS LIZZ NJAGAH JUSTIFIED TO WALK OUT OF THIS SHOW OR WAS IT A "DIVA" MOMENT?

Talk shows in Kenya have not really been anything worth running home to watch, well not until very recently when we have started to see more interesting things hit our screens, local p

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  • Posted On: 2013-04-03 00:00:00

KTN CHANGING TIMES PRODUCER JENNIFER GATERO ACCUSED OF NOT PAYING ACTORS

Countless of emails come through our news desk. Messages that thank us for the information provided on our website that goes a long way to help our Kenyan actors and keep them and the

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-28 00:00:00

LIZZ NJAGAH'S ADVICE ON HOW TO GET INTO THE KENYAN ACTING SCENE

I keep getting asked questions about how to make it in the Kenyan acting industry. I've sent countless facebook messages back and forth advising young people on how to get their

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-27 00:00:00

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS WHEN GIVEN A SCRIPT.

I have spent my life reading scripts. Some of them have been good. Most weren’t. But it didn’t matter because I wanted to be in all of them - even the one with the bionic d

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

STORYLINE AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN KENYAN PROGRAMS IS WANTING

I remember John Black. He was a hairy man with a husky voice. The one true love of his life was Marlena, a woman prone to kidnappings and demon possession. Villain number one was Stefa

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

"FILM MAKING AND ACTING IS A PROFESSION AND NOT A HOBBY" SAYS FILM CRITIC

The election mood was at fever pitch when a unique team of straight thinking Kenyans decided to cool our heels with an amazing opportunity for brilliant minds to engage in a discussi

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

"PRODUCERS REAP THE BENEFITS AND LEAVE LITTLE FOR ACTORS" SAYS KENNETH AMBANI

Q: Who is Ken Ambani?

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-26 00:00:00

VICTOR MUNIAFU ELECTED K.F.T.P.A CHAIRMAN FOR A 2ND TERM.

In an Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 16th 2013 at Shalom House, The Kenya Film and Television Professional Association (KFTPA) experience the wind of change sweepin

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-25 00:00:00

MUGAMBI NTHIGA AND PERES OWINO TO STAR IN A COMEDY WEB SERIES

Buni TV, the fast-growing video-on-demand site for African content, is releasing its first comedy series produced exclusively for the platform.“We at Buni TV believe that the fut

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-25 00:00:00

THE ACTORS MONOLOGUE CHALLENGE 2013 ( 2ND) EDITION BACK AGAIN - REGISTER NOW

The Actors Monologue Challenge is back and will be held on the 26th of March at Club Sylk, Nairobi from 7pm!  The Actors Monologue Challenge returns for its seco

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-20 00:00:00

KENYAN FILMAKERS: THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCOP 2013 IS HERE

You are all aware of the success of DISCOP 2012, and the exposure and business opportunities Kenyan participants at the event got. This year’s DISCOP will be running from 6t

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-20 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE SHINES AGAIN WITH 9 NOMINATIONS AT AMAAs 2013

Just when I thought that the movie Nairobi Half Life had done us proud all over the world, I wake up to yet another great piece of news. The Nairobi Half Life movie has received not 1

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-19 00:00:00

THE ART OF SURVIVING AND OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Depending on one’s upbringing, a challenge is a word that we will have different definition of. The rule of dealing with it however is simple to understand yet hard to conquer.&n

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-19 00:00:00

"PAPA SHIRANDULA AND MOTHER-IN-LAW ARE PATHETIC SHOWS" SAYS FILM CRITIC

Our local television and film industries have grown in leaps and bounds over the last 7 years. This has been made possible through the charitable appreciation of what we call local pro

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-19 00:00:00

28 HARD COLD FACTS TO KEEP IN MIND AS AN ACTOR

With what little wisdom I have regarding a career as an actor, here’s a list of some things I wish somebody had told me early. Some of these lessons, I had to learn the hard way.

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-19 00:00:00

KFC TO ESTABLISH A KSH 500M FUND FOR KENYAN FILM MAKERS.

The Kenya Film Commission (KFC) looks set to revolutionize the country’s film industry by accelerating a process that will see the institution give financial support to local fil

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-12 00:00:00

DOUBLE THREAT VALENTINE ZIKI: THE STAGE IS MY FIRST LOVE

Valentine Ziki hails from the beautiful republic of Kenya where she grew up and discovered her artistic talents.ZIKI as she is commonly known as is a performing artiste. She started ou

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-11 00:00:00

PILOTS: WHERE DO THEY ALL GO TO? SHOULD YOU BE PAID FOR A PILOT? WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS?

"A television pilot (also known as a "pilot", "pilot episode", and "series premiere") is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television netwo

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-11 00:00:00

WILL MILLICENT MUGADI KEEP HER PROMISE TO ACTORS NOW THAT SHE IS A COUNTY REP?

Through threats and sweats, Best Supporting actress in kalasha 2011 and former big brother housemate Millicent Mugadi is now the county ward rep of Ziwani. Her political journey starte

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-11 00:00:00

MAUREEN KOECH WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN AMVCAs 2013-SEE FULL LIST

African film and TV talent shone bright at the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony, broadcast live from Lagos to DStv audiences in more than 50 countries across

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-11 00:00:00

HOW MUCH MONEY WAS PUT INTO NAIROBI HALF LIFE? FIND OUT #SPANNER BREAKFAST

The long awaited Spanner Breakfast finally took place on Saturday 2nd March 2013, at Michael Joseph centre (Safaricom house). The breakfast was organized by Creatives Garage

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-07 00:00:00

GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE: KUTOKA MBALI NAYO- VOK.TAUSI. TAHAMAKI

If you remember the VOK morning soundtrack then you are old. If you KNOW what “VOK” is, then you are even older. But those of us who did not exist prior to independence, an

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  • Posted On: 2013-03-01 00:00:00

FILMMAKERS CAN NOW GET LOAN SERVICES THROUGH JAMII BORA SACCO.

Jamii Bora Trust/Microfinance is a story that inspires great hope and possibilities in the face of adversity. From its humble beginnings as a self-help group of a miserly 50 underprivi

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-27 00:00:00

KENYA FILM INDUSTRY IS NOT READY FOR FILM CRITICS YET

“Creatives are a bunch of cry babies who cannot take corrections” says a friend to me.  Words that I remind myself whenever I see a film or series on TV and I want to

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-26 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS PEACE MESSAGE VIDEOS GO VIRAL

Peace Peace Peace. Everywhere you turn a message of peace is being preached. Rightfully so to, elections are around the corner and after the violence that erupted during the last elect

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-26 00:00:00

RUMOURS THAT FILM STUDIOS WAS BOUGHT BY SUPERSPORT ARE FALSE

Late last year, there were news flying around from all quarters that Kenya's prime and biggest studio, Film Studios, was taken over by South African Company Super Sport. This brou

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-25 00:00:00

MOHAMED AMIN FOUNDATION FILM KENJI LEADS IN FILAMU FILM FESTIVAL 2013

The 2ndedition and closing ceremony of Filamu Festival was held at Laico Regency hotel on 16th Feb 2013 and was started off by a performance by Sisi na Sisi dancers. Screeni

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-25 00:00:00

EVENT: AFRICAN ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2013

The Institute of Leadership and Management and Board of the African Achievers Awards, which includes the Rt Hon. Thokozani Khupe, Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, are delighted to in

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-22 00:00:00

STAR-STUDDED FEATURE FILM "NI SISI" TO PROMOTE PEACE IN KENYA AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

On Friday 22nd February 2013, Kenyan NGO S.A.F.E.

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-21 00:00:00

MEDIOCRITY IS FOR THE MEDIOCRE

Do you sometimes get that feeling that you are not where you should be? Maybe in that relationship or that course or that friendship or that hobby or that profession or that family or

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-21 00:00:00

DISCIPLINE:A KEY FACTOR IN MAKING A GREAT ACTOR

If I was to ask what makes one to be a great actor, I’m pretty sure some of the answers I would get include; great acting skills, ability to improvise in difficult scenes and so

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-13 00:00:00

GERALD LANGIRI- AN ACTOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN KENYA'S FILM INDUSTRY

Mombasa born actor Gerald Langiri started acting when he was a youngster. He remembers his church, primary and secondary school plays as the pillar of the actor he is now even though h

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-11 00:00:00

FROM A CASINO WAITRESS TO A STAR ACTRESS - VERONICAH MWAURA

Born on the 19th of May in Central Kenya, Veronica had a diffulcult time convincing her parents about her passion for the arts. All her siblings were eager on pursing their education a

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-11 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE IS OUT TO DESTROY THE IMAGE OF KENYA SAYS FILM CRITIC

“NAIROBI HALF LIFE” - A HALF BAKED CAKE - For many, being accept

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-06 00:00:00

FILAMU INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2ND EDITION IS HERE

Filamu Film Festival or also known as Filamufest, is a students' initiative aimed at celebrating and showcasing the creative talent in cinema being nurtured in our institutions of

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-06 00:00:00

NTV BREAKTIME SHOW GETS A NEW HOST- NICE GITHINJI

They have dubbed it "Africa's first", a stand-up comedy show for high schools. Yes, you read that right, high school kids being given a platform to make their peers and the viewer

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-05 00:00:00

WHAT ACTORS REALLY NEED

Actors are a rare breed of people. They are shy but bold, introverted yet welcoming, open and closed at the same time. To say that actors are emotionally conflicted is an understatemen

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-05 00:00:00

THE ACTORS MONOLOGUE CHALLENGE 2013 1st EDITION WINNERS

On the 29th January, Club Sylk was the venue for the first ever Actors Monologue Challenge that was hosted by Eddy Kimani.  The place was packed to the brim and present

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-04 00:00:00

BEING BRENDA WAIRIMU-BELIEVE.BEGIN.BECOME - MARKETING 101 #BBB

Say what you want to say about Brenda but she is clearly setting the pace for Kenyan actors especially when it comes to marketing oneself. She had kept her fans anxiously waiting for t

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-02 00:00:00

RETURN OF LAZARUS HITS THE KENYAN BIG SCREEN

Among the list of the Top 10 movies of 2012,the Return of Lazarus is the first feature film Alexandros Konstantaras shot in Greece. Two brothers, Lazarus (Alexandros Koch) and Kyriakos

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  • Posted On: 2013-02-01 00:00:00

IAN MBUGUA - ONE OF KENYA'S BIGGEST CRITICS

Born 40 something years ago in Kiambu, Central Kenya, Ian Mbugua is a household name in Kenya's film, and theatre industry.Ian holds Diplomas in Education, Theology, Sales, Marketing,

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-31 00:00:00

IDAH WANYOIKE AKA OLIVE OF MOTHER-IN-LAW: FROM THEATRE TO SCREEN

Born Idah Wanyoike on 9th April,Olive is one of the fastest rising actresses in the country. Olive had the chance to showcase her acting talent when she started taking part in alot of

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-30 00:00:00

VOTE: MAUREEN KOECH OF LIES THAT BIND FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN AMVCAs 2013

Encompassing 28 awards in 26 categories, the first-ever AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AM

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-30 00:00:00

KENYA GETS 8 NOMINATIONS IN THE AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS (AMVCAs) 2013

On Monday night (28 January), watched by audiences in 47 African countries, the nominees for the first-ever AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were revealed during a spe

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-30 00:00:00

COMMISSIONING BRIEF FOR A DRAMA TV SERIES BY ZUKU

Zuku TV seeks to commission a television Drama Series for broadcast on Zuku Afrika. Zuku Afrika is Zuku’s home entertainment channel, tailor made for East African audiences. The

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-30 00:00:00

PHELIX JALANGO ODIWUOR: FROM RAGS TO RICHES.

In a recent interview, Jalas told Sunday Nation: "My story is well known. There’s no slum in Nairobi I haven’t lived in. I know the back of all the slums like the back of

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-30 00:00:00

NINI WACERA: BADDEST GIRL ON TV

Nini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Administration from the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya. She also holds a diploma in Film and Tele

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-28 00:00:00

IT IS NOT A NAIROBI HALF LIFE BUT IT IS SOMETHING NECESSARY

After the success of Nairobi half life, expectations will undoubtedly be high from now henceforth for any film/movie coming out of One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink. They set the bench

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-28 00:00:00

IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR A CULT FOLLOWING IN OUR PROGRAMS?

After a scrutinized in depth research I carried out on the Film and T.V industry in kenya, it sort of hit me that we do not have a vibrant cult following and if there is one, it’

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-23 00:00:00

MILLICENT MUGADI WINS HER NOMINATIONS TO VIE FOR ZIWANI COUNTY REP

When Millicent Mugadi announced her aspiration into politics, her life transformed. "Politics is no jokes. It is one of the most difficult things I have ever done." she says.

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-23 00:00:00

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE ACTORS MONOLOGUE CHALLENGE KENYA 1st EDITION 2013?

In theatre, a monologue (or monolog) is presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-23 00:00:00

SERAH NDANU: BE LIKE A STAMP, STAND YOUR GROUND TILL YOU MAKE IT

One can say acting has always been in Serah’s blood as she won her very First award while in Primary school: Class five as the best actress in the National Drama Festivals. S

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-18 00:00:00

MUGAMBI NTHIGA'S EXPERIENCE AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Mugambi Nthiga,whilst attending his small brother's graduation in Kansas City, Missouri mid-December 2012 was coincidentally lucky enough to have a chance to represent Nairobi Ha

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-18 00:00:00

MOST FASHIONABLE ACTORS OF 2012

Whenever a red carpet event has been organized, it is expected that the guests will dress accordingly. I am not a fashion mogul or fashionista for that matter but even I know when it&r

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-14 00:00:00

HAWKER TRIES TO SELL NAIROBI HALF LIFE TO MAINA WILFRED WHO BREAKS IT

Dear Kenyan hawker, if you are going to sell a pirated copy of a local movie, at least get to know the people who took part in making that movie to avoid re-selling it to the person wh

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-14 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS SHOWREELS

"An actor's showreel is a short piece of video or film footage showcasing an actor's previous work combined or compiled together, usually four to six minutes

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-11 00:00:00

TOP 10 KENYAN MOVIES OF 2012

While Kenya’s film history will be taught in schools across the country in the years to come, I believe 2012 will be one of those years that marked a difference. There was screen

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-09 00:00:00

THEATRE: BEST STAGE PLAY OF THE YEAR 2012 - WANAWAKE WA HERI WA WINSOR

An adaptation of a mid 16th century play is not the only thing that made this performance the best stage play I have watched in 2012 but the unexpected surprises and  e

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-08 00:00:00

EXCLUSIVE: REASON BEHIND NICE GITHINJI'S WEIGHT LOSS-PICTURES

From an earlier post shared on actors.co.ke facebook page, pictures were posted of Nice Githinji's new body. From the chubby woman she was, to something close to that image of Hal

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  • Posted On: 2013-01-07 00:00:00

SHORT FILM "MISS PATHETIC" PROPELS JOAN WANJIRU (AMARA) TO AMONG THE GREATS

Everyone was still, all the attention, focused on her. The camera kept rolling, silence on set from the cast and crew was getting uncomfortable and just when no one was expecting it&he

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  • Posted On: 2012-12-05 00:00:00

KALASHA FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS: PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

As per the Draft Kenya Film Policy, Film Kenya by Ministry of Information and Communications, the Kenyan entertainment industry is worth approximately Kshs

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  • Posted On: 2012-12-05 00:00:00

T.H.I.E.F - THE MOVIE SET TO THRILL

Based on a team building game with the same title, T.H.I.E.F is the first ever All Kenyan Cast and Crew thriller that revolve around the life of 10 first year

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-27 00:00:00

MICROSOFT NETWORK RECOGNIZES LIZZ NJAGAH AND LANDS A WEAVE ENDORSMENT

2012 has personally been the best year for kenyan actors. With the "Out Of Africa" actors tour to the Netherlands, Actors from the play "Merry Wives of Windsor" on a London and Indian

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-27 00:00:00

WHY RITA DOMINIC WAS NOMINATED IN KALASHA 2012

Kalasha nominations are out and voting lines are open. One contentious category in this years Kalasha is that off "Best Actress in a film" where the nominees are Rita Dominic( for her

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-21 00:00:00

KALASHA FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS 2012 NOMINATIONS

The Kalasha Film and Television Awards is here with us again and this time with alot of new but somewhat expected suprises. The Kenya Film Commission will be hosting this prestigous aw

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-16 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS FROM THE PLAY MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR ON TOUR IN INDIA

8 Kenyan actors are currently on tour in India to showcase the play “ Merry Wives of Windsor” Swahili version. The cast consisting of Mrisho Mpoto,Ogutu Muraya,

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-14 00:00:00

BRENDA WAIRIMU ON THE COVER OF NEW YORK MAGAZINE:SWAGGO

Brenda Wairimu has featured in yet another NYC publication called SWAGGO Magazine 4th Edition.Swaggo Magazine is a Hip Hop Magazine bringing you the new Unsigned Artists your way.... T

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-08 00:00:00

WANT YOUR PROGRAM AIRED BY ZUKU TV? HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED.

Zuku is the consumer brand of the Wananchi Group and offers home entertainment services in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.They aim to make affordable, high quality home entertainment avail

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-08 00:00:00

RAYMOND OFULA: ONE OF KENYA'S FINEST.

Raymond Ofula has been a professional actor in Kenya and beyond for over 40 years. Some of the international films he has featured in include: Tomb Raider II starring Hollywood

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-08 00:00:00

WINNERS AND AWARD CEREMONY FOR THE 7TH EDITON OF KIFF 2012

Kenya International Film Festival 2012 came and departed in such a mysterious way that film enthusiasts were left wondering did it really happen. One can’t blame them either as I

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-07 00:00:00

SARAH HASSAN: A RISEN STAR IN EAST AFRICA

Born September 5th, 1988 on the cool shores of Mombasa Kenya, Sarah Hassan is one of the fastest rising young celebrities in Kenya. Born as an only child, Sarah’s had an exciting

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-06 00:00:00

HELENA WAITHERA: MOST POPULAR KENYAN ACTRESS 2012

FilmBiz Africa and actors.co.ke conducted a poll in March 2012 on popular social site Facebook asking members to vote for their favorite actors or actresses. Out of 3,400 voters, Helen

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-05 00:00:00

INTELLIGENT AND GIFTED MUMBI KAIGWA

Mumbi Kaigwa, a single mother of two is a United States International University (USIU) graduate, Born on the 20th of April, 1962. Mumbi Kaigwa has grown to be one of Kenya’s mos

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-05 00:00:00

OLIVER LITONDO: PROUDLY WAVING KENYA'S FLAG

Oliver Litondo was born in Kakamega, Western Kenya and compeleted his University education in the United States. His career in broadcast journalism included working as a correspondent

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-05 00:00:00

THE ROAD MOVIE “THE RETURN OF LAZARUS” KENYAN PREMIER

“The Return of Lazarus” first premiered to the kenyan audience on the 27th of October at the French Cultural Centre. The premiere was part of the 7th

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-05 00:00:00

KENYA ACTORS GUILD BORN

In 2008 some veteran Kenyan actors, among them Lupita Nyong’o, Peter King Mwania and Elly Omukubi , set out to establish the Kenya Actors Guild (KAG). The guild

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  • Posted On: 2012-11-01 00:00:00

MEET THE KONSTANTARAS: KENYA'S FIRST "CRAPPY" REALITY SHOW?

"Who are they anyway?" Sizzlah100

"Reality crap is what

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-31 00:00:00

LUPITA NYONG'O TO STAR ALONGSIDE LIAM NEESON

Another Hollywood door has opened up for Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o, this time in the form of an action thriller called Non-Stop that features Liam Neeson (Taken) and Emmy Awar

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-31 00:00:00

KENYA ACTORS GUILD SET TO LAUNCH ON THE 26TH OF OCTOBER 2012

Kenyan actors are to meet on the 26th of October 2012 at the Kenya National Theatre from 9am in a move that will see the thespians come together  to actualize the

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-24 00:00:00

NAIROBI HAUTE COURTURE 2012 LIVED UP TO ITS BILLING

The haute couture fashion show at the Hilton was the place to have been on Saturday 13th October 2012 (I still have my ticket).

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-19 00:00:00

KENYA'S LARA CROFT, PIERRA MAKENA! THESPIAN BY DAY, DJ BY NIGHT

Born on the 11th of April in Meru, central Kenya, Pierra Makena grew up in an artistic environment .Growing up was fun and interesting to her as everyone in her family was very artisti

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-18 00:00:00

ACTRESS AND MUSICIAN JANET "NARIKI" KIRINA GETS TWO KISIMA AWARD NOMINATIONS

Any avid movie holic and staunch follower of Kenyan programming should know this fashionable actress. Now a musician that goes by the name Nariki. If you are able to list 10 random Ken

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-17 00:00:00

VERSATILE AND MULTI-TALENTED GITAU NGOGOYO

Preferred to be referenced by his African names, Gitau stays true to his roots. In his native language, Ngogoyo means something very sweet. Gitau looks 20 but is actually in his prime

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-16 00:00:00

CONTROVERSIAL ACTOR/FILM MAKER ROY KOHADHA OGOLLA ENTERS POLITICS

He needs no introduction, Roy Kohadha Ogolla is a man vastly known…well at least in Kenya’s thespian circles.  Barely a week has passed since Actress Millicent Mugadi

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-16 00:00:00

MILLICENT MUGADI'S POLITICAL MISSION FOR THE ARTS INDUSTRY

So you know that Millicent Mugadi has joined politics at the county level as she is running for the Ziwani County Representative post. Like most politicians with self motives, Millicen

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-12 00:00:00

KENNETH AMBANI - AN UNMISTAKALBE FACE ON KENYAN TELEVISION

Kenneth Ambani has been in the acting industry for over 20 years. Ambani is one of the most popular actors in Kenyan history and was kind enough to give us a few minutes of his time. O

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-11 00:00:00

WRONG NUMBER - THE MOVIE SET FOR RELEASE

2012 seems to be the year of blockbuster movies in kenya. Nairobi half Life, Keeping it together and now Wrong Number is set to be release

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-10 00:00:00

BECOME COMEDIANS!! THAT SEEMS TO BE WHAT TV STATIONS WANT!

COMEDY WARS:MEDIA HOUSES GO AFTER EACH OTHERS THROATS.

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-10 00:00:00

KENYA'S SEXY ACTRESS MILLICENT MUGADI JOINS POLITICS

 Millicent Mugadi is not only known for represting kenya in the big brother house in 2011 but also for her vocality. For those who are friends with her on her social media account

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-09 00:00:00

ACTOR BOBBY MUGA RECEIVES THREATENING TEXT MESSAGES

You have spotted him on Wash and Set, Noose of Gold, the tussle and soon, in the much anticipated movie "Walking with Jesus". Coincidentally, that is exactly what Bobby Muga is doing r

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-08 00:00:00

IS AVRIL CONSIDERING AN ACTING CAREER?

Musician Judith Nyambura Mwangi aka Avril was spotted auditioning at Film studios for an upcoming Mnet T.V series. Is this a statement to see the singer want to join the acting fratern

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-06 00:00:00

A FILM MAKERS RANT TO OTHER FILM MAKERS

I am a Kenyan filmmaker! There is nothing fascinating when that phrase is said to an ordinary Kenyan. Perhaps my statement is over simplifying the whole idea. After being in so many fo

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-05 00:00:00

AUDITION SUPERSTARS. THE UNITED CULT

My definition states that audition super stars are the unplugged future artists who have not yet submerged into the Showbiz Ocean.

They have six lives and this clearly tells you, they don’t give up easily. The word “aud

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-07 00:00:00

THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA TO CURTAIN RAISE KIFF 2012

The Captain of Nakara, a Kenyan comedy directed by renown film director Bob Nyanja has been selected to open the 2012 Kenya International Film Festivals. The film which has not yet been publicly screened in Kenya will

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-04 00:00:00

ANOTHER KENYAN MOVIE HITS THE CINEMAS - KEEPING IT TOGETHER

It’s barely been months since Nairobi half life took the Kenyan Film industry by storm by being the first Kenyan movie to have sold out seats in cinemas since time in memorial. Good reviews flew in from all over in uttermost praise of the movie and one J

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-03 00:00:00

ALL ABOUT MALIK LEMUEL AKA GOVI OF MACHACHARI

Malik Lemuel is Kenya’s prolific under- 18 actor, in him, many opinion leaders and critics in the movie production industry have expressed hope and faith that the stars are bright for him.

“We are looking at a character headed to international a

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  • Posted On: 2012-10-03 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS EUROPE TOUR- OUT OF AFRICA

A group of Kenyan actors joined by musicians set on a journey to Europe for a 3 month show in differnt theatre houses to embark on the Out of Africa: The magical of Kenya tour.

The group of 23 comprising of actors Mkamzee Mwatela, Charles O

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-27 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE FILM ENTERED TO THE 85TH HOLLYWOOD OSCARS

THE HOT SELLING NAIROBI HALF LIFE FILM ENTERED FOR THE 85TH ACADEMY AWARDS

The recently released Nairobi Half Life film will compete with other films from around the globe  submitted for The 85th Academ

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-25 00:00:00

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT ACTING METHOD FOR YOU

There are so many acting techniques out there. How do you know which acting technique is right for you? Below are some quick pointers to make sense of it all and to help actors choose an acting class based on the type of acting training they want.

1) The S

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-11 00:00:00

TAXES HINDERING GROWTH OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN KENYA

Stakeholders across all board of Kenya’s film industry agree on one thing, Money.

From the producer trying to make things fit in place in their production to the actors and crew of the same production complaining of being und

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-11 00:00:00

NEVILLE “THE BEAST” MISATI.THE STORY BEHIND THE ACTOR

Neville Misati at only 21 years of age has become one of the most sought out actors in Kenya. He has starred in local shows plus internationally recognized screen and stage plays. His is a face that is hard to miss in the acting circles in Kenya, be it at auditions as

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-10 00:00:00

ARTISTS TOGETHER TO KEEP THE PEACE THROUGH FILM - U FILM IT 2

Its back again..U FILM IT..And this time, the message is KEEP THE PEACE and this time round it is not limited to mobile phones only.

U Film It - K

HOW MUCH THE KENYAN FILM INDUSTRY IS WORTH.

The film Industry has been identified as a key growth industry with great potential to spur economic growth and help in the realization of vision 2030 through investment and employment creation. The Kenyan entertainment industry is worth approximately KShs 8.6

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-05 00:00:00

HISTORY OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN KENYA

The history of film in Kenya dates back to the early 1930's when film producers from Europe and Hollywood descended on Kenya's favourable climate and excellent locations to shoot films like "Snows of Kilimanjaro", "Mogambo", and "King Solomon's Mines�

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-05 00:00:00

GOVERNMENT OF KENYA ON THE FILM INDUSTRY AND POLICY

The film industry is an important vehicle for social, cultural, political and economic development because a well nurtured film industry can be a major source of employment and an effective tool and platform for the cultured expression of a people. The industry can pr

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-05 00:00:00

THE HOLY GRAIN OF ACTING

When Moses went up the mountain, he came face to face with the presence of GOD, he was told the place he was standing at was holy, and thus he had to remove his shoes.

A higher power was going to transform Moses into a new person; h

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  • Posted On: 2012-09-04 00:00:00

NAIROBI HALF LIFE BEST KENYAN MOVIE MADE?

Nairobi Half Life – Film Review

I have been waiting for this film for a long time. By “this film” I don’t exactly mean Nairobi

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-31 00:00:00

THE SCIENCE OF ACTING.

The definition attitude of art {D.N.A) simply calls for an atmosphere which is breathable for the artist. You will have to choose the performances based on the script, the rapport you have with the show

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-24 00:00:00

KENYAN FILM-MAKERS CALL FOR SUBMISSION TO THE 85TH OSCAR AWARDS

CALL FOR SUBMMISSION OF FILM PROJECTS FOR THE “BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM” CATEGORY IN THE UPCOMING 85TH ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCI

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-24 00:00:00

KENYAN SHOT FILM SPARKS RACIST REMARKS.THE MARSHAL OF FINLAND

Let me take you to Finland back to the early 19th century where we are met with Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim or as he was better known as the Marshal of Finland. To the finns, Mannerheim was one of the greatest leaders ever. He fought the reds in civil war ensuring the

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-17 00:00:00

THE ART OF BEING AN ACTOR

It is not nuclear science that being on camera is not as easy as many think. However it can be easy if you practice on it, even the best pastors do hide in the bush to rehearse and prep themselves on how to deliver their sermons.

Th

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-14 00:00:00

THEATRE REVIEW:MADAM KENYAN PRESIDENT

A couple of months ago the play Madam Kenyan President by Heartstrings Kenya was staged at Alliance Française. The plays success demanded a re-run and on the 7th to 12 August 2012, Madam Kenyan president was back due to public demand.

Being an ardent

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-14 00:00:00

KABI GETHAIGA LANDS A ROLE IN “GOING BONGO”

Short listing of the movie Going Bongo has come to an end and Kabi Gethaiga is the lucky lady chosen to play the role of Dada. Kabi was chosen over 5 other shortlisted actresses.


  Auditions were held at the Kenya Nation

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-09 00:00:00

THE 3 TYPES OF AUDIENCES YOU WILL FACE AS AN ACTOR

Most actors like to critic what they see on air but hate being told or shown how bad their act is/was in a given movie/series.  Some are opinionated and will rarely take advice seriously when it is offered free by their colleagues or those occupying minor roles a

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-07 00:00:00

CATHERINE KAMAU LANDS A KSH 2 MILLION HARPIC DEAL

You may know her as Celina Mitego, the "beautiful and vivacious ,short tempered and sometimes over bearing" character that she plays in the Citizen TV show Mother in law.

Rumor has it that Catherine has signed a deal worth approximately ksh 2million as the

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-07 00:00:00

ART AND BEER FESTIVAL VOL 2 REVIEW

They did it the 1st time in March 2012 and thought..noo..we must do it again. Perhaps the 1st time wasn’t as pleasing and satisfying and captivating as the second time always is. Yes, I am talking about Art and beer festival Volume 2 that w

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-07 00:00:00

WHY NOLLYWOOD HAS THE EDGE OVER KENYA'S FILM INDUSTRY

The popularity of Nigerian films in Kenya is massive especially among the ladies. They have grown in this country to a level where some local TV stations have even dedicated the majority of airtime to them. As if that is not enough, Kenyans are even picking up the Nig

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-06 00:00:00

ELIZABETH ARUWA’S PLEA AS SHE FIGHTS A TUMOR

To many avid local TV fans, she may not need an introduction. Elizabeth Aruwa has been a synonymous face in numerous TV adverts and TV programs. Mnet Changes series, Makutano Junction, Siri and the Yu Networks “All Charges Dropped” just to mention but a fe

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-06 00:00:00

KENYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GETS KSH 5 MILLION SPONSORSHIP

As the seventh edition of the film festivals takes off

Nairobi, Kenya, August 2nd, 2012…. The Kenya International Film Festivals is set to benefit from a five million shilling spons

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  • Posted On: 2012-08-03 00:00:00

WHY DO AUDITIONS IN KENYA ONLY HAPPEN IN NAIROBI?

Auditions! Auditions! Auditions! For the middling budding Kenyan actor, it is the only thing that matters in his/her acting vocation. Talk about something else and you immediately loos

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-19 00:00:00

THEATRE REVIEW: FCA'S PLAY-TRAP FOR A LONELY MAN

The promotional e-mails and fliers promised a play “Packed full of suspense, intrigue and comic moments, with a killer final twist”.

Just before watching this play, I had lamented (with the help of a fellow theatre love

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-16 00:00:00

TOP 10 SEXY KENYAN ACTORS

The publication of the much disputed article, 10 SEXIEST KENYAN ACTRESSES, definitely begged for the male version of the same. They say one man’s meat is an

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-16 00:00:00

IS THERE ROOM FOR KENYA’S BUDDING ACTING TALENT?

THERE’S ROOM ON THE STAGE FOR KENYA’S BUDDING ACTING TALENT

Kenya is saturated with acting talent across the age ranges, from kids, teenagers, young adult

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

BEATING ALL ODDS WITH CONFIDENCE

 “Miss Confidence Kenya” is a special title that was created during the Miss Fabulous Kenya 2011 beauty pageant. When you talk of a beauty pageant the first thing that comes in your mind are the glamorous, tall and slim girls who cha

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

THE CURSE OF DE-ROLLING FROM A CHARCTER

First and foremost, before I embark on the topic above, I would like to clearly define what character de-rolling is. Character de-rolling is the art or technique where an actor can be distinguished from a character he/she acted in a certain movie or series from anothe

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

PRE-PRODUCTION:How to make sure you're ready before walking on set

In the world of independent filmmaking, it’s easy to assume that more money can make any problem go away. But most filmmakers--independent or mainstream—will readily admit that nothing derails a project faster than being unprepared before the production be

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA:CREATING THE CHARACTER

The biggest challenge every actor will ever face is the ability to create a believable character.

Anyone can memorize lines while others use creative costumes, props or special effects to bring their characters to life. The truly great actors however, separ

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-05 00:00:00

ACTORS HEADSHOTS-5 WINNING SECRETS FOR GOOD HEADSHOTS

Are you ready to shoot your actor headshots? If you've already picked a headshot photographer and have your wardrobe, hair and makeup all figured out, here are five tips to help you get the most out of your headshot photo session.

Shoot one universal

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  • Posted On: 2012-07-02 00:00:00

ACTING AND PERSISTENCE

Anyone who has ever gotten anything valuable done knows about the quality of persistence. There really isn’t anything new about this concept when it comes to establishing an acting career. But there are unique problems that many actors encounter on their way to being

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-28 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS VS KENYAN CASTING AGENTS

DO ACTORS NEED CASTING AGENTS/MANAGERS?

The answer to the question is YES actors do need casting agents/managers. The work of the casting agent is to ensure that the actor gets auditions notifications that fit his

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-25 00:00:00

ARE YOU BLATANT ENOUGH AS AN UPCOMING ACTOR? ZINDUKA 8TH EDITION

“Excellent attracts attention. Invest in yourself both in time and money.” Those were sentiments shared by Kibali Moreithi, who was among the young people that attended the 8th edition of Zinduka Interact in the month of June 2012 at the Allianc

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-25 00:00:00

CELEBRITY CHARITY CATWALK SUCCESS PUTS A BED UNDER A CHILD

From the time it was announced that Media Tulee Mtoto Charity Initiative is going to hold a Celebrity Catwalk in Nairobi, everyone knew it was going to be a success. Forgive my optimism but you do not have names like Wini Nkinda,Mkamzee Mwatela,Rachel Muthoni,Mbeki Mw

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-20 00:00:00

KENYA’S STAND UP COMICS: There Can Only Be One.

The last few years have seen a major rise in Kenya’s Comedy Industry. It is very commendable to see how financially the industry has become viable. Long gone are the days that Jo

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-12 00:00:00

HOW TO COPYRIGHT YOUR SCRIPT IN KENYA-PART 1

Imagine this...

...You come home after spending the whole Saturday at a relative?s wedding and you were a guest at this auspicious ceremony – it was a miserable wet day; the gr

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-11 00:00:00

ACTING REEL TIPS TO MAKE YOUR OWN DEMO REEL

Having an acting reel is a really important part of marketing yourself as an actor, but it can be expensive. If you are familiar with software like iMovie or Movie Maker, you can try to create your acting reel yourself, especially if you only have a few scenes to wor

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-07 00:00:00

KENYAN CELEBRITIES COME TOGETHER TO CATWALK FOR CHARITY

Musicians, Actors,designers,Djs, Models,Presenters and perfomers have come together to assist in this project and Media Tulee Mtoto Charity Initiative would like to invite you (artists,public,frien

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-07 00:00:00

METHOD ACTING:UNDERSTANDING STRASBERG'S ACTING METHOD

Are you wondering what method acting is all about? Below are the basics of this acting method developed by Lee Strasberg and practiced at the Actors Studio by actors like Marlon Brando and Geraldine Page.

1) Relaxation

An im

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-06 00:00:00

AUDITION MONOLUGES:HOW TO CHOOSE MONOLOGUES THAT WORK

Choosing the right audition monologues can make all the difference. Monologues are such an important actor tool when it comes to getting work, especially when you'

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-06 00:00:00

CHILD ACTING CAREER TIPS

How can you help your child's acting career? Here are five tips you can use to help them succeed while they pursue their dream of acting.

1) Sign them up for a good kids' acting class

If your child is six or older, this

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-06 00:00:00

LIFESTYLE:THE ARTISTS WAY

Reading the drug addiction story of Macaulay Culkin (the home alone kid), I immediately became a worried patron of art. Our Kenyan entertainers; I included, (no pun inte

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-04 00:00:00

KENYA ACTORS GUILD: WHAT AND WHY.

“The word “guild” is from the Saxon “gilden” meaning "to pay" and refers to the subscription paid to the Guilds by their members. Other words associated with the term guild include association, society, brotherhood, company, fellowship, f

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  • Posted On: 2012-06-04 00:00:00

HEARTS OF ART

What happens when you have talent and passion for the arts but you do not get an opportunity to show case it? Do you just wait for an opportunity to show up, fingers crossed or do you rise to the occasion by creating that opportunity? Not so long ago, a group of aspir

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-24 00:00:00

KENYAN DRAMA

Kenyan drama like the sloth, is no doubt shrugging of the mould that has been a characteristic feature of its existence. In recent years, more people no doubt are trooping albeit trudgingly to theatre halls for a piece of what in my opinion is one of the most fulfilli

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-22 00:00:00

THE ARTICLE ABOUT NICE GITHINJI THAT CAUSED TURMOIL:UNSUNG HEROES

In December 2011, Konga Mbandu passed away.

 Konga Mbandu

In May 2012 Sylvia (Rosemary) Mukwanyaga passed away.<

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-21 00:00:00

IS YOUR ACTING RESUME WORKING FOR YOU?

When you submit to acting auditions, your headshot and acting resume are usually put into a pile for the casting director to look at. Casting directors look at headshots first. If a shot grabs their attention, the first thing they do is turn it over to look at the acting resume i

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-14 00:00:00

TIPS TO NAIL YOUR ACTING MONOLOGUES

Acting monologues are some of the most important tools beginning actors need to master to get their first acting jobs, yet many performers rush through the process of p

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-14 00:00:00

9 LESSONS LEARNT FROM DA CREME DE LA CREME OF ACTORS PARTY

31ST April 2012 marked the day that saw a publicly advertised and organized event to celebrate Kenyan actors.  Dubbed as the “crème de la crème of acting party”, the event doubled up as a charity event and the funds raised wer

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-07 00:00:00

BREATHING FOR ACTORS-4 WAYS BREATHING CAN HELP YOUR ACTING

Breathing is so natural we hardly ever think about it. Yet how we breathe has a huge impact on our body and mind at any given time. By learning breathing techniques and becoming aware of breathing patterns, you can really improve your acting skills. Below are four ways you can

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-07 00:00:00

ACTING TIPS ON MEMORIZING LINES

Here is one acting tip - acting is not about learning lines. Yet actors often worry about memorizing lines, so below is some information on when you need to know your lines and the best way to avoid drawing a blank.

1. Do you need to know your lines for acting aud

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-07 00:00:00

ZUKU:CELEBRATING AFRICA'S STARS - A NIGHT OF 1000 LOLS

Zuku is a satellite multichannel pay-tv service that spans across East Africa. Their main objective is to make affordable quality home entertainment available at affordable prices. It has embarked on an initiative that sees it promoting and marketing African stars in the

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-04 00:00:00

WHO IS THIS MYSTERY WOMAN IN RAYMOND OFULA'S LIFE?

You would never have thought Raymond Ofula to be a man to be in a club. He is a man of high principles and standards and therefore a big pat on the back should go to the organisers of the creme de la creme of acting party that celebrated kenyan actors at Skylux on the 30th of Apri

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-04 00:00:00

POWO:Entrepreneurship in Creative and Performing Arts review

What happens when you put together a group of creative people locked up in one room?  Well, brainstorming will be rampant, great ideologies shared, innovation at its peak and of course a little bit of conflict of interest but with a result of a memorandum of unde

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  • Posted On: 2012-05-03 00:00:00

10 SEXIEST KENYAN ACTRESSES 2012

Goolge the word sexy and 2.1 Billion results are returned in 0.16 seconds and as if that is not enough, here I am to add more results to the already sex manifested internet world. Awesome!

 What does sexy mean anyway? Many de

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-29 00:00:00

PLEASE USE YOUR REAL FACEBOOK NAMES.

Facebook: To the ordinary person, a social website that unites the world. The place to come vent, share your personal life’s experiences while you get the likes and comments that make you heal and uplift your spirits which seem to be down almost every time. And

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-23 00:00:00

HERE COMES THE GROOM AT KENYA NATIONAL THEATRE

Once in a while I will go to the theatre to watch a play.I like comedies, not those plays where people wear pained looks and gaze longingly – and infinitely – into the horizon and speak in hushed, haunting whispers.But again, those plays make me want

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-16 00:00:00

5 CHARACTERISTICS OF AMAZING PERFORMERS AND ACTORS

What are some of the qualities that characterize amazing performers? Here are five qualities I, consistently observe in the most evolved creative performance artists.

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-16 00:00:00

GREAT ACTORS ARE MASTERS OF ENERGY

Acting is an extremely high-energy sport. Great actors are energy masters. The best actor training helps you deepen your energetic awareness, stamina and vocabulary. Ultimately, all ef

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-02 00:00:00

THE CURIOUS IMAGINATION TO GREAT ACTING

Great acting comes from a well-developed imagination. But many aspiring actors’ imaginations are undeveloped or blocked. Your imagination is the source of your creativity. Imagin

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  • Posted On: 2012-04-02 00:00:00

THE “BLACK CAT” OF THE ACTING INDUSTRY: ROY OGOLLA

The 26-year old Roy Ogolla Kohadha, an artist by profession, is said to be the “black cat” of the Film and T.V industry whereby his views and opinions have

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-22 00:00:00

WATCH SHUGA SEASON 2 HERE- ALL EPISODES

In 2010, a new series called Shuga, swept and revolutionized the Kenyan screens and not only did it storm Kenya as a country but the series went viral globally which le

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-16 00:00:00

HOW MUCH DO KENYAN ACTORS EARN? PART 1

In an industry where most are regarded as gods, it is sad and more so embarrassing to hear whispers like “actor so and so asked me for money the other day and has

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-16 00:00:00

TO ACT GAY OR PLAY A SEX SCENCE:WOULD YOU? PART 3

In TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 2, we looked at societies taboos and perception affecting your choice in accepting controversial perhaps sexual

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-16 00:00:00

TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 2

In TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 1 , In line with trying to elevate our Kenyan actors, we understand that marketing is an integral part of the whole presentation of an actor. One way to market yourself as an actor is to have good quality professional photos to showcase your strong features to potential producers

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-12 00:00:00

TO ACT GAY OR TO PLAY A SEX SCENE: WOULD YOU? PART 1

1: Is it a role that you will give up on because it goes against your principles?
I will keep it short. My two cents to the ever present concerns by ‘actors’ just looking to be discovered is as follows: I have personified myself at auditi

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  • Posted On: 2012-03-01 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTORS ARE NOT PUBLIC FIGURES! OR ARE THEY?

A question was posed on actors.co.ke facebook page seeking to find out if Kenyan actors are public figures or not. It read “Concerning question that needs to be a

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  • Posted On: 2012-02-27 00:00:00

KENYAN SOAP OPERAS-MALI VS LIES THAT BIND.VERDICT?

This is not a beef note, neither is it aimed at creating controversy nor opening cans of worms that had been sealed. It is just a note. An opinion, a thought, an observ

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  • Posted On: 2012-02-27 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH SABINA STADLER

You have probably seen Sabina Stadler appearing in one or more TV shows in Kenya. This is one actress who has appeared both on TV and on stage. Sabina is slowly but steadily building an impressive

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  • Posted On: 2012-02-20 00:00:00

TYPES OF ACTORS: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

The four types of actors, which one are you?

Make way, there is a new star on Kenyan TV, Mkamzee Mwatela. You know her as Usha, the evil conniving woman in the hit TV show Mali. With her fantastic acting and appea

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-30 00:00:00

HOW DOES CHARACTER BREAKDOWN HELP YOU AS AN ACTOR?

Character breakdown is a very important exercise if you want to play your role believably. You pick up a script and you notice the writer gives you basic guidelines abo

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-26 00:00:00

SECRETS ABOUT PIRACY REVEALED BY JITU FILMS DIRECTOR

It really irks me when I hear people talking and suggesting things about DVD piracy in Kenya especially people who wake up one day and without any research or numbers c

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-23 00:00:00

ACTORS ARE LIKE CONSUMABLES:THEY EXPIRE!

I bumped into a renowned actor sometime back. We exchanged starters and the inquisitive me just had to ask “How come we do not see you on TV or hear about you and

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  • Posted On: 2012-01-10 00:00:00

THE 10 WOMEN OF STEEL IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

Over the years, man has always been considered to be in charge and he has always been known to be the Alpha leaving the woman aside. Man has been dominant and that is w

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-14 00:00:00

10 TIPS TO OVERCOME AUDITION JITTERS

An audition may turn out to be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life, so preparing for it is vital. There are certain symptoms that will always be the

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-13 00:00:00

THE OTHER HALF OF IT

It is good to look back at your painful memories with a tint of humor in them. Kevin Hart called it Laugh at My Pains and it sold out totally. This is

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-07 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH DANIEL PETER WEKE

Tell us about your acting career? I had a hidden passion for acting since I was young. I was the drama leader in church. Opportunities came rarely and

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-07 00:00:00

DEVELOPING AND UNDERSTANDING CHARACTER

Slightly over a week ago I got a chance to spend some time on the other side of an audition floor and despite being involved in TV and Film productions before, I realiz

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  • Posted On: 2011-12-05 00:00:00

PERSONAL INVENTORY ACTING TECHNIQUE- CHARACTERIZATION

The most fundamental thing you can do each day is take Personal Inventory -- of your feelings, your body, and your voice, while noticing your inner images. Great actors

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-22 00:00:00

WHICH ROLES CAN YOU PLAY AS A SCREEN ACTOR? "VERSATILE" IS NOT A ROLE

Which role best fits you? Sadly, most actors do not know or have a straight answer to that question and most actors proudly say “I can take up any role assigned&r

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-22 00:00:00

POWER OF FILM IN OUR SOCIETY

 Have you ever watched live international news broadcast about anything Kenyan? Did you like what you saw? Is it me or do they always televise and focus on places

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-09 00:00:00

THE SUPER-POWER THAT IS THE KENYAN FAN

Ask any actor, (one who has a passion for what he does) what one of the most vital necessities in his career is and he will unflinchingly say, the fan. In the film indu

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-07 00:00:00

ACTORS EATING OTHER ACTORS?

There exists a thin line, a very thin line between fairness and branding! There are actors who do not go for auditions, but instead get begged to sign contracts! What m

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  • Posted On: 2011-11-01 00:00:00

THE AWE OF THEATRE

Everyone is rushing to be an actor going for auditions for TV series, spending all day in queues and waiting for callbacks with numerous other hopefuls. Ever thought of

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-25 00:00:00

PAYING FOR AUDITIONS IS A SCAM

There is a new wave of making money from actors that is spreading like wild fire and someone needs to put an end to it before it becomes an acceptable norm. I will not

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-24 00:00:00

SHOULD ONE PAY FOR AUDITIONS?

A question that needs not just an answer but a perspective backing it up and perhaps it is better off posed to those who are involved in the Kenyan Film industry. My mi

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-24 00:00:00

WHO IS YOUR MENTOR IN YOUR ACTING CAREER?

Dictonary.com describes a mentor as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher Or an influential senior sponsor or supporter. They can be in any field or career path and personally, I bel

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-21 00:00:00

CELEBRATING OUR VERY OWN: EDI GATHEGI

The Hollywood star sensation Edi Gathegi is of Kenyan descent and was born in Kenya. The star was raised in California and attended the prestigious gra

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-17 00:00:00

HOW TO ELIMINATE YOUR COMPETITION..

Actors want to get more auditions. Actors want to get noticed. Some want to get discovered Still others want to get an agent or meet that casting direc

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-11 00:00:00

HOW TO KICK START YOUR ACTING CAREER IN KENYA

If there is one question that there is not a straight answer to, it has to be this one: I am an aspiring actor and would like to act but where do I start? So after reading the

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-06 00:00:00

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF ACTING IS THE RIGHT CAREER CHOICE?

So you have seen your friend or family on TV or have heard the good things (or bad) about acting and you have thought to yourself, "I think I would like to try out acti

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-04 00:00:00

THE DEMISE OF KENYAN MOVIE THEATRES

As I kept sipping my overflowed coffee sitting next to my dad, his head shaking, facially showing pity to the Kenyan movie theatres. He still encourages me to take acti

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  • Posted On: 2011-10-03 00:00:00

SHOULD THE NAME RIVERWOOD CHANGE?

In a previous article I wrote called, HOW CAN WE SAVE OUR DYING INDUSTRY?<

SLUM DOG YET TO BE A MILLIONAIRE:JEFF MOHAMMEDS STORY

Below is a story of the youngest film maker in Kenya, Jeff Mohammed. Born in 1992 in the 2nd largest slum in Kenya, he set out to achieve his dream in film making and he will n

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-20 00:00:00

21 QUESTIONS WITH JOYCE MUSOKE

1.Movies, Series, Theatre, Awards! Is there anything you have not done?

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-19 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH KELVIN MBITHI

Describe yourself in one word.
Hardworking.

To say Nice Githinji doesnt deserve her place in the galaxy of stars in the Kenyan entertainment industry would be a complete untruth! Nice began her career as a stage

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-16 00:00:00

GET A SPECIAL SKILL OR THEY WILL GET A NON-ACTOR WITH ONE.

Watching Ryan Mbatia starring as Simiyu the super karateka in Robby Bresson‘s film/web project, ‘Simiyu Samurai‘, is exciting. If you havent watched i

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-13 00:00:00

A LETTER TO THE PRODUCTION TEAM (WITH LOVE)

It has come to our attention that the organization during auditions from you is very wanting and very questionable. The organization in hosting auditions that S

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-13 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH MARTIN GITHINJI

UP CLOSE WITH MARTIN GITHINJI
Martin Githinji (Daddiemarto) an on stage

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-12 00:00:00

ONE ON ONE WITH BRENDA WAIRIMU

Brenda Wairimu: I am Just Getting Started

Remember the drama that always kept us glued to our screen? That made us beat traffic, leave our work places, school or any other business so as to reach home very earl

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-02 00:00:00

WRITE FOR ACTORS.CO.KE

Actors.co.ke is a tool created to give the acting industry and the arts industry at large the much needed openness, exposure and forum to help its growing curve reach t

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-02 00:00:00

THE ACTOR/DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP

Writing is the fastest path to directing, and for those of you with aspirations of directing your own work, understanding the actor/director relationship is paramount to your succe

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  • Posted On: 2011-09-02 00:00:00

GOING BEYOND BORDERS NOT IMPOSSIBLE:ANNA MWALAGHO SPEAKS

Anna Mwalagho Croons For Justice On American Stage

In an article dubbed The dead bankability of the Kenyan actor Kenyan actors were given little bit

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-24 00:00:00

BIG BROTHERS MILLICENT MUGADI SPEAKS....

“Kenyan actress and one of the big brother contestants Millicent Mugadi who stared in a movie besides two hot and popular Nollywood stars is finding it hard to ge

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-22 00:00:00

KENYAN ACTRESS TO STAR IN A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

Actress Lizz Njagah knows too well that life’s like a play; its not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters. She spoke to STEVENS MUENDO

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-22 00:00:00

HOW CAN WE SAVE OUR DYING INDUSTRY?

Since there is Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood and Bongowood, what should we call ours? Riverwood? I dont think so and that should be the least of our concern but instead we should agitate on how t

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

ACTORS,STAND UNITED

I would like to bring something to the attention of everyone...and you can spread this to other cats who feel themselves actors and crew personnel. The Government needs

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

WHY WE ARE HERE..AN ACTORS TALE

I was sitting in front of my television tonight (as most out of work writers in the industry will do) watching the thing that drives my life. I was having some kind of

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

I AM AN ACTOR AND PROUD OF IT

I am an actor!a writer!a host!a director. And proud of it.

Everyday, I get out of

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

THE DEAD BANKABILITY OF THE KENYAN ACTOR

A spoiler cum disclaimer; This article will contain scenes and faces that you already have seen on Kenyan TV. However, any relation, real or imagined, does and does not

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

AUDITIONS:AS TOLD BY BREEZY

It is a developing acting industry trying to get on its feet and to the top of the world. Talents have been discovered, new projects have been launched and implemented as a result reas

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

PLEA FROM A VILLAGE GIRL ABOUT THE ACTING INDUSTRY

The following story has been written and told by Leilla Chebet (in her own words), a village girl. This is what she has to say about our acting industry. PS:Do

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

AUDITIONS:WHY THEY ARE A HIDDEN AGENDA

Why are auditions a hidden affair or unheard of yet we end up seeing new programs and movies coming out? When were those auditions held? Many upcoming actors or even es

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-10 00:00:00

SHISH THE DEVIL THAT IS

“I am enjoying this more than I imagined”

We would like to give you the heartiest welcome, to this web tool, first of its kind in Kenya, we thought long and hard to see what we may be lacking in Kenyas film industry.

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-19 22:09:08

ACTING AND AUDITIONING TIPS

A group of editors in Russia once wanted to test the concept and level of audience participation in the telling and understanding of film narrative. They took a shot of

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-01 00:00:00

THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF THE SET

I recently had the pleasure of attending the auditions for a local TV Series, Higher Learning and had the good fortune of landing a role in the series.

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  • Posted On: 2011-08-31 00:00:03

SHOULD ONE ATTEND ACTING CLASSES?

I hear of someone attending acting classes and I laugh. Then cry. Then start to ponder for a while. I eventually end up biting my nails and removing the foreskin on my fingers. I am su

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Kenyans4Kenya:Why we do not support our own.

First and foremost, let us please close our eyes and say a word of prayer for the Kenyans who have perished due to the worst hit famine that has hit our country for over a decade. Clos

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  • Posted On: 2011-07-25 21:45:40

ACTING AND FILM INDUSTRY ALREADY GROWN

“The Kenyan landscape has graced the silver screen for over fifty years; from 1950’s King Solomon’s mines to the 2005 box-office hit The Constant Gardener. The lush Ngong Highland

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  • Posted On: 2011-07-31 21:45:05


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