Maisha Magic East bags 13 nominations at the Kalasha TV and Film Awards 2020 in 6 categories

24 November 2020
The Kenyan Film Commission announced the nominees for the Kalasha Awards, and as per previous years, Kenya’s most loved local story teller scooped a whooping 13 nominations in the TV Category.
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“As a Channel, we endeavour to find content that resonates with the market which has equally been a consistant ask from our subscribers in Kenya and nominations are testament that we have lived up to the requets” said Margaret Mathore Channel Head for Maisha Magic East. Mathore further mentioned that Multichoice Kenya is thankful for the support of the audience , and will relentlessly live up to its promise of delivering content that is of value to its viewers and enriching the lives of those it touches as the channel emerges to be one of Africa’s best loved story-teller.

In the Best TV Drama Category, Daudi Anguka was nominated for his astounding contribution in the hit telenovella- Pete, the much loved Swahili tv show that airs on Maisha Magic every Monday to Wednesday at 8pm. Leon Ongaye who plays Mbura on the same show was nominated in the Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama. Selina which airs Monday to Friday at 8pm wa s nominated again for Best TV Drama, making it the third time after it won in 2018 as well as 2019.

In the Comedy Category, Matayo Keya (Hullaballoo Estate), Fahamu Kazungu (Nyanya Rukia) as well as well as Eve De’Souza (Varshita) rounded up some nominations in the Best Performance in a TV Comedy. This proved to be another epic victory for all three shows that were also earmarked for the Best TV Comedy nomination.

Other contenders included our epic Investigative Series Maisha Mkanda in the Best TV Documentary and Amina Abdul for Best TV Host in a TV Show for the trailblazing music show.

The list of Nominations on Maisha Magic East are:

Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama Pete - Leon Ongaya (Mbura)
Best Host in a TV Show The Turn Up - Amina Abdi-Rabar
Best Performance in a TV Comedy

Nyanya Rukia - Fahamu Kazungu

Hullaballoo Estate - Matayo Keya

Varshita - Eve De’ Souza

Best TV Comedy

Nyanya Rukia - Daudi Anguka

Hullaballoo Estate - Denise Kibisu

Varshita - Lucy Mwangi

Best TV Drama 

Pete - Daudi Anguka

Selina - Reuben Odanga

Best TV Documentary

Maisha Mkanda: Mkorogo- Makena Ngondi

Stalker in my life - Peris Gachachi

Window cleansing - John Allan Namu

Viewers are encouraged to cast their vote on the official site for their best film and tv series. Make your vote count today by clicking here and downloading the Startimes ON app to vote! Voting closes on the 3rd December 2020.

Maisha Magic East, Channel 158 is the DStv flagship local and 24-hour general entertainment channel for the Kenyan mass market. Maisha Magic East is available on DStv Channel 158 as well as GOtv Channel 4.