Pascal Tokodi, Amina Rabar and Kazungu Fahamu were voted the best in the 9th edition of the 2019 Kalasha awards held at Safari Park on 30 November. Tokodi, who plays Nelson in the award-winning drama series Selina won the Lead Actor award in a TV drama. Kazungu Fahamu won the best performance in a TV comedy while Amina Rabar, host of the entertainment program The TurnUp, won the best host in a TV show.
Selina the drama series that has now become a household name scooped the best TV drama award, Nyanya Rukia won the best TV comedy and Our Perfect Wedding won the best TV reality show.
We sample some of the reactions:
Although Celestine Gachuhi who plays Selina didn't win the best actress category the show won the best TV drama award for the second time in a row. Here's how she reacted to the news:
Daudi Anguka, the producer for Nyanya Rukia had this to say after receiving the award
"I'm grateful to GOD for always walking with me in every step of the journey and enabling me to receive at least an accolade in every competition and that is a blessing. Another reason to be grateful is for the great team that has always stood up with me. Having being nominated in 5 categories PETE and Nyanya Rukia we won in 2; Best TV comedy Nyanya Rukia and Best Performance in TV comedy. We will continue working to bring you the best of TV entertainment and raising the bar of film in Mombasa and Kenya. GOD bless you all and without forgetting my two bosses Margaret Mathoore and Jakkie Anyanzwa who put me in the TV world and have held my hand in the entire period; I am grateful to you and pray for abundant life and your continued support and guidance. Cinema itambeeeee".
Maisha Magic East takes this opportunity to congratulate all the winners!