Maisha Magic Plus launched on the 23rd of March 2020 and officially became the new addition to the Maisha Magic stable. In addition to the exciting content that is currently being shown on Maisha Magic East, the channel kickstarted with Kina, a weekly telenovela that airs every Monday to Friday at 8 pm. The content offering then revved up with Kovu (telenovela) that also airs on weekdays on the channel at 6.30 pm. Both shows star high-profile homegrown actors as well as riveting storylines.
In the Best in TV Drama Category, Daudi Anguka was once again nominated for his astounding contribution in the hit telenovela- Pete whilst Leon Ongaye who plays the part of Mbura on the same show was nominated in the Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama. Selina was also nominated for Best TV Drama making it the third time after the show won in 2018 as well as 2019. Alice Wangari who plays the part of Bella on Kina and Trisha Khalid (who plays the part of Ruby) on Kovu were equally nominated for their sterling performance under the category Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama
The Comedy Category equally hailed some impressive nominations in the best in a TV Comedy for Hullaballoo Estate, Varshita as well as Nyanya Rukia who are equally no strangers in this category. The nomination also proved to be another epic victory for Varshita who won in the same category as well as Eve De’ Souza (Varshita) in the Best Performance in a TV Comedy in 2019.
Finally, Maisha Mkanda was also applauded as contenders in the Best TV Documentary, summarized by Amina Abdul for Best TV Host in a TV Show for the music show, The Turn Up.
“As a channel, we continue to find fresh content that resonates with the audience and that is relatable. Our mandate to our customers is to entertain, educate and ultimately bring value. Through the nominations and within a very small space of time, we believe that we have hit the sweet spot in the market” said Margaret Mathore, Channel Head of Maisha Magic Plus.
Mathore also extended her sincere gratitude to all viewers who have shown support and appreciation for the channel as well as its content and cautioned that viewers should look out for more exciting content throughout the upcoming years.
The list of Nominations on Maisha Magic Plus are:
Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama
Trisha Khalid (Ruby)- Kovu
Alice Wangari (Bella)- Kina
Best TV Documentary
Maisha Mkanda: Mkorogo- Makena Ngondi
: Stalker in my life- Peris Gachachi
: Window cleansing- John Allan
Viewers are encouraged to cast their vote on the official site for their best tv series. Make your vote count today by going to http://m.startimestv.com/hybrid/vote/FilmKenya and downloading the app to vote today!
Maisha Magic Plus, Channel 163 is a DStv flagship local and 24-hour general entertainment channel for the Kenyan mass market. The channel is available exclusively on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact DStv.