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Highly acclaimed Kina and Kovu set to premiere on Maisha Magic East in April

09 March 2022
While enjoying a hugely successful run on Maisha Magic Plus, the much-loved telenovelas Kina and Kovu will now also be available on Maisha Magic East, with both shows launching on the sister channel next month.
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Season 1 of Kovu will premiere on Maisha Magic East (DStv Channel 158 and GOtv Channel 4) on Monday 4 April at 7.30 pm, and every Monday to Friday thereafter.

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Written by Jacob Mwadingo, the telenovela tells the story of a family torn apart by a devastating secret that has yet to be revealed. Jaffar (played by Ken Ambani), a successful businessman who has been living with his family for decades in Tanzania, is forced to move them back home to Kenya – much to the dismay of his wife, Alisa (Saada Fateh). The target of her wrath, inexplicably, becomes the couple’s eldest daughter, Rina (Shallet Akinyi). What could have caused this sudden rift between mother and daughter, and will it threaten the family empire?

Kina will premiere its first season on Maisha Magic East on Monday 11 April at 8.30 pm, occupying the primetime slot every Monday to Friday.

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The story narrates the journey of an abandoned girl seeking justice for the murder of the man she thinks is her father… while slowly falling under the dangerous spell of the woman she doesn’t yet know is her mother. A classic excellently told David and Goliath story that also explores how the poor glaringly take on the rich, and the discrepancy between the haves versus the have-nots. But at its heart, it is the tragic story of a mother and a daughter who couldn’t be more opposite than they already are.


“Maisha Magic East is committed to giving the best in local storytelling, and we pride ourselves in providing authentic content that allows viewers to see themselves reflected on screen,” says Margaret Mathore, Channel Head.

“Beyond that, we are proud to be in a position where we are able to continue nourishing our local entertainment industry, providing creative minds and performers with a massive platform for their projects, and enriching the industry economically,” concludes Mathore.  

As a leading local channel, Maisha Magic East is one of our proud homes of local storytelling that always cater to the tastes and interests of its diverse audience, and this latest addition is sure to please enthusiasts of content that promise drama and intrigue.