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Illya Frank to appear as Zara on East Africa’s leading storyteller; Maisha Magic Plus

10 August 2022
She will make her debut on 15 August 2022
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Mumbi Maina, best known for her role as Zara on the hit telenovela- Salem will be replaced by Ilya Frank effective 15 August 2022.

“On behalf of the Maisha Magic Plus Team and Zebra Productions, we would like to thank Mumbi for her patronage and sterling performance,” said Margaret Mathore, Maisha Magic Plus Channel Head.  “We equally wish her all the best for her new endeavours” she concluded.

Illya Frank is no stranger to the Kenyan television and entertainment space. She first hit the small screens in her debut performance on Reality Show- Nairobi Diaries and later played a key role in a comedy series entitled Disconnect as Belinda and on Maza TV as Keisy Brown. Her latest role has been in the epic telenovela, Kovu where she plays the character Tasha which aired on Maisha Magic Plus and now broadcasting on the sister channel, Maisha Magic East.

Catch Illya on the riveting telenovela, Salem from 15 August exclusively on Maisha Magic Plus, DStv Ch 163, and GOtv Supa, Ch 8 every Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm. Don’t forget to like and follow MaishaMagicPlus to stay up to date with exciting content on the channel and any schedule updates.