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Exciting new additions to Salem’s cast in season 2

06 April 2023
Charles J. Ouda and Jackie Matubia join the show!
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Kenya's leading telenovela, Salem, has a riveting season ahead. Television greats Charles J. Ouda and Jackie Matubia have been cast in Salem, and viewers are in for a treat. Follow the show to find out what characters the two will play. It's sure to be an unforgettable season.

In this season, some long-time characters will be recast with brand-new actors. Fans will see Charles J. Ouda and Jackie Matubia take on roles previously played by other actors. With the revised casting, viewers can expect a fresh take on the beloved telenovela.

“We are thrilled to welcome Charles J. Ouda and Jackie Matubia to the Salem family. We are confident they will bring a level of skill and passion to the show that viewers have come to expect. We look forward to seeing the characters they bring to life and the amazing performances they deliver. Season 2 of Salem features love, marriage, family, crime, and tough decisions. From the outside, these characters seem to live in a dramatic world that constantly twists and turns. Even though the drama might not be as high, we still see the emotions guiding our characters' choices, often flawed judgment calls, in their everyday lives. In the end, the family returns to family and love returns to love. Or does it? Watch season 2 of Salem to find out how Jackie and Charles fit in this great Kenyan story " says Maisha Magic Plus Channel Head, Margaret Mathore.

Having an illustrious entertainment career, award-winning Jackie Matubia is one of the most sought-after actors in the country. Her roles in Tahidi High, Zora, and Loop are fan favourites, and she always brings distinctive energy to her performances.

With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Charles has a wealth of knowledge and passion for storytelling that he will contribute to the show. His past work includes Crime and Justice, Pepeta, Second Family, and Quantico Season 2. Charles brings an invaluable perspective to the show, and his strong understanding of the industry will be a great asset. His experience as a director, who understands how to bring stories to life, makes him an impressive addition to this captivating upcoming season.


Marketing Head for MultiChoice Kenya, Ronald Shelukindo says: "It is a privilege to be part of this remarkable journey and to be able to contribute to the growth and appreciation of Kenyan stories through this platform. Excitingly, season 2 will bring the potential to further elevate the show with top-notch talent taking the helm.

"We're immensely proud of our partnership with DStv and GOtv subscribers enabling us to support Kenyan storytellers and their work so that we can all continue to be inspired and entertained by the amazing content they create," adds Shelukindo.

Catch season 2 of Salem, starting Tuesday 11 April at 20:30 and Monday to Thursday thereafter during the same timeslot on Maisha Magic Plus (DStv channel 163 and GOtv channel 8). Don’t forget to visit dstv.com/maishamagicplus to stay up to date with the latest shows, as well as other exciting content on the channel.

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