Explosive new telenovela, Salem set to premiere on Maisha Magic Plus in April

18 March 2022
Viewers will be exposed to a tale of two cities through two families – one in a wealthy neighbourhood and one a poor family trying to make ends meet – and how the two intersect due to a life-changing event

The shows on Maisha Magic Plus (DStv Channel 163 and GOtv Supa Channel 8) might be among the best on television, but that won’t stop us from turning up the temperature even higher for our viewers’ enjoyment.

The channel is excited to announce that on Monday 11 April at 8.30 pm, an explosive new local show will premiere.

Starring Mumbi Maina, Foi Wambui, Melvin Alusa, Brian Kabugi amongst other critically acclaimed casts, Salem is a riveting, thrilling and spectacular story about inequality- rich versus the poor, and about how fine the line between the two can be. It’s the story of relatable characters – people we know, or people we may be – and the situations they must fight their way out of, be they of their own doing or beyond their control.  Ruth Apondi of the classic Kenyan Drama Tausi also makes a powerful TV comeback on the show.

Salem is a story about two families inhabiting separate but intersecting worlds: the Mufasa family in the high class, upmarket neighborhood of Karen and the humble Karani family in the high-density and chaotic Salem. The former lives a glossy life with cracks hidden beneath it, while the latter is a tight-knit and loving family- until everyone’s lives are turned upside down by a devastating event.


“The addition of Salem to our growing and excellent content slate is further confirmation that Maisha Magic Plus is the go-to channel for premium local entertainment. “We’re proud to consistently push the envelope and offer value to our customers, and this one will no doubt blow our audiences away’’, says Margaret Mathore, Channel Head.


“The ongoing creation of new content across various genres is beneficial to many, not just socio-economically but creatively as well. This highly acclaimed show is testimony that our creative industry is rising to the challenge of creating local content, as told through our own lens” she concludes.  Njoki Muhoho, the veteran Film Producer and Trainer is the Executive Producer behind this epic show.

Set your reminders for 11 April, at 8.30 pm and do not forget to join the conversation on the channel social media pages MaishaMagicPlus.tv to find out more about this show and other great content.