Story Universe: An interview with scriptwriter/producer Kiboi Peter Kuria

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By Alex Matu

PART 1

Seasoned scriptwriter-producer, Kiboi Peter Kuria, is among a premium crop of storytellers who’ve been bringing characters to life on our screens post-2005. I stress this point in time because it marks Kenya’s TV market’s steady surge in quality local content production. A string of entertaining programs hit the TV circuit post 2005 and it was evident a lot of preparation went into their creation. Thanks to guys like Kiboi, shows such as Tahidi High, Lies That Bind, Mali, Block D, Changes et al were evolutionary to our industry.

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THROUGH OUR AFRICAN LENS [VIDEO]

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By Mark Allan Karanja

There are very few greats who have managed to bring all of Africa together under the tree of pan African oneness. We all rejoiced when Lupita Nyong’o, a Kenyan, made a splash in Hollywood, representing all that is African, the heart and soul of Africa.

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A LONG TIME COMING

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By Charlie Karumi

When Spielworks Media got a chance to talk to renowned actor and entertainer Maqbul Mohammed, we knew we had to make the most of the opportunity and ask only the most relevant of questions. The most relevant being “What came first Maqbul… the chicken or the egg”… In this case the egg being acting and the chicken being radio.

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KENYA’S OKWIRI ODUOR WINS CAINE PRIZE

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By Wanjiku Mwaurah

I was overjoyed when I read on my timeline that Okwiri won the Caine Prize.

Not just because it’s a prestigious prize, far from it. I felt proud. The kind of pride you can only feel if you have known someone for a little longer than that initial moment of realizing they have won something huge. It’s the kind of pride that stems from countless encounters you have enjoyed in their presence and the countless ideas that have floated around you.  It’s the pride that is deep-seated, which is why I write this now. Because even after it’s out I will still feel this pride.

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“NO DRAMA” SAYS THE DRUMMER QUEEN

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By Charlie Karumi

If I ever achieve my dream of producing “The Kenyan Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” you can rest assured that Muthoni Ndonga will be in the pilot. With hits such as “Nai ni ya Nani” and “Vile Inafaa” she’s arguably Kenya’s biggest female hip hop artiste- so that’s the famous bit covered. And as the CEO of Blankets and Wine – East Africa’s premiere music experience – she definitely has enough cheese to earn the label ‘Rich’.

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