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    Betty Kyallo and sisters’ reality TV series set to debut on Showmax

    Kyallo Kulture is the new reality show in town. The series features Betty and her sisters Gloria and Mercy as lead actors. The upcoming series will premiere on showmax on the 17th of June 2022.

    Just like ‘Young Famous and African ‘, this TV series is going to be a talk of the month if not year depending on the reception.

    The 13-episode reality series will follow the lives of Betty Kyallo, one of Kenya’s most beautiful, talented, and prominent media personalities and a thriving entrepreneur, and her bold sisters, Mercy and Gloria Kyallo.

    The three sisters will give us a glimpse into their personal lives, their joys and pains of sisterhood, while also sharing more about their love lives, parenting, growing into womanhood, and taking charge of their businesses.- Is anyone seeing the ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ Kenyan version, because I’m seeing it.

    “Gloria, Mercy, and Betty represent the urban Kenyan woman,” says Eugene Mbugua, the face behind the reality series. “They’re hard-working entrepreneurs, they like to have fun, and they are not in any way held back by what society thinks of them. They’re strong and unapologetic. These are the things that attracted our production company, D&R Studios, to them.”

    While Betty is the most popular of the three sisters, for Eugene, each one of them brings something unique to Kyallo Kulture that the audience will love.

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    “Each sister will share a key life story that they’ve never opened up about before,” says Eugene. “These stories are very personal to them, and have made them who they are today, from Betty’s childhood accident to Mercy’s IVF experience to Gloria’s childhood growing up without a father and so much more.” The filmmaker added.

    Eugene, one of the most sought-after documentary-reality filmmakers in Kenya, is also behind Kenya’s biggest docu-reality shows and Showmax favorites like the 2021 Kalasha nominee Sol Family; the 2021 Kalasha nominee, and 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice (AMVCA) nominee This Love; 2018 Kalasha nominee Stori Yangu and 2019 Kalasha winner Our Perfect Wedding.

    Sol Family and This Love were among the ten most-watched shows on Showmax in Kenya in 2020 and 2021 respectively but Eugene says Kyallo Kulture’s major differentiator is that it is led by an all-female lead cast. “The show has also been produced by a predominantly female crew,” he adds. Overall, Eugene describes Kyallo Kulture as “emotional, funny, and entertaining, even as it delves deep into matters that a lot of women (and by extension, men) will relate to and empathize with.”


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