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    Netflix announces first Kenyan series, “Country Queen”

    Netflix has announced its first Kenyan-licensed series, Country Queen, that will begin streaming on Friday, July 15, 2022.

    We’re excited to bring this authentic Kenyan story to our viewers around the world. More than 222 million entertainment fans will get the opportunity to experience Kenya’s talent and creativity with Country Queen,” said Nkateko Mabaso, Netflix’s Director of Licensing in Africa.

    “The MOU we signed with the Kenyan government in April signaled our intention to meaningfully contribute to Kenya’s creative community and through this title, we want to show – not just tell – how committed we are to making sure Kenyan stories find a place to shine on a global stage.” He added

    Set in modern Kenya, Country Queen is a family drama series that tells the story of regular Kenyans fighting against a corporate regime that threatens to destroy their abodes and lives.

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    The series focuses on themes like land grabbing and exploitation, and how these factors affect the lives and relationships of the main characters, their families, and communities.

    Country Queen stars Melissa Kiplagat as Akisa, a woman from a sleepy village who now leads a comfortable but complicated life in the city.

    The  Country Queen series actors include Melissa Kiplagat, Melvin Alusa, Blessing Lung’aho, Nini Wacera, Mumbi Kaigwa, Muthoni Gathecha, Sheila Munyiva, Nyokabi Macharia, Joel Otukho, Eddy Kimani, Abu Sensei, Nice Githinji, Nancy Karanja, Maina Olwenya, Kael Njihia, Robert Agengo, Oliver Litondo, Vera Atsango, Peter King, Johnson ‘Fish’ Chege and Raymond Ofula.

    Country Queen stars Melissa Kiplagat as Akisa, a woman from a sleepy village who now leads a comfortable but complicated life in the city.

    Her dark history and complicated relationship with the powerful and cruel Sibala family sets in motion a series of events with gurgling consequences.

    The series was filmed in Nairobi, Machakos, and Murang’a counties and was directed by Vincent Mbaya, Tosh Gitonga, and Brian Munene.

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