New sitcom launches as a first for Kenya: ‘One In A Million’

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One in a Million Cast

One in a Million, Kenya’s first ever locally produced sitcom, premiered on Maisha Magic on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 at 8 pm. The MNET commissioned show is an intelligent comedy that has been well thought out and written cleverly to keep the viewers desire nothing but watching.

The new TV series revolves around the Bolos, a humble family of four consisting of Jacinta (Virginia Mando), Gidraff (Jim Were) and their two kids Riqo (Brian Ngaira) and Kabi (Valentine Kariuki).

One lucky day, this family hits the jackpot and moves from their old, ran down hood Mchanganiwa, to their new four bed-roomed apartment in the suburbs. They however lose their furniture because of Mr. Bolo’s unpaid debts and are met by the unwelcoming care-taker/owner Mr. Quentin.

Will they fit in to their neighborhood? Stay tuned to find out!

Speaking at the launch event, the producers of the show, Joyce Musoke of Cheese Pictures and Ken Oloo of Zindua said, “Through this show we have further explored our niche in producing comedies.”

The launch was graced by Mr. Chris Foot, Chairman of the Kenya Film Commission. In his remarks, Mr. Foot congratulated the team announced that the Government was in the process of signing an MOU with Communications Authority of Kenya to agitate broadcasters run between 40% – 60% of local content.

The show was written by Yafesi Musoke, a master at creating rib-cracking, memorable characters like Ben of Briefcase Inc and now the Bolos of the One In a Million show.

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