Rapper King Kaka, beauty entrepreneur Michelle Ntalami and actor Robert Agengo have something up their sleeves.
The trio just dropped Diana, a 9-part musical drama series that is based on a true story.
After the trio teased the project for a few weeks without giving elaborate information as regards what the project would entail, the thrilling series is finally out.
A collaboration with Safaricom’s new streaming platform Baze – where it is streaming from – Diana depicts something synonymous with Nairobi.
Diana, played by Michelle Ntalami, meets and is head-over-heels with King (King Kaka) after meeting him at a party. The hit it off, but unbeknownst to King, Diana is already in another relationship with Alvo (Roberta Agengo). King attempts to end the affair are almost unsuccessful as Diana is having none of that, which escalates the situation and makes it end in a violent scenario.
Part of the the synopsis sent to The Sauce by a source affiliated to King Kaka further says that The Diana Series: “ tackles the societal issues surrounding Gender Based Violence (GBV) and how it has become rampant over the past years.
The series also covers multiple layers which surround the GBV discussion. These are, Mental Health, Economic and Societal Pressure, Culture and Religion. Diana series presents an opportunity to tackle these issues with the airing of each episode.”
The mastermind behind this production, Kaka has this to say about why settled on Ntalami and Gengo as the starring cast: “I settled on Michelle Ntalami, firstly because she’s a very good friend of mine. She fit the description for Diana and had even approached her one year ago. Robert Agengo is also a very good friend of mine, actually we worked on a project called Mwizi Mkubwa in which he played a politician. If your friends are close to you, just work with them. And most of my friends are known in the public too.”
The series is made up of 4-minute episodes, a length whose quest is to see to it that the viewers are extremely glued to the screen to see what prevails. Addressing her involvement in the project, Ntalami hailed the project as a story of deceit and betrayal, guised as love and loyalty. “I remember last year @thekingkaka called me and told me he’s writing a musical series and the main character is Diana. And as he was writing the song, all along he knew I’d be the best person to play Diana. I considered this such a great compliment from someone who’s literally, the King of his craft! I read the script, and I was blown away! Playing along these legends @thekingkaka and @robertagengo as my main co-stars was such an honor, I was all in!” she said.
The series’ question phrase is as chilling as the come and implores views to think deeply about their love lives: How many scars will you keep justifying because you love the person holding the knife?