In the music industry in Kenya, where fame equals success, some will do whatever it takes to make it to the top. Get ready to watch this world come alive on your screens in Famous, a new 10-part musical drama coming soon and exclusively to Showmax.
Created and directed by renowned music video director and filmmaker Enos Olik and produced by his production company, EOP Films, Famous follows three young artists - Nyota, Magic and Nikita - as they navigate the intricate music industry in Nairobi.
Famous is about this glamorous yet brutal world, Nyota struggles to rise to stardom as she battles to overcome her sordid past. Magic, a renowned rapper and producer who has gained notoriety for his fast life and wealth, tries to take his empire to the top with his number one artist, Nikita, whose successful career is threatened by new scandals and a desire for even bigger things.
Famous stars Khula Budi (Maria) as the troubled rapper and producer Magic, with newcomers Brianna Wanjiku as Nyota and Michelle Tiren as Nikita as main acts. Keith Chuaga, Manasseh Nyagah Ciku Shire, Morris Mwangi, Sarah Hassan, Brahim Ouma, and Sandra Wambui as supporting role.
Sharing his excitement about the project, Olik says,
“I started out as a music video director before venturing into other forms of filmmaking and content creation, so music has been a big part of my life and my career. Famous is a story that I personally relate to. I wanted to show an aspirational journey through the music industry and yet make it feel relatable.”