Eugene Mbugua with the Kyallo sisters
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Celebrated TV Personality Betty Kyallo’s reality series 'Kyallo Kulture' has been nominated for the Kalasha Awards 2022.

The 13-part reality show which talks about Betty Kyallo and her sisters Mercy and Gloria is among the Showmax Original and exclusives that have been nominated for this year’s awards.

Other nominated shows are political thriller 'County 49', drama series 'Single Kiasi', 'Crime and Justice', 'Baba Twins' and 'This Love'.

This year Showmax has earned 23 nominations at the Kalasha Awards 2022, a major boost from 2021's 6 nominations.

This the highest achievement at the Kalasha Awards yet for the platform which launched its first Original title in Kenya (Crime and Justice) in March 2021.

Speaking about the nominations, Denise Mwende, Showmax Content Specialist in East Africa, said;

“These 23 nominations are an acknowledgement of the caliber of local content that Showmax continues to put out there. It’s the kind of content that continues to set the bar high, both in storytelling and in offering variety to our subscribers. It’s been a great journey, and we are proud of all our Kalasha nominees at Showmax for their contribution in pushing the industry to the highest standards.”

Leading the pack for Showmax nominations is the coming-of-age film Baba Twins with eight nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director for Lawrence Murage and Best Lead Actor and Actress for Morris Mwangi and Violetta Ngina respectively.

Mercy, Betty and Gloria Kyallo
Mercy, Betty and Gloria Kyallo

See the full Kalasha Awards 2022 nomination list of Showmax Originals 


Best TV Drama

County 49

Crime and Justice



Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama

Peter Kawa – County 49

Alfred Munyua – Crime and Justice S2

Jimmi Gathu - Kina

Joe Kinyua – Njoro wa Uba

Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama

Gathoni Mutua – Single Kiasi

Aisha Mwajumlah – Pete

Ivy Wanjiku – Sanura

Sanaipei Tande - Kina

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama

James Webbo – County 49

Maqbul Mohammed – Crime and Justice S2

Moses Kiema – Kina

Bryan Kabuggi - Salem

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama

Nyokabi Macharia – County 49

Foi Wambui – Salem

Julie Brenda Nyambura - Kina

Jane Wambui – Njoro wa Uba

Best TV Comedy

Roast House


Best TV Show

This Love

Kyallo Kulture

Date My Family Kenya

Best Viewers’ Choice (TV Drama)

County 49

Single Kiasi

Crime and Justice S2



Njoro wa Uba



Best Feature Film

Baba Twins


Best Lead Actor in a Film

Morris Mwangi – Baba Twins

Best Lead Actress in a Film

Violetta Ngina – Baba Twins

Best Supporting Actress in a Film

Annstella Karimi – Baba Twins

Sarah Mohammed – Zuena

Best Supporting Actor in a Film

Andrew Muthure - Bargain Bride

Best Original Screenplay

Lawrence Murage – Baba Twins

Best Director

Lawrence Murage – Baba Twins

Best Lighting Technician

Jerry Kavita – Baba Twins

Isaac Awene – Antisocial

Best Editor

Nicholas Kibathi – Baba Twins

Best Viewers’ Choice (Feature Film)




Best Make-Up and Hairstylist

Florence Muthoni – Kaz

Khadija Abdulqadir – Zuena

Best Director of Photography

Enos Olik – Antisocial

Best International Award

Joyce’s Dream – Tanzania

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