Editor's Review

The Real Housewives of Nairobi won Best TV Show at the Kalasha Awards. 

Season 1 of The Real Housewives of Nairobi won Best TV Show at the Kalasha Awards ceremony held on Saturday.

The popular reality series is the biggest Showmax Original yet in Kenya, having broken streaming records when Season 1 launched in February 2023, and making it to the top 10 most-watched shows on Showmax in Kenya in 2023.

Crime drama Pepeta was another Showmax Original winner of the night at the Kalashas, clinching the coveted Best TV Drama and Best Viewers’ Choice. 

Based on the real-life story of Harun ‘Rio’ Wathari, Pepeta follows the three intertwining stories of Junior, a 17-year-old talented footballer torn between the thrills of crime and the promises of soccer; Kepha (George Mo), an unforgiving cop with a personal vendetta; and Biki, an ambitious football coach determined to get Junior and his friends scouted before the barrel of the gun cuts short their dreams. 

Real Housewives of Nairobi wins Best TV Show at Kalasha Awards 2024. 

Pepeta is produced by CJ3 Entertainment, with Damaris Irungu, Charles J. Ouda, and Abigail Arunga as writers.

More winners on Showmax include D&R's produced stand-up Roast House, Best Performance in a TV Comedy for Abel Mutua; Salem, Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama for Charles Ouma; The Caller, Best Supporting Actress in a Film for Brenda Mwai; The Last Door for Best Documentary Feature; and Kina, Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama for Ndugi Kithuku.