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Baba Twins: Showmax Announces Release of Exciting First Original Kenyan Film

  • Showmax has a new show dubbed Baba Twins which is a coming-of-age comedy-drama from Njoro Wa Uba producer Lucy Mwangi that is set for release in December 2021
  • Baba Twins features celebrity cameo appearances from media personalities such as King Kalala, Kalekye Mumo and Maqbul Mohammed
  • Baba Twins is the first Showmax Original film and its second Original title in Kenya

Showmax has announced its first Kenyan Showmax Original film, Baba Twins, a coming-of-age comedy-drama that will be released on the platform in December 2021.

Celeb-studded production

Baba Twins follows Wamz, a young, carefree airline hostess who is thrust into motherhood and has to raise multiples while navigating nanny drama and Tony, her socialite baby daddy who is not ready to be a dad.

Wamz is played by former KTN and Jalang’o TV presenter Violetta Ngina while Tony is played by Morris Mwangi from Famous and You Again.

Other cast members include Kui Kabala from Njoro wa Uba who played Doris, Annstella Karimi from Kina and Sue na Jonnie who played Eva, Brian Ngaira and Shix Kapienga.

The show also features celebrity cameo appearances from radio personalities King Kalala, Kalekye Mumo, Maqbul Mohammed who played a role in Crime and Justice, and Ian Mbugua from House of Lungula and Changes.

Directed by Lawrence Murage, Baba Twins is produced by Lucy Mwangi through her production house Moon Beam Productions, the company behind beloved comedy TV shows like Auntie Boss, Kalasha 2020 Best TV Comedy winner and 2021 nominee Varshita, and Kalasha 2021 Best TV Drama nominee Njoro wa Uba.

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Worthy challenge

Speaking about Baba Twins, Lucy describes her first foray into film as a “huge responsibility” that has made her face her fears head-on.

“I am learning that there’s a big difference between producing a TV series and producing a movie, but I am backed by an amazing and professional team, right from my writers to the technical crew to the support team, who are super stoked about working on a project as exciting as this,” she said.

“This excitement has balanced the nerves and now we are just having fun as we work towards telling a great story,” Lucy added.

Baba Twins, which has recently kicked off production, is the first Showmax Original film, and its second Original title in Kenya, which is another significant step for Showmax and for Lucy who is looking to replicate her TV success.

“The full scale of what I was doing – helming the first Kenyan Showmax Original film – didn’t quite hit home until two days to production. That Showmax entrusted Moon Beam with such a monumental project is in itself a vote of confidence. For us as a production, it’s to ensure that we don’t disappoint, not just the team at Showmax, but the audience who have come to expect nothing but great entertainment from us,” Lucy disclosed.

Baba Twins joins Crime and Justice, the first-ever Showmax Original in Kenya, which premiered in February 2021.

The film also adds to Showmax’s ever-growing slate of local content already released on the platform this year, from the third season of the Kalasha-nominated drama series Monica, Kalasha 2021 Best Documentary nominees Sol Family Season 2 and This Love Season 1, to the music drama Famous, created and directed by Enos Olik.

Watch Baba Twins Teaser HERE.

Source: Kenyan Breaking News

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