Yesterday evening saw the launch of the the newest TV drama series in town. Dubbed “Sumu La Penzi”, the much anticipated Swahili series is set to air on Africa Magic Swahili (DStv Chnl 158/ GOtv Chnl 103). The launch that was held at Spielworks Media Ltd was graced by a number of celebrities- some of which will be featuring in the series.
“Sumu La Penzi” follows the life of three urban women, their mishaps and their adventures as they prey on high-flying men of the city to fund their expensive lifestyles. These women, Mariam, Eva and Tindi trawl on social gatherings, bars and even their friends’ workplaces with their feminine charms, often scoring ridiculously rich married men of the city.
The central character, Mariam, is the elegant, classy go-getter who is dating three men at a go. She is the envy of every girl in town, a master of the game who is living the dream life. Her best friend is Eva, a banker who is dating a married man, and has had a daughter by him. She is drowning in delusions, believing that the man is in love with her and will leave his wife for her. In all this is Mariam’s cousin, fresh electrical engineering graduates whose efforts to score a job have hit a dead end. Mentoring these girls on their ways is Ama, a bar manager at their favourite joint.
Here are photos from the Launch,