Yesterday 20th August, Kampala was blessed to be the first ever official announcing spot for KONA a highly anticipated East African Telenovela that will officially come to your TV on 26th August.
KONA is an East African Telenovela where glitz and glamour meets grit and sweat; love and family confront betrayal and solitude; success and triumph are pitted against failure and desperation. In a world where only the strong survive, where you’re only as good as your next move, where love and betrayal are interchangeable… we follow the world of the Oyanges, a family battling for survival after Richard Oyange, business tycoon, dies in a tragic car crash leaving behind a wife, Ayira (Muthoni Gathecha), two daughters; Pamela (Brenda Wairimu), Julia (Nini Wacera) and a son Wanjala (Lwanda Jawar).
When daughter, Julia Oyange (Nini Wacera) inherits her late dad’s pet project, a boxing gym, she decides to make it work for the benefit of the family. But Julia is trying to play in a man’s world and the men are not going to let her in that easily. Julia turns to her adopted brother, Wanjala for help.
Wanjala (Lwanda Jawar) was once a boxing star who was accused of throwing a fight and lost all his fame and fortune in a scandal. Richard Oyange, believing the scandal, kicked Wanjala out of the family home. Wanjala gave up boxing and his life took a turn for the worse. Now Julia wants him back in the boxing world. But Wanjala is battling problems of his own, a sick daughter and a wife who wants nothing to do with him. He is also haunted by what happened in the last fight which he lost… the fight everyone accused him of throwing.
Can he successfully fight his demons and return to his hero status, lovingly dubbed Knock-Out Otieno? Can Julia manage to pull the gym back to its former glory despite the chauvinism that surrounds her? Against this backdrop lie the suspicious circumstances surrounding Richard’s death. His arch nemesis Abasi (Arabron O. Nnyneque) wants the gym and will do almost anything to get it. Was Richard really bankrupt? If not… where is the money?
MNET Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi said “KONA is about dreams and goals. Despite the struggles we go through in our daily lives, KONA is a story that declares that everyone deserves a fighting chance. Africa Magic is very committed to fulfilling its objective of promoting relevant local talent and at the same time, developing skills and creating jobs. KONA is evidence of this commitment."
From Monday 26th August catch the thrilling drama that is KONA that will keep you captivated with the twists and turns that will make KONA undoubtedly one of the most epic seasons of Africa Magic to date.
KONA will air every Monday –Friday at 19.30 EAT on Africa Magic Entertainment and Africa Magic. Exclusive to DSTV and GOtv Plus
The event that was attended by hundreds of celebrated faces in the music, comedy and film industries, Grace Nakimera and Juju entertained guests to the fullest, performing hits like Sexy, Mpola Mpola, Nkwagala Kufa and the most recent Ntandika HIT.
Among other celebrities that attended KONA official launch were GNL, Mun G, Judith Heard, Salvado, Cleopatra, Calvin Da Entertainer, Iryn Namubiru, Doreen Kabareebe etc.
The event kicked off with an mind-catching boxing match.