PETE Casts and fans were hosted at the Nyali Cinemax, where the climax of the evening was the premiere of the second season of PETE show. This was a celebratory milestone achieved by Multichoice as part of a Kshs 500 million investment, via Mnet, to promote 15 original local shows which air exclusively on Maisha Magic East, the only channel in with exclusive local content.
Present at the screening were the cast of the show led by Daudi Otieno, the producer; Mutran Tamim (Jasiri), Leon Ongaya (Jasiri’s brother), Mbura. Other cast members such as Selestine Nyagha (Nuru) and Aisha Mwajumlah (Nimimi) were also in attendance.
(TOP: PETE actresses, Susan Kadide, aka, “Bi Komo” with, Olivia Makena, aka “Sitara” during the screening).
Channel Head Maisha Magic East, Margaret Mathore, while addressing the fans reiterated the commitment of the channel to offer the best local entertainment. She said, “We realize the power that quality entertainment has. We invest in local productions that drive our local stories, open our minds and bring people together around shared passions. PETE is just one of the many shows that we have on our Maisha Magic channel and will continue to support to ensure our audiences get the shows that they love delivered to them in their living rooms.”
PETE is a Swahili word meaning a ring. In the series it denotes a circular or endless situation. This ring plays out metaphorically as a beacon of ultimate leadership competition, love, hatred and co-existence in a situation that will have the audience glued to their screens.
As the season launches, PETE viewers and fans will also get a chance to win a trip to Funzi Island. The competition begins on Monday 5, 2019 and will award 8 fans with an all expense paid trip to the world of PETE. The competition will primarily run on Facebook. One winner will be selected each week. The winner gets a ticket for two to visit Funzi Island and interact with the cast and crew of PETE.
PETE airs on weekdays – Monday to Friday at 7.30pm – daily on Maisha Magic East on DStv channel
158 and GOtv channel 4.
In the year 2017/2018 Maisha Magic invested half a billion Kenya shillings to promote local content. This was used to support the production of 15 local shows: Selina, Varshita!, Pambio Live, Our Perfect Wedding, Turn Up, all of which continue to be among the leading shows on the channel. In 2019, Maisha Magic has launched new shows including Pete, Njoro wa Uba with more new releases expected to hit the TV screens before March 2020.
The channel aims to be a key driver for the lower end Kenyan payTV market offering authentic Kenyan Kiswahili and sheng content. The channel has shows that range from comedy, reality, drama, movies, lifestyle, music and telenovelas. Maisha Magic packages its content for audiences aged between 18-45 years but has enjoyed a wide audience even beyond these target groups. Maisha Magic is available on all DStv packages and on GOtv Max, Plus and Value.
PETE is a drama series that follows the fight by two brothers, Mbura (older brother) and Jasiri (younger brother), to attain the right to rule Funzi Island after the demise of their father Dalu. At the centre of this fight is the leadership tool, the ring (PETE). Also keen on getting their hands on the ring are the mermaids, who send their beautiful daughter, Safira, to fetch the ring that threatens to end the mermaid generation if they don’t claim it from the human race.
In Season 2 Jasiri finds himself entangled in a love triangle when he has both Safira and the village beauty Nuru brawling for his love. Safira forgets her objective of taking the ring in the first season and returning it to her family underwater. Jasiri has also lost the leadership and is now working to stabilize the economy of Funzi by reviving the quarry. Mbura conceded the quarry’s prime land in exchange for favours from an investor leaving Jasiri feeling the betrayal of the ruler and he seeks revenge for all the bad deeds by his elder brother. Mbura, though the ruler has no heir. He lost his first child with his maid Karembo, but she miscarred. Now married to Nimimi, Mbura manages to get her pregnant but things get thick when she is kidnapped. Mbura is now faced with a new fight to save his pregnant. The storm in the island also continues to brew…