Four Maisha Magic stars tell all about their love lives on and off the set




In an exclusive hour-long interview, four Maisha Magic cast members open about what love means to them, they share their best moments on set acting in the different shows and how this affects their real lives. They also spill ‘some’ beans on frequently asked question from fans.

DStv and GOtv hosted cast of Maisha Magic’s popular shows – Pete, OPW and Single Kiasi to a sit down themed ‘Maisha Mapenzi’. Pascal Tokodi, popularly known as Nelson in the telenovela Selina and Peter Kamau stage name Biko were on set with Angie Mulay, host of Our Perfect Wedding and Our Fifth Anniversary together with Minnie Kariuki, lead actor of the popular Showmax series Single Kiasi.  In the hour-long show, Amina Abdi Rabar engaged with the cast on various topics around love on and off set, including their personal interactions with fans. The cast members shared their experiences including the challenges they have had to face in their world of fame.

Pascal when asked about his wedding said:“ It was a music video. Someone leaked our wedding photos and we had to put together a music video overnight to avoid the cameras. It was supposed to be a private wedding but one of our guests send the photos to social media against our will and the news broke online in hours. It is not what we intended for our wedding, and we had to get round to managing in in the best way we knew how.

Biko on the other hand begun to fidget when questioned about his relationship status. He said he is “dating, and later mentioned that he has a wife.” Online fans were excited to learn that he is not just Mr. Fix It, a name he has come to be known as off his character on Selina – but also that he has actually managed to fix his own life. On whether he would be introducing his wife to his fans, he said: I like to keep my private life out of the limelight. I already share a large part of my life wit my fans, and it can get overwhelming. I will not be sharing my private and family life with my fans because that is my escape. Being famous has many challenges, and for now I prefer to leave things as they are.”

About whether they have faced any challenges with their fans off set, Pascal was positive that all the girls love him. Biko on the other hand has had to deal with a few ladies who have been unhappy about his interference with Selina and Nelson on set. He narrated how a fan once abused him and lashed out at him for his character in the series Selina. Pascal on the other hand has experienced nothing but love from his fans, some who even ask for his number in the hope that they can write their own love story with him. However, Pascal Tokodi is happily married to Grace Ekirapa and the couple will soon be having a baby […and so will Nelson and Selina in the TV show Selina]. Selina airs every Monday – Friday at 8.30pm EAT on Maisha Magic East (DStv 158, GOtv Channel 4) and Maisha Magic Plus (DStv 163, GOtv Channel 8 on GOtv Supa).

Angie Mulay spoke about hosting the ultimate love show Our Perfect Wedding and Our Fifth Anniversary show, a spin-off of OPW now airing on Maisha Magic Plus. The soft-spoken host gave an account of behind the scenes events that happen as couples are planning for weddings, down to some unfortunate scenarios that couples experience on their wedding days. “I have had to move shows because the weddings get cancelled or one of the partners changes their mind. Hosting a wedding show has however changed my outlook to love. I got married during the pandemic and continually seeing new couples celebrating their weddings is a constant reminder to me that a wedding is a ceremony, but a marriage is a lifetime commitment. When the lights go out and you are left with your partner to begin life, that is when true love begins. OPW for me is the glitz and glam, The Fifth Anniversary is the true reflection of what marriage is. I get to take these lessons with me every week.” Our Fifth Anniversary airs every Wednesday at 7.00pm EAT on Maisha Magic East and Plus, while Our Perfect Wedding premiers on Saturdays at 8.00pm EAT on Maisha Magic Plus.

Minnie Kariuki, who plays Mariah in the hit series Single Kiasi narrated her inspiration to play the role that she currently has on the show. She said: “My craft is that I am an actor and that is what I do for a living. You can only inspire people, your fans and even the younger upcoming artists by through your success. My role on the show Single Kiasi and who I am as person are very different. I have had to deal with some very painful and deep experiences in my past life to be able to play the roles that I have featured on. Looking back and having to recover from those experiences have helped me authentically bring out some of the best scenes where I have been casted. My husband is also very understanding of what I do for a living and truthfully speaking, he has also benefited from it…if you know what I mean!” Minne Kariuki and Charles Muigai aka Lugz Kenya held their traditional wedding (ruracio) ceremony on December 11, 2021.

Single Kiasi is available to stream on Showmax Mobile for only Sh.389 for a 60-day bundle + 1GB Safaricom data or Kshs 1,299 for a 60-day bundle + 3GB Safaricom data for the Showmax Pro Mobile bundle. The offer applies to the mobile only service and to Safaricom customers. Customers can also sign up for Showmax.

Watch the full #MaishaMapenzi cast interview with Pascal, Biko, Angie and Minnie via the DStv Kenya Youtube page.

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