Vigogo Media, a leading film production group in Voi,Taita Taveta County has inked a deal with K24 television to air their locally produced movies.
Announcing the news, the group’s director Granton Mwandawiro said the mouth watering movies shall be aired every Friday at 2PM.
“We are exited, this Friday, June 5, our first short movie Ndoto Yangu shall be aired as from 2pm,” Mwandawiro posted on Facebook.
He said the deal was a great achievement for the award-winning group, noting that it shall help them generate more content.
The director applauded Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja for his effort in securing the slot.
“The Governor has supported production of our content and also helped us get this deal,” he added further asking talented youth to pursue their passion.
Apart from Ndoto Yangu, the group has signed a deal with the Mediamax owned station to air other three short films.
Among those to be aired are Natasha,which bagged the Riverwood Academy Awards 2016 for the best Feature Film in East Africa. Others are Sokomoko and Hidaya.
The films are shot in the magnificent Taita hills and Voi town.
The deal will also resurface veteran thespian Aurelian Mwualukumbi better known as LIKOBE who is staring in the movies.
“All our movies have a well tethered swahili with strong storyline. It’s great working with abled and creative team like Likobe,” the director said.
Likobe’s come back will finally quench thirsty for his fans who have been trailing his whereabouts since he left TV drama.
The pint sized actor was without a doubt a force to reckon within the film industry in the 90’s where he played memorable roles in seasoned shows like Vioja Mahakamani, Vitimbi and Vituko rising to a household name. He however faded into oblivion and the gap he left was amicably filled by Inspektah Mwala who happens to be his close relative.
“I left TV to concentrate on other personal businesses but have now come back to nature young thespians in the society. Vigogo is a talented team that has enjoyed working with for the last 6 years and I still believe that the sky is the limit; we must get to the big screens.” Likobe said in an interview.
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