Showmax announces new Kenyan series titled ‘Famous’

Showmax announced a new series Famous created and directed by renowned music director Enos Olik to premiere exclusively on the streaming service. Famous is a 10-part musical drama produced by Olik’s production company, EOP Films. The show is set around three young artists – Nyota, Magic and Nikita – as they navigate the intricate music industry in Nairobi.

In this glamorous yet brutal entertainment world, Nyota struggles to rise to stardom as she battles to overcome her sordid past. Magic, a renowned rapper and producer who has gained notoriety for his fast life and wealth, tries to take his empire to the top with his number one artist, Nikita, whose successful career is threatened by new scandals and a desire for even bigger things.

Olik expressed his excitement about the project saying: “I started out as a music video director before venturing into other forms of filmmaking and content creation, so music has been a big part of my life and my career. Famous is a story that I personally relate to. I wanted to show an aspirational journey through the music industry and yet make it feel relatable”.

It has to be noted this new series is Showmax’s second Kenyan original series. The latest series comes just months after the conclusion of a police procedural drama Crime and Justice Season 1.