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Top 5 Spanish series to binge on Netflix

Whether you view them for entertainment or to master the language, these films will get you hooked! They exude drama, mystery, suspense and very intriguing plot twists that leave the viewers wanting more seasons.

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Spanish films have recently made a breakthrough into Kenyan screens. Netflix provides a wide variety to pick from and thanks to the English subtitles and audio, anyone can watch them. Whether you view them for entertainment or to master the language, these films will get you hooked! They exude drama, mystery, suspense and very intriguing plot twists that leave the viewers wanting more seasons.

It is also a great way to learn Spanish. I, personally, know a few words I can show off with when the need arises. It is quite a simple language to learn and within a year you will be able to patch up some sentences.

Here are some of my favorite Spanish series;

Money Heist

This was the series that drew our attention to Spanish films. It involves a criminal mastermind who desires to pull off the biggest heist ever recorded. He recruits a group of eight people who at the time are going through tough moments and have nothing to lose. He prepares them for the heist by creating lessons on strategies and tactics they will employ to rob the Royal Mint in Spain. The four-season series is themed with love, betrayal, family, and drama. Spoiler, one of the characters will seriously annoy you.

Elite

Elite, set in a high school plot, revolves around a murder mystery. Now I don’t know if it is just me but there’s something about movies in a school setting. There is some sort of relatability to them. So, if you are into this too, elite is the best series for you. Some students receive a scholarship to join a high-end school and they have to try and fit in. We see the class differences and the culture shock that comes with moving into a new school. One of the elites is murdered and the police work around investigating the case.

Locked up

Locked up is like a Spanish rendition of Orange is the New black but (in my opinion) better. The main character, Macarena, is set up by her lover for fraud and goes to a high-security prison to serve her term. She has to adapt to the new prison life where she makes friends and foes. Her biggest enemy, Zulema, tries to make her life miserable while there. The series casts Nairobi and inspector Sierra from Money heist who have become familiar faces on Kenyan screens.

Sky Rojo

This series has all the drama you could ask for. It starts off with a club setting filled with prostitutes pimped to men who visit the club to find pleasure they can’t get from their normal lives. There is a scuffle between three of the girls and the club owner that ends in him fighting for his life. Assuming he is dead, the girls flee in the hope of finding freedom. The series unfolds with the girls having to run for their lives from the pimp who they come to find out did not die.

The club

The series revolves around a group of rich kids who sell the drug MDMA at a sports club. The business starts with the main actor trying to step up to his father and show that he can make a living for himself. He creates and launches a dating app in a but the biggest hit in the party turns out to be drugs. This is where the idea of selling drugs comes up. He recruits some of his friends and in the onset the business booms till they meet with other drug lords and also get into trouble with the law and their families.

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A lot is happening in a short span of time. Therefore we thought to fill you in on happenings that may have skipped your timeline.

Nikita Kering got nominated for AFRIMAWARDS 

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Recently, Nikita Kering, a Kenyan RnB artist was nominated for the All Africa Music Awards in three categories 1. Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa 2. Songwriter of the year 3. Best Artiste, duo, or group in African RnB Soul. Voting is ongoing on afrima.org Vote for her!

Kevin Hart launched a clothing line

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The line which is dubbed ‘the Hart collection’ is produced in collaboration with fabletics, Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Hart. The collection comprises mostly sporting gear, hats and sweaters.

 

Venessa Mdee welcomed a baby girl

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The Tanzanian artist who is engaged to power actor Rotimi recently welcomed their first child. The superstar who currently resides in Nigeria with her fiancé announced her pregnancy with a picture on her social accounts. She followed that recently with the hand of a newborn and a caption bearing the name Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho. Kenyan celebrities who flooded her timeline with congratulatory messages include Tallia Oyando, Akothee, and Sarah Hassan.

 

Vybz Kartel bought his family property

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After 10 years of incarceration, Vybz Kartel, the famous dancehall artiste is now investing in property for his family. In an Instagram post, he announced that he had procured land for his son who was now a father, and bought a house for his aging mother and father.

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Nairobi Gossip Club hosted an opinion poll where they asked Kenya to mention the biggest Kenyan artist. As usual, fans took to commenting where most comments indicated that they considered Otile Brown the biggest artist in Kenya. Otile Brown must have impressed his fans by his work ethic, strategic collaborations and his relentless urge to rise as a star.

Other honourable mentions included Nyashinski, Sauti Sol, Khaligraph Jones and Nikita.

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Akothee speaks on her struggles of being a public figure

According to the mother of five, not every stranger who approaches you has good intentions and went on to say that she has been forced to run away from her fans on several occasions

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Being a public figure comes with its own share of challenges that come as a result of high expectations from people who at time forget you are human being too.

Now, singer Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, in a post on her Instagram account has opened up on the struggles she goes through in her life as a public figure. The hit maker revealed that she is always uneasy when she discovers that she has been noticed when in a public area.

“You all might not understand but allow me to express myself today. I may appear strong but deep down I have been broken so many times. I am a moving damaged goods,” She wrote.

 

Akothee said that being on the limelight might not be as glamorous as majority of the people at times believe and events from her past still give her chills when it comes to meeting her fans.

“I have realized that I have become very sensitive that I don’t even want to leave my house. I don’t like people recognizing me in public and at times I just wished I was just a normal person passing the streets in peace,” she added.

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According to the mother of five, not every stranger who approaches you has good intentions. She went on to say that she has been forced to run away from her fans on several occasions. Akothee admitted that she is always scared to meet her fans to the extent that she gets traumatized before leaving her house or jumping out of her car.

 

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“I am Samuel” film banned

The film was produced in 2020 by Toni Kamau which highlights the experiences of Samuel Asilikwa after coming out as a gay man in the streets of Nairobi

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The Kenya Film classification board(KFCB) has announced the ban of a “gay” themed documentary on Samuel Asilikwa, a Kenyan. The film was called “I am Samuel” and was directed by Peter Murimi.

In a statement on Thursday, acting KFCB Chief Executive Officer Chris Wambua said that the ban will be in effect because the film is promoting a “gay theme”

“In the course of examining a film titled: I am Samuel, which was submitted to the Board for classification, the Board noted a clear and deliberate attempt by the producer, to promote same-sex marriages as an acceptable way of life,” Wambua said.

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He went on to say that the same-sex relationship is evident in the film through repeated confessions by the gay couple(in the film) that what they feel for each other is normal and should be embraced as a way of life.

Mr. Wambua also announced that any attempts to air the film with the Kenyan territory in now deemed illegal and any to distribute it within the country shall be met with the full force of the law.

“While the Board welcomes local and foreign support to our budding local film industry, such funding should focus on production of content that is aligned with the laws of our country. Films that advocate for same-sex marriages, homosexuality or any outlawed practices shall not be allowed for exhibition, or distribution within the country,” KFCB said.

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The film was produced in 2020 by Toni Kamau which highlights the experiences of Samuel Asilikwa after coming out as a gay man in the streets of Nairobi. It also shows his experience of rejection from from friends and some family members.

 

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