The iconic Sauti Sol’s story is set to premier on Maisha Magic Plus, on the Sol Family Show!

From the band that brought us the biggest hits of our time, comes a brand-new show about the work that goes behind the making of the music.

Sol Family, a new reality show set to premiere on Maisha Magic Plus on Sunday 2 August 2020 will take viewers on a behind the scenes journey of the Sol Generation hit-making machine.

The 13-part series will give viewers a front row seat to the lives of the band and work that goes behind the production of the music that fans have enjoyed over the years.

We are excited to be launching Sol Family on the channel this August” said Margaret Mathore, Channel Head of Maisha Magic Plus. Sauti Sol is a household Kenyan name and as Kenya’s most loved story-teller we strongly believe that this addition to the content mix will offer our viewers greater local entertainment and broaden the genres that are currently available on offer on the channel” said Mathore

Sauti Sol -has worked with some of Africa’s music legends including Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi – Patoranking, Tiwa Savage, -, Vanessa Mdee, Yemi Alade, Khaligraph Jones, Nyashinski, Bebe Cool, Mi Casa, Toofan including the legendary American Singer and Songwriter- India Arie.

The band has also embarked on several successful tours in Africa and Europe, topped Kenyan charts and gained international attention with shows in Europe and the US.

Mathore added, “The Kenyan entertainment industry continues to change rapidly and has become extremely relevant throughout the years. We are proud of our heritage and excited to highlight the growth within the entertainment sector and contribute in accelerating it in any way possible.”

Mathore also stated that Maisha Magic Plus remains committed to find and develop the right mix of content and deliver shows that people love into their hands and straight into their living rooms.

“We look forward to the launch of Sol Family and trust that it will resonate well with our audiences just as much as all the other shows on our channel,” concluded Mathore.

Sol Family will explore the lives of Savara, Chimano, Bien and Polycarp as well as the stars of Sol Generation; Nviiri and Bensoul and the team behind their management that make the magic happen.

The show will also delve deep into the music-making process and uncover never been seen before aspects of their personal lives that make them tick.

Sol Family will premiere on Sunday 2 August 2020 and will air every Sunday exclusively on Maisha Magic Plus available exclusively on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact on DStv channel 163.

Watch the latest episodes of Selina, Kina and all your favorite Maisha Magic shows online

You asked, and they listened. Fans are now able to watch episodes of their favorite Maisha Magic shows online, on streaming service Showmax, as soon as they air on Maisha Magic East and Maisha Magic Plus.

The newest episodes of Selina, Kina, Kovu, Njoro wa Uba and Pete appear on Showmax 24 hours after they air on Maisha Magic – no more waiting for a whole week.


Selina, Reuben Odanga’s Swahili telenovela, has come a long way from the days of Selina (Celestine Gachuhi) being sold to the wealthy Mackenzies as a maid and falling in love with their youngest son Nelson Mackenzie (Pascal Tokodi) to the current fifth season where she’s now fighting to save Nelson from the clutches of the evil Messina (Angie Magio).

Watch the latest episodes of Selina on Showmax on Saturdays at 8.30 pm


Full of twists and turns unlike any other show in Kenya, the drama series Kina has earned its place as one of the best local shows of 2020. In a world where the rich and powerful always have their way, Kina follows the wealthy Tandalas and the poor Mwakazis whose different worlds are brought together by greed, power, revenge and justice.

Watch the latest episodes of Kina on Showmax from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.00 pm


Secrets and lies continue in Kovu where the Haze family’s dirty laundry is revealed to the public by an unknown source even as Jaffar struggles to keep his broken family together. A production by TV power couple Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla, Kovu follows the wealthy Haze family whose bonds are threatened by a dark secret that could bring down the Haze empire.

Watch the latest episodes of Kovu on Showmax on Saturdays at 6.30 pm

Njoro wa Uba

Njoro wa Uba has been praised by fans as one of the most relatable shows in Kenya in the way it captures the struggles of hustlers trying to make a living, the drastic shift of employed to unemployed and the plight of taxi drivers in Kenya. Catch up with new crazy escapades and con schemes that the Nairobi taxi business has to offer in the latest episodes.

Watch the latest episodes of Njoro wa Uba on Showmax on Saturdays at 7.00 pm


In the latest episodes of Pete, an interim chief sits on the throne as Mbura steps away to look after his wife. Elsewhere at sea, the mermaids plot their next move in acquiring the coveted leadership ring at whatever cost, even if it means they have to go to war for it. Directed by Daudi Anguka (Zilizala), Pete follows the bitter rivalry between two brothers as they fight over the leadership ring that will make the wearer the chief of Funzi Island after their father dies before he can name his successor.

Watch the latest episodes of Pete on Showmax on Saturdays at 7.30 pm

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If you pay for Showmax with M-Pesa, you can save up to 50% to watch your fave local shows on your phone or online. Get Showmax for as little as 380 KSh per month. Go to to sign up, choose M-Pesa as your payment method and save.