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Kona is an East African Telenovela where glitz and glamour meets grit and sweat; love and family confront betrayal and solitude; success and triumph are pitted against failure and desperation.

In a world where only the strong survive, where you’re only as good as your next move, where love and betrayal are interchangeable… we follow the world of the Oyanges, a family battling for survival after Richard Oyange, business tycoon, dies in a tragic car crash leaving behind a wife, Ayira (Muthoni Gathecha), two daughters; Pamela (Brenda Wairimu), Julia (Nini Wacera) and a son Wanjala (Lwanda Jawar).
When daughter, Julia Oyange (Nini Wacera) inherits her late dad’s pet project, a boxing gym, she decides to make it work for the benefit of the family. But Julia is trying to play in a man’s world and the men are not going to let her in that easily.

Julia turns to her adopted brother, Wanjala for help.
Wanjala (Lwanda Jawar) was once a boxing star who was accused of throwing a fight and lost all his fame and fortune in a scandal. Richard Oyange, believing the scandal, kicked Wanjala out of the family home. Wanjala gave up boxing and his life took a turn for the worse. Now Julia wants him back in the boxing world. But Wanjala is battling problems of his own, a sick daughter and a wife who wants nothing to do with him. He is also haunted by what happened in the last fight which he lost… the fight everyone accused him of throwing.

Can he successfully fight his demons and return to his hero status, lovingly dubbed Knock-Out Otieno? Can Julia manage to pull the gym back to its former glory despite the chauvinism that surrounds her? Against this backdrop lies the suspicious circumstances surrounding Richard’s death. His arch nemesis Abasi (Arabron O. Nnyneque) wants the gym and will do almost anything to get it. Was Richard really bankrupt? If not… where is the money?

MNet Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi said, “Kona is about dreams and goals. Despite the struggles we go through in our daily lives. Kona is a story that declares that everyone deserves a fighting chance. AfricaMagic is very committed to fulfilling its objective of promoting relevant local talent and at the same time, developing skills and creating jobs. Kona is evidence of this commitment."

From Monday 26th August 2013, catch the thrilling drama that is Kona that will keep you captivated with the twists and turns that will make Kona undoubtedly one of the most epic seasons of AfricaMagic to date.

Kona will air every Monday – Friday at 19:30 (EAT) on AfricaMagic Entertainment and Africa Magic. Exclusive to DStv and GOtv Plus.

News

How Lucy became Kona’s Sophia

Acting is special to me. You experience everything, you represent a subject and are a conduit of people’s dreams, claims Kona actress, Lucy Njaga.
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Kona catch up: Love and war

Someone has it in for Abasi. He has instructed his bodyguards to be extra vigilant at all times.
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Kona's Nini Wacera on Mashariki Mix

Tonight Mashariki Mix speaks to renowned actress Nini Wacera; she also plays the role of Julia on super-hot Telenovela Kona. Tune in at 21:00 to AfricaMagic Entertainment.
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Kona catch-up: Week 7

Things are moving swiftly in the Kona world. As mothers and daughters face off, unexpected friendships and alliances are formed.
Read More

Kona Catch-Up: Week 6

The Kona family expanded this week with the introduction of new characters. Will the newbies alter the lives of our old favourites? Only time will tell.
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Interview: in the Kona ring with Simon

He's been in the performing arts and media industry for the last 14 years, Abubakar Mwenda is no stranger to acting. He talks to us about his acting career.
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Cleopatra Koheirwe on Mashariki Mix

Cleopatra Koheirwe will be on Mashariki Mix talking about her latest TV role on Kona as well as being an expectant mom.
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Kona Catch Up: Week 5

It was a week of changing fortunes and unexpected guests on Kona, but the idea of family remains at the heart of the drama and important lessons are being learnt all-round.
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Brenda on gravitating towards Kona role

Pamela is a young and feisty character played by Brenda Wairimu. She laughs and says she is slowly becoming the character she portrays.
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Fans share ideas on Kona Corner

Kona super fans shared thier opinions on the telenovela's most talked about pair, Wanjala and Wangui using the #KonaCorner.
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Lwanda Jawar

Actor turned model turned actor Lwanda Jawar is the main man on Kona – taking up the role of troubled boxer Wanjala. The former Mr Kenya is thriving in his renewed ambition as an actor.

His acting career started back in 2000 when he was cast in a theatre group and up until 2007; Lwanda found himself involved in several TV productions including Siri and Mnazi lane and a few musicals like Malaika and Phantom of the opera.

One of his big breaks came in a role on The First Grader, an initiative by the BBC and South African government. But it was his performance on local movie The Rugged Priest that had tongues wagging.

Lwanda also had a four year stint as a model between 2008 and 2011, appearing in several fashion magazines including coming second in Africa in his quest to become Mr World in 2010.

Here’s what this AMAA award nominee had to say about his role in Kona.

Lenny Juma

Lenny Juma, born 63 years ago, has had a colorful life in the entertainment industry, both in Africa and abroad. Turned professional actor in 1971, his first theatre project was with the “Inter African Theatre group”, where he was able to ply his trade as far as Japan and Europe.


Having featured in movies like The Tomb Raider II (Turkana elder), Indiana Jones Chronicles (witch doctor), National Geographic’s Banged Up Abroad (Colonel Bao) and the BBC’s Search for the Nile Lenny Juma also known as the 'guru', continues to demonstrate proficiency on and off screen with his good humored nature.

He is currently a Casting Director at Lenny J Casting Stable, Jimmy a boxing trainer at the gym.

Lenny Juma continues to do what he loves best and that is acting.



25 Jul: Episode 240

Wangui and Wanjala celebrate that they finally have a donor for Amani.

Wanjala wants to put everything on hold until Amani gets through the transplant.

Wangui thinks he can’t just take time out with the upcoming international fight.

Wanjala adamant feels like this is a final test for them as a family. Wangui is surprised that there is still an ‘us’.
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24 Jul: Episode 239

Masinde offers Jimmy a lesser sentence or even immunity if he can help them to get Abasi to make a deal with them.

Despite Jimmy’s confession, Masinde and Safari believe they need more to make a conclusive case.

Safari suggests they use Ayira to get a confession out of Abasi but Masinde is dead set against the idea.

His believes that they can get more if they offer Abasi a deal to turn on Walter. Safari is skeptical it will work.
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23 Jul: Episode 238

Wanjala is burdened by what has to come out about Richard.

Masinde asks Jimmy to confess and come clean about the past with Richard, Walter and Abasi so that they can bring Abasi and Walter down.

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22 Jul: Episode 237

Ayira appeals for Abasi to help her get reconciled with Pamela.

It’s the day for King’s funeral and Wangui concerned goes to Wanjala to offer her support.
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21 Jul: Episode 236

Wanjala informs the family that he would like King’s funeral to be a private affair.

Abasi is angry with Walter for arranging the death of King and accuses Walter for recklessness.

Walter is unperturbed and points out that Cobra is tied to Abasi and they will probably think that Abasi is behind the attack.

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18 Jul: Episode 235

Everyone at the fight watches to see what is wrong with King.

The cops struggle to keep the crowd back as Wanjala watches the doctor for hope that King is okay.

Ayira and the rest of the family watch both shocked and concerned.

Wanjala is aghast to learn that King is actually dead.
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17 Jul: Episode 234

Pamela is still in shock about the break up and seeks solace with Abasi.

She still struggles to understand why Simon acted the way he did.

Abasi is careful not to reveal anything explaining that men do that sometimes. There is a bit of awkwardness between them as they navigate their new relationship.

Pamela gets to see a different side of Abasi when he states that all he wants is a chance to get to know her better.
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16 Jul: Episode 233

Things are slightly tense between Wanjala and Julia after their last argument but the ice is soon broken.

Wanjala warns Julia about taking on Cobra, pointing out that he is not to be trusted.

Julia is confident that she can handle Cobra.

Wanjala is not too sure especially with Cobra’s past association with Abasi.
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15 Jul: Episode 232

Julia briefs Patrick about her meeting with Cobra.

She is not entirely happy with the deal but sees the benefits it holds for Kona.

Julia proposes that there be an exhibition fight between Lucky and Cobra.

Patrick thinks Lucky will not like the idea since he is still pushing for a real fight.

Julia, thinking of the gym, stresses it is a sacrifice he has to make.
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14 Jul: Episode 231

Julia learns that Wanjala has withdrawn from the fight with Chico.

She thinks that is not a wise decision that he is forgoing the fight and urges him to take the fight.

Wanjala is angry and forced to share the land clause news to explain his actions.

He feels cornered by an impossible choice.

Julia stresses that they can go ahead with the fight as long as they make sure that Abasi does not find out about the clause.
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King's funeral concerns Wangui

Kona 22 July: Ayira appeals for Abasi to help her get reconciled with Pamela. It’s the day for King’s funeral and Wangui concerned goes to Wanjala to offer her support.

Shocked Pamela seeks solace in Abasi

Kona 17 July: Pamela is still in shock about the break up and seeks solace with Abasi. She still struggles to understand why Simon acted the way he did.

It's Lucky vs. Cobra at Kona Gym

Kona 15 July: Julia briefs Patrick about her meeting with Cobra. She is not entirely happy with the deal but sees the benefits it holds for Kona. Julia proposes that there be an exhibition fight between Lucky and Cobra.

Walter pays Wangui a visit

Kona 10 July: Walter pays a visit to Wangui at her apartment. She is surprised and afraid but does her best to conceal it. Walter feigns concern for them after what happened at the renewal of vows ceremony.

Ayira reaches out to Binti

Kona 08 July: Ayira makes a move to reach out to Binti. Binti is still in shock about Ayira and Abasi’s affair and is not able to talk to her. Abasi forces Simon to end it with Pamela.

Julia Wants A Normal Life

Kona 03 July: Julia wonders why she never seems to meet normal people. She finds Patrick unconventional and intriguing at the same time. Without even thinking, Julia shares her desire to be normal with a family and a mortgage.

Wanjala Wants Space!

Kona 26 June: Wangui thinks Wanjala should tell Julia about the land despite the current rift in the family. Wanjala is careful not to be drawn back into the Oyange circle and is determined to keep the family and Kona Gym away from his life.

Binti Confronts Jimmy About Disappearing

Kona 19 June: Binti confronts Jimmy on his guilty behaviour and how he is hiding something from her. Jimmy tries to deter her by convincing her that he is fine.

Ayira Apologizes To Wanjala

Kona 17 June: Ayira finally apologizes to Wanjala but it does not go down as expected.

Wanjala Ready To Take Charge

Kona 12 June: Wanjala is back from the training camp and feels stronger and more in control to take charge of his life.

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Gallery: Kona launch in Nairobi

Kona is a proudly Kenyan daily drama where glitz and glamour meets grit and sweat; love and family confront betrayal and solitude; success and triumph are pitted again failure and degeneration.

Get to know your Kona characters

Kona is about dreams and goals. Despite the struggle of the journey, Kona is a story that declares that everyone deserves a fighting chance.

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How Lucy became Kona’s Sophia

Acting is special to me. You experience everything, you represent a subject and are a conduit of people’s dreams, claims Kona actress, Lucy Njaga.
Read More

Kona catch up: Love and war

Someone has it in for Abasi. He has instructed his bodyguards to be extra vigilant at all times.
Read More

Kona's Nini Wacera on Mashariki Mix

Tonight Mashariki Mix speaks to renowned actress Nini Wacera; she also plays the role of Julia on super-hot Telenovela Kona. Tune in at 21:00 to AfricaMagic Entertainment.
Read More

Kona catch-up: Week 7

Things are moving swiftly in the Kona world. As mothers and daughters face off, unexpected friendships and alliances are formed.
Read More

Kona Catch-Up: Week 6

The Kona family expanded this week with the introduction of new characters. Will the newbies alter the lives of our old favourites? Only time will tell.
Read More

Interview: in the Kona ring with Simon

He's been in the performing arts and media industry for the last 14 years, Abubakar Mwenda is no stranger to acting. He talks to us about his acting career.
Read More

Cleopatra Koheirwe on Mashariki Mix

Cleopatra Koheirwe will be on Mashariki Mix talking about her latest TV role on Kona as well as being an expectant mom.
Read More

Kona Catch Up: Week 5

It was a week of changing fortunes and unexpected guests on Kona, but the idea of family remains at the heart of the drama and important lessons are being learnt all-round.
Read More

Brenda on gravitating towards Kona role

Pamela is a young and feisty character played by Brenda Wairimu. She laughs and says she is slowly becoming the character she portrays.
Read More

Fans share ideas on Kona Corner

Kona super fans shared thier opinions on the telenovela's most talked about pair, Wanjala and Wangui using the #KonaCorner.
Read More

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