The highly anticipated project dubbed ‘Mwizi Mkubwa’ by King Kaka has finally been released. Contrary to expectations, the project is not a song but a short film.
‘Mwizi Mkubwa’, Swahili for ‘Big Thief’ addresses the corruption problem in Kenya.
The film, a Kaka Epire production was directed by Wanjiku Mburu(Mama Baha), Kennedy Ombima(King Kaka) and Johnson Kyalo. It stars seasoned Kenyan actors including Robert Agengo, Wanjiku Mburu, Catherine Kamau, Rachel Wambui among others.
King Kaka, making his acting debut plays the role of a bodyguard.
With elections around the corner, ‘Mwizi Mkubwa’ is a must watch for all Kenyans.
Early this year female rapper Muthoni Ndonga alias Muthoni the drummer queen (MDQ) released a similar kind of project in form of a song,outlining problematic areas in our country including the recently concluded doctor's strike.
The rap mogul Jay Z is partnering with the Weinstein Company to produce a feature film and documentary series about the killing of Trayvon Martin, the teen whose death in 2012 set off nationwide protests.
They will make the film and six-part docu-series after winning a bidding war for the rights to two books about the killing of the unarmed black teenager by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, the trade magazine Variety reported on Thursday.
The case ignited civil unrest across the country and a debate about racial profiling. It also gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Zimmerman, who claimed he shot Martin in self-defense, was acquitted of a charge of second degree murder in 2013 by a jury in Florida.
The film and series projects will be based on the books “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” Variety said.
“Suspicion Nation” recounts the experience of a reporter who covered the trial for NBC. “Rest in Power” is by Martin’s parents.
Another docu-series produced by Jay Z and Weinstein Television that touches on race relations “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” was aired last month.
The six-part series follows the story of a teen arrested in 2010 while walking home for allegedly stealing a backpack. He spent three years in prison — two of them in solitary confinement without a conviction.
After the charges were dropped, he was released from New York’s Rikers Island prison and took his own life.