Auntie Boss!

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Auntie Boss!
Auntie Boss! logo.jpeg
GenreComedy[1]
Written byLily Joan Wanjiku
Caroline Gachiku
Directed byDerrick Omfwoko Aswani †[2]
Likarion Wainaina
Starring
  • Nyce Wanjeri
  • Grace Muna
  • Eve D'Souza
  • Maqbul Mohammed
  • David Opondoe
  • Sandra Dacha
  • Abdul Karim Athman
  • Matthew Mwangi
Country of originKenya
Original language(s)English
Swahili
No. of seasons16
No. of episodes200
Production
Executive producer(s)Eve D'Souza
Lucy Mwangi
Producer(s)Linus Kaikai
Production location(s)Nairobi Loresho Ridge
Editor(s)Victor Oluoch
Running time22—24 minutes
Production company(s)Moonbeam Production[3]
Release
Original networkNTV
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original release16 September 2014 (2014-09-16) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsVarshita
External links
Website
Production website

Auntie Boss! is a Kenyan comedy-drama television series. It delves into the lives of domestic house helps in a fictional Taifa Estate (Greenspan Estate) and their everyday drama as it revolves around the families they work for and activities within the neighbourhood. It reflects the normal Kenyan culture about the relationships the house helps have with their bosses. The story also features a lifestyle of the high class society in Kenya.

Production[edit]

The comedy featured an ensemble cast of Nyce Wanjeri, Sandra Dacha, Sospeetah Kiritu, Abdul Karim Athman, Eve D' Souza, Grace Muna and Maqbul Mohammed. Directed by Ofmwoko Aswani[4] for the first two seasons before he died of cancer.[5] Likarion Wainaina took over as the director of the series. The directors are Eve D'Souza who is also the one of the main cast members and Lucy Mwangi. Moonbeam production released the premiere of the series on YouTube 23 August 2014.[6]

Cast[edit]

  • Nyce Wanjeri as Shiru; she is quite illiterate. She is easily swayed by more intelligent people than her. At one time she is conned and all the Maingi family domestic properties are lost. Her boss' is quite fond of her despite her gruesome nature making her less susceptible to being fired.[7] Nyce confirmed that she was leaving the series following winning of an Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards for best actress in a comedy TV show.
  • Sospeetah Kiritu as Amos; he is Vashita's loyal maid. Being the only male maid in Taifa Estate, Amos is obedient and knows all boundaries between an employer and his employee.
  • Sandra Dacha as Silprosa; she is a gourmand. She often faces criticism for her plus size. She works for Mayweather who has some tolerance to her antics
  • Abdul Karim Athman as Cosmas; a mischievous watchman of Taifa Estate. He has his own side hustles. He is money-thirsty and will do any thing to get it. Abdul has not reprised his role for the current season
  • Grace Muna as Vanessa, Shiru's boss and Kyle's mother. Despite Shiru's behaviour she tolerates her as she is good with Kyle. Shiru soon quits and sues Vanessa making her hire Njoroge as her new house keeper
  • Shadya Delgush as Malkia; Silprosa's former boss.
  • Eve D'Souza as Varshita is the perfect example of an upper class boss. She is of Indian origins and girlfriend to Donavan. Varshita is extremely difficult to be with. She leads an extravagant lifestyle that only burdens his boyfriend Donavan.[8] Varshita and Donovan soon move away. This serves as a reference to commitment to the show Varshita
  • Maqbul Mohammed as Donavan, Varshita's boyfriend.
  • David Opondoe as Victor Mayweather. An extravagant Luo man who is Silprosa's boss
  • Mathew Mwangi as Kyle, Vanessa and Maingi's son.
  • Gloria Owichira as Ndinda
  • Joyce Maina as Jojo
  • Arthur Macharia as Brian
  • Nick Odhiambo as Teacher Japolo
  • John Wagatua as Njeru
  • Sifa Githinji as Sifa
  • Allan Ngujiri as Babu
  • Johnson "Fish" Chege as Njoroge

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 12 16 September 2014 (2014-09-16) 25 November 2014 (2014-11-25)
2 13 2 December 2014 (2014-12-02) March 2015 (2015-03)
3 13 24 March 2015 (2015-03-24) 16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
4 13 23 June 2015 (2015-06-23) 16 September 2015 (2015-09-16)
5 13 22 September 2015 (2015-09-22) 22 December 2015 (2015-12-22)
5 13 22 September 2015 (2015-09-22) 22 December 2015 (2015-12-22)
6 12 January 2016 (2016-01-12) TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darwesh, Nadia (19 September 2015). "Auntie Boss series review". Film Kenya. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Director Omfwoko Passes On". Kiss 100. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "D'Souza company to shoot Auntie Boss!". Mashanda Blogs. January 22, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Auntie Boss secret lives domestic helps". Juiced Today. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Derrick Omfwoko demise". Kiss 100. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  6. ^ Moonbeam production. "Auntie Boss long version promo". YouTube /Moonbeam Kenya production. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Shiru wa Auntie Boss looks like in real life" (in Swahili and English). Wulira. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Capital FM Eve stars in Auntie Boss!". Ghafla News. December 11, 2014. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.

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