Born Wilfred Maina Olwenya January 18, 1988 in Nairobi, he garnered, evidently, notable critical. Nairobi Half Life actor Olwenya Maina has died. Olwenya Maina was an actor, known for Taliya (2021), Nairobi Half Life (2012) and Poacher (2018). Olwenya Maina was a Kenyan award-winning actor, voice artist, and director. His most famous performance was as “Oti” in the popular Kenyan film “Nairobi Half Life”. Which he received numerous nominations, including best supporting actor in the AMAA (African Movie Academy Awards) in 2013. He featured in Sarabi band music Video Sheria.
Prior to signing up with Sisimka Productions and appearing in Wash and Set, Maina appeared in one episode of the KBC TV series Plot 10. He portrayed producer Alex Maranga on Guy Center. He became a member of the Churchill Show’s creative team at Heartstrings Kenya in October 2009.
Olwenya Maina Death
Olwenya Maina passed away on Monday evening July 4, 2022. Burial preparations for the actor have began with the family and friends seeking support to give the thespian a befitting send off with a crowd funding account towards the burial already set up. Olvenia Maina was born on the 18th of January 1988 as Myna Wilfried Olvania. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya. Olvenia was thirty-four years old at the time of his death.
The actor was popularly known for his work and roles in Taliya (2021), Poacher (2018 and most notably Nairobi Half Life (2012). Olwenya was also a voice actor and did radio scripts and announcements for Radio Jambo.
“We’ll miss you here at Radio Africa… the entire industry will miss you…. among the very best voices in East Africa…. great actor, superb talent!!!! Recalling your outstanding role in the movie Nairobi Half-life… what a game-changer you were, big boss!!!!!! Thank you for everything,” Maina Kageni mourned Olwenya.
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.
Set in contemporary Kenya, Country Queen is a family drama series that tells the story of ordinary Kenyans fighting against a corporate power that threatens to destroy their homes and lives.
The series focuses on the issues of land grabbing and exploitation, and how these factors impact the lives and relationships of the main characters, their families, and communities.
Country Queen stars Melissa Kiplagat as Akisa, a woman from a sleepy village who now leads a comfortable but complicated life in the city.
Her dark past and complex relationship with the powerful and ruthless Sibala family sets in motion a string of events with rippling consequences.
More exciting is that the series was filmed in Nairobi, Machakos and Murang’a counties and was directed by Vincent Mbaya, Tosh Gitonga and Brian Munene.
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The cast of Country Queen includes Melissa Kiplagat, Melvin Alusa, Blessing Lung’aho, Nini Wacera, Mumbi Kaigwa, Muthoni Gathecha, Sheila Munyiva, Nyokabi Macharia, Joel Otukho, Eddy Kimani, Abu Sensei, Nice Githinji, Nancy Karanja, Maina Olwenya, Kael Njihia, Robert Agengo, Oliver Litondo, Vera Atsango, Peter King, Johnson ‘Fish’ Chege and Raymond Ofula.
Country Queen premieres exclusively on Netflix on Friday the 15th of July 2022.
“Kenyan Actor Olwenya Maina, popular for his role ‘Oti’ in Nairobi Half Life film is dead.He collapsed and was pronounced dead at the hospital,” KTN news anchor Brian George said.
“You’ve been constantly on my mind since we started filming with @theafricandirector_ … reminiscing what great talent you are …. Maina Olwenya Why??? My heart is so freaking heavy. Go well bro. Tutaonana baadae,” mourned Kate Actress.
“I remember when I first saw Olwenya Maina on Nairobi Half Life I thought he was the most natural Kenyan actor and would go very far. Well, God had better plans for him. RIP. Gone too soon,” Bigman Ibrah.
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