By Abdi Ali
Published July 23, 2018
This year, highspeedinternet.com analysed the Google trends to decide the most popular Netflix shows in Kenya. Here is a look at what they found:
1. Rapture is One of the More Popular Series Out There
A documentary-style series based on hip-hop, “rapture”, managed to attract the Kenyans the most. The series is aimed at discovering the world of hip-hop culture and its impact on the world. Different rappers like Naz, 2 Chainz, and Rhapsody have made appearances on the show. Sacha Jenkins and the production team at mass appeal explore the life of a particular hip-hop star in an hour-long show.
The impact of that star’s world in the socio-geographical context is discovered. Most of the time, the show is based on a single person but sometimes on duo too. The ethnic background of several rappers has played a crucial part in the popularity of the show.
However, the show seems to focus primarily on the ones from the east coast. Also, there is a repetition of life story like how the rappers got involved with drugs or immigration issues and so on. It looks like what started as a kind of biographical show fell short of the deserving talents. It was really disappointing to find even some newcomers being featured on the show. How can a rapper just a couple of years old in the industry get a position worth remembering for the lifetime?
2. Narcos Remains as Popular
The web series “Narcos” follow Rapture. Based on the fictional character Pablo Escobar, a drug mafia, the show traces his business and interactions. The cocaine lord’s interactions with the drug inspectors make the show even more interesting. Ironically, Kenya is one of those nations reeling under the damages done by drugs and mafia wars.
3. Sense Eight Continues to be Among the Most Loved Series
With a large number of Kenyan actors and Nairobi being one of the shooting locations, Sense Eight is justifiably one of the most watched shows on Netflix. A sci-fi series, this traces the journey of eight people who get mentally and emotionally linked. Interestingly, all of them belong to eight different parts of the world and have never met.
4. Orange Rules!
Orange is the new black rules the chart even in Kenya. This piper Kerman’s memoir traces her journey in prison. A mentally exhaustive and also frustrating journey of piper for transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend has attracted people all over the globe.
Which of these Netflix series have you already watched and which do you think would feature next on your list? Let us know in your comments!