Zora (TV series)

Zora is a Kenyan soap opera drama television series, produced by TV Anchor Lulu Hassan's Jiffy Pictures, that premiered March 22, 2021 until March 7, 2022, [1] airing weekdays at 7:30 PM EAT (UTC +03:00) on Citizen TV and also on the station's on-demand streaming platform, Viusasa.[2]

Zora
Genresoap opera
Starring
Country of originKenya
Original languages
Production
ProducerLulu Hassan
Production locationNairobi, Kenya
Production companyJiffy Pictures
Release
Original networkCitizen TV
Original releaseMarch 22, 2021 (2021-03-22) –
March 7, 2022 (2022-03-07)
Chronology
Preceded byMaria

PlotEdit

The series puts focus on Zora,[3] who is the titular character, her family including the husband, Fella and son, Simba. Difficulties both in their marriage, and in bringing up their son, are further complicated with the arrival of Madiba. Notwithstanding the scolding of her mother, the support of her best friend Nana gives Zora the power to overcome her problems, while the story line navigates a dramatic set of events.[4]

Cast and charactersEdit

  • Sarah Hassan, as Zora
  • Blessing Lung'aho, as Madiba
  • Robert Agengo, as Fella
  • Brenda Mitchell, as Alma
  • Jackie Matubia, as Nana
  • Neema Sulubu, as Neema
  • Quincy Rapando, as Kwame
  • Eunice David, as Hamida
  • Patrick Gatimu, as Oscar
  • Joseph Gachanja, as Mzee Chibale
  • Bridget Shighadi, as Yola[5]

ReceptionEdit

While hailed for its good production quality, and drawing diverse reactions from viewers,[6] there is a consensus that the show is 'for more mature audiences'[7] than its predecessor, Maria (TV series) was. The Media Council of Kenya has asked the show's producers to be more mindful of their scripting, especially when dealing with sensitive or traumatic subject matter, such as infertility and sexual abuse.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Enock, Sir (22 March 2021). "Zora Citizen TV actors, actresses, cast, real names, characters, episodes, summary, full story". kisiifinest.co.ke. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  2. ^ Digital, Citizen. "Citizen TV Schedule". kisiifinest.co.ke. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  3. ^ Magazine, Kenyan. "Zora Citizen TV full cast, character real names and story". kenyanmagazine.co.ke. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  4. ^ Mutsoli, Vivian. "Citizen TV Zora: Full story, cast names, photos and profiles". Tuko.co.ke. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  5. ^ Enock, Sir (22 March 2021). "Zora Citizen TV actors, actresses, cast, real names, characters, episodes, summary, full story". kisiifinest.co.ke. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  6. ^ TV, Jalango. "Mixed reactions to the First Episode of Zora Series that replaced Maria on Citizen TV". jalangotv.com. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  7. ^ Kenya, Tuko. "TV Battle: Kenyans agree Zora is more mature compared to Maria series". Tuko.co.ke. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  8. ^ Council, Media. "Producers, mind the language of Citizen TV's Zora drama". mediaobserver.co.ke. Retrieved 2021-12-03.