Profiled by Forbes as one of the most promising entrepreneurs in Africa, Kenyan film producer and director Eugene Mbugua has now set his eyes on Tanzania in his quest to conquer Africa.
The creative behind some of Kenya’s popular TV show such as Young Rich, Get in The Kitchen, Our Perfect Wedding and Story Yangu has been in business talks with some of Tanzania’s top entertainment bosses in anticipation of new projects that he has aligned for East Africa.
With his D&R TV (Documentary and Reality TV) company having cultivated relationships between Kenya and Tanzania, the plot to collaboration incites the potential of exponential growth for the entertainment industry beyond the musical sphere.
“The talks have been really good and I must say things are shaping up well. I have held series of meetings with notable entertainment stakeholders here and we should be able to produce a number of shows from Tanzania,” Mbugua told The Standard.
Mbugua, who was recognised in 2016 as Forbes 30 most promising Entrepreneurs Africa, is using a blend of narrative devices and interviews with real subjects woven into high quality television shows, D&R TV charts the meteoric rise and the cataclysmic burst of African stories that are told the African way.
He is in talks with the CEO of Clouds Media Group Joseph Kusaga, Ceo of E FM Radio Francis Ciza, Music Producer and Sound Engineer, Hermy B, award-winning personalities such as Juma Jux, AY, Hamisi B Mandi, Jonijoo and Evans Bukuku about creating new television shows featuring renowned Kenyan and Tanzanian personalities.
Documentary & Reality Television Ltd (Young Rich Television Ltd) is an audiovisual production company founded in 2013, it specializes in the production of unscripted television content.
It is also responsible for popular shows running on broadcasters that are continentally acclaimed in Africa under The MultiChoice Group, KTN, and K24 among others. The recently launched show under D&R; This Love features Kenyan celebrity couple and song birds, Nameless and Wahu. Other shows currently airing include Sol Family, Foods of Kenya and Stori Yangu.
The company has also produced multiple television shows and documentaries for broadcasters, distributors, and companies in Kenya and across the African continent.