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The Celebrated Kenyan Crime Series 'Tuko Macho' is Now Available to Stream Online

Watch the entire first season of the Nest Collective’s Kenyan crime series Tuko Macho.

Still haven’t watched the lauded Kenyan web series Tuko Macho? Well now you can watch the entire first season for free online.


The Nairobi-based Nest Collective's critically-acclaimed show is spoken entirely in Sheng, and depicts a Nairobi in which law enforcement is failing its citizens, hence the need for the people to bring back order.

In an interview with Okayafrica ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, where the series screened as part of a special primetime program celebrating the best in international television, the filmmakers said they were interested in a story of somebody pushing back against inadequate and corrupt governmental structures and individual apathies, “as a mirror for the extra-judicial (if morally ambiguous) ways that people have found to try and solve their societal problems.”

That somebody is actor Tim King’oo, who plays the Nairobian vigilante Biko. His character is tasked with taking on the city’s crime and corruption, along with the anonymous online citizens known as “Tuko Macho.” They decide if the kidnapped criminals will live or die through an online exchange that ends with a vote.

The drama has got Kenyan viewers lauding the Nest Collective on Facebook, calling the series a “masterpiece” for its intrigue and believability. Questions of justice and reconciliation are explored in 12 gripping episodes that has the pace and realism of Nairobi life.

Watch the entire first season of Tuko Macho below or via the Nest Collective. The show is also available to purchase on DVD in Kenya.

Read: 'Tuko Macho’: The Slick Kenyan Crime Series You Need to Be Watching

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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