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Country Queen review: Kenyans share varied opinions on Kenya’s first Netflix series

By Naomi Njoroge, K24 Digital On Sat, 16 Jul, 2022 21:33 | 2 mins read

Country Queen- Kenya’s first Netflix series is finally available for streaming on Netflix and has elicited mixed reactions among Kenyans.

Critics have weighed in with surprisingly positive reviews while others have called out flaws in the show however, they all agree it has a lot to enjoy if you are a fan, despite a few shortcomings.

Curiously, the fictional series according to Netflix tackles real-world issues such as child labour.

The long wait is over! Catch the drama that unfolds when the Nairobi city life and the quiet Tsilanga village clash in a series of unpredictable twists and turns. Country Queen, now streaming Only on Netflix. 👸🏾 pic.twitter.com/gqZ0K4yHKc— Netflix Kenya (@NetflixKE) July 15, 2022

It focuses on Akisa, a woman who moved far from her village to start a new life in Nairobi.

She is later compelled to go back home to visit her ailing father but upon her return, she finds that an exploitative mining company has discovered gold near the village. She is now left at crossroads where she must confront her past and decide what is truly important.

Here are a few reviews as sampled by K24 digital.

Just finished Country Queen on Netflix and it is 🔥🔥. Nini Wacera left no crumbs from the fits to the acting, she moved, breathed, and looked the part. She brought Vivienne to life! I loved every minute I hated her on screen 😂😂. It’s a hit for me.— Tweety (@Annyshu) July 16, 2022

Episode one of Country Queen gets a 4/10 from me… Let’s wait and see if it picks up!

— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) July 15, 2022

Already watched Country Queen episode 1 and l love it.

✍️🏿Great storyline

✍️🏿It feels natural and not acted

✍️🏿Very interactive

Y’all should check out these amazing Kenyan actors and actresses in it.— Janet Machuka (@janetmachuka_) July 15, 2022

Nini Wacera totally bossed her role as Vivienne in the new Netflix series Country Queen. You can literally feel like she runs all that lucrative illegal business in Westlands and she talks and moves like she really has that money. You love to see it.— Fetty Waf 🗯 (@Wafunya) July 15, 2022

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