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Melvin Alusa to star in 'Country Queen' on Netflix

A family drama series, it will start airing next month

In Summary

• The series focuses on the issues of land grabbing and exploitation

Melvin Alusa, who was introduced in episode 5 “Battered” as Peter, the wife-battering detective who gets away with murder, also makes a comeback to assist in the case, despite tensions with Makena (Sarah Hassan).
Melvin Alusa, who was introduced in episode 5 “Battered” as Peter, the wife-battering detective who gets away with murder, also makes a comeback to assist in the case, despite tensions with Makena (Sarah Hassan).
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Actor Melvin Alusa and Blessing Lung'aho are the main characters in the first Kenyan-licensed branded series, 'Country Queen' on Netflix.

'Country Queen' is a family drama series that tells the story of ordinary Kenyans fighting against a corporate power that threatens to destroy their homes and lives.

The series focuses on the issues of land grabbing and exploitation, and how these factors impact the lives and relationships of the main characters, their families and communities.

Filmed in Nairobi, Machakos and Murang’a counties, 'Country Queen' stars Melissa Kiplagat as Akisa, a woman from a sleepy village who now leads a comfortable but complicated life in the city.

Her dark past and complex relationship with the powerful and ruthless Sibala family sets in motion a string of events with rippling consequences.