Betty Kyallo and her sisters Mercy and Gloria are due to premiere their new reality and lifestyle show ‘Kyallo Kulture’ on Showmax on June 17, 2022.
The 13-part reality series will take an unprecedented look into the personal lives of Betty Kyallo, one of Kenya’s most recognized media personalities and a thriving entrepreneur, and her daring sisters, Mercy and Gloria Kyallo.
While being modern, unapologetic, and multifaceted, the three sisters will share more about their love lives, parenting, developing into femininity, and taking charge of their businesses, as well as their love lives, parenting, growing into womanhood, and taking charge of their enterprises.
“Gloria, Mercy, and Betty represent the urban Kenyan woman,” says Eugene Mbugua, the creator of the reality series. “They’re hard-working entrepreneurs, they like to have fun, and they are not in any way held back by what society thinks of them. They’re strong and unapologetic. These are the things that attracted our production company, D&R Studios, to them.”
While Betty is the most well-known of the three sisters, Eugene believes that each of them adds something special to Kyallo Kulture that the audience would enjoy.
“Each sister will share a key life story that they’ve never opened up about before,” says Eugene. “These stories are very personal to them, and have made them who they are today, from Betty’s childhood accident to Mercy’s IVF experience to Gloria’s childhood growing up without a father and so much more.”
Eugene had the idea for the show in 2021 after meeting the Kyallo sisters, but they “required a bit of convincing,” as Eugene puts it.
“We spent many days shooting test footage to see if our idea was valid,” says Eugene. “We’ve had several pilots that had to be reworked and we’ve gone through a series of different storylines before settling on the season that we have now.”
Eugene, one of Kenya’s most sought-after documentary-reality filmmakers, is also the man behind some of the country’s most popular docu-reality shows, including the 2021 Kalasha nominee Sol Family, the 2021 Kalasha nominee and 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice (AMVCA) nominee This Love, the 2018 Kalasha nominee Stori Yangu, and the 2019 Kalasha winner Our Perfect Wedding.
Watch the trailer below.