The Kyallo sisters have made headlines and been subjects of trending topics on Twitter and other social media platforms. Now, for the first time ever, they are opening up all aspects of their lives in their new reality series Kyallo Kulture, now streaming on Showmax. Betty hopes to use to use the show, coming exactly two years after unceremoniously leaving K24, to gain relevance on TV.
“You’re not getting married again, are you?” Gloria, the youngest of the Kyallo sisters asks Betty in the first few moments of episode 1. “I think I just want to do it to prove haters wrong,” Betty responds, teasing on what’s to come as Kyallo Kulture explores, among other things, the sisters’ love lives.
Betty, whose much-publicised marriage to fellow news anchor Dennis Okari ended after only six months, has attracted controversy about her dating life, while Mercy’s has been described as a mysterious mess. And who is Gloria dating? All these questions are answered as the show takes a candid look at what an ideal relationship means for a Kyallo sister.
Episode 1 also exposes rifts between Betty and Mercy as Gloria seeks to distance herself from this conflict even as she’s taken down memory lane to their childhood home in Kahawa West.
Over the 13 weekly episodes, Kyallo Kulture will also explore tragic events like Betty’s accidént that left her with a crooked smile and scars that impacted her confidence for years, as well as parenthood where Betty opens up, for the very first time, what it means to be in the limelight while nursing a child in the ICU and so much more.
On the business front, we’ll get to see the sisters in their element as entrepreneurs, with Mercy who is the CEO of Yallo Leather taking us through the journey of setting up her own luxury leather bag business. Betty also shares the true story behind her boutique salon, Flair by Betty, while also shedding more light on why her talk-of-the-town partnership with a friend ended with them as competitors in the same field.
“We’ve always wanted to have our own show out there because we feel like we have something to give,” Betty said during an interview. And although she’s the most popular of the sisters, Betty said that Kyallo Kulture isn’t just about her but a chance for all the three Kyallo sisters to shine and share their experiences.
“We’re going to be very candid about who we are, and about our life struggles and happiness,” Mercy added, revealing that fans are going to see a very different side to Betty.
“Until now, you’ve seen her glamorous side, and the beautiful Betty on screen as a news anchor. Now, you’re about to see her funny side,” Mercy said. “I was scared to do a reality show because with a show like this, you have to be vulnerable but she brings so much humour to the show that I feel very comfortable putting myself out there.”
Kyallo Kulture is created and executive-produced by Eugene Mbugua under his production company, Documentary and Reality TV (D&R), behind Kenya’s biggest docu-reality shows and Showmax favourites like the 2021 Kalasha nominee Sol Family; the 2021 Kalasha nominee and 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice (AMVCA) nominee This Love; 2018 Kalasha nominee Stori Yangu and 2019 Kalasha winner Our Perfect Wedding.
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