Daudi Anguka strikes gold as his film 'Mvera' joins Netflix

• The film is about corrupt leadership that has left a community in Mombasa in the grip of poverty.

Daudi Anguka
Daudi Anguka

Award-winning film enthusiast Daudi Anguka has reached a new milestone as his feature film 'Mvera' is now on Netflix.

Speaking to this writer the filmmaker and CEO of AR Films expressed his joy about joining the streaming platform.

"I am truly grateful and happy for this noble achievement. I believe it's high time Netflix invested more in the Kenyan market because we have a lot to offer. Not forgetting the huge untapped global market that is eager to hear and watch our stories and experience the thrill and uniqueness of our culture starting from our beautiful language of Swahili. I call upon more producers to commit heavily on selling our culture to the world."

Mvera is a Swahili word meaning Blessing. The film is about corrupt leadership that has left a community in Mombasa with poverty.

As a result, a local company owned by a shrewd millionaire, Thabiti, offers young people the opportunity to find work abroad.

Mvera, a self-centered lady who is also on a mission to find her lost mother, and also one of the applicants soon discovers they are all trapped in an organ trafficking ring.

She is forced on a hero's journey as she tries to make it back home to warn the villagers about Thabiti, a man they plan to vote in as Governor for all the "support" he is giving to the community. 

Anguka said  Mvera is an embodiment of a woman in an indigenous community who is loved and regarded as a blessing in her community because of her traits; well-educated, virtuous, and loved. 

The story draws its inspiration from Mekatilili who was a heroine in the coastal community specifically the Mijikenda tribe as well as the synchronization of the plight of Kenyans mostly from the Coast who get lured with job offers to work overseas as expatriates.

Check out the latest news here and you are welcome to join our super exclusive Mpasho WhatsApp group for all the latest and breaking news in entertainment. We would also like to hear from you, WhatsApp us on +254 736 944935.