• Serah Teshna says she kept her pregnancy private because "It was just an intimate moment between my man[Victor Wanyam] and me and we just wanted to share the journey by ourselves." 

actress Serah Teshna and football darling Victor Wanyama
Celebrity couple actress Serah Teshna and football darling Victor Wanyama

Actress and media personality Serah Ndanu Teshna has dedicated the new thriller series Igiza to her son with Footballer Victor Wanyama.

Serah Ndanu is playing the dual role of the twin sisters – the inmate Nicole and Linda, a top fashion designer who runs a successful fashion house.

Both their lives are about to change when Nicole sets her revenge plan into motion. 

Speaking to Mpasho during the exclusive premiere on Wednesday at the Nairobi Street Kitchen, Serah said she sacrificed her son's time to play the main characters.

"I was excited about both roles and coming to realize I needed to put more extra work kept me going," she said adding that having amazing directors and casts on the set helped her execute the roles so well.

"The dual roles made me watch different shows from different countries since I needed to be natural while playing the two roles."

Set against the backdrop of Nairobi’s fashion industry and the money laundering business, Igiza is a story of revenge between twin sisters Linda and Nicole. 

Twelve years into serving time, Nicole breaks out of prison and takes the place of her identical twin sister Linda, who framed her.  

at the screening of Igiza
Actress Serah Teshna at the screening of Igiza

Serah said it wasn't easy getting back into acting as a new mum. 

"Motherhood comes with so much pressure," she said.

"I was taken through the script and my roles but I was not sure I was going to do it since my attachment with my son is on another level."

Serah said she hopes the sacrifice she made as a mum will make an impact on people's lives.

Igiza is set to premiere on ShowMax next week on Monday.

Serah and her boyfriend Footballer Victor Wanyama welcomed their first child in September last year.

Serah said they kept the pregnancy private as she did not want the noise that comes with being a first-time mum.

"There are so many things I didn't know as a mum to be. There are also expectations from people telling you, do this, do that," she said. 

"It was just an intimate moment between my man and me and we just wanted to share the journey by ourselves," she explained

Serah said she is in the country because of the project after that, she will join her partner in Canada.

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