Brenda Wairimu and Ephy Saint

Actors Brenda Wairimu and Ephy Saint will continue to star in the third season of the drama series Monica which has just dropped on Showmax.

Numerous news reports claimed that Wairimu and Saint were in a real-life romantic relationship that made their chemistry on the drama series even more sizzling to the viewers.

When the show was on a break, the couple were said to have parted ways and now the question is, how are they going to work together after their differences?


In this new season, while Monica played by Wairimu, struggles to fight for her place among the high and mighty, everyone is waiting to see what happens to her relationship with her childhood love, Mariga played by Ephy, and whether it will stand its biggest test yet.

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But Ephy is optimistic about Mariga’s place in Monica’s life this season.

“At first there was a lot of deception and grey areas but now he understands more of what his role is in her (Monica) life…and also the fact that he has fallen more in love with her. For some reason, he feels like she’s damaged and he wants to fix her,” he says.

Brenda Wairimu and Ephy Saint

According to Fidel Maithya who plays Bob – Monica’s other love interest – he isn’t lying low either, as his personal life and emotions take centre stage in season 3. After all, being the governor’s son, he’s Monica’s ticket to the good life she desires.

“It feels great to be back. There are some emotional bits in this coming season which were challenging to me as an actor, which I’ve embraced wholly,” Fidel says.

For Joyce Maina, fans can expect a more mature Vivian that is,

“completely different from the Vivian we see in season 1 and 2, even though some things still remain the same.”

In the final episode of season 2, Vivian’s secret relationship with Mike (Sam Komora) was discovered by her father, the Governor (Raymond Ofula), who was not too happy to see his daughter dating the help.

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It seems that the relationship survived the scare as the two now look to solidify their union in the new season. “The secret is out so there’s no more hiding.

He (Mike) feels like he’s being accepted by the family…he has a better job, he’s graduated and he’s really going for what he wants and that’s Vivian,” Sam says.

Created and produced by Scolly Cheruto (Twisted) and directed by Neil Schell (Rush, Saints), the Kalasha-nominated drama series follows Brenda Wairimu in the titular role of Monica, a girl from the ghetto who schemes her way to the top, threatening her love life, friendships and family bonds in the process.

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