5 Bongo Movies Kenyan Viewers Should Explore In 2020

Article by Elvis Karimi
Posted: February 18, 2020  

Hail to Bongo movie producers for being bold in believing in the acting prowess of Tanzanians. Bongo Swahili movies are known for their use of comedy to entertain and educate at the same time. People who might be having a rough day have no excuse as to why they should not watch Bongo movies online to pass the time. There have been calls to promote local talent for the longest time possible. While media is still strongly dominated by content from the West, there is no denying that Africa has the best talent there is to offer. Sadly, this talent is usually unappreciated.

Here are some of the top popular bongo movies:



If you have wanted to download Bongo movies, Kibanango is the perfect one to start with. Expect to see witchcraft and evil themes in Tanzania Bongo movies such as Kibanango. This movie will have you trembling in your skin if you are the kind of person who cannot stomach seeing a bloodied witch appearing magically to torment an innocent soul. It is a short movie with two parts each about 35 minutes so it won’t take much of your time. Produced by Swahili Apple Film, it features stars such as Saidi Ndimbwa, Nurat Abasi, Mohammed Muwanya, and Siwajina Malunga.


Baba Mkwe Part 1 & 2 

There are times of laughter, joy, and happiness, and there are times of sorrow, tears, and heartbreaks. Baba Mkwe is a classic example of what full Tanzanian movies ought to be. It brings to light strained relationships between family members, and the suspense in the film gives audiences something to ponder on. Those who have already watched part 1 can catch up with part 2. Those who have not watched, on the other hand, should consider this great Bongo movie to see stars like Fadhili Msisiri, Mohamed Fungafunga, Bakari Kazembe, Rashid Ngona, and Hemed Amir.


Ukuta Wa Shetani

Ukuta wa Shetani is a 2020 movie depicting the suffering people go through in the hands of evil individuals. It starts with a woman running from an unseen assailant only for the ground in front of her to develop deep crevices instantly, therefore, trapping her. It already provides the perfect setting to the title, which, when loosely translated, means “walls of satan.” Satan can box you into a corner, but by faith, you will always conquer, and that is the essential message of the film. Actors include Muharami Othman, Candy Nesphory, and Hassan Ngwere.


Mbaya Mpenzi

Mbaya Mpenzi features singer, songwriter, and actor Hemed Suleiman, who once contested the East Africa Breweries Limited’s Tusker Project Fame. Hemed loves to portray a figure of a romantic lover, but the title of the movie seems to suggest otherwise. Mbaya Mpenzi means “bad lover.” So is Hemed the bad lover in this movie? The movie comes from the Kamtande Production powerhouse in Tanzania. The film revolves around the dilemmas of love, and maybe viewers can get a hint or two from the movie on how to be triumphant on this matter that makes even the strongest of men vulnerable.



The star-packed XXL bongo movie has socialite and model Jackeline Wolper and Hemed Suleiman as the lead stars. A drank father comes home to find his young child sleeping on the couch. He immediately beats the child sending him away from the living room, which leads to a confrontation with the child’s mother. The man’s problem seems not to be just alcoholism. He also has a notoriously love for women, but will it lead to his downfall? Watch the movie to see stars like Jackeline Wolper, Hemed, Suleiman Barafu, and Hamis Musa in their best element.

The latest Bongo movies provide relief to individuals who are not fans of the usual action-packed Western film. There are many Swahili movies with rich content and powerful messages. Most of these movies are readily available online on platforms such as Youtube. Given that Kiswahili is among the fastest-growing languages in the world, one day, Bongo movies will have a broad audience to make a significant impact in the world.


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