The Sex Lives of Nairobi Women: Single Kiasi (Singleish)

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: February 10, 2022  

A twitter space I joined recently revealed the complex lives of young women in Nairobi struggling to navigate relationships and careers whilst maintaining their agency. Art imitates life in Single Kiasi (Singleish) the new Kenyan Showmax Original documenting the sex and love lives of 30-something year old women in Nairobi.

Newly-wed Sintamei (Gathoni Mutua) is trying to start a family with her husband Kevin (Lucarelli Onyango) while also building her career as a corporate lawyer. Can she have it all?

 Rebecca (Faith Kibathi) is the ideal wife most Kenyan men would like. The nurturer, housewife and loyal doormat. But it’s getting hard to keep up appearances when her husband Eric (Michael Munyoki) is struggling to bring home the bacon. 

 And Mariah (Minne Kariuki) is all about life in the fastlane. She’s constantly trying to bag a billionaire to fund her lavish lifestyle and has gained a massive following online by giving dating tips to young impressionable women. 

When we catch up with them in the first episode of Single Kiasi, they seem to have their lives and their romantic relationships put together. But dating in Nairobi can be hectic, and it doesn’t take long before the men of Single Kiasi prove the popular saying in the city’s dating scene: “Men will embarrass you unprovoked”.

If you loved Insecure and Sex and the City, you’ll love a hybrid Kenyanized version of the two shows. 

In the course of the 13 episodes, Single Kiasi follows Sintamei, Rebecca and Mariah as they go through the ups and downs of love and dating in Nairobi while also reminding us that, at the end of the day, friendship is the most powerful relationship they can have.

 Single Kiasi is the second Showmax Original series in Kenya after the Kalasha-winning Crime and Justice.

 Watch trailer:


Catch Single Kiasi now streaming on Showmax. 

 *Featured image: Multichoice/Showmax

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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