Following his directorial debut “Famous”, Enos Olik’s new crime-drama is set to premiere on Showmax on June 17.

The show follows the lives of four young girls in the streets of Jericho, a low-income settlement in Nairobi, who are forced into a life of crime to make ends meet.

Starring Fridah Mumbe as eighteen-year-old Julz who makes a terrible decision when her younger brother is accepted into a prestigious international school.

To make ends meet, she and three friends take another job with Jericho’s kingpin, Makali, leading to tragic consequences that change their lives forever.

“Capturing the raw and authentic experiences of life in the ghetto, Jiji delves into the nuanced lives of four young women, each with unique strengths and vulnerabilities, as they navigate a world that constantly pulls them back into crime,” says Enos Olik.

“The intense emotional and moral conflicts, combined with the dynamic setting of Eastlands, promise a gripping and heartfelt narrative that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”

With its leading ladies, Olik directs a predominantly young cast, which he describes as a very interesting experience.

“It’s been a collaborative effort working with them. Their enthusiasm and commitment to portraying their characters’ struggles and growth add a vibrant and realistic touch to the series.

“It’s also inspiring to see how they connect with the material, drawing from their own experiences and observations to bring depth to their performances,” Olik says.

Jiji co-directors include Edwin Kamau (Crime and Justice, Second Family), Njue Kevin (Big Girl Small World as producer), Isaya Evans (Igiza) and Michael Jones.

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