Millicent Mugadi Biography
Millicent Mugadi (Millicent Boina Mugadi ) is a Kenyan politician and the Member of County Assembly for Ziwani/ Kariokor ward. She is an actress and former Big Brother Africa star.
Millicent Mugadi Education Background
- She has a diploma graduate in Travel and Tours.
Millicent Mugadi Political Career
In 2013 she won the TNA Party primaries to vie for Ziwani ward MCA. Speaking shortly after her victory at the primaries, she said ” I will be battling out with other political parties come March 4th this year. I could not believe that politics and movies are different ball games entirely. In fact, acting is not the same thing as politics as I saw hell since my incursion into politics.”
“But, sincerely, we must give it to African women who are making relevance in politics; they have really tried to beat the men folk to it, now I know it’s not a day’s job at all. I am so humbled by the kind of support I received during the last primaries from my people and hope by 4th of March, God will give us victory over other opposition parties. For now, I’m the only lady so far in my area,” she said.
On the other hand, Mugadi has also alleged threats to her life and series of blackmails.
“A certain man has my photo-shopped naked photos and has been circulating them around painting me as a very perverted person. This has resulted to people calling me a prostitute and even some of them who were my supporters have refused to vote for me,” She said.
She won the election and in the 2017 general elcrtion he retained her seat.
Millicent Mugadi Big Brother Africa
She represented Kenya during the sixth season of the show where she became the eighteenth and final housemate to be evicted on Day 84 after receiving 2/15 votes to save.
Millicent Mugadi Interview
Interviewer: What do you love most about being a woman?
Millicent Mugadi: That I have the power to change the world and, of course, I can multitask, something men cannot do.
Interviewer: The Nairobi County Assembly has proposed banning of prostitution in the city …What inspired this move?
Millicent Mugadi: Prostitution is a delicate subject but the law has addressed challenges that force women into the streets such as unemployment. All we want is to better their lives and help them do something they will be proud of.
Interviewer: Rumour had it you were an item with Mike Sonko. True or False?
Millicent Mugadi: Mike Sonko supports those he sees and thinks have potential. He has been supportive and I owe it to him. Politics is no joke so one has to have a mentor like him. I could never make it alone.
Interviewer: Your first image that pops up on Google tells a different story about you…don’t you think being a leader you should be a role
model, especially to young girls?
Millicent Mugadi: I had been young at the time I took the photos and I outgrew them. Not that I regret anything; for me it is all about growth. I have changed over the years, from a soccer player, to an actress, to a model and now a politician, and I have lived every stage to the fullest.
Interviewer: Do you think starring in the Big Brother Africa played a role in elevating your political career?
Millicent Mugadi: Yes it did. It gave me confidence. It also taught me that through hard work and proper planning, success follows. I also learnt that competition is healthy.
Interviewer: You starred in Behind Closed Doors, which was once censored in Kenya, do you think the Kenyan Film industry is too conservative?
Millicent Mugadi: Not conservative, but hypocritical. I think the industry is reluctant to embrace our own productions and opt for the West. We watch other more explicit productions from outside Kenya but when we do a similar thing here, it becomes a problem.
Interviewer: What would you consider your greatest achievements in life?
Millicent Mugadi: Knowing myself, my strengths and weaknesses. That is what has seen me survive through the years
Interviewer: Would you go back to showbiz in the near future?
Millicent Mugadi: When the time is right, I will. For now, my focus is on
politics. It is a whole different career and I want to grow in it and understand what it is to serve people. But I have not dumped acting. I am still supporting the industry through laws. I am also available any time my fellow thespians need me
Interviewer: Are you seeing anyone special?
Millicent Mugadi: Yes I am. He is supportive and quite my opposite. He is the behind-the-scenes type of man and he likes his privacy.
Interviewer: Away from politics what do you love doing?
Millicent Mugadi: I sleep a lot. I also read religious books.
Interviewer: Advice to women both in politics and showbiz.
Millicent Mugadi: They should understand that politics is a dirty game and even dirtier for women. They must have a thick skin. And for those in showbiz, creativity is a must in the game.
Source: Eve Woman.
Millicent Mugadi Accident
In April 2017, she lost four members of her campaign in a road accident. Millicent and four members of her campaign team had completed their campaigns in Gilgil when the crash occurred.
“I’d call it selfishness on the part of the car in front of us. My driver was trying to overtake and the motorist in front of us would not allow us to do so, even though he could see a truck coming.”
Millicent is the only one who survived the accident. She was in ICU for four weeks and had surgery on her knee and arm. Metal plates were inserted.
“When I woke up and asked where my friends were, I was told they have all been buried. I am emotionally drained right now, and being on bed rest, my campaigns have been reduced to phone campaigns. The rest of my team are trying to garner support for me on the ground. I even received my Jubilee certificate in hospital. I have cried a lot. The whole accident was like a horror movie.”
Millicent says her rivals have used the accident to campaign against her. “They have called me a witch, saying that I am part of a cult and sacrificed my team as part of a ritual to win the nomination. It is very frustrating. The problem with frustrating women is that frustrated women then give birth to frustrated children and the cycle continues.”
Source: The Star