Njugush Education Background
He went to eight primary schools because his father’s job made him move from one area to another. He attended Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) where he studied Journalism.
NJugush was born on May 20, we estimate his age at 28 years as of 2019.
Njugush has had a passion for acting since he was young but since he knew that acting did not offer financial security he wanted to be a full-time journalist and a part-time actor. While he was at KIMC he hosted a reggae show on the school’s radio station, ECN.
In 2013 Abel Mutua saw a play he had done in 2011 and he called him as he wanted to cast him in a show he was starting ‘Hapa Kule’ which gained popularity on YouTube and it became a show
on its own.
Njugush Wedding | Wife | Celestine | Wakavinye
In December 2016 he wedded Celestine Ndinda at the PCEA Evergreen in Runda, Nairobi. The wedding was attended by many local celebrities among them former Tahidi actor Abel Mutua, Celina and Phil the director.
He plays the role of a young, hustling hawker with ambitious dreams as house helps fight for a space in his heart. On another comical show, he plays diverse characters in each episode; on both shows, he goes by the stage name Njugush.
Twenty-three years ago, this slim actor was born tongue-tied. And for a close to a month after his birth, his mother would pinch him, just to hear his voice. He would hum. A visit to the doctor followed, then an operation, and the little boy could no longer hold his tongue.
Seven years later, he stumbled into acting by performing in a play at his church. The play’s director needed a child who would walk around the set without saying a word. His mother let him take the part.
Three years ago while in college, he acted in the annual drama festival and with just three lines to say (“Yes, my Lord”), comedian Abel Mutua spotted talent.
“I got a call from Abel and he said: ‘I have a silly character, do you think you can make it?’” recalls Timothy Kimani, better known as Njugush Mare Mare in The Real Househelps of Kawangware.
That was May last year. Abel had called him in to shoot for Hapa Kule News, a satirical TV show aired on KTN that was at its 16th episode then. He was just about to finish a journalism course at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC).
“I loved telling stories, therefore, I wanted to be a print journalist. I also wanted to continue with acting. Since acting did not offer financial security, I wanted to be a full-time journalist and a part-time actor,” shares the slender comedian.
As they taped the show, the Hapa Kule News team joked about starting a Kenyan version of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which would be an extreme contrast to their flashy lifestyle. The show premiered as a segment in Hapa Kule News, starring Njugush and the late Purity Mwirigi (Kanana Kagwiria).
He remembers receiving the call that Purity had passed on. She had been ailing and they had planned to visit her.
“It was one of the hardest times of my life. We were close both on and off the set. She was a talented actress and it was easy reacting to her lines. She could have been a star. We had made a bet on who would win an award before the other. I believed she was a better comedian than me, I will dedicate my first award to
her,” he says.
Before the two TV shows came calling, he had spent one year touring high schools and performing plays based on set books, a move that allowed him to experiment with roles and refined him for his two shows.
He has now featured in Safaricom, IEBC, and Zuku Kenya adverts. He is also working on another program, which he cannot give details about.
“While I was at KIMC, I hosted a reggae show on the school’s radio station, ECN. I am currently working on hosting a nighttime show at a radio station because of my busy shooting schedule,” he fills us in.
He continues: “I am also looking forward to being in a movie. In the future, I want to play different roles, to try something different to avoid typecasting. However, I won’t be an actor for too long, lest the audience gets tired of me”.
He describes himself as humble and ambitious. He likes watching movies, skating and paintballing. Timothy tells us that he is the only slender person in his family because he is not fond of eating. The fear of the unknown pushes him to make the best of today. As he lives his life, he tries to stay scandal-free.
“Creating a name in this industry is very hard and can take years, but destroying it is very easy. It can happen in a single minute,” he explains.
Source: Standard Digital Entertainment
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Comedian Njugush was on Saturday forced to delete a video on social media after being bashed for promoting rape.
Njugush, who routinely uses his social media platform to speak out on social issues and promote his work, had posted a short video and complained of the frustrations men go throw to entertain women.
In captions that accompanied the video, Njugush observed that once a relationship is based on material things, everything you do in that relationship will always be material.
He complained of how men incur debts to take their women on dates.
But his statement that angered some fans was; “Siendi home pekee yangu wadau… angesema mapema kablanikope pesa bana.”finished his caption by writing; “If this video seems inappropriate to you pole……ukweli saa zingine hukaa inappropriate.”
A fan by the name deekerubo commented; ‘Wow. This is totally in bad taste, Njugush. Borderline rapey. This is how brands are ruined. Seems like you’re promoting rape culture. No Bueno.”
In his defense, the comedian said he was only talking about how money should not be a scale of romance.
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