Credit: Andrew Opere of Operetar Photography

Credit: Andrew Opere of Operetar Photography

I landed my first acting gig at age 5, as the little drummer boy in my nursery school Nativity. The reviews were excellent. My career would really begin decades later, with plays and musicals in different stages in Nairobi. It's when I found myself jobless in America in the middle of the 2008 recession that things got exciting. I joined Philadelphia’s acting scene, appearing in independent stage plays and short films, and telling stories about American history to tourists in the summer.

On returning to Nairobi I landed principal roles in M-Net’s pan-African TV drama 'Changes', and the celebrated Kenyan films 'Nairobi Half Life' and 'Stories Of Our Lives'. After gaining some writing experience on the 'Village Series' of comedy musicals, I created, co-wrote and co-directed 'Groove Theory', a musical drama TV series that ran for two seasons on regional cable TV.

In 2014, I curated and directed 'Stories From The Mall', a stage tribute to the 2013 Westgate terrorist attack, and in 2015 I co-wrote 'Kati Kati' a feature film co-written and directed by Mbithi Masya. Kati Kati premiered at the Torinto International Film Festival 2016 where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. It has also won the the best film at Sweden's CinemAfrica Festival, a Special Mention at the Palm Sprins International Film Festival and the AMVCA Award for Best East African film.

I've most recently been seen on 'Because You Said So', a comedy improv group which hosts sold-out shows every other month, on 'Oh-Bama' a satirical web series produced in Nairobi and Los Angeles, and 'New Beginnings', a drama series airing across Africa

I currently write and direct skits for corporate functions while managing a film blog, hosting an online podcast, procrastinating on a couple of screenplays, emceeing functions, and auditioning incessantly.


Photography by Joshua Obaga

Photography by Joshua Obaga