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Eddie Butita: From Kariobangi to multi-million content creator

Eddie Butita, born and raised in Kariobangi, Nairobi, is a talented comedian who has captured the hearts of Kenyans with his hilarious performances.

With his wit, charm, and exceptional comedic timing, Butita has established himself as one of Kenya’s most beloved entertainers.

From his humble beginnings to his recent ventures as an entrepreneur, Butita’s journey in the entertainment industry is one of passion, hard work, and success.

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Early Life and Education

Eddie Butita’s journey to comedic stardom began in Kariobangi, Nairobi, where he was born and raised.


He attended Butere High School in Kakamega County, where he discovered his knack for making people laugh.

It was during this time that he honed his comedic skills, entertaining his classmates and teachers with his natural talent.

After completing high school, Butita pursued a course in graphic design, which added to his creative abilities and provided him with a solid foundation for his future endeavors.


Rise to Fame

Butita’s breakthrough came when he joined the popular Kenyan comedy show, Churchill Show. From his very first appearance on stage, he captivated audiences with his unique style and relatable humor.

Kenyans quickly fell in love with his performances, and his popularity skyrocketed. He became a regular fixture on the show, showcasing his comedic brilliance and earning a loyal fan base.

Notable Performances

In addition to his appearances on Churchill Show, Eddie Butita has showcased his talent on various platforms and comedy shows.

He has graced the stages of Kenya’s Biggest Laughs, Churchill Raw, Night of a Thousand Laughs, Nescafe Red Sensation Party, and many more.

Butita’s versatility and ability to connect with diverse audiences have made him a sought-after entertainer, leaving audiences in stitches wherever he performs.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Butita’s ambitions extend beyond comedy.

In April 2021, he launched his own media company, SPM Buzz. With a vision to be the home of creativity, SPM aims to provide valuable opportunities for aspiring creatives in the entertainment industry.

Through SPM Buzz, Butita seeks to change the entertainment scene by empowering and nurturing talented individuals who want to live and earn from their creative ideas.

YouTube and Content Creation: Recognizing the power of digital platforms, Eddie Butita embraced YouTube early in his career. Since joining the platform in August 2013, he has amassed over 17.01 million views on his channel.

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With over 80 videos shared, Butita’s YouTube channel has become a popular destination for Kenyan comedy enthusiasts.

Partnership with Netflix and Creative Ventures

Eddie Butita’s talents have not gone unnoticed beyond the borders of Kenya. He achieved a significant milestone by partnering with Netflix, the renowned content streaming platform.

Selected as the first Swahili comedy writer and director for Netflix, Butita had the opportunity to script and direct the Swahili version of the American sitcom, The Upshaws.

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