Who are the Richest Comedians in Kenya? Though the comedy industry is young, a small population has made good money out of it, thanks to the ever-growing industry motivated by Kenyans willing to listen to jokes for laughter. Here are the richest comedians in Kenya.
1. Richest Comedians in Kenya: Daniel Ndambuki, aka Churchill
He is arguably the richest comedian in Kenya. Churchill has his own shows at NTV dubbed Churchill Show and Churchill Raw, which his comedy company, Laugh Industry, owns. He has nurtured some of Kenya’s greatest names, including Professor Hamo, MCA Tricky, Chemutai, MC Jessy, Eric Omodi, Chipukeezy, etc. Churchill appears on Classic FM alongside Maina Kageni, where he makes six figures. He is also one of the most coveted event MCs in Kenya.
2. Richest Comedians in Kenya: Felix Odiwour aka jalango
Felix, popularly known as Jalango, has worked at Kiss FM, Royal Media’s Hot 96, Radio Milele. He then returned to Kiss FM, where he hosts the breakfast show with Kamene Goro. He also features in various advertisements, has a recording studio, and is also involved in several businesses, including tours and travel. Jalango was featured on the popular K24 program Young Rich, where he revealed his net worth.
Sources say the comedian charges over Sh. 250,000 when he appears as an MC at an event.
He is said to have joined Hot 96, where he earned more than Sh. 800,000 per month before reverting to Milele to even higher pay. He can afford top-of-the-range luxury cars and mansions, making him arguably one of the richest comedians in Kenya.
3. Richest Comedians in Kenya: Eric Omondi
He is one of Kenya’s funniest comedians and among the richest comedians in Kenya. Eric was initiated into comedy by Churchill. His act has evolved, ensuring that he has remained afloat as other comedians struggle to retain relevance. Comedy has seen Eric enjoy some serious dough and taken him to the class of the young and rich in the country.
Timothy Kimani, popularly known as Njugush, has reinvented himself to become one of the highest-flying comedians in Kenya today. He quit the popular television show House helps of Kawangware to venture out on his own. He has seen grown his brand and netted some multimillion advertising deals with corporates such as Safaricom. He has also been the lead advertiser for Bountiful Safaris. The comedian drives a Landcruiser Prado J150 and recently moved into his own maisonette. He is regarded as one of the most humble comedians in the country.
He is the leading vernacular comedian in Kenya. He started with fellow vernacular comics such as Kihenjo. However, he scaled the heights to headline a morning radio show at Kameme TV. He has, however, blossomed through his Kiengei Sounds MC services. Kiengei is the most sought-after vernacular MC in the Mount Kenya region.
6. Abel Mutua and Phil Karanja
Although this duo borders both comedy and film production, they are a major force to reckon with. A couple of years ago, Mutua was earning over Sh. 250,000 per month from his hustles. On the other hand, Karanja is the founder and force behind the production unit known as Phil It Tv. The duo is also the force behind Njugush. It is also notable that Karanja is married to Catherine Kamau, a fellow comedian, and actress who starred in the hit show Mother in Law.
6. Walter Mongare
Walter Mongare, popularly known as Nyambane, is one of the oldest and yet richest comedians in the industry. He was known from the times of redykulass, which opened gates for comedy in the country. Nyambane worked at Kiss FM alongside Caroline Mutoko before being poached by the government and was made Head of Radio for Kenya broadcasting corporation. Later he joined Kisii County as director of communication and finally Nairobi County as director of communication before pursuing private businesses. He has invested in the entertainment industry, real estate, agriculture, and transport.
During his radio years, he earned Ksh 250,000 alongside radio queen Caroline Mutoko.
Nyambane is estimated to make over Ksh 1 million per month from his investments. This makes him one of the richest comedians in Kenya.
7. MC Jessy
MC Jessy is one of the richest Comedians in Kenya. He hosts Churchill Raw Show and is an MC in many events, including corporate events, Parties, Weddings, and many more occasions. Real names Jasper Muthomi, MC Jessy, was born in Tigania, a village in Meru county. He is an Undergraduate student at Daystar University with, Bachelors’s Degree in Communications. He is one of the fastest-rising MCs in Kenya.
8. Other Richest Comedians in Kenya
Other notable comedians who are doing well financially include: