Who are the Richest Comedians in Kenya? Though the comedy industry is young, there is a small population which 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. Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill- He is arguably the richest comedian in Kenya . Churchill has his own show at NTV dubbed Churchill show. He has nurtures some of the greatest names in Kenya, who include Eric Omodi,Chipukeezy,Fred Omondi,David the Student etc.Churchill is regarded as the best comedian of all times.Churchill appears on Classic FM alongside Maina Kageni and he also invited as an MC in several occasions.NTV alone pays him Ksh 10 million in 6 months while Classic Fm pays him over Ksh 900,000 per month.
Churchill and his Show has won quite a number of awards which include:
2015 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards)- Overall Personality of The Year
2015 Bingwa Music Awards (BMA) – Showbiz Personality Of The Year
2014 PRISK Award – for being a founding director
2014 Sanaa Theatre Awards – Best Production Of TV Comedy Recorded Before A Live Audience
2014 Cheka Awards – Best TV Stand-up Comedy Show
2014 Cheka Awards – Male TV Stand-up Comedian
2014 Kalasha Awards – Best TV Comedy
2014 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards)- overall personality of the year
2014 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) –Most influential Media Personality
2014 Transform Kenya Awards -Winner in the Arts & Culture Category
2013 Cheka Awards -Winner Best TV Stand Up Comedy
2013 Cheka Awards -Comedy Mentor Award
2013 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) – Winner Facebook Fan page Of the Year
2013 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) – Overall Social Media Personality Of The Year
2013 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) – Television Show Of The Year
2013 Sanaa Theatre Awards – Best Comedy Kenyan Pig Cat And Dogs – Heartstrings Kenya
2012 Marketing Society Of Kenya Awards – Winner Best Personal Branding Effort
2012 Kalasha Awards – Best TV Entertainment Churchill Live – Cinematic Solutions/ Laugh Industry
2012 UK Kenya Achievers Award For Excellence In Comedy
2011 State Commendation Award -Order Of The Grand Warrior (OGW)
2011 Marketing Society Of Kenya Awards -Best Personal Branding Award
2010 CHAT (Chaguo La Teeniez Awards) Winner Teeniez’ TV Comedy Or Reality Show
2010 CHAT (Chaguo La Teeniez Awards) Winner Teeniez’ Role Model
2009 Kalasha Awards Winner -Best Comedy Program
2009 Kalasha Awards Winner – Best TV Program Overall
2007 Word Of Life Winner Theatre Person Of Year
1999 Mavuno Awards Winner Best Narrator
2. 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 redyklas, which opened gates for comedy in the country. Nyambane worked at kiss FM alongside Caroline Mutoko before he was poached by the government and was made MD for Kenya broadcasting corporation. Later he joined Kisii County as director of communication and finally Nairobi County as director of communication. He has invested in entertainment industry, real estate, agriculture and transport.
During those years,he used to earn Ksh 250,000 alongside radio queen, Caroline Mutoko
Nyambane makes over Ksh 1 million per month from his investments. This makes him one of the richest musicians in kenya
3.Kazungu Matano aka jalango –Kazungu popularly known as Jalango works at Radio Maisha.He also features in various advertisements, has a recording studio and he is also involved in several businesses.Jalango was at one time featured on the popular K24 program, Young Rich, where he revealed his net worth.
Our sources say the comedian charges at least Ksh 250,000 when he appears as an MC at your event.He is invited to at least 4 events in a month.
Recently we saw him quit Radio Maisha for Hot 96 which he is said to earn more than 800,000 per month . He has been able to afford luxury cars such as the Range Rover Overfinch and a Bently. How much does Jalang’o make? Millions every year through hard work.
Jalang’o is one of the richest comedians in kenya.
4.Eric Omondi- He is one of Kenya’s funniest comedian and among richest comedians in Kenya. Eric was initiated into comedy by Churchill-he should thank him for that-and he has remained afloat as other comedians struggle to put food on the table.
Though Eric is hanging between poverty and wealth, his account has some millions, proving that he has a bright future.
5. C Jessy– MC Jessy is one of the richest Comedians in Kenya. He hosts Churchill Raw Show and is an MC in many events which include Corporate events, Parties, Weddings and many more occassions. Real names Jasper Muthomi, MC Jessy was born in Egoji village in Meru county. He is an Undergraduate student at Daystar University, Bachelors Degree in Communications