The guy by the name Victor Naman is the newest comedy sensation in social media circles and is destined for greatness. Naman is a creative comedy genius, who besides cracking jokes about Luhyas is also well versed in political satire. Ujinga za victor together with Nyaboke and afande have formed one of the best comedy combinations in Kenya. He brings in different aspect of comedy rather than churchill show
VICTOR NAMAN BIOGRAPHY AND EDUCATION
Comedy started back when I was at Shikomare Primary School, Kakamega where I managed to do KCPE. I’d mimic teachers and try to be funny in class.
Then I went to St Peter’s Mumias Boys High School. I never joined drama club throughout both levels of education, preferring the “off-stage performances” to make other pupils laugh.
Nairobi to pursue a diploma in Electronic Engineering at Railways Training Institute in 2006. My dream was to pursue any media-related course including video editing or acting.
HOW VICTOR STARTED COMEDY
He started comedy in primary and could Mimick teachers in off stage performance that could league colleagues in laughter
He continued his antics to mumias boys where he nearly got into trouble for mimicking deputy principal.
“ My antics got me into trouble with my high school’s deputy headteacher. He had just left class and I started mimicking him. I didn’t know that he would be coming back immediately because he wanted to speak to the class prefect. I just heard him shout, “Victor! What are you doing?” The class burst into laughter.
He led me to the staffroom and told me to imitate every single teacher I could. To my surprise, they just laughed and gave me money to buy bread; bread was a big deal in school.” victor naman says
While I was still in college, I started visiting the Kenya National Theatre looking for opportunities to audition for roles, to no avail. Eventually, I joined the comedy group Rib Crackers and we came up with the idea of a prank show. We began with Naswa on Citizen TV before we went to K24.
I used to do appearances at some events, then Edward Khaemba – The XYZ Show’s head of the voice department – came up to me at one event and told me to try out for it. I auditioned for several voices, but they told me I was perfect for the voice of Atwoli.
I’m the director for Kaa Rada and Ikara Ritho that used to air on Citizen TV and Inooro TV, respectively. When going to locations for shoots, I would just act a fool and get the guys falling over themselves with laughter.
Kaa Rada’s producer, Gathoni Kimuyu, would say to me, “Victor you should think of starting a YouTube or Facebook page, aki uko na ujinga.” I used to ignore that suggestion.
One Sunday it hit me. I made a video complaining why I wasn’t there when Jesus fed 5,000 people and so much food was left over.
The video went viral on WhatsApp and I hadn’t even yet thought of putting up the pages on social media.
I created the Facebook page in January 2017 and posted the video. I started doing short video posts on the “Luhya guy”, politics and current events, and the reception has been wonderful.
UJINGA ZA VICTOR NAMAN WIFE AND FAMILY
Victor is married to Anne some thought it could me nyaboke or Afande but damn no.
We met three years ago and tied the knot two years back. We have a two-and-a half-year-old son called Larry. Guys who come to Vick-Anne, always want to hear a joke or two from me.
I sometimes incorporate my wife in my videos. I did a Valentine’s Day video this year with her. She hadn’t really acted before, so I had to train her a bit and she caught on fast.
UJINGA ZA VICTOR SALARY AND NET WORTH
He earns estimated monthly earning of ksh 200,000 from YouTube per month, further ksh150, 000 from Facebook page adverts. He also gets invites to perform on stages and events where he also get extra income.
He also own a cafe called Vick-Anne Fish Point at Kimbo, Juja which is run by his wife.