List of Richest comedians in Kenya 2020
A few years back, comedy was not regarded as a career leave alone a well-paying career.
No parent would take their kids to school and tell the please work hard so that you'll make people laugh tomorrow, no. It was always please do well in school and be a doctor, a pilot a teacher and other popular careers.
Fact is in the new age, comedy is a well-paying career when you get established and become a household name. Here is a list of some of the people who've made a fortune out of comedy.
1. Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill
His stage name is Churchill and years back, no one could gave though that this guy would raise to the heights he is scaling right now. He is among the richest comedians we have in Kenya working Classic FM with a salary of 1 million in a month and a good 10 Million in a span of 6 months from NTV where his shows air.
2. Walter Mongare aka Nyambane
Nyambane is a household name in the house of comedy with his popular style Redfykyulass that sets to portray the ways of the second president of Kenya the late Mzee Moi. His journey is one of success starting his comedy in the early 20th century.
He worked at Kiss FM with a salary of Ksh 250,000 but later moved to be the managing Director of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation owned by the government.
He was hired by Kisii county as the Director of Communication and in the same capacity too, Nairobi County hired him. Nyambane as he is known by his fans is the director of youth programmes on the office of the head of state. His entertainment investment gets him a good 1 million and over in every single month.
3. Felix Odiwour aka Jalango
Jalango who is a radio presenter at Milele FM is an icon of his kind in the entertainment industry. He gets good deals from products promotion on all media platforms leading to his being brought to the Popular Young RIch show.
He seems to be a jack of all trades and a master of them all as he is also an MC being hired by companies as well as individuals for a good pay you can bet. He is said to charge Ksh 250,000 that's a straight quarter million in every event that he has to MC.
His salary as a radio presenter is ksh 800,000 in every month. So if you ever questioned where he get the money to purchase the lavish cars he uses well, Jalango is a go getter in ventures that seem to reward him well.
4. Eric Omondi
Another popular name in the comedy of Kenya. He is among the very first comedians who emerged and transformed the entertainment industry to a whole new level.
He made himself a name at Churchill Live leaving his audience in stitches. He is also an MC that you have to part with quite a chunk of your cash to have him on your event. Word has it that he has a network of Ksh 60 million and that is not anywhere near small money.
Many other comedians who have not yet gotten their breakthrough in the industry, and are still struggling to make ends meet living in the humble neighborhoods of the country. Message to them: if others made it to billionaires through comedy, keep going your luck day is coming!