Eric Omondi, Biography. Eric Omondi is considered the King of African Comedy. He is a comedian, Musician, MC, CEO Big Tyme Entertainment
Eric Omondi Age
He was born on 17 September 1977 in Siaya, Kenya. He is 42 years old as of 2019.
Eric Omondi Family
Talking about his family background, he is the second born in a family of four siblings. He is a brother to Fred Omondi(comedian).
Eric Omondi Education
He started school at Kondele Primary School and later joined Kisumu Boys High School for his secondary education. He joined Daystar University for Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism.
On joining Daystar, he had joined Christian Fellowship and was nominated and elected as a vice-chairperson in absentia but was called and told what happened.
The school resolved to recall him. It had him apply for a scholarship, which he eventually scooped and won the full scholarship in the university that helped him graduate from the University after seven years since he joined after undertaking and completing his pre-university and then doing his undergraduate degree in 2006 and graduating in 2010.
Eric Omondi as a comedian
It’s in Kisumu Boys where his comedy skills thanks to his naturally talkative and never missed in the ‘noisemakers’ list. Whether he was absent or present, he would be on the list that got him into a sort of big trouble since anything he said came out as a joke. It was while in form three that he narrated some Indian movie he had watched to some classmates, and it seemed enticing, and more and more students converged around him as he narrated and imitated Indian accents and all the weird stuff. Unfortunately, the principal sneaked in and disguised himself among the students at the back, but no one noticed.
What followed was his parents were called to the school, and he was caned in turns:- by his parents, the principal, and some teachers all got a piece of him. His career in comedy began when he joined Churchill show. He later left Churchill to do his show dubbed Hawayuni that aired in KTN, but it was short-lived. He also did ‘Somewhere in Africa’ and ‘Untamed.’ He currently does parodies that he uploads on Youtube. He was voted as amongst the top 10 Africa funniest Men. He is largely popular from his appearance on Churchill show.
Eric Omondi Role Model
Eric Omondi’s big, favorite, and inspirational role model is Will Smith thanks to his traits and principles for being very humorous comedies and in movies, Eric’s dream is to follow the same footsteps of doing Comedy and later start an acting career.
Eric Omondi and Jacky Maribe
After years keeping it a secret father of her child, former Citizen TV news anchor Jacque Maribe has finally let the cat out of the bag.
Maribe shared a picture of herself with her four-year-old son, Zahari, leaning on comedian Eric Omondi.
Maribe refers to the comedian as her son’s father putting to rest speculations that have long been going around of the child’s paternity.
“Family first. Happy graduation day Zahari. We, mum and dad @ericomondi, are proud of you!” wrote Ms. Maribe alongside the cute family photo.
Eric, on the other hand, also posted the same picture on his Instagram page, writing the word “family” as the caption of the photo.
The two dated back in 2014 but later parted ways under unclear circumstances. Maribe later flaunted her baby bump but was elusive in commenting about the father of her child.
The comedian also, on numerous occasions, has evaded the paternity questions (on Maribe’s son) thrown at him during interviews. Both Maribe and Omondi are single.
Eric went on to date Italian Chantal Graziola but broke up earlier this year, while Ms. Maribe became engaged to Joseph Irungu alias Jowie. The latter is currently in remand as the prime suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani
Dennis Itumbi also congratulated the two. “Congratulations – The Omondi’s. Zahari’s graduation is a great statement of your solid guidance. May your bond last for an eternity and more. To both of you, my friends, God’s blessings! Bishop na pia President walisema, “Wanaosema, Wacha waseme! Au so?” he said.
Eric Omondi Breakup with Italian Girlfriend
Eric Omondi and Chantal ended their four-year courtship with Instagram posts.
Their breakup was met with skepticism as Eric Omondi has been known to pull stunts in the past. In addition, a few days ago, he had announced that he was planning an ‘international’ wedding and was pinning his hopes on Kenyans, who he expects will contribute Sh80 million for the dowry payment, pre-wedding, and main wedding.
However, the diminutive comedian has revealed that their break up is for real-sies this time.
Eric disclosed that he felt like he was a stumbling block to Chantal because, in her bid to make their relationship work, she neglected her career. The comedian revealed that Chantal wanted to go to school and join Emirates but put her dreams on pause.
“It has been four and a half years since we started out. Since we seem not to be making any progress. First of all, Chantal is young, and I consider myself a bit old. I feel like I have been a stumbling block for her as my career has been progressing yet, as she committed to making this work, hers has been stagnating. She has been ensuring that my brand works, but what am I doing for her? It is a long-distance relationship because her family lives in Italy, and she only comes here for like six months to visit me. I am not growing any younger,” he told SDE.
Since things were not working as they had hoped they decided to set each other free. “The only solution was for us to set each other free. I was suffocating Chantal… I want her to be free, to get on and discover herself. I want her to make decisions without feeling like I am holding her back. That applies to me, too,” Eric said.
The former Churchill Show comedian revealed that if their paths crossed again, they could make it work, but if their paths never cross again, he is cool with it too. “If our paths collide again, then, well and well. If she finds another man and I find another woman, then so be it. But I want everyone to know that Chantal and I love each other so much and that there are no ill-feelings.”
In a post on Instagram, Chantal confirmed the breakup and said that maintaining a long-distance relationship has been difficult.
“Hello guys, I hope this finds you well. I have been silent for a while…Eric and I have had long discussions for the past one month. As you all know, my family lives in Italy, and it’s been really challenging for both of us. I love Eric, and I will always love him, and we are okay; we created the best of moments together, we shared our dreams and visions, but most importantly, we shared our lives. And I will always cherish every single moment. As I write this post, I want to ask God always to protect you and your dreams until our paths meet again. I hate goodbyes, so it’s not a goodbye. Its more like a see you later. I will always be here for you ANYTIME, ANY DAY @ericomondi,” read her post.
Eric Omondi Career
Eric Omondi is a stand-up comedian, a brand ambassador for OLX Kenya and Dola Flour. As with any successful comedian who knows the value of correct timing, last year, Eric decided to leave the Churchill Show. But it was a big decision that was going to further his journey in finding out what he wanted out of his career. With Daniel Ndambuki’s blessings, Eric Omondi left the nest and went to “fend for himself.” Even though making people laugh was always one of the things he wanted to do in life, Omondi reveals that he desperately wanted to be a reporter.
As with any successful comedian who knows the value of correct timing, last year, Eric decided to leave the Churchill Show. But it was a big decision that was going to further his journey in finding out what he wanted out of his career. With Daniel Ndambuki’s blessings, Eric Omondi left the nest and went to “fend for himself.” Even though making people laugh was always one of the things he wanted to do in life, Omondi reveals that he desperately wanted to be a reporter.
After all, his years studying communication at Daystar University in Nairobi had prepared him to work as a reporter and, if he succeeded, moved on to become a news anchor, or so he thought. However, with just one story in at NTV, his career as a reporter only lasted two weeks. “I worked at NTV as a reporter for two weeks, and I did one story after which they kicked me out. It was very bad. I was told I wasn’t good enough. Eric Omondi Just a year after landing the Churchill Live show, luck once again smiled upon Omondi when he got the news that he would star in his own comedy show, Hawayu, on KTN.
The show meant more money and higher status as one of Kenya’s leading comedians. That too, like his journalism career, was a moment of fleeting excitement as the show was canceled after one season due to poor ratings. Although there was so much negative feedback, it helped him understand his audience and craft more. He also got a major flop of a show on NTV, which did not last. From reciting poems, being an unofficial MC, the star attraction on Churchill Live, starting his own comedy show which failed to feature in Night of a Thousand Laughs, Omondi has had quite an exciting run. And he is not yet done.
Eric Omondi is also the LATO MILK ambassador in Kenya and also landed himself the role of Kenya Wildlife Service Rhino ambassador to help protect the endangered animals. His craft has, however, taken him beyond Kenya, and he has held shows in the US, South Africa, and Nigeria. In March, BBC ranked Eric Omondi as the 9th funniest man in Africa on a list topped by Trevor Noah and Basketmouth.
Eric Omondi King of African Comedy Award
Renowned comedian Eric Omondi bagged two awards at the Africa Entertainment Awards in Newyork.
During the gala, Omondi bagged the Best Comedian in Africa award and the African King of Comedy award.
He took to Instagram to express his gratitude after the Saturday milestone.
“The president is now king. Every obstacle be it human or object, bow down; Best Comedian Africa, African King of Comedy,” he wrote.
His fans trooped to his Instagram page to congratulate him after the stellar performance.
Omondi faced a number of challenges in his journey to stardom.
He started his comedy journey at a local level, and through his hard work, he is now at an international level.
He is one of the most comedians in the continent, thanks to his creativity and jokes that the audience can relate to.
Apart from comedy, Omondi is also corporate MC and has had the pleasure of hosting several top events in the country, continent, and abroad.
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