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Henry Desagu Biography, Age, Wife, Career, Comedy, Facts

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Henry Desagu

Henry Desagu, real name Ithagu Kibicho, is one of the more popular online comedians in Kenya. He rose to instant fame a few years ago when his name was synonymous with fighting sponsors and advocating for the rights of Team Mafisi.

Desagu is also known to take on the role of the common “mwananchi” facing daily struggles, drawing inspiration from real-life scenarios in Mwihoko, Githurai.

Henry Desagu Education

He went to Menengai High School. After high school, Henry joined Kenyatta University to pursue a Bachelor of Economics degree.

Henry Desagu Girlfriend

Desagu started his journey as a comedian after he shoots a video of him being a witness at the scene of an accident that went viral.

Kenyans fell in love with him.

From then on he has been creating short video clips that have even earned him a few endorsements.

 

In many of his videos on YouTube and social media, there is a lady who stars in most, if not all videos.

We did our research and found out that the lady, Jackie Mbugua, is Henry Desagu’s girlfriend.

If you are keen, there are many important moments he shares with her and his captions are usually so sweet.

Jackie who is a vlogger, an actress, and a model is the gorgeous babe Desagu has been dating.

She has been there for a while and we are now waiting for some wedding bells because, from the pictures of Desagu’s father’s funeral, she was at the front row in lending her support to her bae’s family.

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henry desagu girlfriend

Parents

Online comedian Henry Desagu, real name Ithagu Kibicho, says his parents did not support his comedy when he started because they wanted him to have a good career.

“Growing up with my parents, they knew I was a comedian because I did some comedy in church back then,” Desagu told Word Is on Tuesday.

“My late dad wanted me to be in a good white-collar job in a good office. When I started majoring in comedy, they were so upset and totally against it.”

However, things changed when Desagu started making his name in the industry. “They realized I was doing well and I had started changing their lifestyles. That is when they appreciated what I was doing,” he said.

Team Mafisi Sacco

The whole concept of Team Mafisi Sacco was born out of the increasing number of sponsors. So many young men were being heartbroken by their girlfriends running to old loaded men.

I have friends who lost their girlfriends to sponsors. I decided to create a resistance unit to serve as a voice for the boy-child. The objective was to stop these old guys from preying on our girls.

I am the acting secretary-general of Team Mafisi Sacco. As a comedian, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to sponsors and slay queens.

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Henry Desagu Interview

Who is Henry Desagu?

I am an online comedian and actor who specializes in situational comedy. My real name is Ithagu Kibicho.

‘Desagu’ is just a stage name. I started acting at a tender age. I used to perform during church festivals and always opted for funny scenes.

I’m an alumnus of Menengai High School. After high school, I joined Kenyatta University to pursue a Bachelor of Economics degree.

A degree in economics, but you opt for comedy…how now?

I get that a lot. I started acting in Sunday school, but I took it to the next level when I joined campus. In campus, I registered a comedy theatre group that propelled me into the comedy world.

I later started acting in theatre shows, but I was not making any progress, so I decided to create my own content and started vlogging. My journey in comedy was quite difficult as I tried to penetrate the industry.

I understand you are the pioneer of ‘Team Mafisi Sacco’…

The whole concept of Team Mafisi Sacco was born out of the increasing number of sponsors. So many young men were being heartbroken by their girlfriends running to old loaded men.

I have friends who lost their girlfriends to sponsors. I decided to create a resistance unit to serve as a voice for the boy-child. The objective was to stop these old guys from preying on our girls.

I am the acting secretary-general of Team Mafisi Sacco. As a comedian, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to sponsors and slay queens.

 Team Mafisi Sacco became a hit online. How did it inspire you to venture into online comedy?

When I recorded Team Mafisi Press Conference, I never thought it would go viral. Then I thought why not record more videos and post them online.

There was this video that you recorded sleeping under a tree. What was it all about?

That day, I had a meeting with a certain TV producer, but he stood me up. I was frustrated and ended up sleeping under a tree at Uhuru Park. My last source of hope was to post it on Facebook and it worked!

The hilarious clip was shared across all social media platforms and received a major boost when Caroline Mutoko shared it.

You have a YouTube channel. How is it doing so far?

I have 55, 000 subscribers. I am not yet there, but I know I am headed in the right direction.

The biggest challenge to being an online comedian is content generation. You have to be up to date with current affairs. Your content must be short, good and worth watching.

Does comedy pay? 

It does pay for those who are patient. See, your earnings as an online comedian depend on the number of subscribers you attract. To earn decent pay, you have to merge YouTube earnings with product endorsements.

When did you get that big break? 

When I landed a lucrative deal with Motorhub on Kiambu Road. I was excited because finally, my hard work was paying off. I remember when I received that call I thought it was a prank, only to realize that it was a real. That deal shaped my career.

 Which has been your most successful project as an online comedian?

The video where my wife denied me sex during the last General Election. The video was timely and was meant to sensitize people on the importance of voting.

Where do you get your ideas from?

I get my ideas from day-to-day events, news and watching other projects.

What projects are you working on currently?

Currently, I promote several brands online, such as Motorhub, Treasure Garden Real Estate and Expeditions Maasai Safari.

Henry Desagu

Henry Desagu

Henry Instagram Profile: https://www.instagram.com/henrydesagu/

Contact: Call 0712279445 or email henrydesagu@gmail.com

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