Comedian Njugush whose real name is Timothy Kimani Ndegwa is a famous Kenyan comedian, MC, influencer, and mentor who plays various roles in Real House helps of Kawangware which aired on KTN.
He was born in Meru to a reverend and a businesswoman. Being a pilot was his first love, but in Form Three he realized it did not fit his abilities. Therefore, he chose to study Journalism. He confesses to bad eating and keeping promises.
Comedian njugush education He went to eight primary schools because his father’s job made him move from one area to another. He attended Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) where he studied Journalism.
Njugush on what he scored in high school: I was a B student, but I got a C+ in my KCSE examinations. By then, there was a lot of competition to get into university, and I couldn’t make it with that grade. I had always loved journalism, so I decided to try my luck in applying for the course. I went to Catholic University and was told I could be admitted with my grade. The problem, however, was when I saw the fee structure. There was no way my father could have managed to pay for it, seeing as my brother was in high school at the time
Njugush has had a passion for acting since he was young but since he knew that acting did not offer financial security he wanted to be a full-time journalist and a part-time actor. While he was at KIMC he hosted a reggae show on the school’s radio station, ECN.
He auditioned at the Kenya National Theatre just three days after clearing from high school, and that’s when life began. We did not have a drama club in high school. Naaro High School in Kangaru. That was when he had thirst for drama, for four full years!
In 2013 Abel Mutua saw a play he had done in 2011 and he called him as he wanted to cast him in a show he was starting ‘Hapa Kule’ which gained popularity on YouTube and it became a show
on its own.
Njugush is married to Celestine Ndinda and the hi wedding ceremony took place at PCEA Evergreen in Runda, and the reception followed at the same venue. This was attended by leading actors and actresses in the country including Abel Mutua, Philip Karanja, Catherine Kamau, and Jacqueline Matubia. When Njugush’s girlfriend first met her husband-to-be, he was sleeping on a mat since he had no bed, but she insisted on staying with him. During one of the comedian wedding anniversaries, he described his wife as accommodative, loyal, and persevering.
Having stayed in the marri for close to over one year, Njugush comedian and his wife Celestine Ndinda were blessed with a bouncing baby boy early 2018. Since welcoming his baby into the world, Njugush has been protective of him, and he doesn’t even post his photos on the social media that frequently.
Njugush’s wife used to encourage him that though he was financially broke at that time, their being together for the rest of their lives where he could be able to pay back. This has come through since he can now give her a birthday she wishes to have including going to Dubai.
He was born in Meru to a reverend and a businesswoman. his dad worked in Meru at the time. Timothy Kimani Ndegwa has been to six primary schools because my dad got transferred a lot and so my childhood was never spent in one specific place. His family is strong on religion, and dad is a reverend. Timothy’s younger brother who is almost graduating from Maseno University.
NJUGUSH SALARY AND NET WORTH
He earns well and paid as MC, actor, Brand ambassador and from YouTube Google Adsense earning.
NJUGUSH FAVORITE FOOD
REPLY: My favorite childhood memory was preparing Githeri. Back in the day, it would be done for a full day because you would add firewood and water to the food but it still wouldn’t have cooked enough. The best thing about that, however, was that mum would let us play as long as the food was still cooking.
NJUGUSH LIFE STORY
Twenty-three years ago, this slim actor was born tongue-tied. And for a close to a month after his birth, his mother would pinch him, just to hear his voice. He would hum. A visit to the doctor followed, then an operation, and the little boy could no longer hold his tongue.
Seven years later, he stumbled into acting by performing in a play at his church. The play’s director needed a child who would walk around the set without saying a word. His mother let him take the part.
Three years ago while in college, he acted in the annual drama festival and with just three lines to say (“Yes, my Lord”), comedian Abel Mutua spotted talent.
“I got a call from Abel and he said: ‘I have a silly character, do you think you can make it?’” recalls Timothy Kimani, better known as Njugush Mare Mare in The Real House helps of Kawangware.
That was May last year. Abel had called him in to shoot for Hapa Kule News, a satirical TV show aired on KTN that was at its 16th episode then. He was just about to finish a journalism course at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC).
“I loved telling stories, therefore, I wanted to be a print journalist. I also wanted to continue with acting. Since acting did not offer financial security, I wanted to be a full-time journalist and a part-time actor,” shares the slender comedian.
As they taped the show, the Hapa Kule News team joked about starting a Kenyan version of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which would be an extreme contrast to their flashy lifestyle. The show premiered as a segment in Hapa Kule News, starring Njugush and the late Purity Mwirigi (Kanana Kagwiria).
He remembers receiving the call that Purity had passed on. She had been ailing and they had planned to visit her.
“It was one of the hardest times of my life. We were close both on and off the set. She was a talented actress and it was easy reacting to her lines. She could have been a star. We had made a bet on who would win an award before the other. I believed she was a better comedian than me, I will dedicate my first award to
her,” he says.
Before the two TV shows came calling, he had spent one year touring high schools and performing plays based on set books, a move that allowed him to experiment with roles and refined him for his two shows.
He has now featured in Safaricom, IEBC, and Zuku Kenya adverts. He is also working on another program, which he cannot give details about.
“While I was at KIMC, I hosted a reggae show on the school’s radio station, ECN. I am currently working on hosting a nighttime show at a radio station because of my busy shooting schedule,” he fills us in.
He continues: “I am also looking forward to being in a movie. In the future, I want to play different roles, to try something different to avoid typecasting. However, I won’t be an actor for too long, lest the audience gets tired of me”.
He describes himself as humble and ambitious. He likes watching movies, skating and paintballing. Timothy tells us that he is the only slender person in his family because he is not fond of eating. The fear of the unknown pushes him to make the best of today. As he lives his life, he tries to stay scandal-free.
“Creating a name in this industry is very hard and can take years, but destroying it is very easy. It can happen in a single minute,” he explains.
Source: Standard Digital Entertainment
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