Jalang’o, aka, Mzee Jalang’o, alias, Jalas, is a Kenyan comedian who has proved that one can make it in life despite what. He is also an event MC, producer, TV host, and an actor, who has featured in local films. Besides, his unique way of dressing in adverts; leopard print shirt and a green suit, has made his fans want to know even more about him. See Jalang’o biography below.
Jalas started his work as a radio presenter at Kiss 100 in the late 2008. Since then, he has worked in various stations such as Radio Maisha, Radio Milele, and HOT 96.
Facts about Mzee Jalas
The Kenyan comedian became famous after his role at Citizen TV’s Papa Shirandula film. Here is Jalang’o biography, age, family, education, career, ex-wife, current wife, children, salary, house, cars, and net worth.
Mzee Jalas profile
Jalang’o real name: Felix Odiwuor Kodhe
Date of birth: April 27
Place of birth: Homabay, Kenya
Jalang’o tribe: Luo
Jalang’o parents: Names not known
Occupation: Radio presenter
Instagram account: @jalangoo
Facebook account: Jalango Mwenyewe
The Kenyan radio presenter was born as Felix Odiwuor Kodhe in Homabay, Kenya. He was raised in a humble background where getting three meals a day was referred as luxury. Unfortunately, Jalang’o’s father died the same day Jalas got an appointment letter for his new job.
How old is Jalas? The commonly asked question is now answered. Mzee Jalas was born in 1983. He is 38 years as of 2021. Jalang’o’s birthday is on April 27.
The celebrated radio presenter is from a big family. His mother gave birth to three sons and three daughters. Before his dad died, he left him a note to build his mother a good house as well as take care of his other siblings.
Interestingly, Jalas has fulfilled his father’s wish and is now living a peaceful man. However, more information about Jalang’o brothers and sisters is yet to be known.
The radio presenter, Mzee Jalas education history
Jalang’o biography is a story that has inspired many. After attaining 427 marks out of 500 from Homa Bay Lake primary school, he was called to join Maseno School. His father struggled to raise money for his uniforms and school fees that he had to call for harambee fundraising from friends and relatives. After getting all the intended money, Felix and his father set their journey, walking for kilometers from Homabay to Maseno. Upon arrival at Maseno, they found that Felix’s position had been taken by another student as they arrived a week later from the due date.
Feeling disappointed, Felix in his full school uniform stood there, holding his metallic box not knowing what to do next. The two then decided to go back and try some luck in the local schools around their village. Lucky enough, he found himself a chance at Bar Kanyango Secondary in Siaya County. However, he was forced to wear Maseno uniforms, as there was no money to purchase new ones.
After school fees became a challenge, he transferred to Nyang’oma Secondary where his elder brother was studying. His father really struggled to raise the school fees for the two that Jalang’o’s brother George had to drop out. Felix worked hard despite the embarrassment he felt whenever his dad supplied maize, beans or firewood to school as a compensation for his fees. At the end, he managed to score a C plus at his final exams.
However, the idea of him joining university never came true as his father had no money. It is for this reason that Felix started selling fish just to make his few coins. Know how he made it to the university below.
More about Jalang’o biography, his career
Felix first started selling fish at Homa Bay County after which he joined Capital Fish Company Limited as a fishmonger. Later, he travelled to Nairobi and stayed with his uncle in Posh Lavington Estate. He then moved to his other uncle at Embakasi slums, where he ventured into art, his childhood dream. However, life was very hard that he used to go for ‘mjengo’ to help his uncle bring food to the table.
Also, he continued attending auditions at Kenya National Theatre that one day he got a chance and joined a set performing theatre group. He then acted minor characters for three years, without getting a single chance to perform any main character. One day he took advantage of one missing character and performed his main character in the Swahili set book, ‘Mwisho Wa Kosa’, which gave him recognition from both teachers and students.
With much experience, Jalang’o started doing vernacular plays in the Kenya National Theatre where many people including Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o could come and watch. Besides, he did his first film, ‘Kibrit Olwar Epii’ that became a talk among the Luos. Later, he joined Citizen TV’s Papa Shirandula film, which became his breakthrough.
While acting, he applied for a job at Kiss 100 as a radio presenter despite it requiring one to be a degree holder. Miraculously, he beat his degree holder competitors and secured himself a job as a radio presenter co-hosting alongside Caroline Mutoko. It is in the same day he got his appointment letter that his father died. What a tragedy!
Since then, Jalang’o has worked in different radio stations such as Radio Maisha and HOT 96. He also fulfilled his father’s wish by building his mother a good house. Besides, he enrolled at the Daystar University and pursued a degree in community development. Do you know that he is now one of the highest paid radio presenters in Kenya?
Did Jalang’o divorce? The radio presenter married a media personality, Chekoiyet Boiyo. After staying together for a few years, they parted ways due to unknown reasons. However, they are blessed with a daughter named Salika.
The emcee, Jalas new wife
After the divorce, Jalas found his new love. He then tied a knot with his Taita bae, Amina Chao, in a private wedding on October 2019. The two are happily married and have a daughter by the name Amani. However, there are rumors that Amina might have walked out of her marriage.
The radio presenter, Jalang’o children
Jalas is a proud father of two daughters. His first wife Chekoiyet gave birth to Salika, while his second gave birth to Amina.
Mzee Jalang’o salary
The media personality is among the highest paid radio presenters in Kenya. After leaving Milele FM where he was co-hosting alongside Alex Mwakideu a breakfast show, Alex na Jalas, he secured himself a job at Kiss 100. It is said that he pockets a six-figure salary at the end of every month. Besides, he charges around Ksh. 200,000 as an event MC. However, he has never disclosed the exact amount he makes every month.
Jalas owns a luxurious mansion in Nairobi that is estimated to millions of money. His other palatial mansion in Siaya is worth millions. Moreover, the house he built for his mother in his home village is also amounting to millions.
Mzee Jalas is driving some of the most expensive cars in Kenya. His car collection includes Toyota Land Cruiser V8, BMW X6, and Bentley. Furthermore, his 40 million Mercedes Maybach has indeed raised peoples’ eyebrows.
Jalang’o net worth
Apart from comedy, Jalas has other sources of income. He has won himself endorsements with big companies such as Velvex that have paid him well. Also, he is running the Jalang’o TV YouTube channel that has a huge number of subscribers. Besides, he is the CEO of Arena Media. His net worth is estimated at $1 – $5 million as of 2021.
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