Njugush is a household name when it comes to Kenya’s comedy industry. He has risen to fame and currently stands out as one of the best content creators and social media comedians. His success is attributed to his then girlfriend “wakavinye” (now wife) and Abel Mutua who spotted his talent in 2013, and introduced him to the screens. He has since been on a steady rise, both financially and in fame. Let us learn more about Njugush biography.
The Kenyan comedian first featured on Hapa Kule News, a comedy program that was aired on NTV in 2013. He later moved to The Real Househelps of Kawangware where he found his breakthrough.
Interesting facts about the Kenyan Comedian, Njugush
After staying on TRHK for some years, he announced his departure from the program in 2016 to focus on creating his own content. Below is Njugush biography, age, tribe, family, education, wife, child, career, salary, house, cars, and net worth.
The standup comedian, Njugush profile
Njugush real name: Timothy Kimani Ndegwa
Stage name: Njugush
Date of birth: May 20th 1991
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Place of birth: Meru, Kenya
Njugush parents: Rev. Benard Ndegwa and Jane Njambi
Wife: Celestine Ndinda
Twitter account: @blessednjugush
Facebook account: @blessednjugush
Instagram account: @blessednjugush
Njugush Youtube channel: NJUGUSH
The comedian was born as Timothy Kimani Ndegwa to Rev. Benard Ndegwa and Jane Njambi in 1991, Meru County. He is the first born in a family of two sons. Interestingly, Njugush brother, Ngugi Ndegwa, is a poet, scriptwriter, author and also an actor.
How old is the Kenyan comedian, Njugush? The celebrated comedian has disapproved many who think that he is a Methuselah. Born in May 1991, he is 30 years as of 2021. Njugush birthday is on 20th May of every year.
What is comedian Njugush tribe?
Being born in Meru County, many think that the comedian is a Meru. On the contrary, Njugush is named and fluently speaks Kikuyu, thus increasing the likelihood of having Kikuyu roots. But then, who knows?
Timothy is the first born in a family of two sons. His father, Rev. Benard Ndegwa, is PCEA preacher while his mother, Jane Njambi, is a businesswoman. Surprisingly, Njugush sibling, Ngugi Ndegwa, is also on the limelight for authoring a book titled Across and Beyond. See more about Njugush biography below.
His educational background
Due to the nature of Njugush father’s work, their family kept shifting. It is for this reason that he took his primary education in 6 different schools, including Kawangware Primary School. In 2005, he attended Naaro High School where he scored a C+ in KCSE. Later, he joined Kenya Institute of Mass Communication for a course in journalism. This is where he began his career as an event emcee.
Njugush was first auditioned as an actor at Kenya National Theatre, three days after completing secondary school. Upon joining KIMC, he went on to become the host of a reggae show on ECN, a TV channel belonging to the institution. In 2013, Abel Mutua contacted him for a role in Hapa Kule News, a comedy program, which aired on NTV. He rose ranks to become the program’s creative director. Later, he featured on The Real Househelps of Kawangware as one of the main characters, but left after two years.
After leaving the show, he started a standup comedy dubbed Through Thick and Thin and Dereva Series, which he posted on his Youtube Channel. Currently, his content is available on his website, njugush.co.ke.
Njugush has left many women’s tongues waggling after his recent body transformation. To their disappointment, he is taken! Njugush walked down the aisle in 2016 with his longtime girlfriend, Celestine Ndinda “wakavinye”. Their love story began back at KIMC where they both schooled.
The two lovebirds wed on December 16th at PCEA Evergreen church in Runda, Nairobi. Njugush wedding attracted several media personalities such as Abel Mutua of Tahidi High, Phil the Director, Celina, and Catherine Kamau.
The ever happy couple was blessed with a son in 2018, named Tugi. Njugush son is fast taking after his parents in comedy as he has a YouTube channel. Besides, he frequently features on his parents’ videos.
How much is Njugush salary?
Apart from acting, Njugush runs a website, which pays him well. His YouTube channel is said to earn him about $999 a month. However, information about his monthly salary is still under review. Kenyanmoves.co.ke will update you in due time.
The celebrated comedian is a classic example of grass to grace. As he narrates, he resided in a bedsitter with only a mattress and a stove. Do you know that Njugush family is on course to joining the house owners club? Well, Wakavinye posted photos of their lavish mansion under construction in late 2019. Unfortunately, the couple has not revealed the location of their multimillion mansion.
After raking up millions from endorsements and other channels, Njugush is not mean on himself. He previously drove a Vitz, which he comically used in his skits with his wife, thus earning her the stage name “wakavinye”. Njugush new car is a Toyota Landcruiser worth a whopping 8 million.
Njugush net worth
The funny man mainly earns from his work as a comedian. He has won several endorsement deals with companies such as Pwani Oil, Toilex among others. Moreover, he has won a number of awards such as Africa Digital Influencer of the Year 2020. Njugush net worth is estimated between $100 000 and $1 000 000 as of 2020.
Journey to body transformation
The creative laughter machine rose to fame especially due to his lean physique. However, he hit the gym in 2018 and added not only weight but also muscle. Njugush body transformation journey is a success, and he can’t keep calm! Check out photos of his new body below.
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