|Real Name/Full Name
|Timothy Kimani Ndegwa
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|20 May 1991
|32 years old
|In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
|In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
|Father – Rev. Bernard Ndegwa
Mother – Jane Njambi
|Naaro High School
|Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
|Celestine Ndinda aka Wakavinye
Timothy Kimani Ndegwa, alias Njugush is a popular Kenyan comedian and also a creator of online content. He rose to fame after he was one of the cast members of the KTN drama-comedy, The Real House Helps of Kawangware. His online content always goes viral, and he has a lot of followers on his various social media platforms.
Currently, Njugush is running a stand-up comedy show together with his wife Celestine mainly known as Wakavinye. This show is known as ‘Through Thick ‘N’ Thin’ (TTNT). The show has hit milestones through its popularity growing and tickets selling at a fast rate.
Biography and Early Life
Njugush was born in Meru County, Kenya, on 20 May 1991. His real name is Timothy Kimani Ndegwa. He is the first son of Rev Bernard Ndegwa and Jane Njambi. His father is a reverend at the PCEA Church, while his mother is a businesswoman. His younger brother is Ngugu Ndegwa, who is a poet, writer, and author, and his recent book includes, Across and Beyond.
His family lived in different places because of the nature of his father’s job. They have lived in places like Nguriunditu in Kikuyu, Joska in Ruai, Kikuyu Town, Mau Narok, Eldoret and many other places.
Njugush has disclosed that he was raised in a strict Christian family. He and his brother recall that they had to remain in the church until the end of the service, which mostly went up to 1 pm.
Education: High School and College
Because his father kept on being transferred from one place to another, Njugush attended eight different primary schools. He later enrolled at Naaro High School in Murang’a in 2005 until 2009. His younger brother joined the same school when he was in form four.
He is a graduate of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC), where he studied journalism. His brother studied Arts in Sociology from Maseno University.
Njugush is a married man. He married Celestine Ndinda, alias Wakavinye in 2016. Their wedding was at PCEA Evergreen, in Runda, Nairobi and later reception at the same place. The wedding was attended by many popular celebrities in Kenya like Abel Mutua, Catherine Kamau, alias Celina, and Phillip Karanja.
The couple welcomed their first son known as Tugi who was born on 10th March, 2018. The young boy has been featured in many of their videos. Furthermore, Tugi has been featured on YouTube through his Youtube Channel known as Blessed Tugi that has more than 125k Subscribers.
Njugush disclosed that when he met his girlfriend, he was not financially stable and even slept on a mat because he could not afford a bet. She stayed with him and even encouraged him that hard times will not last and even promised to be with him for the rest of her life. He is now a happy man because he can afford to spoil her and even sponsor her a trip to Dubai on her birthday.
Is Njugush Gay?
No. Njugush has a straightforward sexual orientation. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He is married to the love of his life, and they are blessed with one son. He is very proud of his wife because she supported him when he was financially broke.
Njugush was passionate about becoming an actor since he was young. He later learnt that acting did not have financial security; thus, he decided that he wanted to become a full-time journalist and a part-time actor. During his years at KIMC, he used to host a reggae show at the radio station of the school called ECN.
After former Tahidi High actor Abel Mutua saw one of his plays he had done in 2011, he approached him and wanted him to be part of a show he was starting called “Hapa Kule.” The show gained huge popularity on YouTube and later became a show on its own.
He was one of the main characters of the TV comedy “Real House Helps of Kawangware”, which was aired on KTN. This is the show that brought his name to fame. He regularly uploads rib-cracking content on YouTube, which has attracted a lot of followers.
To be able to rise up his comedy career, Njugush commenced the Through Thick ‘N’ Thin in the year 2020 where he got featured together with his wife, Wakavinye. The TTNT show commenced on 14th February 2020 during Valentine’s day. The show, however, got affected due to gatherings restrictions due to Covid-19. However, Njugush got a great comeback in the year 2021 through which the show is getting featured in his website: njugush.ke where different seasons are aired.
Further to his career, Njugush has been the brand ambassador for several organizations. Some of the organizations he is the brand ambassador include; Safaricom PLC, Fresh on Kenafric Industries Limited company, Domino’s Pizza, Bountiful Safaris, Kenchic, Crown Paints, Fanaka TV, Pwani Life, and many more.
Njugush is one of the most popular comedians in Kenya. Within a very short time, his social media platforms were followed by thousands of people. Even though he has not received many awards yet, he is on the right track and soon will become one of the best comedians not only in Kenya but also in the whole world.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Njugush in 2024
Currently, Njugush has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. He receives approximately $10,000 each month from YouTube. The main source of his income is a comedian. He also earns a good amount of money from various advertisement endorsements.
He owns a 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado worth 8 million. Previously, he has driven such cars as Vitz and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Their mansion is also underway, although they have not disclosed the location. Ndinda shared an image of the mansion under construction via her Instagram page.
Njugush Social Media Platforms
Njugush has been active on social media platforms from which he has a following of more than 133k in his Twitter account, 2M followers on Instagram, and 1.2M on his Facebook account.
You can follow him from the following:
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was raised in a strict Christian family as his father is a reverend at PCEA Church.
- Although he has accumulated a good amount of money, he prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Timothy Kimani Ndegwa is his real name, but many people only know him as Njugush. Comedy has turned his life for the better as he can now live a better life as compared to who he was in the past. With the support of his wife, Wakavinye, he has been able to achieve a lot in his life. The two has also set celebrity couple goals, and their marriage life is admired by many.