Alex Mwakideu Biography
Alex Mwakideu is a Kenyan radio presenter who works for Milele FM and formerly worked at Radio Maisha. He also worked for the Mombasa-based Baraka FM. He left the Mombasa Road-based media after 8 years and handed in his resignation to Head of Radio Tom Japanni sometimes in June ending his long ties with the Standard Media Group. He joined radio Maisha where he was later joined by Jalang’o.
Alex Mwakideu Education
He schooled at Shimo La Tewa High School where we are told that he fought his headmaster and this proves to us that he was a bad boy in high school.
Alex Mwakideu Age
Details about Alex Mwakideu’s date of birth are not known therefore it is not known when he celebrates his birthday. He likes to keep his matters away from the public eye making it difficult to know his age, hence this information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Alex Mwakideu Family
The family seemed to collapse especially to Alex after his father’s death in 2011, Alex drew a tattoo on his upper right arm. He later mourned his sister Emmy Mwakideu who died and during this time, Alex was very shocked by her sister’s death. People like Rashid Abdalla and Prezzo are amongst those who sent their Condolences.
Alex Mwakideu is married to his lovely wife, Dee. The couple tied their knot on Wednesday, December 27, 2014, and together they are blessed with three children whose names are not disclosed.
Radio Presenter Alex Mwakideu leaves Radio Maisha
Alex Mwakideu has now left Radio Maisha for greener pastures in what has been termed as a media transfer window.
The radio presenter who has been working with the Standard Media Group for eight years broke the news on one of his social media handles.
“It’s been 8 awesome years and I will miss Radio Maisha. I will always remember ‘kuanzia’ the first day when we launched this radio station during my first show. It’s been a good ride! Let me say a huge ahsante to the entire team of Radio Maisha and the Standard Media Group,” the message read.
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Death of Alex Mwakideu’s Mother and Sister
Radio presenter Alex Mwakideu has been bereaved following the death of his mother, who passed away in May 2019 after battling with a long illness.
Mwakideu, who is the Head of Radio Milele FM, broke the sad news of his mother’s death on social media.
“For the first time… Am lost. Lost. Totally. I don’t know what to type, what to do, where to start… I am lost. I will miss you, mom. I will miss you so much. And I will love you forever. Thank you for being the BEST mom EVER. Rest with the Angels. RIPMom,” he wrote on Instagram.
MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCES
Mwakideu’s co-host at Milele FM, comedian Jalang’o, was quick to offer his colleague a message of condolences.
“Last evening I looked at my brother @alex_mwakideu tears flowing freely I knew how much you loved mum! Brother accept my condolences to you and your family! Mambo ya Mungu hayana makosa,” Jalang’o wrote.
On Instagram, Mwakideu’s timeline was flooded with messages of condolences from his fans and numerous players in the Kenyan entertainment industry.
His mother’s death comes barely four months after he lost his sister in January.
Mwakideu’s sister, Emmy Godin, was a recording artist with songs such as Closer and Good Times. She succumbed to cancer after being diagnosed in 2017.
Alex Mwakideu: I Quit Alcohol for My Mother
Milele FM presenter Alex Mwakideu on Saturday, November 30 revealed the real reason why he doesn’t indulge in alcohol.
He made the revelation after he posted a photo of himself at The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, and in the background, a tumbler could be seen on the table.
“Good Morning from The Norfork Hotel!!! But I am just here for a meeting then I head to Nanyuki! Sijalala huku nisiwadanganye bure jamani (I won’t lie that I spent the night here),” Mwakideu posted.
Curious fans quickly took note of the tumbler on the table suggesting that it contained alcohol. Mwakideu, however, responded by stating that he doesn’t drink liquor because of his mother.
Replying to one of his followers by the moniker Esther Ingolo, he stated, “Imagine niliwacha pombe kabisa… I did it for mom!”
Mwakideu revealed that his mother was an imposing figure in his life, always advising him on the dangers of alcohol.
“She used to tell me every day, she didn’t like the vibe. She always told me to stop drinking, it won’t help me in any way,” Mwakideu intimated.
“So when she passed on this year, I told myself I will never drink again. I told myself I won’t cross into 2020 drinking,” he added.
The renowned radio presenter, who hosts Milele FM’s breakfast show alongside veteran comedian Jalang’o, lost his mother on May 21, 2019, four months after he lost his sister Eunice Mwakideu on January 11, 2019.
Alex Mwakideu: 10 Things you did not know
1. Alex has a tattoo of his late father on his upper right arm. He got the tattoo in 2011 when his dad passed away.
2. He was a bad boy in high school who even fought his headmaster before getting expelled from Shimo La Tewa High School.
3. An avid swimmer who loves the deep ends, Alex has swum in all the beaches along the Kenyan Coast.
4. Before joining Radio Maisha, he worked in Mombasa’s Baraka FM from 2000 to 2010.
5. His favorite drink is Southern Comfort liqueur.
6. He supports Chelsea FC and used to play football in his Mombasa neighborhood.
7. He is a good actor and has awards to show for the claim.
8. He is married to a lovely wife dee and blessed with two children. This is after dating the same girl since 2002.
9. He comes from a family of talented actors, singers and media personalities.
10. He has won many awards for his news anchoring and program hosting skills.
11. Alex mwakideu salary is believed to be in a region of ksh 800,000