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Eric Omondi biography, age, education, career, networth, wife, children, parents


The name Eric Omondi needs no introduction because it is famous beyond the Kenyan borders. This comedian is known for both good and bad reasons and has been a household name for more than two decades due to his various roles in the entertainment industry. But as usual, there must be some information that someone might not know about him therefore it is necessary to write about his biography.

Eric’s real name is Eric Otieno Omondi and was born on 9th March in 1985 in Kondele slums of Kisumu county. His parents’s identities are not public. He started his formal education at Kondele primary in Kisumu after which he attended Kisumu Boys secondary school. Eric got his degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Daystar University in Nairobi.

Unknown to many, Eric worked as a news reporter for the NTV but later decided to take his talent to comedy industry after meeting the Chuirchil Show CEO Gideon Ndambuki alias Churchil in 2006 who gave him a chance to try his talent at the Churchil show. His first appearance on the show was in 2008 which made him be known. But Eric, due to his unsettled character, left Churchil show to start his own show dubbed  Hawayuni in 2015 on KTN but it collapsed as soon as it started. He tried other shows like Untamed and Somewhere in Africa.

Eric Omondi’s fame went a bit higher after he became the first Kenyan to appear on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which is an American late night show in 2017. Eric has been a figure to reckon with in Kenya and Africa in the entertainment industry. He also launched Big Tymes studios where he tried to nurture talents in music and comdey but it has not been doing fine since its inception.

In 2020, he became a subject of controversy after he launched a show named Wife Material which drew participants from all over Africa who were interested in ‘marrying’ him. It ended with him getting ‘married’ to Band Becca. This was all about comedy and the participants took part in doing several house chores and wifely duties to show who would impress him as a wife. This show was highly criticised by people who argued that it was promoting promiscuity and Eric ended up rubbing shoulders with police officers and the then boss of KFCCB Ezekiel Mutua.

Eric has no known wife butb has several baby mamas such as Jacku Maribe whom they have a child together. His networth is not clear but he believes that he is the richest in the Kenyan entertainment industry and has been making headlines having beefs with fellow artists. He gave himself a title President of African Comedy after he won several awards in africa back-to-back.

Unoredicatble Eric Omondi has now started some kind of activism thsi year where he is criticising the government and champuioning for the youth empowerment in the country. He has been arrested severally for causing chaos in various parts of the city by rallying youths to demand for their rights. He has also been giving out unga to people in a way to cushion them from the hard economic situation.


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