Eric Omondi is a renowned Kenyan comedian. He is such a household name and a darling to many in the comedy world. He is known to be a jack of all trades; an emcee, a Radio presenter, a TV Personality, and to sum up a Local and International comedian.
Comedian Eric Omondi Age, Tribe and Place of Birth
He is 35 years as of the year 2020. Eric was born on 9th March, 1985 in Kisumu, Kenya. Omondi celebrates his birthday on the 9th March of every year. He hails from the Luo community of Kenya, Kisumu County. Several months ago, the County Government of Kisumu decided to name one of its roads after Eric Omondi. Eric could not hide his joy on social media and thanked the County Government for such a great honor.
Eric Omondi Family
The known sibling to Eric Omondi is Fred Omondi who also happens to be a comedian. They recently lost their big brother Joseph to drugs.
Eric Omondi Education
The comedian attended Kondele primary school then Kisumu Boys High School. He later studied Communication at Daystar University in Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya.
Eric Omondi Career
In as much as he is known for his rib-cracking parodies and stand up shows, Eric Omondi recently revealed that he always wanted to be a reporter. This happened after he studied Communication at Daystar University. He, later on, got a job at NTV as a reporter but he was kicked out barely two weeks later.
They termed him as not being good enough. That is when he decided to pursue comedy. Churchill signed him for Churchill live show and a year later, KTN hired him to host the Hawayu comedy show. The show was later canceled due to poor ratings. Instead of feeling bad about himself, he used this chance to understand the industry better, prompting him to be better at comedy. The rest is now history.
Eric Omondi Comedian
Erick started doing comedy professionally when he was signed by Daniel Ndambuki, who is the owner of the Churchill show, which is a local comedy show. He, later on, left the show and wanted to do comedy single-handedly. Eric has since been able to grow his brand, usually using his social media platforms to keep his followers hooked. He is able to get booked for stand-up comedy from different places worldwide.
Eric Omondi and CS Mutahi Kagwe video
A few days ago (7th April, 2020), Eric Omondi’s creativity caught Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe’s attention after he posted a 9- minute video clip imitating CS Kagwe. In the video, Eric Omondi gave a press briefing on the ongoing Covid- 19 pandemic, just like the health CS does on a daily basis. Besides him were 3 men who were posing as health officials. Eric gave a case study of one Kevin Otieno who arrived landed on JKIA on 8th March.
He failed to self-quarantine and ended up moving around Nairobi, meeting up with various slay queens in a matter of hours. In the video, he was able to ace CS Mutahi Kagwe’s accent and choice of words, something CS Mutahi commended him for, especially since he used his skill, creativity and influence to pass important information in a way most would relate to and understand.
This came in a few days after president Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage to set aside Kshs.100 Million to cushion local artistes, actors and musicians from the Covid- 19 pandemic. The money is meant to help them create content so as to inform and to entertain people during this difficult time.
Eric Omondi on Jimmy Fallon Late Night Show
Omondi was the first Kenyan to ever make a feature on Jimmy Fallon’s show. He flew to United States on 28th of February on a business mission where he was expected to perform on 3rd and 4th of March in Las Vegas. He then made an appearance on one of the United States’ biggest ‘The Tonight Show’ that is hosted by Jimmy Falon.
Eric Omondi cover songs
The comedian has been able to entertain many by creating covers to local songs, especially those created by Tanzanian artiste Diamond Platnumz. Some of the songs that he has covered are ‘tetema’ by Diamond, ‘Short and sweet ‘by Sauti Sol and ‘Kanyaga’ by Diamond.
Eric Omondi Girlfriend
Eric Omondi recently broke up with his long-term Kenyan- Italian girlfriend Chantal Grazioli aka Miss Chanty who had first met during Kenya at 50 show at Kasarani.
There were rumors that stated that Jackie Maribe and Eric were once an item and that they even have a son together. There has not been proof to show whether or not these rumors are true. Eric Omondi is currently single.
Eric Omondi Turkana
He once set the internet on flames after he posted a video of him diving and swimming butt- naked at a river in Lodwar, Turkana county, Kenya. This caused an uproar on social media, with many stating how that was uncouth of him. He later apologized to those who were offended by the video.
Eric Omondi Net worth
His is worth about Kshs. 80 Million. Apart from comedy, he also does brand endorsements by big companies such as OLX, Unga wa Dola, Lato Milk among many others of which he always endorse on his social media pages.