Daniel Ndambuki Biography and Profile
Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill was born on 30th October 1977. He is a Kenyan comedian who hosts Churchill Show on NTV, a play writer, an actor, MC and a media personality who co hosts with Maina Kageni at Classic 105 FM during week days. He hails from Machakos county.
Daniel Ndambuki, AKA Churchill, has become one of the most “sought after” comedian in Kenya today. Born in Machakos and raised in Nairobi, Churchill has touched the hearts of many comedians thus earning him much respect. Churchill has done this by promoting young people through his signature show, “Churchill Live” which airs on NTV. Churchill loves to see people succeed especially in the comedy industry and that is the reason why he created the “Laugh Industry.”
Daniel Ndambuki Education
Dan Ndambuki went to mumbuni High School, Machakos, Kenya
Career as a Comedian
Churchill, together with KJ, Kajairo, Mudomo Baggy, and Nyambane, created “Red Kona”. This increased their fan-base. Churchill went to co-present with Maina Kageni on Classic 105 FM (Which he still does today) doubling up as “the Tea Lady-… Philigona” and as mwalimu King’angi.
He is an Icon of Kenyan comedy and has over time become a household name. Rated number 14 among Kenya’s 100 most influential people. He has nurtured and created his own characteristic brand of stand-up comedy. Churchill has cracked many Kenyan ribs with his “clean”, family friendly shows. CNN recently classified him as one Africa’s funniest comedians.
Churchill became the first Kenyan to hit 1,000,000 likes on Facebook,by now he has garnered over 2,000,000 fan base in social network Facebook. the highest of any individual celebrity in Kenya. He is also a CEO of his company Laugh Industry Kenya.
Daniel Ndambuki – Churchill Live Show
Daniel Ndambuki wide recognition as a comedian started heightening in all-time hit comedy show “Redykyulass” in which he acted alongside Walter Mongare(Nyambane), Peter Kaimenyi (Kajairo), Maurice Otieno (Mdomo Baggy), John Kiarie (KJ) and Anthony Njuguna. Ndambuki currently has a successive Live TV, the Churchill Live.
His hit show Churchill Live has increasingly become East Africa’s most popular and hilarious TV Show in addition to gaining momentous international interest from comedy enthusiasts in the US, the UK, India, Germany, and rest of the world.
Daniel Ndambuki hosts a famous weekly NTV show “Churchill show” with live recordings on Thursdays at the Carnivore Restaurant which has become ” a must attend” event, Churchill show is its fifth edition and currently the number one show in East and Central Africa with a viewership of 11,000,000 Kenyans across the country, according to ratings.
Churchill became the first Kenyan to hit 1,000,000 likes on Facebook, by now he has garnered over 1,400,000 fan base in social network Facebook. The highest of any individual celebrity in Kenya. He is also a CEO of his company Laugh Industry Kenya.
Daniel Ndambuki – Kids Festival
He has managed to win the hearts of Kenyan children and families by hosting a weekly segment on Churchill show dubbed “Toto’s corner” and also the hosting of Kids Festival which always sees a turnout of 55,000 plus kids and families.
Churchill Show Comedy TV program is now in Season 5 and has featured influential personalities, politicians and big entertainment names and all remarkable people across the socio-economic continuum “Interviews with Kenyan big names combined with a touch of Churchill’s brand of comedy doused in comic brilliance on production makes it a programme on par with none. All the while not forgetting the lighter note in “Toto’s corner”.
Daniel Ndambuki – Churchill Academy
Churchill as a mentor and pioneer in the industry of the genre, has managed to grow the comedy Industry in East Africa by scouting and nurturing talent . Initially with a talent search program dubbed ‘Top Comic’ that have put forward leading comedy brands, now there is the two weekly shows that air on TV i.e. #ChurchillShow & #ChurchillRaw…this offer a platform that acts as a spring board for the new talents and brands.
Working with a creative team of 20 mentors. The academy has managed to create 73 new comedians and counting, that have so far entered the market and are becoming household names with a thousands others still in training and more signing up everyday!
Dan Ndambuki – The Playwriter
Daniel Ndambuki is also a playwriter and has done many a winning scripts including:
- This Is Kenya’ ,’Dare Kenyans To Love
- Let Kenyans be Kenyans’
- ‘The 43rd Kenyan Tribe’
Daniel Churchill Ndambuki Awards
The Churchill Comedy Brand has grown by leaps and bounds and garnered loads of awards and honours including but not limited to:
- 2015 Bingwa Music Awards (BMA) – Showbiz Personality Of The Year
- 2014 PRISK Award – for being a founding director
- 2014 Sanaa Theatre Awards – Best Production Of TV Comedy Recorded Before A Live Audience
- 2014 Cheka Awards – Best TV Stand-up Comedy Show
- 2014 Cheka Awards – Male TV Stand-up Comedian
- 2014 Kalasha Awards – Best TV Comedy
- 2014 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards)- overall personality of the year
- 2014 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) -Most influential Media Personality
- 2014 Transform Kenya Awards -Winner in the Arts & Culture Category
- 2013 Cheka Awards -Winner Best TV Stand Up Comedy
- 2013 Cheka Awards -Comedy Mentor Award
- 2013 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) – Winner Facebook Fan page Of the Year
- 2013 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) – Overall Social Media Personality Of The Year
- 2013 Olx SOMA (Social Media Awards) – Television Show Of The Year
- 2013 Sanaa Theatre Awards – Best Comedy Kenyan Pig Cat And Dogs – Heartstrings Kenya
- 2012 Marketing Society Of Kenya Awards – Winner Best Personal Branding Effort
- 2012 Kalasha Awards – Best TV Entertainment Churchill Live – Cinematic Solutions/ Laugh Industry
- 2012 UK Kenya Achievers Award For Excellence In Comedy
- 2011 State Commendation Award -Order Of The Grand Warrior (OGW)
- 2011 Marketing Society Of Kenya Awards -Best Personal Branding Award
- 2010 CHAT (Chaguo La Teeniez Awards) Winner Teeniez’ TV Comedy Or Reality Show
- 2010 CHAT (Chaguo La Teeniez Awards) Winner Teeniez’ Role Model
- 2009 Kalasha Awards Winner -Best Comedy Program
- 2009 Kalasha Awards Winner – Best TV Program Overall
- 2007 Word Of Life Winner Theatre Person Of Year
- 1999 Mavuno Awards Winner Best Narrator
Daniel Ndambuki Family
Daniel Ndambuki is married with children
Daniel Ndambuki Wife
Daniel Ndambuki is married with children
Daniel Ndambuki Wedding
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Daniel Ndambuki Wealth
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Daniel Ndambuki Age
Daniel Ndambuki was born on 30 0ctober 1977 in Machakos
10 Things You Should Know About Mwalimu Kingangi
- Daniel Ndambuki is billed as one of the most successful comedians of our days in Kenya with his TV comedy show; ‘Churchill Live’ being regarded as the most popular in East Africa.
- Ndambuki’s star as a comedian began to shine during the days of the legendary ‘Reddykyulass’ comedy show where he starred alongside Walter Mong’are (Nyambane), Peter Kaimenyi (Kajairo), Maurice Otieno (Mdomo Baggy), John Kiarie (KJ) and Tony Njuguna.
- Daniel Ndambuki career profile incorporates roles such as: Comedian, actor, Radio Presenter, MC and Director.
- Since the year 1995, he has been the director of Laugh Industry – a Kenyan brand that deals in matters comedy from creation to production of shows.
- Besides being a TV comedy show host, Daniel Ndambuki also dabbles as the comical ‘backward and conservative’ Mwalimu King’ang’i on Classic FM.
- His outstanding shows and performances have seen him bag a number of accolades including: Mavuno Awards for ‘Best Narrator’ (1999), Kalasha Awards for ‘Best Overall TV Program’ (2009), and Word of Life 2007 ‘Theatre Person of the Year’.
- In 2009 Daniel Ndambuki was declared the ‘Teeniez Role Model’ during the Chaguo la Teeniez Awards (CHAT Awards).
- Daniel Ndambuki is on of the lucky Kenyans to be on Who Is Who List where according to the website whoswho.co.ke, the Machakos County born comedian studied at Mumbuni High School.
- Among the films he has featured in include: The First Grader (2010) and Malooned (2007).
- Perhaps evidence of his popularity, his Facebook page Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki aka Mwalimu King’ang’i has over one million likes as of May 7, 2014. He has also drawn attention from as far afield as the US, India, Germany and other nations for his creative genius