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Jalang'o is one of Kenya's celebrities who has been able to reinvent himself over time and remain relevant to his followers. Having come to the limelight as a comedian, he has thus far ventured into radio & television, gone into business and even established his own company, Arena Media. His rise to the top has literally been that of blood, sweat and tears.

Personal Life 

Jalang’o, age 38, is a Kenyan comedian, MC, and actor. He was born in rural Kenya and was brought up in dire poverty. Jalang’o hails from a large family. He has five siblings - two brothers and three sisters. 

Further details about Jalang’o’s brothers and sisters are currently unknown. What is known is that his family was very poor, and his parents were simple, hard-working farmers. Times were hard for the family and on certain days getting three square meals was considered a luxury. 

He rose to fame with his name Jalang’o but his real name is Felix Odiwour. He comes from Homa Bay, Kenya.

Schooling

Jalang’o studied at Homa Bay primary school which was very far away from his home. Jalang’o had to walk a long distance to get there on time. Not just that, his parents could not afford shoes and therefore Jalang’o walked the entire distance bare foot. On his return back home, Jalang’o would not have anything to feed on. In spite of all these hardships, Jalang’o was an excellent student. He scored 427 marks out of a possible 500 in his Kenya Certificate and Primary Education (KCPE) exams. Due to his stellar academic performance, he was able to secure a seat at one of the top-performing national schools in Kenya, Maseno School. 

Unfortunately, the financial struggles in his family would not allow him to attend classes. Jalang’o’s father struggled to scrape together the funds for his son’s education. The family sought help from friends and relatives to raise money. They were able to raise the amount albeit with much difficulty after which Jalang’o and his father travelled 200 kilometres from Homabay to Maseno, only to discover that Jalang’o’s seat had been given to another student. It was a little too late for them.

They were forced to look for alternatives. They tried their luck at Bar Kanyango Secondary School in Siaya County. Jalang’o’s attendance there was very brief as his father could not afford the school fee. Finally, Jalang’o was transferred to his brother’s school — Nyang’oma Secondary. He used his Maseno uniform as they did not have any money to purchase a new set of uniforms. Soon after, the burden of paying fees for two wore down Jalang’o’s father. This led Jalango’s brother George to drop out of school and give Jalang’o a chance at education.   

The tragic story of Jalang’o’s school life does not end here. Even after George dropped out, there were times when his father could not pay the fees and would supply maize and firewood to the school instead. His schoolmates teased him about it and gave him a really hard time for it. Despite all these trying situations, Jalang’o completed his secondary education. He could not proceed to university even though he really wanted to due to financial hardships. 

Fast forward to 2020, Jalang’o, now a self-made man, graduated from Daystar University with a degree in Community Development. Today, Jalang’o is one of the highest-paid radio presenters in Kenya.

Career 

If anyone has worked his way from nothing to the top, it is Jalang’o. His first job was as a fisherman back in Homa Bay. He worked hard in difficult and filthy conditions just to provide some money for his family. Later, Jalang’o moved to Embakasi, Nairobi, to visit an uncle. It was here that he was properly exposed to the arts and instantly fell in love with acting. While in Nairobi, he worked in construction sites, factories and even at car washes to help his uncle put food on the table. After a hard day’s work, Jalang’o would audition for various roles until he finally got a call at the Kenya National Theatre. 

For three long years, Jalang’o worked as an understudy until he finally got some roles to play on his own. After his experience in the world of theatre, Jalang’o got an opportunity to interview for a spot on the radio station Kiss 100. Needless to say, he passed the voice test and was hired, despite not having a degree at the time. Unfortunately for Jalang’o, his celebrations were short-lived as his father died on the same day. 

On his deathbed, Jalang’o’s father wrote him a note. He requested that he look after his siblings and his mother. He wanted them to be pulled out of poverty, and he wanted Jalang’o to build them a big house. Having received a job at Kiss 100 prior to his father's demise, Jalang’o worked on various radio shows and gradually began to build his wealth. He was able to fulfil his father’s dying wish and build a house for his mother and his siblings. With luxurious mansions worth millions in Nairobi and Siaya, Jalang’o's house list seems to be growing steadily.  

Apart from his radio shows, Jalang’o also owns a company, Area Media, from which he gains a substantial income. Jalang’o’s YouTube channel also grew in popularity over the years.

Relationships

Jalang’o’s wife

Amina Chao, a Muslim woman from Mombasa County, is Jalang’o’s current wife. Amina works at Safaricom, in the department of General Trade Visibility and Events. 

Does Jalang’o have children?

Jalang’o has three children from two different women. His oldest daughter is from his first wife, Cheptoek, and her name is Salika. His younger daughter is from his second wife Amina, and her name is Amani. Jalang’o and Amina also have a son named Jamail Edward, who is the youngest of the three children.

Jalang’o's Journey in comedy

When Jalang’o first started as a comedian, he was barely getting by, living off small cheques. He lived in a small one-bedroom home in Mwiki. At this time Jalang’o was dating a young lady named Avril, who turned out to be incredibly materialistic. The girl was wealthy and came from a well off family. She paid all his bills, and things seemed to be going well for the two. But she did not like the poor conditions that Jalang’o lived in. As a result, she dumped him. On one of his shows, he talked about being dumped by his ex because she didn’t like where he lived. 

A few years later, when Jalang’o started doing quite well for himself, his ex came back into the scene. Jalang’o was married then to Cheptoek Boyo. The two had a gorgeous girl named Salika. Jalang’o’s ex (whom many believe to be Avril) claimed that after the two broke up, she had a baby, and Jalang’o was the father. She demanded child support payments and made things very difficult for Jalang’o. When Jalang’o asked to meet the boy, she refused outright and continued to demand money. Eventually, Jalang’o withdrew his support and demanded a DNA test to confirm that he was the father of the boy. While his demand put an end to this saga, it had a devastating effect on Jalang’o’s relationship with Cheptoek, and the two broke up soon after.

In 2019, Jalang’o married the lovely Amina Chao. Amina, Jalang’o’s second wife, comes from a very staunch Muslim family. Amina and Jalang’o’s children are daughter Amani and son Jamail Edward. The son is so named to honour Amina’s Muslim heritage.

Unfortunately for Jalang’o, there were whispers about him being unfaithful to his lovely wife. Rumour has it that soon after the two tied the knot, Jalang’o rounded up some young women for a secret party where they were actually intended to be escorts. Many of the girls claim to have slept with Jalang’o multiple times, even after his second wedding. 

Controversial blogger Edgar Obare published these claims on his YouTube channel. Needless to say, this incident put Jalang’o’s relationship with Amina on the rocks. It was rumoured that she walked out on him after the news broke, but came back as she was not interested in divorce. She believed that it would negatively affect their children, who are both below the age of two. 

Controversy

Jalango is one of the prominent people listed in the wash wash (money launderingexpose done by controversial blogger Edgar Obare. The long time comedian, radio presenter and businessman denied the allegations. He even swore on his father’s grave and further listed his sources of income. Jalango has recently declared his interest in running for the Parliamentary seat for Langata constituency which he says has earned him lots of rivals who want to discredit his name.

That’s not all. Jalang’o has been accused of being a womanizer. Just two months after his wedding, he was said to be having affairs with two other women. Despite this, his wife Amina Chao has been very clear about her decision to stay married to Jalang’o.

In another controversy, Jalang’o’s WhatsApp group chat, Boys club was exposed, again by Edgar Obare, for their conversations about their sexual escapades. The comedian came clean on the issue and admitted that he was indeed part of the group and that the conversation happened. At the same time, he stated that the group has been in existence for long, the members are close friends and that this was normal banter. He rubbished claims that he had been sent on compulsory leave as a result. Further, he issued no apology and said that the issue negatively impacted them greatly. 

Salary, Cars, House and Net Worth

Jalang'o has really done well for himself. While the exact details of Jalang’o’s salary have never been disclosed, the radio star has been heard bragging about “pocketing a six-figure salary.” Jalang’o’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. 

It goes without saying that Jalang’o’s cars are rather expensive. He owns a Toyota Land Cruiser V8, a red BMW X6, and Bentley. He has also spent Ksh 40 million on his recently acquired Mercedes Maybach.

Jalango’s house is a luxurious multi-million mansion. He’s also invested in building a house in his rural home in Homabay.

Awards & Recognition

Jalang’o won the Silver Button YouTube award in 2020.

He was also nominated for two awards in the inaugural 2020 Africa Digital Influencer Awards.

Social Media

Jalang’o's Instagram - @jalangoo AND @officialjalangotv

Jalang’o's Twitter - @jalango_tv

Jalang'o's Facebook - @MzeeJalangoMwenyewe

Q & A

Does Jalang’o have children?

Jalang’o has three children from two different wives. His oldest daughter is from his first wife, Cheptoek, and her name is Salika. His younger daughter is from his second wife Amina, and her name is Amani. Jalang’o and Amina also have a son named Jamail Edward, who is the youngest of the three children. 

Who is Jalang’o’s wife?

Amina Chao, a Muslim woman from Mombasa County, is Jalang’o’s current wife. Amina works at Safaricom, in the department of General Trade Visibility and Events. 

Where is Jalang’o from?

Jalang’o is from Homa Bay, Kenya.

What is Jalang’o’s real name?

Jalang’o’s real name is Felix Odiwour.

Birthday:
27th April 1983
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Taurus
Born in:
Homa Bay, Kenya

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About

Jalang'o is one of Kenya's celebrities who has been able to reinvent himself over time and remain relevant to his followers. Having come to the limelight as a comedian, he has thus far ventured into radio & television, gone into business and even established his own company, Arena Media. His rise to the top has literally been that of blood, sweat and tears.

Personal Life 

Jalang’o, age 38, is a Kenyan comedian, MC, and actor. He was born in rural Kenya and was brought up in dire poverty. Jalang’o hails from a large family. He has five siblings - two brothers and three sisters. 

Further details about Jalang’o’s brothers and sisters are currently unknown. What is known is that his family was very poor, and his parents were simple, hard-working farmers. Times were hard for the family and on certain days getting three square meals was considered a luxury. 

He rose to fame with his name Jalang’o but his real name is Felix Odiwour. He comes from Homa Bay, Kenya.

Schooling

Jalang’o studied at Homa Bay primary school which was very far away from his home. Jalang’o had to walk a long distance to get there on time. Not just that, his parents could not afford shoes and therefore Jalang’o walked the entire distance bare foot. On his return back home, Jalang’o would not have anything to feed on. In spite of all these hardships, Jalang’o was an excellent student. He scored 427 marks out of a possible 500 in his Kenya Certificate and Primary Education (KCPE) exams. Due to his stellar academic performance, he was able to secure a seat at one of the top-performing national schools in Kenya, Maseno School. 

Unfortunately, the financial struggles in his family would not allow him to attend classes. Jalang’o’s father struggled to scrape together the funds for his son’s education. The family sought help from friends and relatives to raise money. They were able to raise the amount albeit with much difficulty after which Jalang’o and his father travelled 200 kilometres from Homabay to Maseno, only to discover that Jalang’o’s seat had been given to another student. It was a little too late for them.

They were forced to look for alternatives. They tried their luck at Bar Kanyango Secondary School in Siaya County. Jalang’o’s attendance there was very brief as his father could not afford the school fee. Finally, Jalang’o was transferred to his brother’s school — Nyang’oma Secondary. He used his Maseno uniform as they did not have any money to purchase a new set of uniforms. Soon after, the burden of paying fees for two wore down Jalang’o’s father. This led Jalango’s brother George to drop out of school and give Jalang’o a chance at education.   

The tragic story of Jalang’o’s school life does not end here. Even after George dropped out, there were times when his father could not pay the fees and would supply maize and firewood to the school instead. His schoolmates teased him about it and gave him a really hard time for it. Despite all these trying situations, Jalang’o completed his secondary education. He could not proceed to university even though he really wanted to due to financial hardships. 

Fast forward to 2020, Jalang’o, now a self-made man, graduated from Daystar University with a degree in Community Development. Today, Jalang’o is one of the highest-paid radio presenters in Kenya.

Career 

If anyone has worked his way from nothing to the top, it is Jalang’o. His first job was as a fisherman back in Homa Bay. He worked hard in difficult and filthy conditions just to provide some money for his family. Later, Jalang’o moved to Embakasi, Nairobi, to visit an uncle. It was here that he was properly exposed to the arts and instantly fell in love with acting. While in Nairobi, he worked in construction sites, factories and even at car washes to help his uncle put food on the table. After a hard day’s work, Jalang’o would audition for various roles until he finally got a call at the Kenya National Theatre. 

For three long years, Jalang’o worked as an understudy until he finally got some roles to play on his own. After his experience in the world of theatre, Jalang’o got an opportunity to interview for a spot on the radio station Kiss 100. Needless to say, he passed the voice test and was hired, despite not having a degree at the time. Unfortunately for Jalang’o, his celebrations were short-lived as his father died on the same day. 

On his deathbed, Jalang’o’s father wrote him a note. He requested that he look after his siblings and his mother. He wanted them to be pulled out of poverty, and he wanted Jalang’o to build them a big house. Having received a job at Kiss 100 prior to his father's demise, Jalang’o worked on various radio shows and gradually began to build his wealth. He was able to fulfil his father’s dying wish and build a house for his mother and his siblings. With luxurious mansions worth millions in Nairobi and Siaya, Jalang’o's house list seems to be growing steadily.  

Apart from his radio shows, Jalang’o also owns a company, Area Media, from which he gains a substantial income. Jalang’o’s YouTube channel also grew in popularity over the years.

Relationships

Jalang’o’s wife

Amina Chao, a Muslim woman from Mombasa County, is Jalang’o’s current wife. Amina works at Safaricom, in the department of General Trade Visibility and Events. 

Does Jalang’o have children?

Jalang’o has three children from two different women. His oldest daughter is from his first wife, Cheptoek, and her name is Salika. His younger daughter is from his second wife Amina, and her name is Amani. Jalang’o and Amina also have a son named Jamail Edward, who is the youngest of the three children.

Jalang’o's Journey in comedy

When Jalang’o first started as a comedian, he was barely getting by, living off small cheques. He lived in a small one-bedroom home in Mwiki. At this time Jalang’o was dating a young lady named Avril, who turned out to be incredibly materialistic. The girl was wealthy and came from a well off family. She paid all his bills, and things seemed to be going well for the two. But she did not like the poor conditions that Jalang’o lived in. As a result, she dumped him. On one of his shows, he talked about being dumped by his ex because she didn’t like where he lived. 

A few years later, when Jalang’o started doing quite well for himself, his ex came back into the scene. Jalang’o was married then to Cheptoek Boyo. The two had a gorgeous girl named Salika. Jalang’o’s ex (whom many believe to be Avril) claimed that after the two broke up, she had a baby, and Jalang’o was the father. She demanded child support payments and made things very difficult for Jalang’o. When Jalang’o asked to meet the boy, she refused outright and continued to demand money. Eventually, Jalang’o withdrew his support and demanded a DNA test to confirm that he was the father of the boy. While his demand put an end to this saga, it had a devastating effect on Jalang’o’s relationship with Cheptoek, and the two broke up soon after.

In 2019, Jalang’o married the lovely Amina Chao. Amina, Jalang’o’s second wife, comes from a very staunch Muslim family. Amina and Jalang’o’s children are daughter Amani and son Jamail Edward. The son is so named to honour Amina’s Muslim heritage.

Unfortunately for Jalang’o, there were whispers about him being unfaithful to his lovely wife. Rumour has it that soon after the two tied the knot, Jalang’o rounded up some young women for a secret party where they were actually intended to be escorts. Many of the girls claim to have slept with Jalang’o multiple times, even after his second wedding. 

Controversial blogger Edgar Obare published these claims on his YouTube channel. Needless to say, this incident put Jalang’o’s relationship with Amina on the rocks. It was rumoured that she walked out on him after the news broke, but came back as she was not interested in divorce. She believed that it would negatively affect their children, who are both below the age of two. 

Controversy

Jalango is one of the prominent people listed in the wash wash (money launderingexpose done by controversial blogger Edgar Obare. The long time comedian, radio presenter and businessman denied the allegations. He even swore on his father’s grave and further listed his sources of income. Jalango has recently declared his interest in running for the Parliamentary seat for Langata constituency which he says has earned him lots of rivals who want to discredit his name.

That’s not all. Jalang’o has been accused of being a womanizer. Just two months after his wedding, he was said to be having affairs with two other women. Despite this, his wife Amina Chao has been very clear about her decision to stay married to Jalang’o.

In another controversy, Jalang’o’s WhatsApp group chat, Boys club was exposed, again by Edgar Obare, for their conversations about their sexual escapades. The comedian came clean on the issue and admitted that he was indeed part of the group and that the conversation happened. At the same time, he stated that the group has been in existence for long, the members are close friends and that this was normal banter. He rubbished claims that he had been sent on compulsory leave as a result. Further, he issued no apology and said that the issue negatively impacted them greatly. 

Salary, Cars, House and Net Worth

Jalang'o has really done well for himself. While the exact details of Jalang’o’s salary have never been disclosed, the radio star has been heard bragging about “pocketing a six-figure salary.” Jalang’o’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. 

It goes without saying that Jalang’o’s cars are rather expensive. He owns a Toyota Land Cruiser V8, a red BMW X6, and Bentley. He has also spent Ksh 40 million on his recently acquired Mercedes Maybach.

Jalango’s house is a luxurious multi-million mansion. He’s also invested in building a house in his rural home in Homabay.

Awards & Recognition

Jalang’o won the Silver Button YouTube award in 2020.

He was also nominated for two awards in the inaugural 2020 Africa Digital Influencer Awards.

Social Media

Jalang’o's Instagram - @jalangoo AND @officialjalangotv

Jalang’o's Twitter - @jalango_tv

Jalang'o's Facebook - @MzeeJalangoMwenyewe

Q & A

Does Jalang’o have children?

Jalang’o has three children from two different wives. His oldest daughter is from his first wife, Cheptoek, and her name is Salika. His younger daughter is from his second wife Amina, and her name is Amani. Jalang’o and Amina also have a son named Jamail Edward, who is the youngest of the three children. 

Who is Jalang’o’s wife?

Amina Chao, a Muslim woman from Mombasa County, is Jalang’o’s current wife. Amina works at Safaricom, in the department of General Trade Visibility and Events. 

Where is Jalang’o from?

Jalang’o is from Homa Bay, Kenya.

What is Jalang’o’s real name?

Jalang’o’s real name is Felix Odiwour.