Popular comedian Mulamwa whose real name is David Oyando celebrated his 30th birthday in style.
In a beautiful Twitter Post, the comedian who has rubbed shoulders in the entertainment industry, thanked his fans for always supporting him.
“Finally! Happy Birthday to me. 30 feels good. I thank God for the gift of life. I have learnt so much & still so much yet to be learnt.
Asanteni Sana team konki for the support always; I don’t take it for granted, barikiweni sana. To many more – Mungu mbele always,” he tweeted.
The comedian was born in Western parts of Kenya in Butere, Kakamega County.
Finally !! Happy Birthday to me . 30 feels good . I thank God for the gift of life . I have learnt so much & still so much yet to be learnt. Asanteni Sana team konki for the support always ; I don't take it for granted , barikiweni sana. To many more – Mungu mbele always ♥️🇰🇪… pic.twitter.com/CUU2Tp6qk8
— MULAMWAH™ (@mulamwah) May 28, 2023
Mulamwah rise to the top
David went to St Anthony’s Boys’ High School in Kitale, where he obtained a straight A in his KCSE examinations.
He then Joined Moi University in 2012 to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
This gave him ample time and freedom to at least join the comedy clubs that he was longing for so as to showcase his talent.
Mulamwah then came across the DJ who saw a talent in him and therefore introduced him to a group of comedians in Eldoret.
David was absorbed to the group and his stage name became Muindi by then. The comedy acting platform paid Mulamwah good cash to survive through tough campus life.
David grew up always grew up admiring to be like comedians of all time the likes of Vitimbi’s Mzee Ojwang’, Redykyulas’ KJ, Anthony Njuguna, Nyambane and Red Kona’s Mdomo Baggy and Kajairo. Mulamwah’s father treasured education so much that he didn’t allow him to join any acting clubs in school.
His dream of performing at Churchill’s show recently became valid. As he was still longing for this dream, he faced a hurdle of financial constraints though he was more determined to chase the dreams.
How Mulamwah Rose to Fame
Despite being unlucky in his audition trials, Mulamwah still knew that something big could still come to his side.
In February 2019 he recorded a video of him doing a comedy about high school students and uploaded it on his Instagram wall. The video was warmly received by many, went so viral and finally brought him to limelight and ignited his comedy career.
As per the interview on Switch TV, the comedian preferred to choose WhatsApp as his medium of making his funny skits go viral.
He further said that he chose the platform because he wanted to be unique and the platform was less competitive compared to others such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
Mulamwa has had a fair share of both the good and bad sides of the industry. At some point, he had contemplated quitting altogether.
In April 2020, he took to his social media pages to vent his frustration.
“It wasn’t an easy decision to make, I’m sorry guys. What was to make me happy has made me sadder. More enemies than friends, too much negativity and trolls,” part of his post read.
He would later thank his numerous fans for always having supported his journey and growth.
”I wasn’t here for fame and bad blood but for fun. Shukran sana kwa [thank you very much] for the support from the fans and everyone else who made it a success.
To those who always wished the worst for me, I hope y’all happy now. The stage is all yours. My prayer is that no one else goes through the same again,” an emotional Mulamwa wrote.
However, his post elicited different reactions and caught the attention of many, including Jalang’o, who urged the budding comedian to reach out to the industry veterans including Churchill rather than calling it quits.