Mammito, Kibera Ghetto Queen, Taking Over Comedy Industry

KEY POINTS:

  • Mammito Eunice is with no doubt among the biggest comedians this country have ever produced in this generation, she is a force.
  • With over a million followers, she is Africa’s most-followed female comedian on Instagram.
  • Just to prove that she is a force to reckon with, Mammito has been featured and named among the most influential women by Women Kenya Network.

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Mammito Eunice is with no doubt among the biggest comedians this country have ever produced in this generation, she is a force.

With over a million followers, she is Africa’s most-followed female comedian on Instagram. Audiences fell in love with her ever since she took to the stage and it has been an upward journey since.

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Just to prove that she is a force to reckon with, Mammito has been featured and named among the most influential women by Women Kenya Network.

In an emotional message posted on her socials, Mammito thanked her fans for their endless support and encouraged everyone out there who feels that their efforts have gone unrecognized. She urged them to be patient and that they should keep doing their best.

“Who would have thought? I mean, I truly do strive to put in the work but you are the reason I’m here today. Thank you for your unending support. Those (laughing) emojis on my comment section everyday keep me going! And to see that I am on the list with such powerful women, I am earnestly grateful for this recognition. This goes out to any woman who feels her efforts go unrecognized, be patient and keep doing your best. One day you shall tell your story to the world.

But how well to do you know the story of Mammito?

The alumni of the illustrious Churchill Show shared her life story during a sit-down interview with Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki. The multitalented comedian who was raised by a single mum in Kibera slums revealed that her mother gave birth to her aged 15. At one point, life got so tough she had to relocate to her grandmother’s place in Murang’a.

“I have never met my father. And don’t know how it feels to have one,” said Mammito.

Her University Education

Mammito later joined Mount Kenya University in 2015 where she studied and completed a Diploma in Community Development and it’s at the institution that she discovered her love for standup comedy.

“I registered as a singer during one of the talent shows but when I stepped on the stage, I did stand-up comedy instead. The judges were so impressed that they gave me a standing ovation. It was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to be; a stand-up comedian.”

Breakthrough to Join Churchill Show

She started looking for a job as a social worker in line with her university course but failed to get one. Doing comedy never even crossed her thoughts but after tarmacking for a while, she decided to audition for Churchill Show, where she failed to impress the judges. After several failed attempts, she was finally accepted.

Mammito, who is dating fellow comedian Eddie Butita further said she is giving back to Kibera residents.

“I am using my platform in empowering over 100,000 Ghetto girls through the Kibera Creative Arts (KiCA) community-based organisation.”

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