Eric Omondi is an Award-Winning Comedian who has been flying the Kenyan flag high in the Comedy industry.
In the year 2020, Eric Omondi was crowned the prestigious award as the “The President of Comedy Africa” for the third time in a row by African Entertainment Awards, USA (AEAUSA).
Recently, the BBC ranked him as the 9th funniest man in Africa on a list that was topped by Trevor Noah and Basketmouth.
Eric Omondi was born in Siaya, Kisumu County and he is a stand-up comedian.
He is the second born in family of four siblings namely Fred Omondi who is also a comedian, Rose Omondi who is his younger sister and the late Joseph Onyango Omondi. He has two other sisters namely Irene Omondi and Pollate Omondi.
In the year 2018, Omondi lost his elder brother named Joseph Onyango Omondi, who was a drug addict for almost 19 years.
Eric Omondi’s late father was a chief inspector and an OCS in the city of Kisumu. Both his parents have passed on.
Eric Omondi attended Kondele Primary School then went to high school at Kisumu Boys High School.
He later joined Daystar University where he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism.
Eric Omondi’s favourite and inspirational role model is the actor Will Smith.
In the year 2006, Eric Omondi met Churchill who is known as Daniel Ndambuki who was doing a show known as Red Corner at the time. Like at any other event, Eric Omondi was the MC before Churchill got up to give a motivational speech.
It was at this point that Churchill discovered Eric Omondi’s ability to make people laugh. He then took his number and promised to get in touch with him .However, Churchill took too long before communicating which made Eric Omondi give up in believing that Churchill would ever call.
However, two years later and true to his word, Churchill made the call.
That phone call was the beginning of Omondi’s rise to fame and success that saw him as a fan favourite on the Churchill Live Show until his departure.
The reason he left Churchill was for the purpose of doing own show known as Hawayuni that aired in KTN but it was greatly short lived. He also did two shows namely ‘Somewhere in Africa’ and ‘Untamed’.
Currently, Eric Omondi does parodies which he uploads on his YouTube channel that has over 500k subscribers.
In the year 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Omondi introduced another show known as Wife Material that climaxed with a wedding with Band Beca’s Carol.
In the year 2021, Wife Material season 2 that had women from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda was halted after he was arrested by KFCB officers and DCI detectives .This even led to him being arrested.
Eric Omondi is the Founder and CEO of Big Tyme Entertainment, which is a production company.
In the year 2017, Eric Omondi on Jimmy Fallon Late Night Show. He made history as being the first Kenyan to ever make a feature on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Show. He flew to United States of America on 28th of February 2017 on a business mission where he was expected to perform on 3rd and 4th of March 2017 in the city of Las Vegas. He then made an appearance on one of the United States’ biggest ‘The Tonight Show’ that is hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
Eric Omondi has been able to entertain many by creating covers to local songs, especially those created by the renowned Tanzanian Artiste known as Diamond Platnumz. Some of the songs that he has covered are ‘Tetema’ by Diamond, ‘Short And Sweet ‘by Sauti Sol and ‘Kanyaga’ by Diamond.
In the year 2018, Omondi got into trouble with Ezekiel Mutua over a naked video he took while swimming with a group of minors at a river in Turkana. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezekiel Mutua threatened to sue him. Mutua castigated Omondi for posing nude with naked kids violating the KFCB classification guidelines. He later pulled down the video and apologized.
When it comes to his love life, Eric Omondi is currently single after parting ways with his girlfriend of four years who was known as Chantal Juliet Grazioli. The two broke up in the year 2019. However, Omondi has a son known as Zahari with Media personality Jacque Maribe.
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