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Profile Insight: Nick Mutuma In “This Is It”

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Nick Mutuma (Nichola Mutuma Munene) was born on 22nd September 1988 in Meru County. He is a Kenyan actor, model and television host.

Nick Mutuma was born in Meru county and grew up in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Mutuma was ranked on as the second among the “top ten sexy actors in Kenya”, the second on the ‘Top ten Kenyan Males actors by and sexiest Kenyan man by homeboyzradio website. In 2013 he was the highest paid actor in Kenya

Nick Mutuma Education Background

He attended The International school of Tanganyika for his primary education and later joined Braeside School (Nairobi), where he completed his high-school education (O-level). In 2005 he joined the United States International University (Nairobi) where he did a bachelors degree in International Business Administration graduating in 2010.

Nick Mutuma Acting Career

In 2008 he was cast as “Luka”, a young naïve college student living in poverty, who gets involved with an older woman, a “sugar mummy”. The controversial role received mixed reviews from the general public. In 2008, Nick Mutuma was also cast in MNETs first Pan-African drama series Changes, directed by Tosh Gitonga, for the role of Richard, a young man who learns that he was kidnapped from the hospital after being born. His is a journey of coming of age and seeking identity. Mutuma retained the role for three seasons.

Still in 2008, he was cast for the drama series MTV Shuga (2008); directed by Teboho Mahaltsi, the show revolved around the fast lives of Nairobi youth and their risky sexual behaviour. The hit show launched the careers of a new crop of Kenyan actors, including Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. Mutuma is the only cast member to have reprised his role for all four seasons (Kenya/Nigeria) of the show. The fourth season premiered in September 2015 and was directed by award-winning director Biyi Bandele. In 2014, Mutuma starred in Zuku series State House, where he played the spoiled and stubborn son of the president of Kenya, who falls in love with the daughter of one of the staff. The show was directed by Wanuri Kahiu.

Nick Mutuma as a presenter

In 2012, Mutuma was recruited in 1FMs events department, where he worked briefly as the station’s promotions coordinator before being promoted to events manager. He hosted popular radio show ‘The Chill Spot’ on 91.5 Hits from 2013 to 2015,when he decided to leave the show to concentrate on acting.

In 2014, Mutuma became the new host of Africa Magic’s premier Lifestyle TV show Mashariki Mix.The show was ranked third on most-watched African TVs shows in 2015. He has also hosted the Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards red carpet (2014) and the AMVCA nomination night (2014). Other hosting jobs include popular game show Zindua Chapaa (2015), a TV lottery show where winners win millions of Ksh weekly and a grand prize of Ksh 50’000’000.

Nick Mutuma Music

In 2013, Mutuma released a single, 254 anthem featuring Lyra Aoko. He released another track ‘That Life’ featuring Cool Kid Taffie.

Nick Mutuma Modelling

He is the model for the Alcott and Nivea Fresh Active (2015)

Nick Mutuma Family

He has a sister called Sandra Mutuma


  • This Is It
  • State House
  • MTV Shuga
  • Changes
  • Tabasamu
  • Disconnect
  • Aphrodite

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