Nick Mutuma praises lover Bridget Shighadi as he speaks about their future wedding

Nick Mutuma is arguably the best-known actor of his generation in Kenya. The man has an impressive repertoire of roles with his most memorable role being Shuga where he starred alongside Lupita Nyong’o.


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Despite his success in the film industry, Nick has been able to reveal little about his personal life. The only thing we knew before his recent interview with Radio Jambo’s Massawe Jappani was that he and his lover Bridget Shighadi had a daughter named Dua together.


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But now we know a lot more. Nick told Massawe that he met Bridget 10 years ago through a mutual friend who had since died. He described the ‘Maria’ actress and mother of their daughter as a phenomenal woman.

“She is a very beautiful woman but pia anakua very grounded. I think as a man, you need somebody who can build with you, who can put that first foundation,” he said.

Bridget Shighadi’s loud silence over Nick Mutuma’s abuse allegations is troubling

And when would the two be having their wedding? “Let’s see. God willing, what his plans are. I believe it is something I want to do. Something I’m working towards.”


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The man also touched on his career passion advising aspiring filmmakers to take advantage of the technology boom.

“If anyone wants to get into the business of filmmaking, the only person who is restricting them is they themselves. I feel like with the technology that we have, you can take your phone and shoot a movie with it. All this viral content by Eric Omondi and Njugush is all about creativity. It is not about who you know or who is creating which opportunity,” he said.

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Bridget Shighadi’s loud silence over Nick Mutuma’s abuse allegations is troubling

Nick Mutuma has been in the news this past month for two things. The first and precursor to the second one was the news that his new movie, Sincerely Daisy would be the 3rd Kenyan movie broadcast on Netflix.

While the news might have been a great win for many, there are those who saw it as an opportunity to dredge up Nick’s past.

The actor had previously been accused of sexual abuse by one lady in 2017-a story that threatened to derail his career. The issue seemed to die down after Nick claimed that he had settled the affair with the accuser.

But it seems that this skeleton will not rest as this new achievement was met with derision and opposition by some in the film industry.

It even led to the trending hashtag #BoycottNickMutuma with some influential media personalities like Patricia Kihoro coming out to say that she will no longer work with him.

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Via Twitter, Patricia said she supported calls to boycott the actor and music producer Jaaz Odongo, who was also accused of sexual assault.

“I will not work with him(Nick), or any other abuser, and will not amplify projects that he or any other abuser is involved in, whether or not I am a part of it.”

According to the singer-cum- actress, she got the conviction to take the stand after having a conversation with Nick,

Nick himself issued a statement after the hashtag trended saying that the allegations have affected his family and continue to affect those in his personal and professional life.

However, the statement did not directly address specific claims that were made by the alleged victims.

In the statement, he also pointed out that he didn’t want his silence over the matter to be misinterpreted as guilt or complacency.

What is interesting for me is that his partner and mother of his only kid, actress Bridget Shighadi has been largely silent over the allegations. She has not spoken about the topic or defended her man’s name in public.

One of the only statements that look like a subtle acknowledgment of her man’s predicament was a note she wrote in Swahili on her Instagram page. Her caption read;

Binadamu ni wale wale, wakiona nyota yako imeanza kungaa kuzidi yao ndio watajaribu kuizima, hawaelewi kuwa hizi baraka zote Mungu ndio anapeana. 🕊(Human beings are the same everywhere. When they see your star shining more than yours, they try to dim it. They don’t understand that all these blessings are from God).

While I am not privy to the intimate on-goings in the couple’s life, her lack of direct support for her man is not a good look.


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Sorry Dua, he was mine first 🙃 (Girls with their daddies 🙄) Happy birthday baby @nickmutuma ❤️

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Even after Dj Mo’s alleged cheating scandal the past month, Size 8 closed ranks with her husband and has publicly supported him.

The same can be said for Terrence Creative after his cheating scandal last year. His wife Milly Chebby took a public stand supporting her man despite all the bad press they were getting.

My question is simple? Why is Bridget so silent about the accusations that are being waged on the father of her only child?

Why isn’t she at the front of the line speaking about her man’s character attributes and disputing all the previous allegations?

Her silence in his time of need (when he needed his partner’s support above all else) is a crimson flag for me. I could go further into the conversation but I will leave it at that for now…

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Is she single or dating? Bridget Shighadi gives interesting answer to fan

Popular Maria actress Bridget Shighadi is well-known for her role as Sofia in the show. Bridget who serves as eye-candy for many who enjoy the show is very secretive about her personal life.

Ms. Shighadi who has a baby girl with actor and heartthrob Nick Mutuma has for the first time spoken about why she keeps her private life under wraps.

Bridget Shighadi with her daughter
Bridget Shighadi with her daughter

She did so during a question and answer session on her Instagram page where she was asked to clarify whether she was dating or single. “Are you actually dating or single. I’m confused,” asked the fan.

Gorgeous! Photos of Nick Mutuma and Bridget Shighadi’s all grown daughter

The actress was unequivocal in her response saying that she values her privacy more than anything else, when it comes to her personal life, and how she chooses to live it and the people involved.

Bridget Shighadi smiling
Bridget Shighadi smiling

She also explained that her followers shouldn’t expect any relationship tea from her anytime soon as she wouldn’t be posting it. The mother of one pointed out that she only shows her followers what she wants them to see depending on her mood.

“I love my privacy more than anything especially when it comes to my personal life, how I live, the people I live it with, so if you come to my page and expect to know if I’m single or not then pole sana, cause you’ll never know, I show you what I want you to see depending on how am feeling at the moment,” said Bridget Shighadi.

Bridget Shighadi with Huddah Monroe
Bridget Shighadi with Huddah Monroe

In another post, the mother of one explained why she didn’t celebrate Father’s Day on her popular Instagram page. She said that her purpose is not to live her life for social media after she was asked why she did not wish her baby daddy a happy father’s day.

“My purpose in life is not to live it on social media, every day is Father’s Day in our household because he is such an amazing dad in every way and I didn’t need social media to prove it,” she added.

Bridget Shighadi with Dua
Bridget Shighadi with Dua

Bridget and Nick have never confirmed that Dua is their daughter but if one looks carefully at photos posted during her birthday, one can see them together.

Nick Mutuma holding his daughter
Nick Mutuma holding his daughter

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Gorgeous! Photos of Nick Mutuma and Bridget Shighadi’s all grown daughter

Two years ago, Bridget Shighadi and Nick Mutuma were blessed with a baby girl.

The celebrity baby has now been serving all kinds of gorgeousness and we must admit she is adorable.

Her parents share her photos once in a while but unlike most celebrity kids, she is yet to get an account.

In one of the posts, her mother, Shighadi described what an angel she has been blessed with

“The best thing that ever happened to me was my Dua, my everyday prayer. God sent me an angel on earth and today we celebrate her 2nd birthday.. Please stop growing so fast 😩. I love you my forever best friend ❤️”

In a recent photo, Nick Mutuma shared a photo and captioned,

“Lil Mama”

Whether she will follow her parent’s footsteps in the film industry or not, is something we will have to wait and see.

Last year, Mutuma launched his film ‘You Again’ starring Tanzania’s Mimi Mars. Shighadi on the other hand is making moves on Citizen TV’s drama series Maria.

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Now meet the adorable baby;