Machachari actor Almasi graduates from University of Kent

Former Machachari Almasi, real name Ian Nene, is now the proud holder of a degree.

The controversial actor graduated from the United Kingdom’s University of Kent this past Tuesday.

Almasi aka Ian Nene
Almasi aka Ian Nene

Ian was very proud of his achievement and shared countless photos from his graduation, while thanking God for seeing him through.

Almasi expressed his joy with his captions, a clear indication he could not wait to finish school. The actor did not reveal which course he graduated in but sources intimated to the actor graduated with a degree in marketing.

Ian Nene aka Almasi graduates with family
Ian Nene aka Almasi graduates with family

His caption read;

Was All Smiles All Day Haha!

Some of his follower’s comments are below;

kadhusafari Congratulations 🎉🎁
felo_marshall Congrats…yoh outfit for the day🔥🔥
glen_gee1 So happy for you. Congrats🎉
immabe12 Congrats bro 💯🙌 Congratulations
wako_munyua Congrats bro
aaminahramirez Congrats babyyy🤪🤪❤️ _mwangiemir 😢👏
official_remmyfadhil Congratulation🔥❤️

While many may want to concentrate on the controversial parts of his life, I see the parallels of his life path to that of international actress Natalie Portman.


Ian decided to go to school even though he had the clout and fame as leverage to enter the nascent Kenyan film industry and work immediately.

Ian Nene aka Almasi with his classmates
Ian Nene aka Almasi with his classmates

He like Natalie decided to focus on his studies. Natalie became a huge star on Star Wars in the early 2000s but didn’t let her stardom stop her from going back to Harvard University, where she got a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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A list of Kenyan Celebrity TV moms we look up to

The role that TV moms play cannot be understated. Be it local or international, these actresses have a way of bonding with viewers and make the role believable.

Here are some of the TV actresses who have taken the same roles our real mothers take in our real lives.

1. Mama Kayai

Mary Khavere who people know as ‘Mama Kayai’ is a well known personality in the theater and acting world.

She acted alongside the late Mzee Ojwang’ in the famous local show ‘Vitimbi’.

Fans all over the country admire her role as a TV mom.

Huddah Monroe also acted as Kayai in this local show.



2. Mama Baha

Wanjiku Mburu famously known as Mama Baha on the local show Machachari is known for her strict and also subtle role as a mom in the local show.

Mama Baha is not only famous for her strict role, she is also known for gentle way is raising her family in the show. Her personality is one to admire.


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3. Mrs Charity Mwamba

Elizabeth Wanjiru alias Charity Mwamba is a house hold name in Kenya for her assertive role in Kenya’s local show ‘Mother In Law’.

“Mrs Mwamba” has shown us the day-to-day lives of an elderly woman who as to deal with live in in-laws and ‘gossipy’ workers.

Charity’s Mwamba’s role has showed us the essence of a mother in law and the impact they have in our lives.


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4. Patricia McKenzie

Helen Keli alias Patricia McKenzie plays the mum in ‘Selina’, as mother to Nelson and his sister.

Her character is a woman from a moneyed, well-connected family.

We can see the sense of love that she has for her children through out the Kenyan drama series.


5. Wilbroda

‘Wilbroda’ aka Nyaminde acts in the popular television show known as ‘papa Shirandula’. She acts as the wife to papa Shirandula.

Wilbroda, known as the mother of Naliaka and a naive wife who does not understand the business that the husband does.




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