For the past decade, we have witnessed as a comedy as a form of entertainment move from mainstream media to social media. From sitcoms on TV to 30-second videos on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Tik Tok.
Here is a list of Top Ten Whatsapp comedians Kenya 2019:
Mulamwa started off as a stand-up comedian doing stand up comedy at Moi University. He shared his video clips across all SM platforms but his shorty funny clips went viral largely on Whatsapp. He also has a verified account with a good following on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/mulamwah/
Idhrissou came up with a new style of doing comedy. He combines clips of political figures and entertainers making witty comments making it as if they are having a convo with him on the phone. His videos have gained wide sharing mainly through Whatsapp as they are short, relatable and unique to his youthful following. He has also been nominated for various entertainment awards. https://www.instagram.com/idhrissou/
Crazy_Kennar a student at JKUAT does short funny videos together with his crew; Tales of the Crazy Kennar where he is always the “starring”. His clips have enjoyed massive sharing through Whatsapp and Instagram for being funny, creative and very relatable to his mainly campus students following. https://www.instagram.com/crazy_kennar/
Flaqo411 who also doubles up as a talented musician has gained popularity through sharing video clips in which he acts as Mama Odhis, a typical strict Kenyan mother with ‘funnily rude’ answers for every question. https://www.instagram.com/flaqo411/