Njugush (Timothy Kimani) Biography, Age, Real Name, Education, Salary, House, Cars, and Networth

The comedian Njugush real name Timothy Kimani Ndegwa was born to Rev. Benard Ndegwa and Jane Njambi in 1991, in Meru County. He is the firstborn in a family of two sons. Interestingly, Njugush’s brother, Ngugi Ndegwa, is a poet, scriptwriter, author, and also an actor.

The Kenyan comedian was first featured on Hapa Kule News, a comedy program that was aired on NTV in 2013. He later moved to The Real Househelps of Kawangware where he found his breakthrough.

After staying at TRHK for some years, he announced his departure from the program in 2016 to focus on creating his own content. Below is Njugush’s biography, age, tribe, family, education, wife, child, career, salary, house, cars, and net worth.

Njugush Age

How old is the Kenyan comedian, Njugush? The celebrated comedian is disapproved by many who think that he is a Methuselah. Born in May 1991, he is 32 years old as of 2023. Njugush birthday is on the 20th May of every year.

Comedian Njugush Tribe

Being born in Meru County, many think that the comedian is a Meru. On the contrary, Timothy Kimani is named and fluently speaks Kikuyu, thus increasing the likelihood of having Kikuyu roots. But then, who knows?


Timothy is the firstborn in a family of two sons. His father, Rev. Benard Ndegwa, is a PCEA preacher while his mother, Jane Njambi, is a businesswoman. Surprisingly, Njugush sibling, Ngugi Ndegwa, is also in the limelight for authoring a book titled Across and Beyond.

Educational Background

Due to the nature of Njugush’s father’s work, their family kept shifting. It is for this reason that he took his primary education in 6 different schools, including Kawangware Primary School. In 2005, he attended Naaro High School where he scored a C+ in KCSE.

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Later, he joined the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication for a course in journalism. This is where he began his career as an event emcee.


Njugush was first auditioned as an actor at Kenya National Theatre, three days after completing secondary school. Upon joining KIMC, he went on to become the host of a reggae show on ECN, a TV channel belonging to the institution.

In 2013, Abel Mutua contacted him for a role in Hapa Kule News, a comedy program, which aired on NTV. He rose ranks to become the program’s creative director. Later, he was featured on The Real Househelps of Kawangware as one of the main characters, but left after two years.

After leaving the show, he started a standup comedy dubbed Through Thick and Thin and Dereva Series, which he posted on his YouTube channel. Currently, his content is available on his website, njugush.co.ke.  

Njugush wife

Njugush has left many women’s tongues waggling after his recent body transformation. To their disappointment, he is taken! Njugush walked down the aisle in 2016 with his longtime girlfriend, Celestine Ndinda “wakavinye”. Their love story began back at KIMC where they both schooled.

Njugush children

The ever-happy couple was blessed with a son in 2018, named Tugi. Njugush’s son is fast taking after his parents in comedy as he has a YouTube channel. Besides, he frequently features in his parents’ videos.

Njugush cars

After raking up millions from endorsements and other channels, Njugush is not mean to himself. He previously drove a Vitz, which he comically used in his skits with his wife, thus earning her the stage name “wakavinye”. Njugush new car is a Toyota Landcruiser worth a whopping 8 million.

Njugush Networth

The funny man mainly earns from his work as a comedian. He has won several endorsement deals with companies such as Pwani Oil, and Toilex among others. Moreover, he has won several awards such as Africa Digital Influencer of the Year 2020. Njugush net worth is estimated between $100 000 and $1 000 000 as of 2020.

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