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Ex-Tahidi High Actors Making A Fortune After Exiting Show

Tahidi High was a popular Kenyan television series that ran from 2006 to 2020 when the production stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The TV series captured the hearts of viewers across the country with its relatable storylines and vibrant cast of characters.

Over the years, many actors came and went, but a handful of them left a lasting impression on fans of the show.

Now, years after the series came to an end, some of these former Tahidi High actors have gone on to achieve great success in their respective fields, building lucrative careers and making a fortune along the way.

In this article, WoK takes a closer look at some of the most successful former Tahidi High actors and explore the various paths they have taken to reach the pinnacle of success.

1. Jackie Matubia

Jackie Matubia is an award-winning actress, brand influencer and YouTuber.

She is also the founder of Fabulously Forward offering among other services sculpted nails, acrylic nails, overlay nails, manicure and pedicure.

As a brand influencer, she has worked with among other brands Trip Naturals, Kapa Oil Limited and Amcco Limited.

2. Abel Mutua

Abel Mutua played Freddy on Tahidi High.

He currently rakes in millions from his roles as a creative director, content creator, script writer and an actor.

As a storyteller, he runs two YouTube channels, Abel Mutua and Mkurugenzi Headline Hitters where he tells of stories which made headlines globally.

Mutua is also the co-founder of Phit It TV where he serves as the creative director.

3. Philip Karanja

Philip Karanja is a film director, producer and actor.

He is also the CEO of Phil It TV, a production company behind movies such as A Grand Little Lie (GLL) and Click Click Bang.

The production house has also produced TV series including Sue Na Johnny, Hulabaloo Estate and Maempress.

4. Sarah Hassan

Sarah Hassan or Tanya on Tahidi High describes herself as a multi-award winning actor, TV presenter and producer.

As one of Kenya’s most established actors and TV personalities, she served as the lead producer for 40 Sticks and co-produced Just In Time, all on Netflix.

As a brand influencer, Sarah has worked with notable brands including OPPO, Ariel Kenya and CocaCola.

She also commands a huge followership on social media with Instagram aline standing at 1.1 million followers.

5. Hiram Maina

Hiran Maina, otherwise known as Kamuhunjia is a journalist, award winning actor, TV producer and a writer.

He is also a content creator running a YouTube channel with over 137,000 subscribers and over 9.6 million cumulative views.

Kamuhunjia is also a brand influencer, and he has worked with among other companies Faraja, Nestrock Developers and Top Choice Tours and Travel.

He also has an acting gig on Inooro TV.

6. Ken Wakuraya

Ken Wakuraya played Mr Kandi on Tahidi High.

He is currently a media personality working as a news anchor on Royal Media Services-owned TV station, Inooro TV.

Wakuraya is also an events MC, country music live performer and a YouTuber.