Pascal Tokodi, real name Pascalino Lpesinoi Lenguno Tokodi, is a young Kenyan musician, comedian, song writer and actor. He made his TV debut in 2012, fresh out of high school.
The talented actor has amassed a massive young audience, won awards and acted with popular TV personalities like Brenda Wairimu and Nick Mutuma. Here is his story as told by WoK,
Pascal Tokodi Age
The talented actor was born on 27, April 1993 in Rongai, Kajiado county. He is 31 years old as of the time of posting.
Pascal Tokodi Education
The singer went to St Mary’s Primary School where he excelled and joined Lenana High School.
In primary school, he was of the opinion music was for girls. It was in high school that he discovered his love for arts and joined the drama club.
He recalled his perspective in acting changed in Form Three when he met Michael Jones. The director made him comfortable on stage and it is here that he fussed singing and acting.
Pascal Tokodi Marriage
The celebrated actor was married to former NTV’s Crossover host Grace Ekirapa. The two looked happy together until rumors started making rounds that their marriage was in shambles.
According to Nairobi News, the they parted ways and have been living separately since November last year.
They parted ways last November, Pascal moved back to Karen where he had been living before they met, and Grace remained in Limuru where they had been living together,” the online publication quoted a source.
Their marriage came tumbling down due to financial constraints. The couple a child together named Jasmine Ariah Lenguro Tokodi.
In 2012, he featured in citizen TV’s Makutano junction, a series that first premiered in 2006. This was his first gig as a professional actor.
In 2013, he was one of the lead actors in Kenya’s first musical drama series called Groove Theory. He played Guy, a member of the prestigious Victoria University choir.
In 2014, he featured in ‘Pray and Prey; where he was one of the lead actors.
In 2015, Tokodi featured in Wrath, a Kenyan drama. In 2018, the charming man was the lead actor in Maisha Magic TV series Selina.
The series became a must watch in most households. He played the role Nelson, a rich guy that falls for Selina, a naive village girl that works as a maid in their house.
Their chemistry on screen was a hit with the audience. The intricate drama series was nominated for Kalasha awards.
The sensational artist’s music career was launched after he came third in Techno Own The Stage, Africa’s first karaoke competition held in Nigeria. He was the last man standing and
pocketed Ksh1 million.
Sitaki, was the first hit single he released. In the emotional R&B song he declares his love for a woman and shows her he doesn’t want anyone else.
The song was part of DJ Pinye’s project “Dreams 2 Beat, ” to help up coming artists in music and the business side of the industry.
Other songs by the artist include:
- Hii Si Kwaheri ft friends of CEEL
- African Lady
- Asante Mama ft Rapper Phill
- Milele ft King Kaka
- Forget ft King Kaka
He is the second born in a family of 9, six boys and three girls. The father is a KWS officer and the mother a nurse.
The 26-year-old won his first two awards in high school:
- Chaguo la Teeniez – most entertaining teenie
- Best actor in drama festivals, three years in a row
During his career he has won/ been nominated for:
- Pulse Music Video Awards Nomination.
- Nominated and won Best Supporting actor in the film ‘Disconnect,’ a Kenyan romantic
film directed by David Gitonga and Michael Jones.
- Kalsha Awards Nomination in 2014
- Janjaruka Promotion
- A number of celebrities helped promote the “Janjaruka”series by giving their con strories and Pascal was one of them. The series produced by Flick 7 pictures is a comic thriller that explores how Nairobi is full of cons. Tokodi gives a detailed account of how he was conned while trying to find a house. He sent money to a fake agent he hadn’t even met who turned out to be a conman.