Crazy Kennar: Biography, Education, Career, Networth and Girlfriend

Tales of Crazy Kennar

Having created content for a little over half a decade now, Crazy Kennar has walked into rooms he never imagined he would set foot in. His craft and marksmanship of comedy have opened so many doors in his life.

Kennar whose real name is Kennedy Odhiambo is currently only 24 years of age right now. Get this, he’s not just a comedian and content creator.

With his whole life ahead of him, Crazy Kennar has already bagged ambassadorial roles in numerous brands, some global, he runs a team of 11 people as the CEO of The Tales of Crazy Kennar, he owns a restaurant in Juja christened ‘Instant delicacies’ and a Toyota Prado TX. All this while also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial science at JKUAT.

Young Millionaire at 23?

Let’s find out more about Crazy Kennar’s meteoric rise in the Kenyan content creation space.

Crazy Kennar’s background

Kennedy Odhiambo alias Crazy Kennar’s was born on December 23rd, 1998 (24 years as of now).

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Crazy Kennar is the third born in a family of four, having two older brothers and one younger brother. One of his older brothers is a doctor while the other helps him in his content creation venture. The other sibling is still in high school.

Crazy Kennar started his primary studies at Sacred Heart School in Baba Dogo, Nairobi. Afterward, he attended secondary school at Ringa Boys High School in Homa Bay county.

Kennar aced the national KCSE exams and attained a spot at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. It was at JKUAT that Tales of Crazy Kennar was birthed.

Crazy Kennar has gained lots of fans over the years as he has been making exciting skits in front of the camera. Wise ones say ‘fame acquired overnight looks a lot more like years of consistency’.

Just like any other kind of beginning, Kennar started small, with very few fans on all Social media.

While Kennar is gifted academically, he has always had a passion for performing arts from a young age. He started acting in class 3 and regularly participated in music and drama festivals.

In the 2011 Kenya National Music and Drama festivals, he won the Best Actor Award in Nairobi County.

He continued his love for drama in high school, as an active member of the drama club. Along the way, he picked up comedy from his drama teacher.

Who knew that a few years down the line, comedy would be his insignia.

“I was never a comedian. I was a narrator in drama productions in school. The narratives used to be funny at times, but I never really saw myself as a comedian,” he confesses.

After high school, Crazy Kennar briefly held a job as a teacher in Lucky Summer, Nairobi. It was an informal job, that saw him get paid for services by the roadside.

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Launching Tales of Crazy Kennar

Things changed when he joined campus where he earned himself the title ‘The Content Cartel’ boss.

On campus, Crazy Kennar partnered with his close friend Stanley Omondi to act in comedy. He sought an acting platform but never got any at JKUAT forcing him and his pal to pioneer their own; TOCK.

This was back in 2017 when comedy on Instagram was still in its infancy.

“We did vines and other comedy skits where the main component was running around. Delivery of comedy back then was all about literally running around,” he says.

With support from campus students and friends who shared his content, one of his videos went viral and was a game changer for him. This was when he was in second year.

Content creation is never easy, and those in the industry globally can attest to that; well unless you’re Mr. Beast giving away tons of money and prizes.

Kennar adds that before fame hit, he had a journey marred by controversies, challenges and impactful lessons.

“We would shoot one video for six hours. We were three at the time yet a one-minute video took all day to shoot. The problem was we had just started, but wanted to be pros. We wanted to take overhead shots, establishment shots, have a detailed storyline, etc. Other times we did not have a clear script and by the time we shoot the joke was gone,” says Crazy Kennar.

This was just the tip of the iceberg of the problems numerous beginner content creators face.

“After editing the video you find it is 700MB and you know your phone is 1GB, so you automatically know you cannot upload. Till now, I have videos I have never uploaded,” he adds.

Despite the hardships, Crazy Kennar acknowledges that he and Stanley at first found it fun to create these skits, all fuelled by passion.

Crazy Kennar says that he has had a significant amount of experience creating comedy skits, and he is never short of ideas.

“Ideas are everywhere. We make observations in our daily lives and then create videos around them. Like how we realized Juja is dusty,” he says.

And just like that, the two-minute videos you see on your Instagram, Tik-Tok and Twitter are born. The Content Cartel, as he calls it, is made up of a team of six who work in the Tales of Crazy Kennar Productions, where he serves dutifully as the main cast and CEO.

Along with him are actor Steven, Cynthia Wanjiru (Shee), Yvonne Khisa and Bushra who are actresses and Stanley who is the production manager.

“We all live around the same area so when we need to shoot it’s easy to trace each other. We also have working days and a central house that we use as an office.”

I know you see the videos and perhaps question if they are equally jokers in their work too. Simple, No!

The team works on as many as 10 videos in a day and works around the clock to make people laugh.

“I have a time limit on my work and following people to do their part is exhausting, especially now when I am working with brands,” he says.

READ: Crazy Kennar and Bien-Aime viral comedy skit that has excited Kenyans

His secret to being able to roll out good content consistently while securing big business deals is delegating as much as possible.

“You need a manager to focus. To be productive you need someone else to attend the business meetings and set up interviews while you shoot the videos,” he says. 

Crazy Kennar’s Girlfriend

Crazy Kennar has been in a long-term with a lady by the name Natalie Asewe. Her Instagram profile shows that she is a financial manager and an entrepreneur. The two are childhood friends who have known each other for over ten years.

Crazy Kennar’s Networth

Crazy Kennar has been for a long time on top of his game and amongst the best comedians in the country (if not the best). Most of his earnings are generated from YouTube advert views as he enjoys a subscription base of over 546k.

Crazy Kennar is also a brand ambassador for so many companies some of which include Tusker, DStv, Game Supermarket, Chrome Gin, Airtel and many more.

In a previous interview, Crazy Kennar was asked to reveal the most amount of money he has earned on a singe day. He chuckled at the question before responding, “I don’t want to be attacked out there or followed by neighbors. But ive made a good amount of money ranging between Sh. 50,000 and Sh. 300,000.

His net worth is not yet revealed to the public. Crazy Kennar owns an expensive vehicle (Landcruiser Prado TX) whose value in the Kenyan market is estimated at Sh. 7.5 million.

Crazy Kennar’s Awards and Honor

He has received several awards and recognition since making headlines on social media

They include:

  • Influencer of the Year Award during the 2022 Digital Media Awards
  • 2021 Kenya’s Comedy Influencer of the Year
  • 2021 Facebook Influencer of the Year
  • 2021 Instagram Influencer of the Year

Another huge milestone for Kennar was in November 2022 when he was invited to London’s Meta Creator Week, where he represented Kenya.

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