Kenyan Celebrites and Their Mothers: See Where The Good Looks Came From

Kenyan Celebrites and Their Mothers: See Where The Good Looks Came From

Stardom has a way of making celebrities seem like they fell from the sky. They are so good and therefore successful at what they do. This makes them take on a superhuman image, amplified by the huge following they have across social media platforms. People easily forget that away from the limelight they too are ordinary people like everybody else. Important details like parentage can often blend into the background. On Mother's Day, your favorite Kenyan celebrities took the time to post images of their mothers, showering them with deserving praise like everyday people.

Here's a list of our Favourite Kenyan Celebrities and their Mothers


Avril Nyambura

Avril Nyambura Kenyan Celebrity and Her Mum

Born and bred in Nakuru, she is popularly known as Avril, but her real name is Judith Nyambura Mwangi. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress.

Her interest in music started at a tender age. While she was in secondary school. She actively partook in drama and music festivals. After secondary school, she relocated to study design at the University of Nairobi. She later met Emmanuel Banda of Ogopa Deejays at Jaza Lorry Initiative in 2005. Emmanuel attempted to convinced Avril to go into music. Though she was initially reluctant, she joined Ogopa Deejays record label in her second year. She recorded her first single “Mama”.


Victoria Kimani

Victoria Kimani and Mum

Kimani is an American born music artist and actress. She is signed to Chocolate City, a Nigerian based record label where she is affectionately referred to as The First Lady. Her first song was recorded at sixteen. At seventeen she went on tour with one of Kenya's renowned singer Mercy Mecah. She has since gone on to work with popular artists like Cynthia Morgan, Bank W, Emma Nyra, MI, etc.


Betty Kyalo

Kenyan Celebrity and Their mothers

Betty is a 29-year-old news anchor at KTN, where she brings breaking news to Kenyans. She also holds a talk show with other celebrities, known as the Friday Briefing. She joined KTN as an inexperienced intern. After graduation she continued working with, cementing her place over the years. She describes herself as a Mum, a Journalist, a Corporate MC, a Brand Influencer. And a Believer of positive energy. Betty is also a businesswoman.


Anita Nderu

Mother of Kenyan Celebrity Anita Nderu

Anita is a voice-over artist and a radio presenter at Capital FM. She is considered elegant, charming, and classy in many quarters across Kenya and East Africa. She has a whopping 166,000 followers on Instagram. Anita, who was born in February 1990 somewhere in Eldoret, attended United States International University (USIU) and Viena College located in Namgongo, Uganda.


Janet Mbugua

Janet Mbugua and her mother

Janet Mbugua is a beloved media personality who started her career in 2004 at the age of 19.  She was a news anchor at Citizen T.V before retiring in 2015. She went on to open her own organization known as Media Avenue Limited and also campaigns for women empowerment through the Inua Dada campaign.

The Significance of Kenyan Celebrities and Their Mothers Relationship

The women mentioned have proved that they are not just another pretty face. These Kenyan celebrities and their mothers have very intimate relationships. They have repeatedly praised their mothers for giving them guidance at many points in their career. The relationship between mothers and daughters is so powerful, it plays a huge role in their success.


Read also: Open letter to the invisible mother who feels ignored 

Written by

Lydia Ume