They say education is the key to success and I agree. In Kenya, we have many celebrities, from musicians to actors, who have made us proud at one point in history but despite doing this, many of us look down on them especially when it comes to paying them. We tend to think that music or acting is meant for the’ not so bright’ minds. Far from these, there are quite a number of Kenyans in the flooded industry who have proven that indeed artistes are also brilliant and intelligent people.
Just like CEO’s, Managers, media personalities and pastors, Kenyan artistes; musicians, actors and comedians also went to some of the top schools in the country. Here is a list of schools your favorite celebrities attended, flip through.
1. Dagoretti High School
Popularly known as Ditchez, the school has produced great people in the society. Wyre the Love child one of the top musicians in the country went to Ditchez. Comedian cum politician John Kiarie, aka KJ was also part of the “bad” boys of Dagoretti High School back in the day.
2. Nairobi School
One of the poshest schools in the city. Known as Patchez, Nairobi has produced a lot of great individuals in the country from politicians to musicians to sportsmen. Collo, Nyashinki and Roba are form part of the Nairobi School Alumni.
3. Senior Chief Koinange High School
Senior Chief Koinange School was officially a mixed boarding school, located in Kiambaa location, Kiambu County but was later changed to a Girl School. Before then though, the school was attended by many Kenyan. It was also one of the best performing schools in the country back in the day. Starehe MP Jaguar, Abdi (Inspekta Mwala), Yunia Amunga, the Kelele Takatifu duo and Mchizi Gaza are some of the local celebrities who went to the school.
4. Starehe Boys High School
The academic giants. Founded in 1959 by the late Dr. Geoffrey William Griffin, the school was initially a rescue centre and so far many boys from needy families have benefited from it. Located a few kilometres away from the heart of the city, the school hosts more than 5,000 students. Comedian JB Masanduku is an old boy of the school.
5. Nakuru High School
Located in Nakuru county, this school has always been among the top learning institutions in the County. Other than being an academic giant, it has also produced great sportmen, actors and prominent people in society. Dennis Mugo popularly known as OJ is an alumni of the school.
6. Saint Mary’s School
Saint Mary’s School, commonly known as just Saints, is a private boys’ day school owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi. It is a combined primary and secondary school, which offers KCPE, KCSE, IGCSE, and IBDP certification. As a boys’ school, female students are only allowed to enroll for the IB Diploma Programme.
This school seems to have produced the creme de la creme across different fields. Take a look. Ian Duncan, rally driver, Uhuru Kenyatta, 4th President of Kenya, Jeff Koinange, journalist and news anchor, Gideon Moi, former Member of Parliament, Lupita Nyong’o, award-winning actress and film director, Eric Wainaina, renowned afro-fusion musician, Dele Young, former professional Tennis Player and Biko Adema, professional Kenya sevens rugby player.