Charles Bukeko popularly known as Papa Shirandula always brightens our living rooms whenever he graces the screen. He always leaves us in stitches with his creative jokes.
Papa Shirandula, who’s married with three children, is a living example of grass to grace story.
In an interview with Nairobi News, Papa Shirandula revealed that he loves acting but none of his children acts. But why?
“I don’t think they notice what I do. Children are very difficult and hard to predict. They have their lives, which do not go with my line of work. My daughter loves music and is strict about it. But the rest of the family supports me and my parents knew about the character Papa Shirandula before I even started acting it.”
The AFC Leopards ardent supporter, who at times is trolled for being ‘overweight’ blames his wife for his weight.
“I don’t know whether it is malice or maybe my wife is trying to keep me out of the ‘market’, but this is her doing. However, I’m fit: we have a small gym in the house,” he said.
When asked about how Papa Shirandula show got a slot on Citizen TV, he said he approached Royal Media’s Wachira Waruru with the idea and he accepted it. He thanks him for not turning his back on him.
“I approached Wachira Waruru with the idea of Papa Shirandula TV show and that is how I got into television. Thumbs up to him because I would not be where I am if it wasn’t for him, television-wise.”