The fact that Tahidi High’s first episode aired in 2006 and its final one in 2020 indicates that the show gained popularity and established itself as a household name.
In this article We investigate the present activities of the former Tahidi High stars.
Abel Mutua (Freddy)
Abel Mutua, better known by his stage name Freddy, became one of the most notorious characters portrayed on set and a highlight of the program thanks to his humorous skits and manly demeanor that projected confidence.
The actor has continued to take part actively both in front of and behind the camera. The Real House Helps of Kawangware, Hapa Kule News, Mother in Law, and Lol show are just a few of the local programs for which he created the scripts. In addition, he co-stars with Timothy Kimani a.k.a. Njugush in the hilarious TV series Andakava.
In addition to being a co-founder of Phil It Productions, he also manages a YouTube channel with more than 257,000 subscribers.
Sarah Hassan (Tanya)
The character of Tanya, played by Sarah Hassan, is well-known. Tanya was the boys’ kryptonite, especially OJ and Freddy.
Later on, Hassan played a variety of characters in shows like Saints, Changes, and Demigods. She was also once the host of Citizen TV’s wedding show.
She presently portrays the main character in Citizen TV’s Zora series. Hassan also performs in the crime-themed television program Crime and Justice.
Dennis Mugo (OJ)
OJ, who was probably one of Freddy’s criminal companions, played his part with style and exuded the bad boy image. At such a young age, this brought him into the spotlight. Fans were left wondering what had happened to him after he quietly quit the show.
Years later, Mugo disclosed that he had been struggling with depression and addiction, which caused him to miss work and get fired from the show.
He recovered, though, and is now running for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in the August general election for the Ruguru Ngandori Ward in Embu.
Shirleen Wangari (Shish)
Shirleen Wangari portrayed the tough-talking yet calm woman who attempted to restrain the schoolboys’ pranks. This captivated the audience due to her secretive but, when necessary, confrontational demeanor.
Since then, she has contributed to a number of other programs, including MTV’s Shuga, The First Grader, the American drama Sense8, Captain of Nakara, and Lost in Africa. She also founded Blackwell, a film production business that specializes in telling African stories.
Ted Kitana ( Mr Kilunda)
Ted Kitana, well known by his stage name Mr. Kilunda, portrayed a strict teacher who kept the students on their toes. Many people would watch the show to see if the teacher could keep up with the students’ antics, much like the Tom and Jerry cartoon show was being recreated.
Kilunda retired to his rural Machakos County home after the show’s ending in 2020 and started several companies there. He practices mixed farming and owns a barbershop and salon.
The finest way of life is in a village, in fact. No pressure; food is fresh. Especially now that Tahidi has been stopped, I have no intention of returning to the city. I’ve got everything I need right here,” the actor said in a previous interview.
Philip Karanja ( Melvin)
Philip Karanja portrayed a silent guy who was frequently irritated when his colleagues crossed him during the show. In the real world, Karanja has advanced to become a well-known actor.
He and Mutua jointly own Phil-it productions. At first, he was employed by Royal Media Services (RMS) LTD as a film director.
Jackie Matubia (Jolene)
Jackie Matubia, like Sarah Hassan, is a leading lady in the popular drama series Zora. The actress also owns and operates her own company, Fabulously Forward, which deals with the sale of health and beauty items.
Angel Waruinge (Miss Morgan)
The strict deputy principal won the audience over with her acting talent, making Miss Morgan’s character a star.
But after experiencing the vices that come with fame, Waruinge’s life turned bad; he developed sadness and an addiction.
In an effort to shed the character, Waruinge enrolled in a psychology study and has since started acting, mentoring, and program tours in different schools across the nation.
She also works at Nairobi Performing Arts Studio as a business executive.
Joseph Omari (Mr Tembo)
Omari played the part of Mr. Tembo, the Principal who ruled with an iron fist and would go to great lengths to maintain his authority, even if it meant running into his deputy. He appeared in the first seasons of the show.
Omari has had other roles over the years, including one in the KBC television series Makutano Junction.
Omari claimed in a previous interview that he moved back to his rural home in 2020 and has been leading a solitary life with the assistance of his children.
Albert Kimani (Joni)
Along with Freddy and OJ, Joni was a member of the crew and appears to have been the brains behind a lot of nefarious schemes. Albert Kimani, the creator of the character, has gained notoriety in the media.
Following his graduation from Tahidi High, he worked as a business executive for Madison Insurance Company before joining Royal Media Services (RMS) LTD as a media consultant. At the moment, he works for Ipsos Limited in the Audience Measurement Service Line division.
Joseph Kinuthia( Omosh)
Joseph Kinuthia became well-known for playing the well-known figure of Omosh, a school gardener. His life, however, took a negative turn when he admitted that he found it difficult to find work after the show finished.
As a result, charitable Kenyans raised money for the actor to launch his career. In addition, he received a house as well as other prosperous prospects.