Kenyan heartthrob and media personality, Nick Mutuma is coming to the 2016 Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards. The actor, model and TV host will be hosting the ASFAS 2016 Red carpet.
Born in Meru, Kenya, Nick Mutuma had his first big break on Kenyan television in 2008 when he was cast as “Luka”, a young naive college student living in poverty, who gets involved with an older woman, a “sugar mummy”.
His break-out role came when he was cast for the drama series MTV Shuga (2008); directed by Teboho Mahaltsi, the show revolved around the fast lives of Nairobi youth and their risky sexual behaviour. The hit show launched the careers of a new crop of Kenyan actors, including Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. Mutuma is the only cast member to have reprised his role for all four seasons (Kenya/Nigeria) of the show. The fourth season premiered in September 2015 and was directed by award-winning director Biyi Bandele.
In 2008, Nick Mutuma was also cast in MNETs first Pan-African drama series Changes, directed by Tosh Gitonga, for the role of Richard, a young man who learns that he was kidnapped from the hospital after being born.
His is a journey of coming of age and seeking identity. Mutuma retained the role for three seasons.
In 2014, Mutuma became the new host of Africa Magic’s premier Lifestyle TV show Mashariki Mix. The show was ranked third on Africaranking.com most-watched African TVs shows in 2015.
He has also hosted the Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards red carpet (2104) and the AMVCA nomination night (2014). Other hosting jobs include popular game show Zindua Chapaa (2015), a TV lottery show where winners win millions of Ksh weekly and a grand prize of Ksh 50’000’000.