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Exclusive: Actor Bilal Mwaura pays heartfelt tribute to late Charles Ouda

Actor Bilal Mwaura has honored his colleague Charles Ouda with a touching tribute, reflecting on their last moments together and the profound impact Ouda had on his life.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Bilal shared his thoughts on the late actor and the invaluable lessons he learned from him.

“Charles taught me diligence and being present in a scene. That is something I saw in him. It is still very hard to accept he is gone,” Bilal solemnly expressed.

Recalling their final encounter, Bilal recounted a poignant moment shared during their time together in Salem.

“Our paths crossed towards the end of the show Salem. On my second-to-last day, we shared a lighthearted moment, joking about who would finish first. His talent and presence were truly exceptional,” he reminisced.

Despite his intention to attend Ouda’s vigil, Bilal revealed that the emotional weight of the situation proved too overwhelming for him.

“I attempted to attend his Vigil at the Kenya National Theatre, but I was unable to get in,” he revealed, highlighting the deep impact of Ouda’s passing on him and the wider acting community.

Charles Ouda, who passed away on February 4 at the age of 34, left behind a legacy of exceptional talent and dedication to his craft.

While the cause of his death remains undisclosed to the public, the void left by his absence has been deeply felt by those who knew him.

In addition to Bilal’s tribute, other actors have also paid glowing respects to the late actor.

During a memorial vigil for Ouda, fellow actor Nick Ndeda poured out his emotions in a heartfelt tribute, recalling their longstanding relationship and the cherished memories they shared.

“Since 2008, I had known him… I admired how amazing of an artist he was but also appreciated the human being that he was. It was always fun times, we talked about everything,” Nick tearfully expressed.

Charle Ouda starred in various television shows like The Know Zone Changing Times (KTN), Higher Learning, Changes, Mali (NTV), Second Family (Pepeta), Crime and Justice (Showmax) as Kenneth Mumbi and Salem (Maisha Magic) as Mel. At one point, he was a coach at the Tusker Project Fame.

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