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Here’s why Foi Wambui is “quitting alcohol”

Kenyan lifestyle content creator Foi Wambui has shared that she is on a journey to be alcohol-free for a certain period. 

While updating her fans on her current journey to improve, the petite actress shared that she made a conscious decision in January to be free of alcohol, which she recently noted is still an ongoing journey. 

“In January, I was on a mission to be completely alcohol-free, and I have felt so many changes since then. Waking up every morning without a hangover, feeling an improvement in my mental health, and saving some money has been fantastic,” read Foi’s post in part. 

Foi Wambui a YouTube content creator, actress and radio and TV show host. PHOTO | COURTESY

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She went further to note that she would make future exceptions right after she stipulated time. 

“I’m still completely alcohol-free till 90 days elapse, then maybe I’ll have some little exceptions. We must still live this life!! Responsibly and consciously,” she said. 

The bubbly media personality has been making big moves in her acting career lately, with one of her most impressive acts yet being her role as ‘Rehema’ in Crime and Justice. Speaking about the film industry in an interview, Foi said;

“There is a lot of great talent, and now more than ever, there are more opportunities for both young, emerging actors and those who’ve been in the industry for long. The industry is welcoming, but only the disciplined young actors will survive and thrive.”

As Rehema, the usually vibrant actress carries the weight of the world and an uncertain justice system on her shoulders as she fights for her freedom in “Primal”, the second episode of Crime and Justice.

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Foi Wambui
Foi Wambui

Rehema is a 17-year-old accused of killing her father by stabbing him eight times, a chilling opener that may have been taken out of a true-crime murder story.

It’s a very intense episode that Foi carries with the gravity it deserves. It means a lot to her to be able to tell Rehema’s story. “I feel honored to be able to stand in this gap and express on-screen what so many have felt. Rehema is a representation of so many women, and I hope that anyone who watches this episode will feel seen and heard and that it heals people,” Foi said. 

Foi has played a number of roles in her young acting career. In 2020, she played the funny friend and hype woman in Nick Mutuma’s coming-of-age romcom, Sincerely Daisy, a role that earned her a Kalasha win for Best Supporting Actress.

She’s also starred in the Kalasha-winning short Morning After and Uhuru, another short that she also produced. Currently, she stars in Maisha Magic’s comedy Anda Kava, alongside Njugush and Abel Mutua

The actress is currently rumored to be dating former Le Band lead singer Charisma following her posts on social media that indicated that the two could be romantically involved.

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