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RIP: 10 Insights into the legacy of actor Charles Ouda in Kenyan Entertainment

The entertainment industry mourns the loss of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda, a beloved son, brother, and friend, who passed away on the night of February 3rd, 2024, the family statement said.

At the age of 38, Charles left an indelible mark on the Kenyan entertainment scene through his versatile talents in acting, writing, and directing.

Charles’s journey in the entertainment industry began at a young age, and he consistently demonstrated his passion and dedication.

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From his early days at the Kenya National Theatre to leading roles in successful TV series and films, Charles’ talent and versatility captivated audiences.

His international exposure included touring in Europe with the musical revue show “Out of Africa: Journey Through Magical Kenya.” Charles co-wrote songs for groups like SEMA and contributed to saxophonist Jackson Munala Anduuru’s album.

His impact extended beyond acting, as he actively participated in writing, directing, and composing for various productions.

He brought his talents to New York, where he completed a 2-year Conservatory, broadening his skills and collaborating with renowned actors and directors.

Charles’ legacy includes his impressive body of work and his commitment to telling meaningful stories. His involvement in educational shows like “Know Zone” highlighted his belief in the power of storytelling for growth and development.

The family, friends, and fans of Charles extend their condolences to his fiancée, Ciru Muriuki, and the Ouda family.

The impact of his talent and spirit will resonate in the hearts of those who had the privilege of experiencing his work.

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Here are some quick facts about Charles Ouda

– Charles Joseph Ouda dedicated over 13 years to the entertainment industry.
– His acting career commenced at the Kenya National Theatre in Eric Wainaina’s “Lwanda, Man of Stone.”
– He performed in numerous musicals, including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
– He was actively involved with The Phoenix Players Kenya, playing lead roles and directing plays.
– Charles’ television work included leading roles in successful series like “Better Days,” “Makutano Junction,” and “Groove Theory.”
– The actor received a Kalasha International Award for Best TV Host in 2015 for his work on “Discovery +254.”
– He expanded his career to New York, completing a 2-year Conservatory at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
– His film credits include “The First Grader,” “Mad,” “Sienna’s Choice,” “Happy Birthday Mr. President,” “Closure,” and “The German King.”
– He worked on diverse projects, from screenwriting for radio dramas to hosting educational shows like “Know Zone.”
– He was a multifaceted artist, excelling as an actor, writer, director, and even as a singer.

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