Charles Kangwana Biography

Charles Kangwana Biography (the boy), Wiki, Kagwana Media, Tiktok Videos, Citizen TV, Contacts

Kangwana the Boy is a fast rising Kenyan freelance journalist with a fresh breath of creativity. The silver-tongued boy stands out for turning his small room in the village into an online radio station. Besides, he is owner of the notorious Kangwana Media, previously Mkisii TV. Charles Kangwana biography speaks of his awakening talent, age, and life story.

Charles Kangwana the Boy from Nyamache Sub County became a national conversation after appearing on Citizen Television. A touching story by Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan featured his admirable reporting skills. It turns out that poverty has been delaying Kangwana from shining on our screens.

Talented Kisii boy Charles Kangwana profiles summary

  • Real name: Charles Onkoba Onkui
  • Popularly: Kangwana the Boy
  • Nickname: Kangwana
  • Date of birth: October 24, 2004
  • Place of birth:Nyamache Sub County
  • Charles Kangwana age: 20 years old
  • Ethnicity: Kisii tribe
  • County: Kisii County
  • Nationality: Kenyan (East Africa)
  • Occupation: Freelance journalist
  • Roles: Kangwana Media presenter
  • Years active: 2011 to date
  • Relationship status: Single

Charles Onkoba Onkui alias Kangwana the Boy is famous for turning his lowly equipped room into an online entertainment radio television.  

The Boy Charles Kangwana biography with pictures

Kangwana the Boy is attracting undivided attention from top media personalities and managers alike.  

Indeed, the decision of joining a journalism club in high school will remain the best for the rest of his career.

Who is Kangwana the Boy?

Charles Kangwana real names Charles Onkoba Onkui is an upcoming news and sports reporter, currently owner of Kangwana Media Channel on YouTube.

How old is Charles Kangwana the Boy?

The boy Charles Kangwana age is 20 years as of 2024. Born in 2004, the young reporter celebrates his birthdays on 24th of October.

Youthful looks doubles up with his eloquence and bravery on camera.

Charles Kangwana tribe, ethnicity, and nationality

Kangwana the Boy is of the Kisii tribe in Nyanza to the south western parts of Kenya.

Notably, Charles Kangwana is a Kenyan national with ancestral roots in Getunwa village.

Above all, he is a fluent English, Swahili, and Kisii speaker, with a highly flexible and musical accent.

The Boy Charles Kangwana parents and family

Kangwana the Boy is son to a loving family residing near the slopes of Sameta Hills.

The father of Charles Onkoba Kangwana is Tom Onduso Onkui while his mother is Rebecca.

Kangwana’s mom is a casual worker who earns a little income from picking tea and working in the farm for her neighbours.

“Mamangu na babangu hawana kazi. Mamangu hufanya vibarua vya kulima shamba na kuchuna majani chai. Babangu huwa anawasilisha ng’ombe zilizouzwa kwa watu tofauti. Mum amekuwa akijitahidi kunilipia karo kutoka kwa pesa za chama. Wasamaria wema hunichangia pesa kwenye online TV yangu.”

Charles Kangwana speaks.

Nonetheless, Charles Kangwana parents are both supportive and proud of his newly founded path in the media industry.

Charles Kangwana education background

Kangwana the boy started schooling in 2006 at Ogembo Mt Camel Academy.

He remained in this private primary school until the ending of 2013.

In 2014, Charles Kangwana enrolled at Centre for Grace Champions Academy.

It is from Grace Champions Academy that Charles sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams in 2016.

Good scores qualified him to join Mosora secondary school in 2017.

Mosora Broadcasting Corporation journalism club

Charles Kangwana joined Mosora Broadcasting Corporation, popularly MBC, when he was in form one.

Teachers and fellow students applauded him for presenting sports with skilfulness during assembly hours.

As a result, Kangwana received votes to become a vice chairperson of the journalism club in 2018, while in form two.

Kangwana eventually became an MBC chairperson in the wake of 2019; while in form three.

The young star is yet to reveal the circumstances which forced him to repeat in form three.

Charles Kangwana the Boy is ongoing with his studies and will be joining form four soon.

Charles Kangwana Media online TV career journey

Kangwana the Boy started shining as a journalist in 2011 when he was in class three at Ogembo Mt Camel Academy.

Luckily, Mosora Broadcasting Corporation gave Kangwana an opportunity of launching his media career in 2017.

Charles Kangwana starting Mkisii TV

From Kangwana the Boy home radio station to Citizen Television with Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan
Photo: From Kangwana the Boy home radio station to Citizen Television with Rashid Abdalla and Lulu Hassan . SRC: @charleskangwana

Kangwana the Boy is owner of Mkisii TV Channel which he started on June 15, 2021.

He had an initial plan of doing comedy but later switched to his passion, freelance journalism.

Renaming Mkisii TV to Kangwana Media on YouTube

The school going Charles renamed Mkisii TV to Kangwana Media with an intent of reaching an even greater audience outside Gusii land.

He has since increased the number of subscribers on the channel to about 6,000.

The figure is rising steadily with imported internet support from states such as Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, and the US to name a few.

Social Media influence on Tiktok and Facebook

Charles Kangwana has gained more than 15k followers on TikTok because of his entertaining armature videos on the site.

In addition, Kangwana the Boy Facebook account is another one of his following streams.

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi is one of those who have lauded Kagwana’s deep and crispy voice.

The Boy Child President describes Kangwana as a near perfect journalist with authentic abilities.  

Charles Kangwana biography on mentors

In the latest episode of Tamba Show interviews, Kangwana confirmed to Denis Nyamwembe that he looks up to these 5 prominent Kenyan media personalities.

  • Jalango (interviews)
  • Hassan Mwana Wa Ali (soccer)
  • Alex Mwakideu (shows)
  • Mashirima Kapombe (news)
  • Mike Nyagwoka (radio)

Most importantly, Charles Kagwana can freely twist his sound to imitate almost all his admirals.

Support from media personalities

Kangwana the Boy has received exceeding support from both journalists and media houses.

Among these are Tuko News, Vanessa actor Maria, Mulamwa, Nyamwembe Denis, Nicholas Ndege, and Nairobi Gossip.

Kangwana Media contacts

  • Phone number: +254111846993
  • Email address:

Connect with Charles for interviews, reporting projects, and related inquiries.

Charles Kangwana biography sheds more light on the untold life and career story of Kangwana the Boy. It is particularly informing on the power of an inborn talent.

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