Professor Hamo || Herman Gakobo Kago Biography


Herman Kago popularly known as Professor Hamo is the new comedy “King” in the local laugh industry and one of fast rising comedian has become the latest sensation in the competitive industry, always leaving audiences in stitches with his creative jokes.

Professor Hamo Herman Gakobo Kago

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Things You Didn’t Know About Professor Hamo || Herman Gakobo Kago || Biography

The Nakuru native was born and grew up at Lanet Barracks, the military base in Lanet sincehis father was in the army.


Professor Hamo real name is Herman Kago, while his first stage name was ‘Hamo the Entertainer’.


Professor Hamo is married with two sons with four brothers.


Professor Hamo went to Kenyatta and Nakuru East primary schools, then went to Nakuru Day for his high school. He later went to Kisumu Polytechnic, and that’s the only time he studied outside Nakuru where he did Electrical Engineering. But Never finished Since he gave up halfway and actually dropped out of school for barely two years.


Prof Hamo has done odd jobs such as a dog trainer and a mandazi seller.


Prof Hamo is a talented singer as many have noticed because he honed his skills at St. Peter’s Catholic Church where he sang in the choir.


The path to be the most popular Kenyan comedy act has been far from smooth for him.He auditioned six times eventually performing on Churchill on the Road Nakuru edition.After that show, he went through a rough patch coming up with content which cooled his interest in comedy.


“I was in the drama club in high school and whenever teachers left the class I would imitate exactly what they had said — leaving my colleagues in stitches,” he recalls.

He would later be invited to also perform during school ceremonies.

“I later joined theatre groups, where I acted setbook skits to earn a living and also got a chance to perform stand-up comedy,” he adds.


Professor Hamo got his breakthrough in comedy when in mid-January a show of his was uploaded on YouTube and it went viral prompting him to adopt the Professor Hamo gimmick which has become a runaway success.He divulges that his content comes from his interactions with people and the books that he reads.

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