Terence Creative Biography: Terence Creative is a Kenyan comedian, actor, vlogger, youtuber, instagrammer and Content developer famously know for his ‘Kamami’ character.
Terence Creative real name is Lawrence Macharia.
Terence said in an interview seen by kiss100.co.ke.
“I am the lastborn of three brothers. Our mum died when I was nine years,”
The same year his mother died, Terence started smoking. He estimates that he has smoked at least 166,000 cigarettes in 22 years.
“One year ago, I was a slave to smoking. I couldn’t function without a smoke, I kept it to my mind that I needed to smoke to be more creative. Later on I realised it was just a myth. I prayed to God and said to myself I will quit. I prayed and told God to free me ’cause I’m his child, and he did,” he said.
Apart from smoking, Terence turned to crime in Mathare to make ends meet.
“Life was not easy in the street. I became a drug peddler, that is how I made my money. I even used to fake disability and pretend to be a disabled child just to get money. I mean, life there was not a joke. It was so tough,” he said.
“I sold scrap metals as well and I became a thug. I would snatch bags from people, side mirrors za gari za watu. But all this was out of frustrations in life and lacking hope because I didn’t see myself ever becoming anyone in the society.”
The comedian’s addiction was so bad that people paid him using cigarettes.
“Smoking cost me a lot, loss of dignity, loss of jobs. I remember some of my ‘friends’ who wanted me to offer my creative services used to say, ‘Huyu usimpee pesa, bora uende na fegi atakuskiza.’ That’s how low I could stoop, and as an addict, you put smoking above your esteem.”
Macharia thanks Muli’s Children’s Home for rescuing him from the streets and giving him an opportunity to go to school.
“Mr Muli took me to his children’s home and that is where I reformed from using hard drugs after I was taken to rehabilitation for two years,” he said.
Lawrence Macharia was a Churchill show before he landed a new Radio Job that will see him join Radio Africa-owned station Radio Jambo.
Terrence disclosed that before working behind the scenes, he was an actor and a host.
“I started comedy way back when I was in high school, that’s where I developed a passion for acting. After high school I joined theatre for set book acting, in 2011, I started co-hosting a show alongside Fred Omondi at KTN.”
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