Budaboss officially known, as Fred Omondi, is a creative director with a unique ability, amongst others, to conceptualize, write and perform comical content. As the host, creative and writer of Hapa Kule News comedy show, he led the team to winning the 2015 Kalasha International Awards for the best TV comedy show. Previously, he had won the Sanaa Theatre Awards for the best TV comedian.
He is ever fond of his wife who encouraged him to switch the use of his pen, from drawing to writing. It is her belief in him and her constant encouragement whenever he failed, that became the much-needed fuel to drive the dream. She is now and forever, his first and ultimate fan, followed by his sons, whom he loves and enjoys dramatizing storybooks to.
For a man who has been the creative director of the ultimate comic show, host and performing artist of LOL stand up comedy, actor and writer on Mnet comedy sketches, actor in TV commercials and local TV drama series (Tabasamu, Be The Judge), it is hard to imagine that Budaboss is an architect by training (JKUAT) and a former football player of Mathare United Football Club.
His passion for creating and producing content secured him a scholarship in 2012 to study TV & Film production at Moforce Film School (Mohammed Ammin Foundation). He now has 8 years’ experience as a filmmaker and producer, having produced an award winning short film, a feature film, TV shows, commercials, documentaries and radio dramas.
When Budaboss is not busy creating his next TV or film content, or working on the next commercial, documentary or radio drama, or Mciing and performing at an event, you will find him preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, and mentoring the youth through public speaking, motivational talks and organized personal development trainings.
You can experience his wit and perspective on life issues on his online TV channel dubbed BudaBoss Live (website, Facebook and YouTube). Don’t miss his all time favourite episode i.e. “Bazokizo Goes International – BudaBoss Live episode 45.”
He is currently the managing director and founder of Tell A Tale Production LTD, a TV and film production company. He is currently working on a sports magazine show on grass root football, a TV drama series, a TV comedy show, a feature film scheduled for release in 2018 and a live stand up comedy performance in September 2018 at Braeburn.