Patricia Kihoro
Born
Patricia Wangechi Kihoro

(1986-01-04) 4 January 1986 (age 35)
Nairobi, Kenya
NationalityKenyan
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actress
  • radio presenter
Years active2004–present
Musical career
Genres
Websitewww.patriciakihoro.com

Patricia Wangechi Kihoro (born 4 January 1986)[2][3] is a Kenyan singer, songwriter, actress, radio and reality television personality. She rose into prominence after she participated in the third season of Tusker Project Fame, where she became one of the finalists. In acting, she has appeared in a number of local productions like the 2011 film, Miss Nobody, which saw her being nominated in the 2012 Kalasha Awards for best lead actress in a film. In television production, she has been cast as a lead in Groove Theory, a musical drama and as a regular in Demigods, Changes, Rush and Makutano Junction.[4] As a radio presenter, she has worked with One FM and Homeboyz FM.[5][6]Patricia is a content creator,influencer and youtuber.[7]

Early life

Kihoro, born in January 1986 and raised in Kenya's capital Nairobi, attended Shepherd's Junior Primary School for her primary school and later moved on to Moi Girls' High School, Nairobi. After her O levels, she enrolled in Moi University in the school of science and psychology. While at Moi University, she opted to audition for the third season of Tusker Project Fame.[8]

Career

2009–12

In March 2009, Kihoro auditioned for the reality singing competition Tusker Project Fame . In 2010 she was featured in the music video for Just a Band's song Ha-he that focused on the hero Makmende and attracted global attention.[9] In 2011 she played Pet Nanjala in drama series Changes.[10] The same year she played the leading role in the film, Miss Nobody that led her to be nominated at the 2011 Kalasha Awards for the "Lead Actress in Film" category. In the 2012, she was cast as one of the leads in musical drama Groove Theory. She portrayed Biscuit, Zamm's (portrayed by Kevin Maina) love interest, in a story that revolved around the lives of five students at the fictional Victoria University.[11]

2013–14

In 2013 she appeared in reality show The Fattening Room,[12] that led her fellow cast members and she to explore the customs and traditions of Efik people in south-east Nigeria.[13] In 2014, she was cast as Nana, a 28-year-old editor in the series, Rush.[14] She played alongside Janet Mbugua, Wendy Kimani, Wendy Sankale and Maryanne Nundo.[15]

2015–present

In 2015, she was cast as Maqbul Mohammed's daughter in series, Makutano Junction. In 2018 Kihoro played the role of Josephine, the new young bride of one of the main characters' father, in the critically acclaimed and controversial film Rafiki.

Discography

Year Single(s) Director Album Ref(s)
2011 "Nakupenda" TBA
2013 "Loving Wrong" (Calvo Mistari featuring Patricia Kihoro) Edu G

Filmography

Films and television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Tusker Project Fame Herself Contestant; finalist
2011 Miss Nobody Juliette Short film
2011 Changes Petronilla Nanjala
2011–13 Demigods Mona
2012 Mali Herself 1 episode
2012 Out of Africa – A Safari Through Magical Kenya Herself Reality show
2012–14 Groove Theory Biscuit Series regular
2013 Homecoming Alina Short film
2013 Life in a Single Lane Herself
The Fattening Room Herself
2014 There is Nothing to Do in Nairobi[16] Patience Omondi Short film
2014 Rush Nana
2015–present Makutano Junction – Mabuki Series regular
2018 Nia (singing voice) Film
2018 Discoonnect[17] Judy Romantic comedy
2018 Rafiki Josephine Film

Awards and nominations

Year Association Award category Nominated work Result Ref(s)
2012 Kalasha Awards Best Lead Actress in a Film Miss Nobody Nominated [18][19]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Reverbnation: Patricia Kihoro". Reverbnation. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "S3xy Homeboyz Radio presenter Patricia Kihoro reveals her age and leaves many surprised!". Mashada. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Patricia Wangechi Kihoro profile". World of Big Brother. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Patricia Kihoro". Talent East Africa. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  5. ^ Chrysanthus Ikeh. "Patricia Kihoro to host shows with Homeboyz Radio 103.5". The Net. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Patricia Kihoro Lands New Radio Job". Nairobi Wire. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Patricia Kihoro - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Patricia Kihoro-Rising to the top of Kenyan showbiz industry". SDE. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  9. ^ Vinograd, Cassandra (24 March 2010). "Kenya Launches Country's First Viral Music Video". the wall street journal. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  10. ^ "HOT: Patricia Kihoro". Kenya Buzz. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  11. ^ "KENYA'S 1ST MUSICAL TV DRAMA SERIES- THE GROOVE THEORY". Actors.co.ke. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  12. ^ Lasisi, Oluwafunke (28 April 2013). "EbonyLife Brings Six African Ladies to The Fattening Room". This Day Live. Retrieved 5 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Fattening Room". Ebony Life TV. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Rush; Kenyas version of sex and city". In The Loop. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  15. ^ Baba Ghafla (18 April 2012). "Rush: New TV series packed with celebs". Ghafla!. Retrieved 5 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4057794
  17. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8413566
  18. ^ "Kalasha Awards: Full List of Winners". Nairobi Wire. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Complete list of 2012 Kalasha Awards Winners". Daily Kenya. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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