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Renowned Actor Charles Ouda Passes Away at the Age of 38

Renowned Actor Charles Ouda Passes Away at the Age of 38

On the night of February 3, 2024, actor Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda, aged 38, passed away, leaving his family and fans in shock. The Ouda and Ciru Muriuki family issued a statement, urging respect for the privacy of his grieving fiancée and family during this difficult time. Charles and Ciru, a former BBC Africa presenter, had announced their engagement in September 2023, capturing hearts with their joyful moments.

Charles Ouda’s Remarkable Career: From Makutano Junction to Salem

Charles Ouda, a multifaceted talent as an actor, writer, director, TV host, voice-over artist, and singer, began his career in 2002. His extensive credits include 15 plays and seven musicals, with notable performances in “Boy Gets Girl,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “The Iron Heel.”

Ouda’s television journey spanned over 12 seasons in “Makutano Junction” and roles in shows like “Discovery +254,” “MAD,” “Salem,” and “Crime and Justice.” His impactful presence extended to coaching at Tusker Project Fame and directing award-winning films like “Who Are You?” and “Waiting Room.”

A graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, Ouda collaborated with renowned personalities such as Mauricio Bustamante and Paul Calderon. His career, which spanned over two decades, saw collaborations with a multitude of talents, earning him accolades and recognition.

A Life Well-Lived: Remembering Charles Ouda’s Achievements and Impact

Charles Ouda’s legacy includes starring in eight plays, directing two shows, and hosting two cabarets. His engagement to former BBC presenter Ciru Muriuki in September 2023 marked a joyous chapter in his life. As the industry mourns his sudden departure, his contributions to the world of entertainment and the lives he touched are remembered with gratitude.

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