Nick Odhiambo has made a name for himself as one of the most celebrated radio presenters and media personalities in the country.
"Tall, dark, & handsome" as he often refers to himself as, Nick boasts an impressive media career spanning over 14 years.
His commanding voice and redoubtable humour have earned him a huge following from all demographics over the years since his debut in October 2006.
Jeff Koinange (left) and Nick Odhiambo (Right) at the Hot 96 FM studios. |Courtesy| Twitter|
In this segment, Nairobileo.co.ke takes a look at Nick's life, career, and achievements.
The renowned radio presenter was born at Mater Hospital in Nairobi in June 1980 to a diplomat father. He was raised in the capital.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Nick attended Kanga High School in Migori County but later transferred to Ruiru High School where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE) in 2004.
He then proceeded to join the Graffins College in 2005 and later attended African Virtual University where he attained his undergraduate degree.
The veteran presenter developed a passion for radio at the age of 15. At the time, he drew inspiration from an elder cousin who was already a presenter at Capital FM.
Nick joined Classic FM in October 2006 and served for over a decade until his departure from the station in April 2017.
At the media house, he was mandated with creating, producing and executing radio shows. He also executed adverts and promotional marketing to audiences.
His commanding, bold voice also saw him do several voiceovers for adverts.
He moved to Radio Maisha in April 2017 taking over from Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o who had just left the media house.
Nick worked at Radio Maisha untill his departure on 22 June 2021.
“Today’s my final RHUMBA show on air after 4years at Radio Maisha. Did I ever think I’d switch to swahili radio? NOPE but the opportunity came and i took it. transitioning back to English radio in a few days tupige sherehe leo buuuuuurrrdan is burrrdaaan,” Nick Twitted.
He proceeded to join Hot 96 FM where he currently hosts the morning breakfast show alongside veteran journalist Jeff Koinange.
Nick also boasts a brief acting career having featured in some of the local television shows such as Auntie Boss.
He keeps his personal life away from the gltz and glamour that comes with his popularity as one of the country's renowned media personalities, though he was in a somewhat rocky relationship with his former lover Jane Mwai.
The two had a series of altercations that played out in the public leading to their separation.
They have a daughter together, whom Nick describes as the joy of his life.
He also lost his unborn baby boy whom he named J’lani. The radio presenter shared the heartbreaking news on social media, attracting comfort from members of the public.
He has often expressed his pride in being a father, describing the feeling of holding his daughter as the best in the world.
Nick owns a lavish house in a gated community in Kiserian. It is near to the Nairobi National Park.