Lofty Matambo Biography, Age, Education, Career, Wife, Family and Net Worth

Lofty Matambo is a Swahili news anchor at NTV, a brand of Nation Media Group. He is also a lab technician by profession.

He was formerly anchoring news at KTN before he quit to join NTV. Apart from that, he was also hosting a gospel show dubbed ‘Shangwe’ on Radio Maisha while working for Standard Media Group.

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Matambo is known for his good command in Swahili language when it comes to anchoring or presenting news.

The journalist is also a good singer and has produced a song called ‘Weh Corona’ with his Co-journalist Fridah Mwaka  a few months ago.


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This article takes you through the biography of Lofty Matambo, highlighting his career, educational background and experience.

Lofty Matambo Age and Place of Birth

Lofty was born in bahari constituency, Kilifi County but his exact date of birth is not known to the public. We shall let you know once we get hold of this information.

Lofty Matambo Educational Background

Matambo during his graduation. Photo/Lofty Matambo

Lofty schooled at Kapecha Primary School in Vipingo, Kilifi County. He later joined Lutsangani Secondary School for his high school education.

In a past interview, he revealed that his journalism talent was discovered back in primary school by his swahili teacher who encouraged him to chase his dreams.

He started serving as choir master in class four and years later in high school he became the best student in Swahili, scoring an A at KCSE.

After high school, he went to a college and pursued a course in Medical Laboratory Science, which was not his passion. He worked at a medical clinic before quitting to chase his dreams in journalism.

Later on after securing a job at KTN, Radio Maisha and NTV, he went back to school and earned a degree in mass communication. He took to Facebook to celebrate his achievement that came after a long period of dedication and hard work.

Lofty Matambo Career

Lofty Matambo

Despite having discovered his journalism talent at an early age, Lofty did not pursue communication studies in his tertiary education. He instead pursued a course in Laboratory technology and was hired in a clinic as a laboratory technician.

He would later quit the job to chase his dreams (joining the media industry). He revealed that one day as he was attending to a patient at a laboratory, he heard an announcement on Hope Fm challenging listeners to call the station line and act as news anchors for 2 minutes.