Professor Hamo Biography, Age, Career, Education, Family, Wife, Networth, Controversy

Born Herman Gakobo Kago, Professor Hamo is a Kenyan stand up comedian and a radio presenter. The comedian is a co-host at Hot 96 FM morning show alongside famous journalist Jeff Koinange. He was also a brand ambassador of Startimes Media for a period of one year.

Professor Hamo
Prof Hamo. | Photo/Courtesy.

Professor Hamo Age and Birth.

Professor Hamo was born on 5th July 1980 in Nakuru; he is 41 years as of 2021. He is a fifth born in a family of eight. Hamo and his siblings grew up in a military base at Lanet in Nakuru as his father, James Wachira was a military officer. Hamo’s father succumbed to a heart attack resulting from old age on October 5, 2016. In a past interview, Hamo disclosed that none of his siblings were in the public domain.

Educational Background.

Hamo attended Kenyatta primary school in Nakuru before joining Nakuru East primary school where he sat for his KCPE exams. He then proceeded to Nakuru Day school where he undertook his Secondary education and sat for KCSE.

Hamo later joined Kisumu National Polytechnic for his tertiary education where he enrolled for a diploma in Electrical Engineering. He would later drop out to join a band citing that the course he was pursuing was not his passion.

Professor Hamo Career.

Hamo dropped out of college and joined a band by the name Tamasha Band where he started as a vocalist. During that time, he also joined Theatre groups and started performing set books for high school students, a move that exposed him to the comedy industry.

Despite Hamo joining the band, it was not paying him well. He started cooking mandazi and selling them in Nakuru using a bicycle. He said that the business was not that bad although it was tiring and took most of his time, a fact that prompted him to quit and focus on comedy.

Hamo finally decided to put his stake in Kenya’s largest comedy show; Churchill’s show after learning of their upcoming auditions. He, therefore, traveled to Nairobi and immersed himself on stage, only for the Judges to chase him away without a word.

Despite that, he did not give up, he continued attending the auditions until one day he got a chance to appear before an audience. Hamo as expected delivered a satisfactory performance and was subsequently absorbed into the show. That is how his breakthrough came about.

Hamo at Hot 96 FM.

When Comedian Jalang’o faced the ax at Hot 96 FM in July 2018, Royal Media Services recruited prof Hamo as the best-fit man to replace him in the morning show. Since then, he has been hosting the show alongside Jeff Koinange; a highly paid Kenyan journalist who also anchors news at Citizen Tv. He is believed to be taking home a Six-Figure salary from the media gig.

Hamo was however fired from Hot 96 days later after his fellow comedian and baby mama Jemutai Comedian exposed him as a deadbeat dad. His position was filled by Nick Odhiambo who was formerly hosting a Rhumba show at Radio Maisha.

In 2015, Hamo landed a lucrative ambassadorial deal with Startimes pay Tv just months after popping up on the comedy industry. In the deal, Hamo was set to appear on Billboards, TV Advertisements, and Roadshows advertising for Startimes products. The advertising deal earned him a whooping Ksh 10 Million as pay for his services.

Wealth and Networth.