From Children’s Home to Multi- Millionaire : The Rise and Rise of Terence Creative

Lawrence Macharia, known by his stage name Terence Creative, is a well-known comedian in Kenya. He gained popularity with his creative videos on social media and has thousands of followers. Terence was born and raised in Mathare slums in Nairobi, the last born in a family of three. He lost his parents at the age of nine and became a street boy to survive. He was later taken to Mully Children’s Home, where he developed his artistic talent and performed.

Terence joined Kenya National Theatre after high school and worked on set plays before landing a role on Churchill Show. He worked odd jobs and performed stand-up comedy in entertainment joints and nightclubs. He was eventually hired as a creative for Churchill Show, working behind the scenes and writing scripts for popular comedians.

Terence met his wife Milly Chebby, a former PR strategist, at Churchill Show in 2013. Terence struggled with addictions to smoking, drinking, and gambling, but quit smoking in 2017 with his wife’s support. Together, they have been producing content and sharing it online. Terence was influential in Churchill Show productions and co-hosted the Jambo Massawe show on Radio Jambo. He rose to fame with his character ‘Kamami’ as he started producing comedy skits online.