Remembering Tahidi High’s Miss Morgan: Where is she today? Alienda Wapi?

One of Kenya’s most gifted actresses is Angel Waruinge. She is renowned for being Tahidi High’s Miss Morgan.

Miss Morgan was a strict deputy principal in the high school play who hardly ever smiled. She did a superb job at her function.

She was not the kind to mess with, so the students kept their distance when she passed by. Angel, on the other hand, is a calm, knowledgeable, and laid-back person.

Years back, photos of Angel Waruinge “treating” herself in a bar went viral on social media, causing her supporters to worry that she might follow in the footsteps of other actors such as Teacher Meiposi and Omosh who are believed to have succumbed to alcoholism.

Profile summary

  • Full Name: Angel Waruinge
  • Known alias: Miss Morgan
  • Tribe: Kikuyu
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Marital status: Single
  • Kids: One daughter

Miss Morgan’s real name is Angel Waruinge. She is a passionate actress who fell in love with the world of theatre in her high school days. However, most people are unaware that the Tahidi High star and Daniel’ Churchill’ Ndambuki have been pals since she was in form two when the king of Kenyan comedy was fighting to make it in the industry.

They kept writing to each other, and Churchill first introduced her to the broader art world at Heartstrings (a production house that focused on plays). When Tahidi High called, the talented young lady had already performed in over 40 theatrical plays and earned a six-figure salary at the early age of 18.

The gifted actress also stated that she despises attention and is not a big fan of social media. This is because she hates unwelcome attention and can’t bear being noticed so easily. So the only social app she uses frequently is WhatsApp.

Is Miss Morgan married?

No, she planned to marry her baby daddy, but it did not work out because he was not the right man. They were engaged and planning to marry. But because she cancelled the engagement, he became an irresponsible father.

Elders warned her father against accepting the bride price. They advised him not to take the dowry due to his history with women; this was all true, as she later discovered.

When she turned down the opportunity for him to be Miss Morgan’s husband, her daughter’s father decided to cut her and their child out of his life.

What happened to Miss Morgan?

Waruinge courageously revealed how she battled depression and alcoholism during her worst days. She admitted to drinking when things did not go as planned in a YouTube interview with Hiram Maina.

According to the actress, she experienced a mental and identity crisis. Depression set in at this point, and she turned to alcohol for comfort.

She also stated at that time she is enrolled in a two-year psychology degree, which she said allows her to use her prior experiences to teach future generations.

Angel’s battle with depression and alcoholism has been well-documented; yet, what was never mentioned in any of the stories was how she managed to turn things around and avoid the dreaded “rock bottom.”

It was through actively involving her friends and colleagues and participating in mentorship program trips that she was able to achieve this.

The full-time performer also has a beautiful daughter, who she claimed proved essential in her recovery from depression.

Her steely determination, as well as her family’s unwavering support, saw her through the difficult times, and she openly declared her newfound happiness and drive.

The government had been concerned about the rising number of mental health-related cases in the country, such as depression and other mental diseases, some of which have resulted in suicide, as the then Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe remarked in July 2020.

Angel’s decision to start her show, leveraging her profile and vast network to create a platform where Kenyans may openly talk about mental health challenges, was spurred by this alarming trend.

Notably, the former star of Tahidi High is currently developing a new TV show. She divulged that some of it was shot in Mombasa, although keeping the cards a secret. Unfortunately, its progress was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and various travel limitations, but the enthusiastic actress hope in describing it was unmistakable.

Miss Morgan’s weight loss

Angel ended up weighing close to 106kgs during her life-changing battle, a situation she has since reversed, bringing herself back to 76kgs.

Why Angel left Tahidi High

Her newfound zeal for life, which includes her upcoming show, only came after she intentionally decided to ditch her ‘Miss Morgan’ identity and all the vices that came with it. She explained how Miss Morgan’s departure opened up a world of new possibilities for her. Angel is on her way back to the top, now exhibiting her talent on the critically acclaimed Showmax TV series Kina.

Miss Morgan of Tahidi High is inarguably a successful actress. Her journey and work will undoubtedly inspire young aspiring actors and offer comfort to those battling mental issues.