Makena Njeri Biography: Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Family, BBC
Makena Christine Njeri
Makena Njeri whose real name is Christine Njeri is a Kenyan actress, reporter, and producer popularly known for her role as Makena in the TV show Tahidi High. She became a household name through her character as ‘Makena.’
She was also a producer and director of the youth show Teen Republik which airs on NTV every Saturday. Makena has also appeared in a short Kikuyu movie, where she portrayed a naïve Kamba village girl.
She moved from acting to working with Nation Media Group and then BBC where she was a producer for 3years.
Makena Njeri Age
Makena Njeri was born on 9th October in Kenya.
Makena Njeri Net Worth
Makena’s primary source of income is her career as a Television Personality. Through her various sources of income, she has accumulated a number of properties which contribute to her private net worth.
Makena Njeri Family
Life was not always easy for the actress. She struggled with depression after finding out that her father had infected her mother with HIV/AIDS. In a candid interview with Grace Msalame on NTV’s Unscripted with Grace, she revealed how she would bump into her father in town with different women and that he was also abusive to the mother. Her mother did not tell them that she was infected and went through severe depression without any help.
It was not until she came across the medicine while cleaning her mother’s room that she discovered they were ARVs. Her mother passed away in 2013 and she did not speak to her father until 2015 when he was dying. It was at his deathbed that she told him she had forgiven him for all he had put them through.
She (mother) went into severe depression and got a nervous breakdown. So those are the things to date I still think about, she didn’t have to go through that. She would take medicine (ARVs) and say it was for the nervous breakdown. That’s what we knew
Makena Njeri Girlfriend, Coming Out Of The Closet
Before Makena came out as a member of the LGBTQ community there were speculations about her sexuality. At one point people even questioned her relationship with her now ex Michelle Ntalami.
I remember for the first time in my life after very many years, I looked in a mirror and said to myself, ‘I am gay, I am unique, and this is my truth, Makena said.
In July 2019 there was an incident of her fighting with her gay partner which went viral on social media and she recounted almost sinking into depression. Valentine Nyokabi vandalized Makena’s Mercedes Benz with spray paint after finding out she was cheating on her with Ntalami. However, she decided to put on her smile and go on with life.
“Being a producer in the film and TV industry, I was constantly ridiculed for picking jobs that were supposed to be men producing jobs but yet as a woman, I wanted to do them,” she added.
Makena Njeri Salary
Makena started working years back on TV shows then graduated to Producer which has earned her a good amount of money.
- Full Name: Christine Njeri
- Popular As: Makena Njeri
- Gender: Female
- Occupation / Profession: Actress, Reporter, and producer
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Race / Ethnicity: Black
- Religion: Christian
- Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Makena Njeri Birthday
- Age / How Old: Not Available
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Date of Birth: 9th October
- Place of Birth: Kenya
- Birthday: 9th October
Makena Njeri Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: 5’5
- Weight: Not Known
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
Makena Njeri Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Known
- Children: None
Makena Njeri Networth and Salary
- Source of Income: Actress, Reporter, and producer
Makena Njeri House and Cars
- Residence: Nairobi, Kenya
- Cars: Mercedes Benz