Pascal Tokodi was born in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, on 21 April, 1993. He spent his childhood acting, dancing, and singing. Pascal Tokodi discovered his abilities while still in elementary school.
Real name: Pascalino Lpesinoi Lenguro Tokodi
Occupation: Singer, actor, songwriter, stand-up comedy
Birthday: 21 April 1993
Star sign: Taurus
Birth place: Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County
Net Worth: Ksh 130 million
Pascal Tokodi’s schooling
Pascal attended Rongai’s St Mary’s Primary School before enrolling at the prestigious Lenana School.
He was a member of the drama club. Pascal Tokodi won the “Best Actor award” three years in a row at the national drama festivals.
He would later pursue a diploma in a film-related course after completing his high school education.
Pascal Tokodi’s Career
Tokodi made his television debut in 2012 when he landed a role on Citizen TV’s Makutano Junction. In 2013, he went on to star in Groove Theory, Africa’s first musical TV drama series.
He played the role of Guy, a member of the Victoria University Campus choir. As a result, his career was significantly boosted as he landed other acting roles. In 2014, the entertainer made an appearance in the film Pray and Prey.
The following year, he made an appearance in Fox Africa’s Wrath. Then came 2018 when Pascal starred as Nelson in Maisha Magic East’s Swahili telenovela Selina.
Here, he portrays the character of Nelson McKenzie, a young responsible man who comes from a wealthy family.
Pascal Tokodi’s films have garnered him numerous international acclaim and awards.
Pascal Tokodi’s relationship
Even though Pascal Tokodi keeps his dating affairs under wraps, it is now known that television host Grace Ekirapa is Pascal Tokodi’s real wife.
Contrary to popular belief, Pascal Tokodi and Celestine Gachuhi are not real-life couples.
It’s part of the role they play in the drama series Selina that airs on Maisha Magic East and they did it so well that fans tend to have a hard time separating acting from real life.
From what we saw in the show, Celestine Gachuhi and Pascal Tokodi could make for a good pairing but we’ll never find out.
Anyway, back to Grace Ekirapa and Pascal Tokodi. Wondering how they met?
Forget about the fairytale. The pair met at a Java outlet. Pascal Tokodi admitted that for him, it was love at first sight. As part of his birthday wishes to Grace Ekirapa on Instagram, he shared how the two met.
“On a certain 4th, you walked in a certain java. It was my first time seeing you in person and I remember staring at you as you looked for a place to sit. You should have seen how wide my smile was when you chose to sit next to me”
“You ordered pancakes, pulled out your laptop and started working. I, on the other hand, sat there looking at you wondering how I was going to make the first move.
For a guy who usually has a lot to say, I was speechless that day. You must have noticed cause you looked and smiled at me. I smiled back and that was the beginning of everything for me.”
Pascal Tokodi and Grace Ekirapa dated secretly amidst rumours about them making rounds. Their wedding was a private affair. That didn’t stop Pascal Tokodi’s wife’s photos from being circulated on social media.
Now that everything is in the open, Pascal Tokodi is never shy of showing that Grace Ekirapa is his wife. He posts pictures of her on his social media and is loud and proud.
The pair welcomed their first child this year and have been teasing their fans with pictures of their daughter. They are yet to reveal her full face and doesn’t seem they’ll do it any time soon.
Pascal Tokodi’s girlfriends
Who has Pascal Tokodi dated before? The actor is tight-lipped about his personal life thus it will take a wild guess to figure out who Pascal Tokodi’s girlfriend or girlfriends have been over the years.
Pascal Tokodi’s family
Pascal Tokodi’s wife is media personality Grace Ekirapa. Pascal comes from a large family. He once likened it to a football team with a lot of substitutes.
He is the second born in a family of nine children, six boys and three girls. The whereabouts of Pascal Tokodi’s siblings – brothers and sisters – on the other hand, remain unknown.
Pascal Tokodi’s twin brother was rumoured to be his late acting colleague, Kone Nouhoum, who played Reagan in the popular Kenyan television series Selina.
This is after Pascal paid a heartfelt tribute when he died referring to him as “brother.” However, they were not related biologically.
Not much is known about Pascal Tokodi’s parents except that his mother is a medical practitioner while his father is a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officer.
Pascal Tokodi’s musical journey
Tokodi has been interested in the arts since he was in elementary school. He only sang in primary school to titillate the ladies.
His participation in the high school drama club, on the other hand, had a significant impact on his career.
He met a director, Michael Jones, also known as ‘Kababa’, while in form three. After conversing with him, Pascal decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music and acting.
Tokodi is a self-taught musician but while at Lenana School he had his first formal music education which opened up a deeper meaning of music leading him to get a vocal coach who helped him better his voice.
In one of the past interviews Tokodi revealed that after participating in Africa’s first musical series, Groove Theory, and competing in the Tecno Own The Stage competition in Nigeria, as well as persistent friends and family who kept looking excited every time he sang for them, He decide why not? I dove right into music with both feet.
Pascal Tokodi’s songs
“Sitaki” was Pascal Tokodi’s debut R&B single, released in 2016. Tokodi went on to release more hit songs, some of which he collaborated on with other artists.
The following are a few of the musician’s hits:
“Asante Mama” featuring rapper Phill (2017), “Hii si Kwaheri” (2017), “Forget (2017) and “Milele” featuring King Kaka.
Pascal Tokodi’s controversy
Pascal Tokodi ako na luku yaani he is a fine boy who any woman would die for. His looks once got him in trouble after rumours that he was engaged in ‘extracurricular activities’ with Chipukeezy’s ex- Ms Kibanja.
However, Ms Kibanja rescued Tokodi after dismissing the cheating allegations.
Tokodi meets Uhuru
Kenyans mocked actor Pascal Tokodi on Twitter after he met President Uhuru Kenyatta briefly and asked him to watch his TV show, Selina.
Tokodi shared a video after spotting President Kenyatta casually strolling down State House Road.
“How are you, sir?” the actor, who was in the car with a friend, could be heard saying to the Head of State. While President Kenyatta waves at him, he exclaims, “Oh my goodness!”
“Ona Selina! Ona Selina!” Tokodi told Uhuru, plugging his show.
The video received over 150,000 views in record time.
Pascal Tokodi’s Net worth
Pascal Tokodi is an Oppo brand ambassador | Source: Instagram
Pascal is one of East Africa’s most well-known actors. His acting career has paid off handsomely for him.
He also works as a brand ambassador, which helps him supplement his income. Sources estimate Pascal Tokodi’s net worth to be over Ksh 130 million.
Pascal Tokodi’s car
Pascal Tokodi has severally been spotted in a black (Toyota) SUV car. He also loves motorbikes though he had a freak accident on a bike in 2017.
Pascal Tokodi’s house
Actor Pascal Tokodi and his wife Grace Ekirapa are undoubtedly eating life with a big spoon.
The Selina actor and his wife recently gave Kenyans a treat to their palatial mansion.
It’s a beautiful ‘own compound’ home with palace-like features such as a deluxe dining room, living room, bedroom, and fully equipped gym.
Pascal Tokodi’s house has a staircase that leads to the upper level, demonstrating how spacious and modern the house is.
Tokodi and Ekirapa recently did an extreme makeover of their four-bedroom mansion. The stairway is decked with flowery wall photos.
The house is also full of Ekirapa & Tokodi’s photos as well as that of their cute dog. The house also has two guest bedrooms one of which is a master ensuite and a visiting couple’s bedroom which is far away from the main room. This also gives the visitors access to the garden.
The dining room is magnificent with bright chandeliers on top. They also transformed their study room into a walk-in closet with snake lights.
Awards & Recognition
Tokodi has won several awards, most coming from his sterling acting career.
While in high school, Pascal won the “Chaguo la Teeniez” award for the most entertaining teen.
Pascal Tokodi was nominated for best supporting actor in a film titled “Disconnect,”.
He’s also bagged the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
In addition, he was nominated for the Pulse Music Video Awards and was also nominated for Kalasha Awards in 2014.
In the Tecno Own the Stage competition, he scooped second runner-up and won one million Kenyan Shillings.
Pascal Tokodi has also won the Kalasha Award for Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama for three years in a row.
Pascal Tokodi is huge on Instagram due to the frequent postings that have earned him over 900,000 followers. On Twitter, the award-winning actor and musician have over 15,000 followers. On Youtube, he has over 90,000 subscribers.
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What is Pascal Tokodi’s real name?
Pascal Tokodi’s real name is Pascalino Lpesinoi Lenguro Tokodi.
Where was Pascal Tokodi born?
Pascal Tokodi was born in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado county.
Where is Pascal Tokodi from?
Tokodi hails from Wamba, a small town in Samburu County. It is located Northwest of the Samburu National Reserve. Wamba is about 40 kilometres east of the northbound Isiolo – Moyale road.
What tribe is Pascal Tokodi?
Pascal Tokodi hails from the Samburu tribe in Kenya.
When did Pascal Tokodi get married?
Actor Pascal Tokodi got married to his wife Grace Ekirapa before the age of 30. He was 28 when he tied the knot in 2020 at a private wedding.
Who is Pascal Tokodi’s wife?
Pascal Tokodi’s wife is a television host and gospel singer Grace Ekirapa.