An Inside Scoop On Award Wining Kenyan Filmaker Wanuri Kahiu Wedding Details, Husband, Movie Career, Net Worth And Wiki-Bio!

Wanuri Kahiu is in a marital relationship with her husband Bora Bora Gikonyo
Wanuri Kahiu
Born NameWanuri Kahiu
Birth PlaceNairobi, Kenya
NationalityKenyan
ProfessionFilm Director
HusbandBora Gikonyo
Net Worth$1.2 million
Age39 years

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Sometimes, the new attempts at the entertainment industry cope with boycott fallacy. For instance, the lesbian romantic movie Rafiki directed by Wanuri Kahiu was banned in Kenya for the explicit movie content. On the contrary, Rafiki accompanied by Wanuri Kahiu garnered positive response at Cannes and ridiculed Kenya for the ban on the film.

A Kenyan film director, producer, and author, Wanuri Kahiu is gathering limelight for the newly directed movie based on lesbian romance, Rafiki. Similarly, it has enhanced curiosities to know about Wanuri Kahiu wedding details or Wanuri Kahiu wiki.

Get to know everything about Wanuri Kahiu wedding, husband, children, net worth, presence in Instagram, personal details like age, ethnicity, parents and much more.

Wanuri Kahiu wedding details

The award-winning director Wanuri Kahiu is off the hook. In 2016, Wanuri Kahiu tied the knot with long-term boyfriend, Bora Gikonyo at the Ngong Racecourse grounds, Nairobi.

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Caption; In 2016, Wanuri Kahiu tied the knot with long term boyfriend Bora Gikonyo

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The wedding held at the private garden included only a few acquaintances and families. Even the singer Karen Lucas (Kaz) and Patricia Kihoro attend Wanuri Kahiu wedding on long Grecian style gown. Well, Wanuri Kahiu and Bora Gikonyo had their wedding vows exchanged in a peculiar classy style, where Patricia Kihoro expressed warm gesture.

’Wanuri’s bridesmaids and bridesman-Ancient Roman law required 10 witnesses to be present at a wedding, which is considered a precursor to the bridal party tradition. Bridesmaids and groomsmen had to dress just like the bride and groom to confuse vengeful spirit presences (or real-life jealous suitors) who might try to harm the newlyweds.  The real deal ride or die.  We love you @wanuri. So honored to stand with and for you.’’ 

Wanuri Kahiu Net Worth: How Much Wealth Has She Amassed?

At the start of the career, Wanuri Kahiu first debut From A whisper won total of five Africa Movie Academy Awards out of twelve nominations. Then, success followed throughout her movie direction. Similarly, she marked the career as the author of the first children book titled The Wooden Camel. It also accumulated similar praise from readers and followers.

Wanuri Kahiu age, wiki, bio, instagram, wedding, rafiki, husband, children, networth, ethnicity, 2018
Caption; ‘Rafiki’ stars Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva and director Wanuri Kahiu

Picture Credit; Kenyan News

Though, Wanuri Kahiu is attentive of several awards and Kenya movies tribulations, her net worth is still in dark shades. In other words, Wanuri Kahiu net worth is not exposed to any kind of limelight till date. However successive movie direction and author profession, Wanuri Kahiu net worth assumed at hefty figures.

Besides her earnings from her career in movies and tv shows, she also makes green bills from her book. Her book, The Wooden Camel was posted on Amazon since October 1, 2017, and has a price of $14.39 for its hardcover edition. As for its paperback edition, her books cost as much as $11.60.

Wanuri Kahiu Career in Movie Direction and Author

The tale of the young girl in search of deceased mother amidst terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998 in the movie From A Whisper collected the huge appreciation. It was her first directorial debut. A year later another movie Puzmi became successful in depicting African culture realities and future.

Wanuri Kahiu age, wiki, bio, instagram, wedding, rafiki, husband, children, networth, ethnicity, 2018
Caption; Kenyan actress Samantha Mugatsia, Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu and Kenyan actress Sheila Munyiva

Picture Credit; The Hindu

Similarly, the documentary film called For Our Land displayed the political and environmental challenges in a lively concern. It attracted the critics’ attention on the peculiar way of chasing down the political activism. The year 2018 depicted very surprisingly for Wanuri Kahiu as her feature film Rafiki banned from Kenya and ultimately chosen the first film from Kenya to feature at Cannes.

Regarding Wanuri Kahiu books, The Wooden Camel foretells the aspiration whereas Rusties is a short story concluding the girl and a boy relationship in futuristic terms. Hence, Wanuri Kahiu words are directly influenced by African mythologies, histories, and doctrines in regards to Afrofuturism facet.

Her latest directed movies include Rafiki and Who Am I? Following this, she has now announced her new project, The Thing About Jellyfish.

Wanuri Kahiu Wiki/Bio; Age, Parents, Early Life, Education, and facts!

She was born in Nairobi Kenya. However, the date of birth, age and birthday of Wanuri Kahiu is not disclosed in media. She is a daughter of doctor mother and business father. In one of the interview, she tagged herself as black sheep raised in the conservative family. On the contrary, Wanuri Kahiu aunt beholds the profession of the famous actress, while uncle held the job of the sculptor.

When she was at the age of sixteen years old, she decided to take career direction at filmmaker. Talking about Wanuri Kahiu education, she is a graduate student at the University of Warwick.  Similarly, she holds a BSc degree in Management Science as well as a Masters of Fine Arts degree in production/directing at the University of California.

Initiating the journey from Ras Star in 2006, now she belongs to the position at AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media collective dedicated to supporting African art.