Veteran TV actor Charles Bukeko known by many as Papa Shirandula has passed on. The actor passed on while receiving treatment at the Karen Hospital.
The actor was born in 1962, in Kakamega County. He was a renowned actor in a Citizen TV series, Papa Shirandula.He has had a tremendous impact in many people’s lives.
Below is a list of how Papa Shirandula made his millions;
He was acting in a local TV program Papa Shirandula which still runs in Citizen TV which earned him kshs 200,000 in a month.
The show ran from 2007 where he casted from then. Charles Bukeko also took part movies and local shows. They include; The Captain of Nakara (2012), Malooned (2007), Constant Gardener (2005) and Makutano Junction (2006
He was also cast to play the role of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the Vodacom advert.
Back in 2001, Mr. Charles Bukeko was featured in a Coca Cola advertisement whose purpose was to endorse the product. This happened in Indonesia in 2001. Because of this deal, he took home kshs 15 million from the short advertisement.
Vodacom owns Safaricom PLC together with Government and other shareholders. Papa Shirandula earned over Ksh. 10 millions advertising the company.
Papa Shirandula was also featured in GoTV’s commercial advertisements. Wirh this he made over kshs 10 million.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Over the course of his career as an actor, Bukeko has received several awards. In the Kalasha Awards which were held at KICC in the year 2010, he was awarded the Best Actor in a TV series.
The TV series Papa Shirandula was not left behind as it won the Best Comedy category. Other awards won by the renowned actor include the Best Comedy in TV series.
Awards and Nominations come with a good sum of money.