The most popular ”Chokoraa” in Kenya graduated with an Engineering degree and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mechatronics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Gem Recognitions cherishes and congratulates him for the hard work , determination and being a great entertainer.
Francis Munyao AKA MCA Tricky is a household name in Kenya since 16 March 2016. Popularly known as a famous comedian from Churchill Show, East Africa’s most entertaining stand-up comedy show, Munyao portrayed the life of street kids in Nairobi to connect to people and gather a huge following. In this article, you will learn about MCA Tricky’s background, education, and career journey.
Childhood and Educational Background
MCA Tricky was born in Makindu, Makueni County in the year 1993 and later attended Makini primary school. After completing his primary school education, Munyao was awarded a scholarship to study at Maasai Secondary school in Nairobi and that is where his life in Kenya’s capital city as a hustler and partial interaction with street kids began.
After struggling to complete his secondary school education due to termination of scholarships, financial constraints, and cases of school unrest, MCA Tricky passed his K.C.S.E exams with flying colors, which ushered him to joining Kenyatta University in the year 2014 to pursue his dream course, Engineering.
In the year 2019, MCA Tricky graduated from the university with an Engineering degree and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mechatronics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Two years into high school, MCA Tricky’s scholarship was terminated and with a struggling family back at home, he decided to hustle in Nairobi and try to raise money to fund his education instead of bothering his parents back at home. During this time, he did casual jobs which unleashed his acting career. Together with a group of young people, MCA Tricky would visit primary schools in Nairobi for entertainment and acting skits. This barely catered for his needs and he decided to go back home.
After joining Kenyatta University, Munyao continued acting for high school set books until his second year. This is when he got a chance to audition as a comedian in Churchill Show and from this point on, MCA Tricky nurtured his talent as a comedian and managed to win a lot of hearts by expressing the challenges and struggles of street kids in Nairobi.
With his street kid attire and slurred speech, it would be very hard for anyone to crack MCA Tricky’s tricky secret that he has never really been a street kid himself. With fame came a burden to keep up with his studies and had to retake some of the units but still managed to graduate with a second-class degree, upper-division.
Munyao has received numerous offers to be an influencer for famous and popular brands including Safaricom, Tekno, Multichoice, and Lotto among others.
With his ever-growing following and popularity, MCA Tricky was approached by Radio Maisha to be a comedian and radio presenter on their morning show, Maisha Asubuhi, where he worked alongside Billy Miya for almost two years.
Nonetheless, he terminated his contract with Radio Maisha after being approached by Milele FM with higher pay to replace Jalango in their morning show with Alex Mwakideu. He still works for Milele FM up to date.
MCA Tricky has recently started a company, Tricky Plus Entertainment, to inspire upcoming comedians by working with them and giving them the exposure they mainly require to capitalize on their talent. According to him in a Youtube Interview with Jalango, MCA Tricky views comedy as a hustle but his main passion is in Engineering.