Still in mourning, late Charles Ouda’s best friend Nick Ndeda is stepping back from activities

Even weeks after the cremation of Charles Ouda, actor Nick Ndeda remains deeply affected by the sudden loss of his best friend, Charlie. The actor recently opened up about his ongoing struggle to come to terms with Charlie’s death, which occurred on February 3.

In a social media post, Nick expressed his sadness and ongoing grief, revealing that he is not currently in the mood for socializing or attending events. He requested people to respect his decision and allow him to navigate his emotions in his own time.

Nick shared that his grief process involves meditation, introspection, and a period of isolation. He clarified that he is not experiencing depression but is going through a phase of sadness. Despite the challenges, he conveyed optimism by stating, “But we gon be alright.”

Charles Ouda’s Mother, Siblings Pay Emotional Tribute To Him

Charles ‘Charlie’ Ouda, a well-known actor from Kenya, was cremated on February 15, 2024. His mother Yunia has written a moving ode to her son, recalling their special times spent together.

In a poignant eulogy, Mama Charlie acknowledged the suffering associated with accepting God’s plan in the face of adversity and conveyed her profound sadness at the passing of her cherished son.

She cherished her memories of Charlie’s development into a lively and loving man, emphasizing their special times together, including his function as her regular barber and his kind acts, including making her favorite spicy chicken recipes and keeping an eye on her while at work.

In an eloquent letter, Yunia expressed her deep sense of loss and emphasised that she will always have a particular place in her heart for Charlie. Her message was filled with love and thanks for him. ‘Bye Bye baba!!!’ was the heartfelt farewell she gave her beloved kid.

In a similar vein, Charlie’s siblings expressed their deep emotions as they struggled to accept his premature death.

Recalling Charlie’s path from being bullied to becoming a globally recognized musician who impacted many lives, his brother Clem expressed shock at the death of his baby brother.

Charlie left behind a legacy that Clem honored, expressing his desire that Charlie would meet up with his late parents and sibling in the hereafter.

Ciru Muriuki discusses her romantic relationship with her late fiancé, Charles Ouda

Ciru Muriuki, the fiancée of the late actor Charles ‘Charli’ Ouda, shared heartfelt reflections on their cherished moments during a memorial vigil at the Baraza Media Lab on February 14. Addressing the sombre gathering, Ciru began her speech by acknowledging Charli’s spirit and expressing her intention to honor him through her words.

She painted a vivid picture of their routine evenings, filled with homemade sandwiches, cocktails, and the shared guilty pleasure of watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Ciru fondly recounted their moments together, hoping to make Charli proud.

Standing before the audience, Ciru described Charli as a true artist who appreciated every form of art. She spoke passionately about his influence, highlighting his visionary approach to life, childlike wonder, and commitment to fostering a culture of learning and exploration.

Reflecting on their love story that began over two decades ago at St Mary’s School, Ciru expressed surprise at the unexpected turn of events that led to Charli proposing to her. Their friendship, forged after Charli’s return from New York, blossomed into a deep and undeniable love.

With tears in her eyes, Ciru recounted the night of Charli’s proposal, expressing gratitude for the unique and profound love he showed her. She thanked him for his kindness, describing him as the epitome of a true gentleman.

In a heartfelt farewell, Ciru pledged to cherish the memories until they were reunited, expressing the privilege of having loved and been loved by Charli. With trembling words and tear-stained cheeks, she concluded her tribute, vowing to miss him until they meet again.

During a night vigil, friends honor Charles Ouda and share poignant recollections

On Wednesday, February 14, a night vigil was held to honor the life and legacy of the late actor Charles Ouda. The event, attended by friends and peers, featured livestreamed tributes from Kenyans sharing heartfelt memories and stories about the actor.

CS Ababu Namwamba also attended the service, where he paid tribute to the late actor. Patricia Kihoro and Mugambi Nthiga served as the MCs for the night, guiding the audience through a beautiful evening dedicated to remembering their dear friend.

During the event, hosts emphasized Charles Ouda’s extraordinary qualities, describing him as a supernova—a bright light, generous, and someone who brought joy into their lives. Emotional speeches, tributes, and performances marked the evening, with a video showcasing his life and the love he had for it.

The eulogy lovingly depicted Charles Joseph Ouda’s journey from birth to his passing. His early fame as the Omo brand ambassador, love for sports, and artistic talent were highlighted by his family. His siblings acknowledged his work, achievements, and the awards he received, while the crew and cast spoke about his busy schedule.

The eulogy also touched on Charles’s passion for relationships, recounting a heartwarming moment when he sat down with his mother to show her the ring he intended to use for his 2023 proposal to Ciru Muriku.

Musical performances by Eric Wainaina, Karimi Rimbui, and others paid tribute to the late Charlie by singing songs he loved to perform at gigs and auditions.

The late Charles Ouda’s body is scheduled to be cremated at the Kariokor cemetery.

For the first time, Charles Ouda’s mother pays heartfelt homage to her son after he passes away.

Celebrated Kenyan actor Charles ‘Charlie’ Ouda’s mother, Yunia, has shared a heartfelt tribute to her departed son as they prepare for his cremation on February 15, 2024.

In a poignant eulogy, Mama Charlie expressed her emotions through a letter to her beloved son, reminiscing about the good and challenging times they shared:


Dear Charlie,

I often say that God’s decisions are above ours, but it’s still hard to believe that He has taken you away from me, ‘Baba.’ I am so proud to have watched you grow into a great, lively, lovable man.

I am grateful for all the memories—being my long-time barber, random calls when you were at work, ‘Mum, are you okay?’ ‘Mum, what do you want me to buy for you?’ I will dearly miss your spicy chickens that you made for me.

No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you, Charlie.

Charlie, rest well. I love you so much, and you will always be in my heart.

Bye-bye, Baba!!!

From your loving mum, Yunia.”

Actor Charles Ouda passed away on the night of February 3, 2024, at the age of 38. On February 14, 2024, a night vigil was held at the Kenya National Theatre in honor of the late Charles Ouda.

Charles Ouda To Be Cremated At Kariokor After Fundraiser

Actor Charles Ouda of Kenya will be cremated on Thursday, February 15 at Kariokor, according to his family.

The notification states that on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 10:00 am, there will be a church service at All Saints Cathedral. Immediately after will be the last rites for immediate family members at Kariokor Crematorium.

Furthermore, a fundraiser is planned to take place in the Higher Trinity room at All Saints Cathedral on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

The cortege will leave Chiromo Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in order to spend the night at the family residence for vigil.

On Sunday, the family expressed their gratitude for the help they had received.

“We wish to extend our deepest appreciation to all who have shown solidarity, love and compassion; particularly to Charli’s Fiancé Ciru Muriuki, his siblings Clement, Philip, David, Elizabeth, Selina, and the entire Ouda Family.”

Charles Ouda is well-known for his work on movies including Count It Out, The First Grader, and Makutano Junction.

In addition, he has acted in several TV series, including Higher Learning, Changes, Mali (NTV), The Know Zone Changing Times (KTN), Second Family, Crime and Justice (Showmax), and Salem (Maisha Magic).

The family of Charles Ouda breaks their quiet with touching remembrances

The unexpected passing of actor Charles Ouda has plunged his family and close ones into grief, prompting them to unite in offering heartfelt tributes to the beloved TV and movie star.

The announcement of Ouda’s demise was shared through a statement on his Facebook page, jointly composed by his elder sister, Elizabeth Ouda, and Charli’s fiancée, Ciru Muriuki, who appealed for privacy during this challenging period.

In a touching homage, Elizabeth Ouda conveyed profound love for her brother, portraying him not just as “the best brother but also a client, neighbour, and best friend.”

Adding to the outpouring of affection, Charli’s niece, Kina, expressed deep sorrow at the loss of her cherished uncle.

“From the absolute bottom of my heart, I will love and miss you, Uncle Charlie. you were one of my favourite people, and you always knew how to bring a smile to my face and inspire me in the most beautiful way. Until we meet again,” Kina shared.

Yvette Issar, the actor’s cousin, recollected the joy of witnessing his brilliance and fearlessness, expressing regret for not having more time with him.

“I wish I got to tell you how much joy I experienced watching you blossom, radiate brilliance. I wish I got in touch more. I wish I got to hang out, listen to your big plans, see you smile and watch you make a room explode with laughter. Thank you, Charlie, for your fearlessness, your fierceness, your friendship and your love. I am so glad I got to sing with you, and I am so proud of you and always will be. Till soon…”

Sally Awino, another cousin, fondly recalled moments of pride and admiration for Ouda, affectionately referring to him as her favorite cousin. She expressed regret at the missed opportunities to connect more deeply and pledged to cherish the memories they shared, eagerly awaiting the day they would reunite.

“Sincerely you were my favorite, one of my cherished cousins I couldn’t resist getting proud of, especially bragging about to my buddies, whenever you appeared over the social media platform, I could disrupt the scenario and attract attention to make awareness of your presentation on the running program by shouting ‘That’s my cousin!’” Sally said.

“I will sincerely miss those moments, till we meet again. With all that, it’s so so sentimental to accept and release you free to relocate to another glorious city. May your soul rest well Charles.”

The family of late actor Charles Ouda updates the burial

The family of the late actor Charles Ouda, known as Charlie, has appealed to Kenyans for support in organizing a fitting farewell for their departed relative.

“We are reaching out to you, our friends, to help us organize a befitting send-off for our beloved Charlie. Your support in any form will be highly appreciated,” the family stated.

To facilitate contributions, the family has established a pay bill number, 8056315, under the name “CHARLIE’S SEND OFF.” Well-wishers are urged to include their names as the account number when making donations.

Additionally, the family provided updates on the funeral arrangements. A daily prayer meeting will be held at Charlie’s family home in Loresho, starting at 17:30.

Furthermore, a house service organized by Christ Church is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, beginning at 6 pm, with attendees encouraged to be seated by 5:30 pm.

Charlie’s colleagues and friends from the entertainment industry have echoed this call for assistance on various social media platforms, emphasizing the significance of honoring his legacy.

The sad news of Charles’s passing was first shared by his elder sister, Elizabeth, through his official Facebook page.

The family expressed their deep sorrow and requested privacy as they mourned the loss of their beloved son, brother, and friend.

Former BBC Journalist Ciru Muriuki, who was the late Charlie’s fiancée, also shared a poster detailing how fans and celebrities could contribute towards Charlie’s burial.

The poster, featuring a joyful Charlie, encouraged everyone to join in providing a dignified farewell for the cherished legend.

Digital content creator and actress Foi Wambui, along with scriptwriter, movie producer, and director Abel Mutua, and budding actor Kabugi, joined others in sharing Charlie’s fundraising poster.

Ciru Muriuki requests financial assistance to provide a fitting farewell for fiancé Ouda

Media personality Ciru Muriuki is reaching out for financial support to give her fiancé, actor Charles Ouda, a respectable farewell. On Wednesday, the former BBC journalist shared a poster outlining how fans and celebrities can contribute to Charlie’s burial expenses. The poster, adorned in all black with gold and white accents, features a cheerful Charlie with his hand resting on his forehead, seemingly amused by something that made him burst into laughter.

“In loving memory of Charlie… Honoring the legacy! Join us in providing a dignified farewell for a cherished legend,” reads part of the post. Digital content creator and actress Foi Wambui, scriptwriter, movie producer, and director Abel Mutua, and emerging actor Kabugi are among the creatives who have shared Charlie’s fundraising poster.

Foi urged netizens to contribute whatever they could, acknowledging that funerals can be costly. “Funerals are hella expensive, and we really MUST give Charles a beautiful send-off. Please help the family by sending whatever contribution you can to the paybill number,” Foi wrote on her Instagram stories. She expressed disbelief, stating that everything still felt surreal, and she was struggling to accept the reality of her friend’s departure.


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Abel, while sharing the post, said a prayer for Charles, trusting that the actor would journey well into the afterlife and find peace. Friends and fans have been offering words of encouragement and virtual hugs to Ciru since she posted the appeal, consoling her as she grapples with the loss of her fiancé.

Homicide investigators have taken over the investigation into the sudden passing of actor Charles Ouda. A team from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters visited the scene in Westlands, Nairobi, as part of the ongoing inquiry. While the cause of death remains undisclosed, there are speculations, including possible suicide, being explored. The circumstances surrounding the incident have prompted the involvement of the homicide team in the investigation.

Charles Ouda, known for his roles in popular shows like “Makutano Junction,” “Junction Junior,” “Second Family,” and “Salem,” appeared to be in good spirits on the last day he was seen alive. According to acquaintances, he had no known illnesses. He was last spotted attending a party for the cast of Maisha Magic’s ‘Salem Show.’ The family of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda and Ciru Muriuki announced his passing on Sunday, revealing that he was 38 years old at the time of his death.

Ciru Muriuki Calls For Financial Assistance For Her Fiancés Burial

After her fiancé Charles Ouda passed away unexpectedly, media star Ciru Muriuki has requested financial assistance.
In a social media post, Muriuki asked her followers for any assistance in giving her loved one a respectable farewell.
The request was made for well-wishers to contribute donations to M-Paybill for Pesa: 8056315

“In loving memory of Charles “Charli” Ouda. July 03, 1985 – February 03, 2024. Honouring the legacy! Join us in providing a dignified farewell for a cherished legend. Paybill: 8056315 (CHARLI’S SENDOFF) A/C Name: Your Name,” a poster Ciru Muriuki shared read.

Ciru Muriuki continued;

“It is with deep sorrow that the family of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda and Ciru Muriuki inform you of his passing on the night of 3rd February 2024. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. Charlie was 38 years old,” the statement read.

Charles Ouda was celebrated as a hero, role model, and friend by his family, friends, colleagues, and fans.

His departure has left a void in the hearts of many within the film industry and beyond. While the cause of his death remains undisclosed, his memory lives on in the hearts of those who cherished him.

In light of the unfortunate death of actor Charles Ouda, Maureen Waititu asks for kindness

Content creator Maureen Waititu has issued a call for kindness and compassion in the wake of the sudden and tragic death of actor Charles Ouda, who passed away on Saturday, February 3, as confirmed by his family.

Expressing her condolences, Waititu emphasized the need for sensitivity during such challenging times. In a heartfelt tribute on social media, Maureen Waititu, though not personally acquainted with Charles, acknowledged the actor’s contributions to the film industry, spanning from “Makutano Junction” to “Second Family.”

She extended sympathies to Charles Ouda’s family and friends, noting the disheartening nature of some online reactions to the news. Waititu found it distressing to see comments from individuals turning this heart-shattering time into something else. She criticized those hiding behind keyboards, acting as if bad things can’t happen to them, and throwing painful words to people in the limelight without knowing the situation.

Recalling a previous incident where a blog triggered harsh comments directed at the deceased actor, Waititu highlighted the urgent need to combat cyberbullying. She appealed for unity against online attacks and urged bloggers to refrain from sensationalizing stories for the sake of clicks.

“Let loved ones mourn this man in peace,” Waititu urged, concluding her post with a heartfelt tribute to Charles Oudo: “RIP Charles. May God give Ciru strength and comfort,” referring to the actor’s colleague @cirumuriuki.

In a separate development, homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters have taken over the investigation into Charles Ouda’s sudden death. The team visited the scene in Westlands, Nairobi, on Monday, February 5, to probe the incident. The cause of death has not been publicly disclosed.

Detectives investigating homicide take over the inquiry into Charles Ouda’s untimely demise

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) homicide detectives have assumed control of the inquiry into the sudden demise of acclaimed actor Charles Ouda on February 4. The investigation aims to ascertain whether the actor’s death was a result of foul play or suicide and to explore the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

A team from the DCI headquarters visited the scene in Westlands, Nairobi, as part of their thorough investigation. While the cause of death remains undisclosed, sources indicate that suicide is being considered among the possible causes.

The circumstances leading up to Ouda’s death, including events on the day of the incident, have prompted the involvement of the homicide team. Insiders report that the team has initiated inquiries by interviewing individuals who were present at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted to determine the exact cause of the 38-year-old actor’s demise. Known for his roles in popular shows like “Makutano Junction” and “Salem,” Ouda appeared to be in good spirits on the last day he was seen alive, with no reports of any known ailments.

The actor was last seen at a party for the cast of Maisha Magic’s “Salem” TV series on the day of his death, leaving the entertainment industry and fans in shock.

A family statement, released on behalf of the Oudas and Ciru Muriuki – his fiancée, urged the public to respect their privacy “to grieve this unfathomable loss.” The statement described Charles Ouda as a beloved son, brother, and friend.

Fellow actor Jackie Matubia expressed profound grief on Instagram, sharing memories of happier times spent with Charles. Videos from the day before his death showed them enjoying each other’s company, unaware of the tragedy that would unfold.

In a video recorded at the wrap party just hours before his death, Ouda delivered a powerful message, urging his friends to embrace love amidst life’s challenges. He emphasized the importance of love and called for understanding, expressing solidarity with his friends who toasted to his speech.

Theatre Community Mourns Talented Actor Charles Ouda

The Kenyan theatre scene grieves the sudden passing of celebrated actor Charles Ouda on February 3rd, 2024. He was just 38 years old.

A versatile and accomplished artist, Ouda garnered recognition for his captivating performances and dedication to the craft. His recent roles in “Twende,” “Salem,” and “Crime & Justice” showcased his talent and diverse range. Beyond the stage, Ouda’s contributions extended to the film industry, earning him accolades like Best Director at the 2016 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shoot Out and multiple awards at the NYC Indie Film Awards.

News of Ouda’s passing elicited an outpouring of grief and remembrance from fellow actors, directors, and theatre enthusiasts. Tributes acknowledged his passion for the arts, infectious energy, and commitment to mentorship. Many highlighted his recent engagement to former BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki, adding to the profound sadness surrounding his untimely loss.

Respecting the privacy of Ouda’s family and fiancée, a statement released by filmmaker Mkamzee Mwatela called for space for mourning during this difficult time. Details regarding funeral arrangements are expected to be shared in due course.

Charles Ouda’s legacy lives on in the hearts of those he touched and the inspiration he brought to the world of theatre and film. His absence leaves a significant void, but his talent and dedication will continue to resonate within the artistic community and beyond.

Charles Ouda, actor: last moments Castmates converse

Renowned actor Charles Ouda, known for his role as Principal Karani on the TV show “Salem,” passed away on February 3 at the age of 38, leaving behind a legacy of talent and love in the Kenyan entertainment industry.

His final moments were captured by fellow actors during a wrap party for the popular TV show, providing glimpses of the vibrant spirit that defined his life.

Jackie Matubia, who attended the 90’s themed wrap party, shared poignant moments from the event, showcasing Ouda’s lively presence. She posted videos of Ouda dancing to an upbeat song and interacting with fellow cast and crew members.

In a heartfelt message, she expressed her disbelief and sorrow, stating, “My heart is broken. Someone, please wake me up. Just yesterday you were so full of life, Charlie.”

Matubia reflected on the pain of recapping the joyful moments of the previous day in the wake of Ouda’s sudden departure. “I didn’t think today I would be recapping yesterday like this. It’s so painful; I just want to sleep and wake up and find you have sent me 20 reels and call me J!” Matubia added, highlighting the profound impact of Ouda’s presence.

Another actor present at the wrap party shared a touching revelation about the evening, stating, “We were with Charlie last night, and he was very happy and full of life. He even gave us a big speech which, in hindsight, was ‘goodbye.’ He majorly talked about LOVE. May this message resound in all our hearts and lives. He had so much love in his heart. May his spirit of love guide us in everything we do, see, speak or think! Rest in Love, Charlie.”

Ouda, known for his role as Principal Karani on Salem, left an indelible mark on the show, contributing not only to his acting prowess but also to imparting valuable training to his colleagues.

A statement from the Salem TV series expressed deep sadness over Ouda’s passing and acknowledged his talent, professionalism, and role as a mentor to many in the industry. The statement extended thoughts and prayers to his family, fiancée, fans, and the entire film industry.

His older sister, Elizabeth Ouda, officially announced the news of Ouda’s passing, expressing deep sorrow and requesting privacy for the family, especially for Ouda’s fiancée, Ciru Muriuki.

As the entertainment industry mourns the loss of a talented actor, Ouda’s legacy is remembered not only for his contributions to Kenyan entertainment but also for the love and vibrancy he brought to every moment of his life. May he rest in peace.

See this heartwarming video of Charles Ouda and his famous son together.

A poignant moment capturing a final embrace between former Machachari actor Brian Kabugi and the late Charles Ouda has been shared shortly after news of Ouda’s passing.

Kabugi expressed his grief on Instagram using a white flying bird and a broken heart emoji.

The touching video, posted by Kabugi on his Instagram, showcased a heartfelt exchange between him and Charles Ouda, whom he referred to as his father, brother, and mentor.

Kabugi dedicated a moving eulogy to Ouda, describing him as a gifted artist and a free spirit with a free mind, stating, “Father, brother, and a mentor. A gifted artist, a free spirit with a free mind. Your light will always shine among us. Your impact will always be felt. Shine on your way master,” he dedicated his eulogy.

In the video, Charles affectionately looks at Kabugi, expressing pride and love for him. “I’m so proud of you,” he tells the young man. With visible emotion, Charles continues, “This is your year. This is your decade. This is your time.”


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Holding his son’s face with both hands, the actor appears emotional as they wrap their arms around each other.

Charles stresses his commitment to his son, saying, “From this day until my last day, I will fight for you,” and adds, “From father to son.”

The touching moment concludes with a heartfelt exchange of “I love you” pronouncements as they share a final hug.

Heartbreaking recollections from Charles Ouda’s final day of life are shared by Jackie Matubia

Jackie Matubia has shared videos documenting the final moments she and her friends spent with the late actor Charles Ouda just before his passing.

The news of the actor’s demise was first announced by legendary actor Ojiambo Ainea on Instagram, expressing the hope of performing together again in the afterlife.

Jackie took to her Instagram stories to share several videos featuring Charles, showcasing the time they spent bonding as friends.

In the footage, Charles appeared relaxed and joyous among the group of friends. Overwhelmed with grief, Jackie began mourning him with a poignant message and heartbroken emojis, saying, “Someone please wake me up.”

Reflecting on the sudden loss, Matubia added, “Just yesterday you were so full of life, Charlie.”

She shared a picture of the late actor with a group of Kenyans seemingly toasting to something, all raising their hands and holding items.

Expressing her disbelief and pain, Jackie stated, “I didn’t think today I would be recapping yesterday like this. It’s so painful; I just want to sleep and wake up and find you have sent me 20 reels and call me J!”

In the subsequent message, Jackie conveyed her emotional state, saying, “Honestly, I’m not okay,” accompanied by a video of them seated near each other, making two-finger signs and sharing sheepish smiles.

The late actor was dressed in all black, sporting sunglasses and a hat worn backward.

Charles Joseph Onyango Ouda, who was he?

Renowned actor, writer, director, and multi-talented Kenyan artist Charles Joseph Onyango Ouda passed away at the age of 38, leaving many Kenyans, including celebrities, in shock. The cause of death has not been disclosed, prompting widespread speculation and condolences.

Charles Joseph Onyango Ouda, known for his versatile contributions to the arts, was engaged to former BBC presenter Ciru Muruiki. In the 90s, he rose to prominence with his role in the popular show Makutano Junction, establishing himself as a notable figure.

His professional journey, which began in 2002, saw him leave a lasting impact on various theaters and films. Notable works include ‘Boy Gets Girl,’ ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ ‘Balm in Gilead,’ ‘Andrew Lippa’s ‘Wild Party,” ‘The Iron Heel,’ and ‘Out of Africa: Journey through Magical Kenya.’

Charles played a pivotal role in Makutano Junction, where he led for over 12 episodes and contributed as a writer, earning the World Media Award for Education in 2010.

As a director, he received acclaim for ‘Who Are You?’ winning the 2016 Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hour Shoot Out Judges Choice award and Best Director at the Film Lab Awards. He also wrote and directed ‘Waiting Room.’

In addition to acting and directing, Charles excelled as a TV host, winning the Kalasha International Award for Best Television Host alongside co-host Sarah Hassan.

Despite a busy career, Charles took a hiatus to complete a two-year Conservatory Program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Key facts about Charles J. Ouda:

  1. Proud dad.
  2. Started his career after high school, with over 20 years in the industry.
  3. Completed a two-year conservatory program in New York.
  4. Starred in 8 plays as the lead actor.
  5. Featured in lead roles in Better Days, Makutano Junction, Groove Theory, Quantico, and Crime and Justice.
  6. Won Best Director at the Film Lab Awards and the 2016 Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hour Shoot Out Judges Choice award.
  7. Kalasha International Award winner for Best Television Host.
  8. Directed 2 shows and 2 cabarets.