Brendah Wairimu was born in Eldoret, Kenya, on 3rd May, 1989, to the Late Joseph Ngatho and Janet Njeri. She was raised in Mombasa and attended Star of The Sea Primary School and Mama Ngina High School. Later, she joined USIU in Kenya for her undergraduate studies in International Business Administration with a Minor in Media.
In Shuga 2 on MTV, Brendah portrayed the character of Dallah. Brendah then went on to play the lead role of Lulu Mali in the first East African Soap Opera, ‘Mali’.Changing Times featured her as Shareefa, KONA on M-Net showcased her as Pamela. Monica, available on Showmax and Maisha Magic, saw Brendah in the title lead. In Selina, a TV drama, she had a recurring role as Rosette, and she also played the title lead in the Kenyan theater production of Sarafina. Brendah starred in and executive produced’Disconnect’, now on Netflix. ‘Subira’, also on Netflix, featured her in the title lead. Additionally, Brendah co-produced 18 HOURS, recognized as the Best Movie at AMVCA.
Brendah earned a Best Actor award at the Women in Film Awards, Lake International Film Festival, Kalasha Awards, and Sotigui Awards. She hosted and produced ‘Mommy 101,’ a pioneering show on parenthood. As the host of Let’s Talk. Through #TheatreThursdayKE on Instagram, she encourages aspiring actors to share monologues, enhancing visibility to industry professionals while honing their skills.In 2011, Brendah served as the face of Computers For Growth, equipping needy students with computers and job skills. In 2012, she founded Cool 4 Skool, providing reusable sanitary pads to underprivileged schoolgirls and inspiring academic excellence. Currently, Brendah serves as a Board Member for Tabitha’s Daughters International, a Canadian organization supplying sanitary towels to girls.
Women in Film Awards, Lake International Film Festival, Kalasha Awards, Sotigui Awards