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Lulu Hassan Bio, Family, Education, Career, Awards, Net worth.

By MJR May31,2024
Lulu Hassan
Lulu Hassan

Lulu Khadija Hassan is a celebrated top Kenyan journalist, TV presenter and Swahili newscaster who works for Royal Media Services’ Citizen TV. Popularly regarded as one of the best female TV presenters, Lulu is widely loved by her viewers due to her aptitude and eloquence in Swahili language.

Lulu is also an award-winning television film producer and, the founder and C.E.O of Jiffy Pictures. Her company produces Swahili television programs notably; Maria, Zora, Aziza, Huba to mention but a few.

She co-hosts a famous news bulletin ‘Nipashe Wikendi’ which airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 p.m. (EAT) together with her husband Rashid Abdallah. They are the first couple in Kenya’s media history to co-host in news presentation.

Age and Birthday

The brilliant newscaster celebrates her birthday on April 24th. Details about her year of birth is however currently not available.

Lulu Hassan family

Parents and siblings

The famous news anchor was born and brought up in Mombasa, Kenya. She has Seychellois descent through her both parents. Khadija is the first born in a family of three daughters.

Lulu with husband Rashid, and their children.

Husband and kids

Lulu is happily married to a fellow news anchor Rashid Abdallah. They met in 2007 when they were both working at Mombasa based Radio Salaam and solemnized their marriage in 2013.

The two lovebirds have sired three adorable kids; two sons Jibran and Irfan, and the daughter Kiran.

Lulu Hassan Education

Lulu attended to Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa for her secondary education. She then enrolled at Salrene Travel Operations College where she trained in travel industry courses as a cabin crew, air hostess, ticket officer and human resource manager.

She would later study Mass Communication and Journalism while working at Radio Salaam.

Lulu Hassan Career

News presenter

The now established TV personality started her career in journalism as an English news presenter at Radio Salaam, Mombasa. She later moved to Standard Media Group’s KTN TV as a Swahili news anchor.

The influential journalist then switched to Royal Media owned Citizen TV as a news anchor. She co-hosts ‘Citizen Nipashe’ news bulletin every Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. together with Rashid Abdalla, her husband and fellow newscaster.

Film producer

Lulu and Rashid own Jiff Pictures, a film production company which produces mainly Swahili programs for local TV stations and streaming podiums like Dstv and Showmax.

Khadija has also produced a number of film series airing on Citizen TV, Maisha Magic Bongo, Maisha Magic East and Showmax. Some of her famous work includes; Maria, Sultana, Zora, Aziza, Kovu, Huba and Maza. These programs have become popular across East Africa where Swahili is the common language.

Lulu Hassan Awards

  • Best Movie/Series Producer of the Year Africa (ZIKOMO Awards) 2022.
  • “Mwanamke Wa Shoka” (Woman Of Inspiration) in East Africa 2022.
  • Best Producer Award (TV Drama – Maria), Women in Film Awards 2021.

Lulu Hassan Net worth

The well-known newscaster is among the richest journalists in Kenya. Her wealth combined with that of her husband is estimated to be worth tens of millions Kenya shillings as of 2024. Aside from news anchoring and film production, Lulu’s other sources of income are endorsements and advertisements.


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