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Rashid Abdallah Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth.

By MJR May29,2024
Rashid Abdallah
Rashid Abdallah

Rashid Abdallah is a prominent Kenyan journalist and philanthropist who works as a Swahili news anchor and news reporter at Royal Media Services owned Citizen TV. Owing to his expertise and articulation in Swahili language, Rashid has established himself as one of the best Swahili news anchor in the Kenyan media industry.

He hosts alongside his adorable wife Lulu Hassan arguably Kenya’s most popular news show ‘Nipashe Wikendi’. The news bulletin airs every Saturday and Sunday starting at 7 p.m. (EAT) on Citizen TV. They are the first couple in Kenyan media history to co-host in news anchoring.

The multi-talented news anchor is as well among the most successful firm producers in the region under Jiffy Pictures, a company he owns in partnership with his wife Lulu Hassan. some of the productions include; Aziza, Maria, Huba, Zora, Becky among others.

Age and Birthday

Rashid was born in the Kenya coastal region on 17 April 1982. He is 42 years old as of 2024.

Religion

Abdallah is a staunch Muslim.

Rashid Abdallah Cup

The seasoned Swahili journalist highly generous and sponsors an annual football tournament, the Rashid Abdallah Cup in his native coastal Kwale county. The tournament has grown over the years and now attacks football stakeholders from within and outside the country.

Rashid Abdallah Family

Parents and siblings

Rashid’s beloved father passed on in 1996 when the talented journalist was still was only 14. Together with his siblings thence grew up under their mother’s care.

Rashid with wife Lulu and kids.

Wife and Children

Abdallah is a proud husband to the love of his life and fellow journalist Lulu Hassan. They first met in 2007 while working at a Mombasa-based Radio station, Radio Salaam. The two love birds formalized their marriage in 2013 in a private wedding ceremony. Lulu and Rashid have brought forth three lovely kids; two sons Jibran and Irfan and daughter Kiran.

Rashid Abdallah Education

The celebrated journalist attended Waa Primary School were he sat for his KCPE.

Our efforts to get information about his secondary and tertiary education are yet to bear any fruits. This is because Rashid prefers to keep information about his life private. We will update you once we get the information.

Rashid Abdallah Career

Newscaster

The now renowned media personality upon completing his education started his career in 2006 as a radio presenter at Radio Salaam. It is here got the opportunity to sharpen his skills and soon he started going up the career ladder.

He moved to Nation Media Group’s QTV where he worked for several months before relocating to NTV, the principal NMG television station. At NTV, Abdalla worked as a Swahili news presenter and in no time became a big name in the media industry.

Rashid left NTV for Royal Media’s Citizen Tv in 2018, a move that caught many by surprise. Apart from Abdalla working in the same company with his wife Lulu Hassan, they would host the same news broadcast, ‘Citizen Nipashe’ together. This made them the first couple in the history of Kenyan media to co-host a news program. Today the program is arguably the most popular across Kenya and beyond.

Film production

The newscaster is not only talented in news reporting but in scripts writing and production of Swahili telenovelas. Rashid and Lulu are the co-founders and partners of Jiff Pictures. Found in 2016, the company is one of the leading Swahili shows production houses across Kenya and the entire East African region.

Some of the recent and prominent productions are; Maria, Sultana, Kovu, Huba, Aziza, Zora, Moyo and Becky. The shows are aired on various stations including; Citizen TV, MultiChoice’s Maisha Magic and Maisha Bongo, and Showmax.

Rashid Abdallah Net worth

Rashid is one of the richest journalists in Kenya. His net worth combined with that of his wife Lulu Hassan comes to an approximately hundreds of millions of Kenya shillings. Rashid’s other sources of income are endorsements and advertisements.

By MJR

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