About Isaya

Contrary to popular belief… My favorite food is actually Rice na Ndengu (Mung beans). That settles it!Born Isaya Evans, I’m 5’7” tall. My friends call me Izzo. Last time I was on a weighing scale I weighed 74kgs, but that doesn’t really matter, or does it? Everyone tells me I have an athletic body, but my girlfriend still thinks I should work out. So you get how my typical day is… I’ve got to check in to the gym, but not for selfies’ sake.

My birthday is on the 5th of February, seed of the shores of Lake Nakuru, in Kenya. I’m a proud citizen of the 254 and live with the single purpose of making a positive difference in the lives of everyone that experiences my craft. I was born and brought up in Kenya, and I’m a permanent resident of Nairobi; there’s no place like home!.

I’m an alumnus of Egerton University, a Wasp to the core! This is where my romance with rugby began and forever continues. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development. Here stands Mr Egerton University 2009! Through my college life, I had a stint with Egerton’s travelling theatre (Zakita), but my shot into mainstream performance art came through Godfrey Odhiambo (the malooned star). Who would’ve thought a chance meeting in a Matatu (public bus) would be the start of a career in acting!?

I wouldn’t quite say that I have a favorite character/role I’ve played as. In all honesty, every role prepares you for the next one. I nurtured my skill in acting at The Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi, Working with such outfits as Jawabu Arts, 4sight, S.P.A. among others. I am a member of the Kenya Actors Guild, an organization of entertainers in Kenya. The entertainment industry is quite a labyrinth of challenges and experiences, and through it all, quite a few people have shaped my career. Worth mentioning include: Dorothy Ghetuba, Ndanu Kilonzo, Godfrey Odhiambo, Ainea Ojiambo, Derrick Asseto, Lowry Denzel Odhiambo, Lenny Juma, Lizz Njagah, Nini Wacera and Victor Gatonye