beautiful kenyan women

You’ll probably agree with me that compiling a list like this can be very tedious since we have so many wonderful and strikingly beautiful Kenyan women all around, starting with our moms and sisters. When it comes to beauty, Kenyan women celebrities take the lead. With their tall and elegant looks, you’ll have no option but to nod in approval whenever you come across one.

Whenever Kenya is mentioned, most people think of the East African country in terms of tourism and Wildlife, but Kenya is not just all about the Wildlife, the Mountains, and the tourism, it has in the past and present produced some of the world-renowned personalities. The country is also blessed with some of the most beautiful women you can find in the world today – beautiful in every ramification.

Indeed, Kenyan women are a beauty to behold. Here, after weeks of compilation, surveys, and reviews, we bring to you a comprehensive list of 20 most beautiful Kenyan women in no particular order.

20 Most Beautiful Kenyan Women

1. Serah Ndanu Teshna

Date of Birth: 3 March 1988

Famous For: Acting/TV presenter, Businesswoman

TV Credits Include:

  • Noose of Gold Soila
  • Nairobi Law
  • The Rugged Priest Alice
  • Sumu la penzi Miriam
  • The Skin Therapy (Show Host)
  • Twisted

Serah Ndan is an award-winning actress and one of Kenya’s most celebrated actresses, having played leading roles in both television and film projects. Due to her excellent performance in The Rugged Priest in 2011, wherein she perfectly absorbed her character, thus winning the 2011 Kalasha Award for the Best lead actress. She was also honored with an award for best lead actress in the Kenya Film Festival Awards in 2012. Her good looks have won a place in different commercials, including Face of Samsung East Africa, Safaricom – Office Manager, Film Crew in Africa, and Aerial, among others. Apart from her works onscreen, Serah is recognized for her stunning appearance and high fashion dress sense.

2. Brenda Wairimu

Date of Birth: 3 May 1989

Famous For: Modeling and Acting

TV Credits

  • Mali Lulu
  • Shuga
  • Kona
  • Skandal
  • Monica series

Films

  • 18 Hours, also co-producing (2018)
  • Disconnect (2018)
  • Subira

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Brenda Wairimu is one of Kenyan’s loveliest and cutest female stars. This beauty has been active on the limelight since 2010 and has over the years retained an admirable sassiness, cuteness, and screen fierceness. Her beauty, which according to her runs in the family, remains one of her selling points in the industry. Her talent also speaks for her in all entertainment fronts. One good instance is her role in the soap opera, Mali, which is her most phenomenal work since launching her acting career.

Brenda has also featured in various television series and played alongside actors like Mkamzee Mwatela, Mumbi Maina, and Daniel Peter. Brenda is a fun person who likes to keep her personal life private. But it is known that the petite actress and artist Juliani had an on and off relationship for 8 years and even had a daughter, Amor, together before finally parting ways in 2017.

3. Susan Anyango

Date of Birth: N/A

Occupation: Former Model/Beauty Queen

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Although she prefers to live a low-profile life, Catherine Susan Anyango is celebrated for her beauty and for winning beauty pageants, and for being the face of several brands.  Half Kenyan, half Russian, Catherine Susan Anyango was crowned the most beautiful girl in Kenya 2011 – 2012, at age 19. The 6 feet tall, very soft-spoken model lost her parents at a very tender age and was raised by her older brothers and relatives. She was once Miss Kerugoya for two years (2011 – 2012) and has featured in a Safaricom advert. Before she started modeling, Susan studied Journalism and Communication at KEMU (Kenya Methodist University).

4. Sarah Hassan

Date of Birth: 5 September 1988

Famous For:  Modeling, Acting, TV Modeling

TV/ Film Credits

  • Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty
  • Tahidi High
  • Saints
  • Demigods
  • Changes
  • House of Lungula
  • Jane & Abel
  • Live or Die
  • now that you’re here
  •  Discovery +254
  • How to Find a Husband
  • Maisha Max
  • Plan B
  • The Company You Keep
  • Demigods

Hosting

  • Sakata
  • Wedding Show

Sarah Hassan was born and raised in Mombasa by her parents, Lucian and Hassan, as an only child. The actress, TV host, and model is popularly known for her role in the Tahidi High Show as Tanya. The show, which lasted for almost four years, marked her journey to stardom. Sarah also hosted the Wedding Show before relocating to Los Angeles with her fiance Martin Dale to pursue her dream profession at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.

She has won several awards, including Chaguo la Teeniez Awards for Best Actress in 2013 for her role in Tahidi High, Kalasha Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in House of Lungula in 2015, and Kalasha Awards for her role in Discovery +254. The actress, who lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles, also shines as ambassador to multiple local fashion lines.

5. Eve D’Souza

Date of Birth: 11 March 1979

Occupation: Media personality, Radio Presenter/Actress.

Hosting

  • Freelance
  • Big Brother Africa 3
  • EMCEE Africa
  • Triple Challenge
  • Vibe City
  • Travel Diaries
  • Mentality
  • Auntie Boss!
  • Varshita

Notable Radio Hosting at Captial FM

  • Mid-morning show
  • Hits not Homework
  • The East African Chart
  • Capital in the Morning

Eve D’Souza is one of Kenya’s most beautiful women who has done so much when it comes to entertainment. She started her career as a radio host at 98.4 Capital FM and gradually developed into a renowned media personality and a clothing ambassador. The star was born and raised in Mombasa, Nairobi, Kenya. Her parents, Andrew and Martina D’Souza raised her and her two siblings, Sharon and Jason D’Souza, in the same city. The radio presenter attended Loreto Convent and Aga Khan High School, Mombasa. She further honed her knowledge in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, where she obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in English and English Literature. She has won CHAT Awards Best Female Radio Presenter three times.

6. Lupita Nyong’o

Date of Birth: 1 March 1983

Occupation: Actress and Author

TV Credits

  • Shuga
  • Star Wars Forces of Destiny  (voice)
  • Star Wars Rebels Archive recording;
  • Serengeti
  • Americanah

Films

  • East River
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Non-Stop
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Jungle Book (voice)
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Black Panther
  • Little Monsters
  • Us
  •  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Black Is King

Video Games:

  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Lupita Nyong’o has earned a reputation as one of the biggest female stars of our time. Born in Mexico on March 1, 1983, Lupita spent most of her early life in Mexico after her family left Kenya due to political unrest. Having developed a love for performing arts, the black beauty attended college in the United States, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in film and theatre studies from Hampshire College. Her career journey started from working as part of the production crew for several films in Hollywood, from whence she took up acting.

Since kicking off her career, the beautiful star has consistently been among African actresses placing the continent on the global map. She is also among the most successful and sought-after actresses in Hollywood. One of her most notable roles was on the hit film “Black Panther” as Nakia. She made her debut in the short film East River (2008) and has had roles in the film “12 Years a Slave” and Shuga. Lupita became the first Kenyan and first Mexican actress to win an Academy Award after her role as Patsey in historical drama 12 Years a Slave in 2013.

7. Joyce Omondi

Date of Birth: N/A

Occupation:  Singer/Show Host

Music Credits

  • Joyce
  • Sitaogopa
  • Conquerer ·
  • Kweli
  • Nifiche
  • Uinuliwe
  • Milele
  • Here I Am to Worship
  • This Is My God
  • There You Are Conquerer
  • Satisfy
  • Jabali
  • Your Presence Conquerer
  • Tumaini Perfect Gift
  • Simba Wa Yudah
  • Nakukimbilia
  • Great God

Joyful Omondi’s soulful performance of gospel music thrills fans and Africans. Her powerful voice and melodies have kept her in the limelight since 2010 that she first launched her career. But it is not just her voice that she has going for her, her beauty has also won her many dedicated fans. Although she prefers to be private about her personal life, the talented singer studied Economics and Integrated International Studies at Knoxx College, United States of America. She began her musical career as a child in the church choir and church gatherings in Nairobi Kenya. In 2013, she received the Groove awards for Video of the year category. She is married to Citizen TV News Anchor Waihiga Mwaura, whom she wedded in 2015.

8. Betty Kyalo

Date of Birth: 1989

Occupation: Media personality, News anchor, journalist and entrepreneur

Betty Kyalo was born in Kajiado County. She attended Olerai Primary School and Uhuru gardens primary school before furthering in Kangundo Girls High school. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication at Daystar University. As a teen, Betty was inspired by veteran TV anchor Catherine Kasavuli. This led to her pursuing a TV career.

9. Huddah Monroe

Date of Birth: 10th October 1991

Occupation: Socialite, social-entrepreneur, and model

Huddah Monroe is a famous Kenyan socialite who prefers to be called the Boss Chic. However, she was given Alhuda Njoroge on her birth in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. The socialite cum model had a strict upbringing, but this didn’t stop her from finding her passion. At some point, she had to run away from home to pursue her dream; modeling. The move seems to have paid off as she hasn’t just achieved fame but also wealth through her career with an estimated net worth of $3 million.

As a businesswoman, she has introduced several products such as lipgloss and wipes through her cosmetic line named Huddahcosmetics. Currently, she is among the famous women in Kenya who emits glamour and epitomizes the luxury lifestyle. For her looks, the Kenyan beauty has worked with many fashion brands to cause demand for apparel and other fashion products.

10. Habida

Date of Birth: August 17, 1981

Career: Singer-songwriter, Actress, businesswoman

Music Credits:

  • Sunshine
  • Sweet Love.
  • My Reason
  • Get Down Tonight

Film Credit

  • Suhani

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No doubt one of the most beautiful women out there, Habida is a Kenyan musician, writer, actress, and performer with a mixed cultural heritage. Her father has England and Ireland ancestry while her mother has Kenya and Somalia roots. She began her career journey from London, then moved to Atlanta, where she got her degree in performing arts. Habida studied music and theater in the United States before coming home to Kenya to launch her career. She and her husband, Daniel Ebo, settled in Kenya after their wedding, where she released the well-known hit song Sunshine that saw her win various awards at the Kisima Awards.

11. Kambua

Date of Birth: 9 November 1985

Occupation: Gospel Singer

Songs:

  • Bado Nasimama
  • Nishikilie
  • Anatimiza SKIZA send 6114649 to 811
  • Usiku Na Mchana
  • Umetenda Mema
  • Anatimiza
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Mwaminifu
  • Njoo SKIZA Send 7631943 to 811
  • Again
  • Nyumbani
  • Tutaonana Tena
  • Nisikie
  • M’barikiwa
  • Tembea Na Yesu
  • Hakuna Maisha
  • Kivevelo
  • Roho Yangu
  • Nimkimbilie Nani
  • Somebody
  • Kwa Yote
  • Tandia Wanda
  • Watu Wote
  • Naliliya Hewo
  • Usife Moyo
  • Draw Me Nearer
  • Apewe Sifa
  • Mjini
  • Heri
  • Walking
  • Bonga

Kambua was born and raised in Nairobi as the second child of three children of Professor Manundu and Evangelist Lois Manundu who are also the co-founders of Tabibu Ministries. With Bachelors of Arts degree in music acquired from Ambrose University College, Calgary in 2008, Kambua has won many awards in her music career, including, Groove Awards female artist of the year (2009), Kisima Awards Afro-fusion female artist of the year (2008), Groove Awards songwriter of the year award (2012) and much more. Beyond that, she is also famed as one of the most beautiful Kenyan women out there. Some of her music albums include Nishikilie and Nyumbani.

See Also: 10 Hottest Kenyan Actresses

12. Joey Muthengi

Date of Birth: 2 August 1985

Career: Radio/TV Host, Emcee, Actress

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Joey Muthengi is a media personality and actress who penetrated Kenya’s entertainment industry as a radio personality on 98.4 Capital FM, from 2009-2013. Joey was born in Kijabe, Rift Valley, but her family later moved to the United States when she was 2 years old. She divided her education between Kenya and the United States, where she later studied Communications and Business Management at Hope College. While focusing on her career, Joey is currently the co-founder and a Director of the Muthengi Foundation, a non-profit charity organization that aims to develop economic empowerment through education.

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13. Alice Kamande

Date of Birth: June 15, 1986

Career: Gospel Singer/Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Brand Ambassador

Songs

  • Wewe Pekee
  • Upendo Ule Ule
  • Wi Munene
  • Timiza
  • Sambaza
  • Sifa
  • Nimfahamu Yesu
  • Uwe Tayari
  • Bisha Mlango
  • Shusha
  • Afrika
  • Tayari
  • Omba

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The last child in a family of five, Alice Kamande is a gospel singer, songwriter, jewelry/fashion designer, dancer, and choreographer. Her love for music started at a very young age, hence, her decision take music as a full-time career. With the support of decorated producer Robert “R-Kay” Kamanzi, who is also her mentor and brother-in-law, Alice recorded her debut single, which hit the top chart in the Gospel music industry.

14. Sheila Nikki Mwanyigah

Date of Birth: N/A

Occupation: Musician, Radio/TV Presenter

Career History:

  • Presenter at Ebru TV.
  • NTV
  • Easy FM
  • Nation FM
  • Kiss FM
  • Studio 53 for DSTV,
  • Big Brother Africa.

Personal chat show dubbed #SheilaLivesOutLoud.

Work Credits:

  • Tusker Project Fame
  • AM live alongside Kobi Kihara

Music Credits:

  • Niwe Wako
  • Fool For You
  • ‘Mapenzi Tele’
  • Wewe
  • Nieleze
  • Nakupenda
  • Move On
  • Scars
  • Wasi Wasi
  • A Fool For You
  • Angels Are Watching
  • Raha
  • Niwe Wak Milele
  • Kipofu
  • Scars (Reggaeton Mix)
  • Outro
  • Would You Love Me
  • Hii Ngoma
  • Pole Pole

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Sheila Mwanyigha was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, where she graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Master of Arts in Sociology (Medical Psychology). She is a media personality, hosting different Radio and TV stations in Kenya and other African countries. As a musician, Sheila went by the stage name Nikki and first appeared in the Kenyan music industry in 1997. In 2006, she won her first Kisima award and some international nominations in the Channel O music awards. Recently, she returned to the music scene after a decade out of the industry, releasing her latest song Pole Pole.

15. Marya

Date of Birth: N/A

Occupation: Singer, Actress, Entrepreneur

Songs: 

  • ‘Hey Baby
  • Love ya kutosha
  • Chokoza’
  • Sishiki Simu
  • Mahab

Film Credit:

  • Passenger 47

Marya (Mary Maina) is a singer and actress who is regarded as one of the most beautiful Kenyan women and celebrities. She was born and raised in Nyeri by her foster parents – after the demise of her biological parents. She joined the entertainment world right after high school and signed to the Ogopa label. Although her personal life seemed to put a dent in her music career, her fans believe Marya will make a huge comeback with more hit tracks. Her songs include Hey Baby, Chokoza, Mahaba, Sishiki Simu. 

See Also: 6 Female Kenyan Stars Who Have Aged Well But Don’t Look Their Real Age

16. Chantelle

Date of Birth: N/A

Occupation: Actress/Singer

Film Credits

  • Keeping up appearances
  • Better of the better half’s.
  • Auntie Boss’ and ‘Pendo
  • Papa Shirandula
  • Lies That Bind

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Chantelle, whose real name is Winnie Wambui Naisula Ole Siameto, was born and raised in Limuru before her family moved to Nairobi, and without a doubt, she is one of the most beautiful Kenyan women. Despite being a secular artist with her hit song Toklezea, which she dropped after her marriage to born-again producer J Blessing. However, their marriage failed after six years following the demise of their son.

17. Victoria Rubadiri

Date of Birth: January 28, 1987

Occupation: Media Personality

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Born and raised in Kenya, Victoria spent her teenage years in the United States. The star has a multi-racial background, including Seychelloise, Scottish, Kikuyu, Kalenjin, and Maasai. She holds a B.A in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University. She currently works as a reporter and News anchor for Nation Media Group. But before that, she worked as a business journalist at Capital FM. She also served as an intern Assignment Desk Editor at WMGM-NBC 40 TV.

18. Sanaipei Tande

Date of Birth: 22 March 1985

Occupation: Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Karaoke Host, Radio Personality, and Entertainer.

Songs

  • Kwaheri (with Jua Cali)
  • Najuta (with Jua Cali)
  • Mulika Mwizi (Kidum feat. Sana)
  • Not the One (Chizi feat. Sana)
  • Geti Kali (Sana feat. Jua Kali)
  • You (Bigpin feat. Sana)
  • Mfalme wa Mapenzi
  • Ankula Huu
  • Rasta Man
  • Your Property

Professionally known as Sana, Sanaipei Tande was born on March 22, 1985, in Mombasa. After high school, she decided to skip college despite gaining admission to study Pharmacy at the Kenya Medical Training College and chose to temporarily pursue a career in music. Her journey to stardom started when she joined the reality competition East Africa Coca Cola Popstars Talent Search after much coaxing from her family.

She and her two ‘Sema’ bandmates Kevin ‘Kev’ Waweru and Pam Waithaka emerged victoriously, and the trio released their debut single Leta Wimbo and a seventeen-track album, which thrust them into the limelight. However, the group later disbanded and Sana went solo with several singles to her name, including Najuta, Niwe Wako, Kwaheri, Big Shot Remix, I am here, Mulika Mwizi, and Mtoto wa Geti Kali.

19. Pierra Makena

Date of Birth: 11 April 1981

Occupation: Disc Jockey, Actress, and TV personality

Notable International Trips For DJ Duties

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • America
  • Burundi

Filmography

  • Kisulisuli
  • Tausi
  • When Love Comes Around
  • Changes
  • Tahidi High
  • Disconnect

Pierra Makena is among the top female DJs in Kenya. She started her career in 2010 at One FM radio station, and shortly afterward, made her acting debut. She is well known for her acting skills back in Tahidi High – a famous TV drama aired every Tuesday night on Citizen. Makena has won the best-supporting actress for her role in When Love Comes Around at the annual Nollywood and African Film Critics awards held in Los Angeles.

20. Amani

Date of Birth: 28 November 1980

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Businesswoman

Musical Works

  • Move On
  • Tahidi
  • Papii
  • Ninanoki
  • Missing My Baby
  • Usiwe Mbali Nami
  • Tonight
  • Kiboko Changu
  • Kizungu Zungu
  • Heartbreaker

This list of most beautiful Kenyan women won’t be complete with Amani (Cecilia Wairimu), who has contributed greatly to the Kenyan music industry She won several coveted accolades, including the Best Female Award at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, Pearl of Africa Music Awards, Kisima Awards, and Chaguo La Teeniez Awards. Her music career extends to an international level, featuring in music videos with top US RnB star R Kelly. Born on Nov. 28, 1980, this singer and songwriter have been active in her career since 1999. Her debut album was released in 2006.

Honorable Mentions

  • Tero
  • Size 8
  • Wahu
  • Stella Mwangi, a.k.a STL
  • Miss Lady Karun

Kenyan Tribes With The Most Beautiful Women

All the tribes in Kenya have stunning women, no doubt, and beauty depends on how we look at it. Despite this, one can’t deny the fact that some tribes in Kenya are considered to have the most beautiful women. Let’s see them below.

Kikuyu Tribe

This tribe has produced some really cute women with natural beauty. Women from this tribe are also known to carry themselves with utter splendor. If you have any doubt just look at Alice Kamande, Sheila Mwanyigah, Mary Wanjiku, Brenda Wairimu, Janet Mbugua, Julie Gichuru.

Taita Tribe

Taita is a tribe in Kenya with rich historical grace and their women are known to understand traditions. They know how to carry themselves and play key roles when the need arises. The tribe also happens to be home to beautiful women, including Julien Jamie, Msshakke, Grace Msalame, Wabosha Maxine, Bridget Shighad.

Kamba Tribe

Kamba is famous for its culture, sophisticated business, vibrant fashion sense, and cultural heritage. The Kenyan tribe is also home to stunning and beautiful women. Women from this region are recognized by their looks, liveliness, friendliness, and their sense of dressing. These women also have amazing personalities, examples are Serah Ndanu, Kambua, Joey Muthengi, Betty Kyalo, Lilian Muli, Alexia Ndila, Mercy Kyalo.

Luo Tribe

Famous for its culture, food, and enriching history, Luo has its charm, and Luo women are also known for their charisma. Apart from being attractive, women from this region are known to be go-getters. Some of such women include Linda Ogutu, Joyce Omondi, Susan Anyango, Tallia Oyando, Lupita Nyong’o, Udida Akinyi. Luhya: Vanessa Bwibo, Yvonne Okwara, and Bidanya Barassa.

Kenyan Counties With The Most Beautiful Women

  • Taita Taveta
  • Kilifi
  • Machakos
  • Nairobi
  • Embu
  • Meru
  • Kisumu
  • Kakamega
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