Born in the DR Congo in 1983, Eddie Kadi moved to the UK at the age of eight where he grew up in Fulham, West London. While studying media technology at Kingston University in Surrey, Eddie Kadi began hosting stand-up shows which further cemented that entertaining people seemed to come naturally and he’s never looked back since. He is a household name within the British comedy scene and the first British black comedian to headline the O2 Arena. He recently repeated this success at his one man show at Hackney Empire, when both nights were sold out. He has since has appeared on numerous British TV show, including Virtually Famous, Lenny Henry show and QI show along Stephen Fry.
It wasn’t long before Africa came calling for his unique brand of clean energetic comedy coupled with his quick wit. He has performed across Africa from Congo to Zanzibar, performing twice on Africa’s biggest Entertainment awards ceremony AMVCA. Eddie has also appeared on TV shows in Uganda, Ghana, Congo, Kenya and Nigeria to name a few. In 2013, Eddie hosted Raise your Game with Benny Bonsu and Fabrice Muamba, which was broadcasted on Trace Africa. Recently Eddie hosted the African and Caribbean stages at the annual Sxsw Festival in Austin Texas and performed in Kenya and Uganda alongside some of Africa’s biggest comedians notably Bovi, Anne Kansiime and Salvado.
As well as being a comedian, Eddie has an array of other talents such as hosting, acting and public speaking. Eddie has guest starred in a number of films, with the latest being Its A Lot in 2014, written and directed by Femi Oyeniran.
Since leaving Choice FM in August 2012, Eddie Kadi has gone on to host some of the biggest events including the London 2012 Olympics basketball games. He also hosted the 2011 and 2012 Vinspired awards which is considered one of the largest national event of its kind to celebrate youth volunteering across England with performances from top British acts such as Natasha Beddingfield, Wretch 32 and Tinchy Stryder. He has also hosted a number of high profile African concerts, including Wiz Kid, Davido, Olamide Africa Unplugged.
An avid football fan; Eddie was a regular pundit for ESPN’s irreverent football chat show Talk of the Terrace, Sky sports flagship football fans show Soccer am and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 5Live’s Fighting Talk. In the past Eddie has presented on BBC Radio 1Xtra, contributed to CBBC’s animated series Tinga Tinga Tales and has been involved with numerous film and television appearances and projects.
Eddie’s continuous support for the community has always been an important aspect of his life.
Current, relevant, thought provoking yet refreshingly, controversy free, Eddie Kadi has proven himself to be the consummate entertainer. He is gifted with the ability to reach across cultures and break down social stereotypes as he delights his diverse audiences.
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