Kenyan Actors Shine In The Latest Season of Netflix’s “Big Mouth”

In a groundbreaking turn of events, three Kenyan actors – Nice Githinji, Nyokabi Macharia, and Makovo Mbatha – have etched their names in the annals of entertainment history by lending their voices to characters in the beloved adult animation series, “Big Mouth.” This captivating show, now in its seventh season, is an American adult animated coming-of-age sitcom that has garnered immense popularity worldwide.

Created by the dynamic quartet of Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, “Big Mouth” delves into the hilarious and, at times, awkward journey through puberty, fearlessly embracing the intricacies of the human body and the complexities of sexuality. Beyond the laughs, the show unflinchingly tackles issues such as mental health, gender identity, and sexuality.

In this latest season, Nice Githinji lends her voice to the vivacious character of Nichi, while Nyokabi Macharia breathes life into the charismatic character, Sharon – both of whom serve as hormone monsters guiding the young characters through the tumultuous seas of adolescence.

Nice Githinji, a venerable actress, producer, karaoke hostess, and TV show host, brings over a decade of experience in the Kenyan entertainment industry, with notable appearances in popular local television shows and films, including the globally acclaimed “Rafiki.”

Nyokabi Macharia, a multifaceted talent, not only graces the screen as an actress but also stands as a director and producer. Her excellence shone through when she secured the Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama award at the prestigious 2020 Kalasha Awards for her remarkable role in the Kenyan TV series, “Selina.” She has also showcased her thespian skills in remarkable theatre productions such as “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Chaguo.”

Makovo Mbatha, the Kenyan male voice artist, actor, and producer, has a distinctive voice that resonates both locally and internationally. His latest triumph in “Big Mouth” finds him portraying a Nairobi teenager working as a tout, fondly known as a “makanga.” Makovo has graced various productions, including the Kenyan TV series “Mkulima” and the YouTube series “The Yard.” His talents have been duly recognized with a nomination for the Digitally Fit Awards Voice Artist of the Year in 2023.

While “Big Mouth” is rated TV-MA, intended for mature audiences, its widespread acclaim among critics and viewers speaks volumes. The show has clinched numerous awards and earned multiple Emmy nominations. The love from fans ensures its continuation, with season 6 premiering in 2022.

The success of “Big Mouth” is a collective achievement. The creators, Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, along with dedicated writers, producers, and studios, including Brutus Pink and Titmouse, have masterfully crafted this gem of animated entertainment.

As the new season graced the screens on the streaming platform, the triumphant actors took to social media to celebrate their feats. Nice Githinji joyfully tweeted, “Good morning! Just passing by real quick to celebrate yet another win. I had so much fun voicing the Hormone monstress Nichi AND working with @nyokafimacharia who voiced Sharon! We had a whole scene to ourselves mahhnn!”

Nyokabi also chimed in on the excitement, posting, “Guys! We are global, AMKENI! I was featured in the latest season of @bigmouth on @netflix alongside my darling @GithinjiNice, and @Lupita_Nyongo played my grandmother in the series! Ngai! Season 7, Episode 6 is where it’s at! Seems like it’s my year of animations!”