|Real Name||Masai Abdullahi Kasim|
|Place of Birth||Costal Kenya|
|Year of Birth||1994|
Mark Masai is a seasoned Kenyan-born news anchor performing with the Nation Media Group. He speaks eloquent English with a tinge of British accent, brought by a British foster parent. The journalist defines himself as a humble, down-to-earth, but fun gentleman. What motivates him to go on every day is knowing that there’s one thing that God wants him to do future to make life better. While he is now at a comfortable place in life, he had quite a beginning. But unfortunately, his success today is not just given to him on a silver platter.
The journalist’s birth title is Masai Abdullahi Kasim, born in a Muslim family. He later lawfully changed his name to Mark since he was raised in a Christian family. He picked Mark since most of his friends would shorten his Muslim name to MAK.
Family and Background
Mark’s biological mom is a Muslim by the title Fatuma Abdullahi. Fatuma gave him up for adoption while he was yet a baby; hence, he grew up with his foster brother by a British minister woman named Mary Wright.
The NTV news anchor encountered his biological mother later in life. At first, it was difficult to reconcile with the fact that she gave him up, but he arrived around with time. He even bore her financial aid in paying for his last years in university, albeit hesitantly. So many unanswered queries about his life encouraged him to confront his mom about the whereabouts of his biological dad. The mum insisted the moment wasn’t right but later told him she had handed his contacts to his birth dad. The dad contacted him while he was at work & he was lost for words. After all, what was he to say to an individual he hadn’t met or comprehended for the last 27 years of his life?
Upon his foster mother’s guidance, he joined African Children’s Choir at a young age. This allowed him to tour the USA and experience an entirely new world. Performing in front of thousands of individuals also gave him confidence. Skills that he would subsequently need to become a good journalist. The choir also nourished a bit of scholarship to pursue his education.
In 2001, while he was almost 15 years old and still in high school, Mary Wright moved back to the United Kingdom to take care of her sickly mother.
The dashing journalist wedded his long-time girlfriend, Fiona Nduta, in 2015. The pair dated away from the public’s prying eyes & got married in an only invite-only ceremony held at Nairobi Chapel, Ngong road, conducted by pastor Gowi Odera. Fiona Nduta is a Daystar University alumni who performs with a Christian Non-profit organization. The NGO works with kids who have physical disabilities.
For a long time, lovers wondered when the two would have a baby, but Masai answered that they were not in a hurry. Within a few months, the couple was gifted with a daughter named Nashipae, which means happiness in Maasai.
In 2008, he earned his first job as an intern at Hope FM while a student at Tangaza College in Karen. At the time, he was still operating his Islam name. After finishing his course, he was hired by Radio Africa before joining Nation Media Group as an NTV excellent time news anchor.
He left NTV to enter China Central Television (CCTV) Africa, where he could take part in global scenes.
Later, he quit CCTV Africa and went back to NTV, who welcomed him with open arms, which he conveyed on his Twitter account:
“First day back at NTV & I feel welcomed by the @ntvKenya team. Thank you, @CCTVAfrica, for your prayers in this new path. God-speed.”
The Nation Media Group worker likes to keep his affairs private. His net worth is unknown, but he can live life comfortably. Zipping cars or houses is not his style.