Minney Kariuki
Minney Kariuki

Actress Minney Kariuki has revealed that at one point, she almost gave up on her acting career. Well, 2023 was both a big and a tragic year for the actress.

She made her return in the drama series Single Kiasi and also starred in The Real Housewives of Nairobi. 

On that same year, she lost her child through a miscarriage.

On what she felt like when she got pregnant again? She said; 

"I was elated but I was very nervous because, you know, the first three months are the most crucial ones. And I lost my child last year when the baby was nine weeks old. So I would say it was just mixed feelings. I was happy, but still very nervous. This far I've gotten, I'm just practising gratitude every day because it's something that should not be taken lightly, carrying a child until the last term. And we have really waited for this blessing and just being able to expand our family makes me very happy." 

She is currently pregnant.

Fans have compared her character on Single Kiasi with Minne Kariuki on The Real Housewives of Nairobi.

"Mariah on Single Kiasi and Minne Kariuki on The Real Housewives are two different people. What do you mean? As Minne, I’m focused on my family and business and Mariah isn’t. But probably character wise, in terms of the confidence, they could be similar in the sense that we both speak out for ourselves and are very expressive. But I think that’s where the similarities end because they are on opposite sides of the spectrum."

Minney revealed that she auditioned for Single Kiasi when she was about to give up on acting and that was the best decision she ever made.

"Look at me three years on. Look at the success of Single Kiasi; it’s one of the most-watched shows on Showmax. For The Real Housewives of Nairobi, being a reality show, the stardom comes with just knowing your worth and who you are and being real. So I feel blessed to be in these two big shows. It really reassures me that if you listen to God, if you listen to that inner voice and take that bold move and not give up on yourself, it will turn out great. Look at God. That's all I can say."

On what her husband thinks about her role as Mariah, she said "My husband hates Mariah, that's for sure. I asked him why and he was like, because Mariah is not Minne. Mariah is all about men, different men at that. So why would he like a chick like that? And we do watch the show together. He understands that some of the things my character does on the screen is just acting. And he respects my craft. He has supported me from day one."