Sophie Ikenye Bio, Age, Tribe, Parents, Husband, Kids, BBC, Net Worth

Sophie Ikenye

Sophie Ikenye Biography

Sophie Ikenye is a media personality serving as a presenter and producer of BBC World News’ Focus On Africa. Previously, she worked in the broadcasting industry in Kenya for 12 years.

Sophie Ikenye Age

She was born in Kenya. However, her age is unknown.

Sophie Ikenye Height

She is tall in stature. Nonetheless, her height is undisclosed.

Sophie Ikenye Nationality and Tribe

Ikenye is Kenyan by nationality. She also belongs to the Kikuyu tribe.

Sophie Ikenye Education

She studied Mass Communication at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

Sophie Ikenye Parents

Sophie is the daughter of Stephen Uno and Esther Njeri. Her parents were both civil servants. During an interview she said; “I grew up in Nairobi. My parents who are now retired were both civil servants. Kenya is home and I try to visit every three to four months since my parents and siblings are all there. I also miss the food and the people and I think Kenya has some of the most intelligent people.”

In 2017, her father who hails from Matathia area passed on. She took to Facebook to inform her followers of the sad news. However, she did not reveal the circumstances leading to his death.

“I’d like to thank you for your kind messages. I have read them and I don’t take your thoughts for granted. Thank you. For those who have been asking, family and friends are meeting at St. Andrews church, Nairobi, New Hall, Block 4 from 5:30 pm and others at home in Matathia. See you soon,” wrote Sophie.

Sophie Ikenye Siblings

Sophie has vivid memories of growing up in Kenya. “I was very active as a child and took part in public speaking and debate competitions and oh, by the way, I was also a gymnast!”

“I quite liked broadcasting when I was growing up and I even practised being a TV presenter in front of the mirror with a spoon as a microphone!”


She was brought up alongside her siblings; James Mungai,Averina Njeri, Charles Kemu Ikenye and George Ngugi.

Sophie Ikenye Husband

Despite being a media personality, Ikenye has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, it is not known whether she is married, single, or in a relationship.

Sophie Ikenye BBC World News

Ikenye is a presenter and producer of BBC World News’ Focus On Africa. In 2009, she started her BBC career at the World Service as the presenter of the radio version of Focus on Africa for three years. In 2012, the program went onscreen and Ikenye still remained one of the main presenters of the show.

During her tenure, Ikenye has covered key events in Africa including; the 2011 Nigerian presidential elections, the Libya crisis and the 2013 Kenyan elections. She has also interviewed more than 10 African presidents and other prominent personalities.

Prior to joining BBC, Ikenye worked in the broadcasting industry in Kenya for 12 years. She worked at KBC, Citizen TV and NTV Kenya. She also did her internship at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

In 2017, Ikenye alongside Peter Okwoche, Paul Bakibinga, Salim Kikeke and Dayo Yusufu visited Uganda where they broadcast Focus on Africa for a week. She also guest celebrity anchored the PM Live news on Urban TV.

In 2016, Ikenye was listed on the 100 Most Influential Young Africans by Africa Youth Awards. She was at the same time listed on the 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans.

Sophie Ikenye Salary

Her salary is under review.

Sophie Ikenye Net Worth

Her net worth ranges between $300,000 – $500,000.

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