NJAMBI MCGRATH: ACCIDENTAL COCONUT
Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire. Njambi is also having an identity crisis. This show is a juxtaposition of loss of a people from opposing sides. Those mourning from loss of former glory and those mourning how that former glory impacted on their lives ripping apart their innocence. In the era when the British people are re-examining who they are as a people, and in relation to the rest of the world. Njambi scrutinises her own story; from the other side of the empire.
Njambi is a rising star, a lone voice of a rarely heard African perspective. Winner of 2019 was hailed a unique voice with ‘Deliciously tart lines’ Evening Standard. She was in the original line up of the (ARIA) Radio Awards hit BBC World comedy show ‘New Year’s International Comedy Celebration. Since her debut in 2010, she was voted 1 of 5 top up and coming female comedians 2012 by Fabulous magazine barely 14 months later. She was shortlisted for the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards x 2 a year later. She guested shows like Saturday Live BBC Radio 4 and ½ hour profile on BBC World service and has been showcased on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4Xtra, featured on STV, French TV(Business Africa/Initiative Africa) and Bloomberg Africa TV, Nigerian TV. She has been profiled in the Guardian / Daily Nation (Kenya) featured on Arise TV. She reached the finals of many comedy competitions. She has written and performed 5 Edinburgh shows to critical acclaim.