Who is Patrick Salvador Idringi? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, early life, Age, comedy, beef with Alex Muhangi and family of The Man from Ombokolo.
The Man from Ombokolo Patrick Salvador aka Patrick Idringi is a Ugandan Comedian, Master of Ceremonies, Actor, father, businessman, Engineer and Radio Personality.
Early Life and Education
Patrick Idringi Salvador was born on 14th February 1985 to Mr and Mrs Dawa Lawrence in West Nile region of Uganda from a Kakwa Family of seven children (three girls and four boys) who particularly lived in Koboko District.
Salvado’s journey of education started from Our Lady of Africa nursery and primary school and later he joined Kiswa Primary School where he completed his primary level of education.
For his Ordinary Level, Patrick went to St. Charles Lwanga College in Koboko, Northern region of Uganda and he proceeded for his Advanced Level of education at Bishop Cipriano Kihangire Secondary School in the Western Region of Uganda.
According to Patrick Idrirngi, he was from childhood very passionate about engineering and so at Makerere University he pursued Bachelors of Science in Telecommunication Engineering achieving his dream.
Fortunately, after his success in education, Patrick Salvado Idiringi was employed as a Switch Engineer by MTN Uganda. Little did he know that he would one day become one of the pronounced Comedian beyond Africa but the traits from his school followed as many of the classmates used to praise him for cracking jokes and always called him funny.
How the name Salvado came about?
Patrick Idringi got his stage name “Salvado” after cracking a joke about a girl who had dropped her groceries at the Supermarket. After seeing him, she ran to him screaming the name Salvador. In a South American Telenovela called Second Chance that was loved by many people, there was an Actor called Salvador.
Salvado joins Comedy – Career
In 2009, a reality comedy competition was organized by Multichoice Africa called Standup Uganda and Salvado participated coming in as second. He was then employed by 91.3 Capital FM in 2011 doing the Overdrive show.
Patrick Salvador Idringi later resigned from the radio business and concentrated on his comedy shows where he joined fellow comedians Alex Muhangi, Kenneth Kimuli alias Pablo, Anne Kansiime and Daniel Omara.
Other than Comedy, Salvado is a master of ceremonies (emcee) and he hosted various concerts by international artists like Konshens, Sean Paul, Alaine, Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Sean Kingston, Shaggy and James Ingram.
Patrick has also performed on various comedy shows within and outside East Africa including Nigeria at the Glo Lafta Fest comedy Tour and these shows are:
- 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 – with Basketmouth and Akinlolu Jerkins at Lord of the Ribs Nigeria.
- 2016 – Funny Fellaz Tanzania
- 2016 – Gaborone International Music and Culture Festival Botswana.
- 2015, 2014 and 2013 – Night of 1000 Laughs Kenya and Nigeria.
- 2015 and 2014 – Night of 1000 Laughs Ghana.
- 2015 – Presidents of Laughafrica Malawi.
- 2015 – Glo CAF Awards.
- 2015 – Comedy Central Intentional Festival in South Africa.
- 2015 – Profiled by Global TV Network CNN.
- 2014 – Kings of Comedy Kigali.
- 2014 – Standup Africa South Africa.
- The Salvado one-man show in Bahrain
- Johannesburg International Comedy Festival.
- One Africa Global Comedy Fest in Dubai.
- 2019 – Acted in Kyaddala (Television series)
- 2019 – Acted in Bed of Thorns (Film)
- 2015 – Acted as Father Moses in King of Darkness (Film)
- 2014 to 2016 – Acted as Kizito Semwanga in Beneath The Lies (Television series).
- 2020 – 88.2 Sanyu FM on the Breakfast show.
- 2011 – 91.3 Capital FM doing The Overdrive show.
- 2015 – Uganda Entertainment Awards.
- 2015 – Best Male Comedian.
Patrick Salvador Idringi celebrates 10 years in active comedy styled ‘ Africa Laughs.’
On 14th February 2020 at Kololo Airstrip, Ugandan blunt and a hilarious man from Ombokolo, Patrick Slavado Idringi celebrated his 10 years of doing standup comedy in a rib-cracking fest which was styled Africa Laughs after he deserted his Engineering Career.
Africa Laughs was first held in 2013 in partnership with The Singleton.
Addressing the press at Speke Apartments, Patrick Salvado announced his tenth-anniversary show and revealed how greatly comedy had improved his life as well as helping him grow.
“I will always be grateful to my sisters who persistently encouraged me to join Ugandan Standup comedy industry, doing comedy has really changed my life,” relayed Patrick Salvado.
Annette Nakiyaga, the Head of Luxury Portfolio at UBL also commended Salvado for the time he spent making people laugh through his comic stories.
“Salvado has for the past 10 years put a smile on people’s faces through his comic genius and by giving the audience around the world remarkable moments.”
Among the International comedy stars Salvado has worked with include:
- Akinlolu Jekins
- Kenny Blaq
- Eddie kadi
- Eric Omondi
- Alfred Kaingo
Patrick Salvador Idringi – Family
Patrick Salvado Idringi was on Sunday, 3rd March 2019 introduced by his wife Daphine Frankstock to her parents. The comedian started with a marriage proposal in January 2020 at a party he organized at their home in Kakiri congratulating her upon completion of her Degree in Procurement and Supply Chains management from Makerere University Kampala.
The couple has three kids, one boy and two girls. Alexander Idringi Dawa is his last born of the three.
Who is Daphine Frankstock, Salvado’s wife?
Daphine Frankstock was born in Dar-es-salaam in a family of six children and she is the second child from a half British and Half Mutooro father. Daphine grew up in Kawempe with her mother that’s why she considers herself a Ugandan.
Frankstock has a Diploma in Procurement from Makerere University Business School in Nakawa and a Degree in Procurement and Supply Chains Management at Makerere University in Kampala.
She is a businesswoman running several businesses around Kampala such as Urembo Herbal Products and also co-owns Sheer Solutions Africa Ltd, the company which promotes comedy in partnership with Salvado, Zee Maseru and Tonny Mutengu.
Away from business, Daphine Frankstock was passionate about acting but later due to many responsibilities that couldn’t be carried on at the same time, she decided to drop it.
“I am so proud of myself and how life turned out though I did acting for some time but had too much on my plate therefore I didn’t push it,” she said.
Other than acting, she has also seen a vixen in one of Mun G’s song video but she explains doing that for him because he was simply a village-mate not that she wanted to take it on as a career.
How did the couple meet?
Daphine Frankstock and Patrick Salvado met eight years ago when she was still in high school but Salvado whom she loves calling Pat was already working with MTN Uganda as a Switch Engineer and had just joined comedy.
Though many of Daphine’s friends didn’t like him at first thinking that he was simply playing around with her, he proved them wrong by acquiring respect as a good and hardworking man.
“Salvado is smart, loving, charming, considerate, intelligent and caring. I saw all this on our first date,” Daphine Frankstock revealed.
In 2017, Patrick Salvador Idringi started a charity foundation that he named after his father called Dawa Foundation. The Foundation was mainly to help children who are really in need.
“I want to unveil my charity organization and it will be named Dawa Foundation. From the past, I have done charity but am now making it official.” Salvado revealed.
Controversies – Patrick Salvado Idiringi and Alex Muhangi woes
After revealing his weekly comedy show called Just Comedy at Kingdom Hall Kampala, many people ascended into conclusion that the show was directly meant to compete his fellow Comedian Alex Muhangi’s weekly show hailed as Comedy Store.
The two brothers used to work together while Alex Muhangi was still hosting his Comedy store at Diners Lounge in Bukoto but they bumped into a disagreement with one another but later solved them.
Since their differences seemed public, the fans thought that the grudge was still on until when Alex Muhangi attended one of Salvado’s shows at Kingdom Hall Kampala where he was given the VIP treatment with the other three people who escorted him.
“There’s no problem between me and Muhangi, it’s true that we previously had grudges but they were later resolved and when I started my own comedy show didn’t mean that I was after competing Alex Muhangi,” Patrick Salvado relayed.
“People’s problem is that you can never know what they want therefore when you encounter differences with anyone they think it doesn’t end, understand that there is no bad blood between us,” he added.
However, Patrick continuously detached himself from rumours of enmity and said that their shows take place on different days, posse varied concepts, goals and attract different classes of revellers.
Leisure time activities.
- Spending time with his family.
- Watching cartoons with his children.