On International Women’s Day this year, my voice was on Kiss FM Kenya appreciating three power women that I have come to love, not only as friends but because of their undying passion in what they do. They have transcended the common expectation among African societies of what a typical successful woman is like. They have gone on to represent the country internationally. Here they are:
You know her as the beautiful presenter of NTV’s Teen Republik. I am proud to call her my friend. In a recent Youtube video, she opened up about how she got the gig at a young age. Currently, she’s only 21 and doing so well in her career. She made a sacrifice that many wouldn’t…taking a break from her studies. She has won several nominations and accolades, the most recent being the winner of the Scream Awards On screen Personality of the Year (2016) and Best Dressed Media Personality/Entertainer of the year Africa at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards in Uganda.
I’ve known Esther for several years now and one simple thing that I would like to let you know about her is that she’s a go-getter. The list of major achievements she has had is looong. I personally featured her in the Mpasho News Top 25 Under 25 Most Promising Women in Kenya (2015) and she has also been among the Business Daily Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya. Esther has gone on to be an Associate Account Strategist at Google Ireland, a job she landed after being an intern at Google Kenya. Esther has attracted the attention of the likes of Chris Kirubi, Caroline Mutoko and Aly Khan Satchu. She has also been running the Miss Independent Kenya blog, which spawned a new vertical, the Pan African Youth Youtube show.
I have been a big fan of Sarah Hassan since the days she was fondly known as “Tanya” on Tahidi High. She is now living her dream building a film career in Los Angeles after graduating from the New York Film Academy. She has won many awards throughout her acting career, including Best Supporting Actress (Kalasha Awards 2013) and Best Actress (Chaguo La Teeniez 2011). When I interviewed Hollywood director Hannah Lux Davis (who has worked with Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Drake and other big artists), she was one of the few friends who shared the feature with their social media followers. She’ll always have my support!
Listen to the audio below: