Like so many great singers before her, Maureen started singing in the choir back in high school. “I always loved to sing,” she said over the phone from Nairobi. “And I led church songs in primary school and was in the choir in my high school,” she added. Now a professional singer, songwriter and lawyer, she exemplifies what […]
Suzie Wokabi is one of Kenya’s most exceptional female entrepreneurs. Eight years ago, she founded Suziebeauty, Kenya’s leading indigenous cosmetics brand after a successful career as a television make-up artist in Los Angeles, California. SuzieBeauty now manufactures everything from lip-gloss and lipstick to eye shadow, mascara and concealers. Suziebeauty is now a remarkably successful brand, […]
They say, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. The same applies for Nameless and his musical career. In this interview with Mahaslaz, he narrates how he got started into music. His journey began, while he was still an architectural student, when he and his friends, who just had a casual […]
Her journey into music began by her making a very bold decision. TO QUIT HER JOB. Naomi is well educated and even has a masters degree, that got her a very good job in the city of Seattle, WA, and though it was well paying, it did not give her the satisfaction that she wanted. Everyday was a struggle to get to work, and she finally called it quits to follow her dream that she kept postponing – MUSIC.
Naomi Wamboe is a first generation Kenyan-American singer and song writer, raised in Seattle, Washington in the U.S.A. She just released her latest song “Addicted” (nyama choma) and I was able to catch up with her while she was in Seattle. I must confess, that I was nervous, I did not know how the interview was […]
Where were you born? I was born and raised in Kenya and I moved to the US at the age of nine. But this is still pretty much home. When did you become a deejay? When I started university in 2008; I was 19. A couple of my close friends were deejays, including DJ Adam […]
For Andrew Kamau, selling building materials was all his day’s work diary would read a few years ago. The city’s high-end estates — Lavington, Kileleshwa and Runda — provided him with a reliable stream of customers. “I used to supply sand, ballasts, stones from Ndarugu quarry and from the little earnings, I was able to […]
Eight years ago Kenyan accountant Wachira Kariuki quit his career to basically buy and sell milk. But he became frustrated with being a “middle man” so in 2009 took a loan, leased an old facility and started processing milk. Kariuki was later able to secure financing to outright buy the facility, located 50km from the […]
A ride on the bumpy murram road from Kolenyo market to Akado village in Seme, Kisumu County, leads me to the home of Mr Ronald Omondi. Omondi is a security supervisor at a hotel in Qatar, but back home in Kolenyo, he rears rabbits, pigs and has a hydroponics project to supplement the animal fodder. Omondi credits […]
1) A PRIVILEGED CHILDHOOD DOES NOT GUARANTEE A GOOD LIFE Imagine being raised as prince/princess of the greatest kingdom on earth. Imagine knowing that your father answers to NO ONE and everybody bows down to him. Imagine having access to all the servants to cater to all your needs, all your whims. Imagine that you […]
In the pursuit of her dream, Muthoni Njoba quit her cooperate job to follow her passion – to be makeup artiste. That didn’t go well with her family and friends and in spite of years of little signs of success – through sacrifice, hard work, and persistence – Njoba kept her eyes on the goal.
Mt. Kenya University founder, Dr. Simon Gicharu has emerged the winner of the 2014 Eastern African Chapter of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Gicharu topped the Master entrepreneur category after being selected by an independent judging panel made up of entrepreneurs, leading CEOs and regional business leaders. Gicharu turned around a loss-making college […]
Joyce Wanjiku Kairu once found herself on the streets of Germany after being lured to the country with the promise of a well-paying job. She tells LYDIAH NYAWIRA why she now helps care for the elderly in Kenya. When news of a frail 93-year-old woman from Amboni Village in Nyeri County was broadcast in the […]
Peter Mwangi is the Group CEO of Old Mutual Kenya, a position he took up in the last quarter of 2014. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of Nairobi Stock Exchange and an investment manager at Centum. He is a chartered financial analyst who started his career as a lieutenant in the Kenya Air […]
PHILIPIANS 4:13 “I can do all things, through CHRIST who STRENGTHENS ME” Sometimes when we see successful people in our society, we assume that their path to success has been a straight journey to the top. That can never be far from the truth. In fact, if we were to chat their path to success, […]