MUTHONI NJOBA: “FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION MAY TAKE SACRIFICE, BUT IT’S WORTH IT!”

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.

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FAITH + CONSISTENCY + HARDWORK = FORMULA FOR SUCCESS

The road to success is not that one (1) straight line that we all think it is, it is rough, it is rugged, and full of ups and downs. It is a road that tests you to the very core, tests your beliefs, tests your values, tests your relationships, tests your friends, success tests every […]

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4 COMMON MONEY MISTAKES THAT THE DIASPORA MAKES

The one thing that makes Kenyans make that leap of faith, and dive into the challenges of diaspora life, is MONEY. Money, money, money, isn’t money the thing that drives us most into the daily decisions we make in life? Money can be like a relationship, (I know!…as if we do not have enough relationships […]

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MEET THE FORMER GUARD LIVING HIS DREAM OF MAKING BEAUTIFUL GARDENS

Michael Kabiah’s background is humble. He was orphaned at 16 and never made it to college like his peers. He, however, did not cast his fate to the wind and defied all odds to become an established entrepreneur. After his secondary school education, his grandfather, who was left to care for him after his mother […]

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THE 7 SECRETS TO #SUCCESS

There are seven essential principles that you must practice as an entrepreneur throughout your business life if you are to achieve maximum success. They have been taught and repeated in thousands of books and articles over the years, and here they are. 1. Clarity: You must be absolutely clear on who you are and what […]

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MEET JAMES OMWANDO, CEO, KK SECURITY

James Omwando is the CEO of KK Group of Companies. The group provides private security services in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. James Omwando, CEO, KK Security 1. What was your first job? I worked as an election clerk. I was in high school at the time. After I […]

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KENYAN FILM ‘STICKING RIBBONS’ WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

A Kenyan film by university students has won an international award in the Zanzibar International Film Festival (Ziff) during the award ceremony held on Saturday.. The film, ‘Sticking ribbons’ was awarded as best East African Talent. Directed by students Bill Jones Afwani, produced by Kevin Njue who is also the film’s scriptwriter, with Brian Achar […]

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#KENYAN DOCTOR SHARES 7 TIPS ON HOW TO SUCCEED AGAINST ALL ODDS

“Be professional in the way you do things. If it is a contractor you want to hire, go through the tendering system. Don’t just ask your brother or cousin who has no experience to do the job. You also can’t become the Jack of all trades. Yes, the vision is yours and you are the general, but you are not the foot soldier fighting on the ground. You need to set up departments and hire professionals who can be held accountable.”

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3 HABITS TO HELP YOU BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER

The world of business can feel like a war at times. Ups and downs, success then set backs. It is easy to feel like your business is not working and I won’t be the first one to tell you self-employment can be a lonely game. So what can you do to ensure you function as […]

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“YOU HAVE TO RISK IT TO MAKE IT” – #KENYAN FASHION DESIGNER

Kenyan entrepreneur Wambui Mukenyi studied accounting to appease her parents, but her real passion has always been fashion. While in school she interned as an assistant for a designer for two years and got to see how the fashion business works. When she graduated, then aged 24, Mukenyi started her own business using her personal […]

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MAKE YOUR TALENT YOUR BUSINESS – KANJI MBUGUA, C.E.O KIJIJI ENTERTAINMENT

“Thank God I made it, beautiful wife with a killer smile an S-Class Mercedes, when I look in the mirror it says I’m the greatest, I’m the boss they call me CEO….” sings out the mellow voice musician Kanji Mbugua in his Hit track Dream Again on my phone as I was on my way to his […]

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FROM CHANG’AA BREWING TO CANADA: STUDENT SETS UP NGO

Emmanuela Alimlim successfully shook off the shackles of a tough childhood to set up her own NGO, Penda Dada. She tells us how. I was born in a small village called Loikas, in Maralal, Samburu County. My mother was barely 16 when she gave birth to me. I grew up in an environment I would […]

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MEET FORMER DIASPORAN JOHN GACHORA: A VILLAGE BOY’S METEORIC RISE TO THE TOP

John Gachora, Group MD, NIC Bank Age: 50s. Professional background: CEO, Absa Africa Managing Principal- Head of Africa, Absa Capital Managing Director – Group Head, Bank of America Investment Banking (Charlotte, North Carolina) Vice President- Structuring Head, Credit Suisse First Boston Academic Master’s in Business Administration, Wharton School, University of Pennyslvania Masters in Engineering from Massachusetts […]

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THE ‘UNDIGITAL’ DECISIONS BY ‘THE DIGITAL’ JUBILEE TEAM

When Uhuru Kenyatta and William S Ruto came together and brought their parties together to form the Jubilee alliance, they made many many promises, and painted rosy pictures of life under the Jubilee government. They catered or styled their campaign message to appeal to the youth. There were promises of how the youth would be […]

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