It’s still #AfricaMonth and we’re highlighting some more amazing Africans who are doing extraordinary things and adding to the #AfricaRising narrative!
Meet our inspiring Kenyan personalities:
Anne Mwaura: A popular Kenyan actress, television & radio presenter and writer, Anne Mwaura loves to entertain! “Since the age of 10 this is all I have wanted to do. Entertain. That moment of escapism, that rush when you see your audience hang onto your words and actions. The conversations that have come from being on radio and seeing other people’s perspectives, the excitement of seeing a stage play turn from simple words to an entire production and the long hours on set shooting that end up changing audiences’ lives globally. It’s a huge responsibility with an even bigger reward!” she says. Read more about her here.
Brenda Wairimu: Born in 1989 in Eldoret and raised in Mombasa, Brenda Wairimu is a famous Kenyan actress, model and hostess who is known for roles in various television shows including the MTV hit series Shuga 2, the first East African soapie opera-MALI, Changing Times, as well as M-Net’s Kona and the drama series Monica. As far as movies go, she was the executive producer for, and starred in Kenya’s first romantic comedy Disconnect, which was received with critical acclaim. Brenda portrayed the lead role in the internationally award-winning film Subira, for which she won the coveted title of best actress at the 2018 Kalasha Awards. Read more about her here.
Lesiamon Ole Sempele (aka chef Les): A seasoned Kenyan chef with eight years’ experience, is also an advocate of healthy living coupled with a unique sense of fashion and an objective appreciation of social trends that may have an influence on his contemporary culinary inspirations, largely drawn from progressive cuisine choices from around the world. Chef Les is motivated by other chefs who continually explore culinary perfection while adding their own unique signature to their dishes. He too is on a daily quest to do the same. Read more about him here.
Kevo Abbra: Over the last few years, Kevo, a self-taught Kenyan born and based artist, has been recognised as one of the leading fashion stylists, costume designers and prop masters on the African continent within the genre of Afrofuturism. Throughout his artistic fashion journey, the use of colours, textures and prints have governed his aesthetic style. He creates a powerful platform to convey important messages on topics such as equality, inclusion, representation, conservation, care for the elderly and cultural heritage. He reimagines a new Africa through fashion and style. Read more about him here.
We hope you share our passion for Africa, our home continent. Let us know which Kenyans you admire! And don’t miss the rest of our #AfricaMonth series of blogs, with Zambia being featured later this week.