Kenyan celebrities who shunned their promising careers to pursue their passion
6 days ago, 10:20
The other day, KTN’s Maisha Mzuqa presenter Jamal Gaddafi graduated with a degree in Journalism from the Kenya Methodist University.
It was only a month after another celebrated lifestyle personality Lucia Musau earned her Business Administration master’s degree at the United States International University (USIU) - Africa.
We also have Kambua who received a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Ambrose University College, in Calgary before taking a summer performance program (certificate) at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Then there is Victor Mbuvi who was at the University of Sunderland, in the United Kingdom taking his master’s degree in Computer Based Information Systems after leaving Moi University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.
These four are among the few brainy celebs who have taken courses that are in line with their studies.
More often than not, our entertainment stars end up changing the direction of their careers once in campus.
Even so, some use the knowledge from campus as well as the papers as a backup for their choice showbiz career.
Bien Aimé Baraza - Journalism
The Sauti Sol star who doubles up as a songwriter and guitarist is a key figure in the award-winning music group, one of the biggest African music exports.
An alumni of The United States International University (USIU) - Africa, the hunk could be somewhere in a media house writing or editing newspaper content as he studied Journalism and Media Studies before opting to for a career in music.
Probably his media marketing skills are one reason why his group has maintained good publicity over the years.
Dj Tabz - Law
DJ Tabs is one of the best female DJs in the country. She is currently working with one of the biggest deejay units in the country - System Unit.
However, Tabz had taken a different career path before thinking of showbiz as she graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Law degree thinking of becoming a lawyer.
Indeed, she has been successfully admitted to the bar but all we know is Tabz on the decks.
King Kaka - Accounts
Picture this lyrical genius somewhere inside a bank working as an accountant. Probably, we should connect his entrepreneurship abilities and those suits he likes wearing to this one.
An established singer and stable owner, King Kaka went to the Kenya College of Accounts to study accounting.
Adelle Onyango - Psychology
There is a lot of psychology issues that go on in the mind of a radio and TV presenter. Sensitivity and generally the need to understand mental atmosphere is key.
Adelle, the new queen of radio is one of the few celebs who took a course that is in line with what they do. She is a former student at USIU - Africa, where she studied Journalism and Psychology.
Crème De La Crème - Computer Science
Sometimes he comes across as a journalist as he has great writing skills. He is also a good software systems guy and that tells you why he is a good creative.
However, the Epic Nation founder - who is both a DJ and a singer, joined Kabarak ...
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