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K24 TV Arena 254 show host, SHARON KATE NG’ ANG’ As warm and bubbly personality while on air is contagious. Her petite frame is clad in simple jeans and a stylish top exuding soft charm and confidence. She is also an online influencer, mentor and commercial model. NAILANTEI NORARI finds out what really makes her tick

Sharon Ng’ang’a has been the host for Arena 254, an entertainment show on K24 for close to three years now. She says this is a dream come

true for her and proof that your dreams will come true if you put in the work and consistently move towards your dreams.

“TV presenting is a passion and dream that I had since I was eight years old. You know one of those things you know you were born to do? Yes, and somehow God aligned every opportunity to get me here,” she enthuses with a ready smile.

Sharon always had an idea of where she wanted to be and spent much of her time in primary and secondary school nurturing her multiple talents. She joined artistic clubs such drama clubs, choir chorale, debate and dance groups at a very young age where she learnt confidence and good diction, which she says, have helped her become the great orator she is today. She also recognises the pivotal role her parents played by allowing her to explore her different areas of interest.

SHARON KATE NG’ ANG’

Down to earth

“My parents always gave me opportunities to explore myself and my talents. They may not have had much in means, but they had plenty of love and advice that helped nurture and mold me into the person that I am today,” the Precious Blood High School alumnus recaps.

Sharon manages to remain down to earth and relatable despite having worked in the entertainment industry for quite a while. Her experience spans several media stations including WTV, formerly TVC Kenya and Ebru TV She credits God and family as the main forces that ground her and keep her on course.

“I believe in the fact that God has a grand plan in everybody’s life. So I do everything to the best of my ability, confident in that fact. I set goals once a year and strive to achieve them in line with the purpose that I feel God created me for.

“My family reminds me why and where I started. They pick me up when things get tough and cheer me on when things are good,” she says.

Sharon is passionate about issues that impact and affect the youth and is a fierce advocate for youth empowerment.

She speaks openly about the importance of mental wellbeing and as a result won the 2016 Young Rockstar Award from the Segal Family Foundation. She also volunteered as a teacher at Moonlight School and

Dagoretti Rehabilitation Centre immediately after completing secondary school and taught English to further impact on the younger generation.

And in 2016, she was nominated as a Blaze Be Your Own Boss [BYOB] mentor in 2016, while still in campus. She was the youngest of the BYOB mentors.

She explains why youth mentorship is important to her; “Scholarships enabled me to get through my education. My sponsor in secondary school was Akili Dada, an international award-winning leadership incubator nurturing a generation of young African women from underprivileged backgrounds whose commitment to the underserved will transform their communities.

Akili Dada played a vital role in building me into the woman and leader I am today.

“This is why I take every opportunity I get to give back to the youth and guide them as I too, was similarly molded,” she explains.

Live by mantra

Sharon reads widely and believes in learning something new every day and putting herself in opportunities and places that will stretch her intellectually. “I live by the best advice that I have ever gotten in a book, ‘Opportunity favours the bold. If someone offers you an opportunity and you are not sure how to do it, accept it and learn on the job’,” the University of Nairobi Economics and Statistics graduate quotes self- made billionaire Richard Branson.

She is also a passionate entrepreneur, who founded and is the director of New Book Media Limited, an innovation space focusing on the Information and Communication sector.

Her annual projects include 2016 Girls Have Dreams Campaign, an entrepreneurial networking mentorship forum and movement created to spark economic, social and personal empowerment for the girl child through candid conversations.

What would she tell those who look up to her? “If something excites you, register for classes or surround yourself with people in that field. Get a mentor.

“No one has it all figured out, everyone is trying to figure things out, don’t be fooled by appearances. Work on yourself and your craft and when the time is right, everything will align,” Sharon concludes.

SHARON
I live by the best advice that I have ever gotten in a book, ‘Opportunity favours the bold. If someone offers you an opportunity and you are not sure how to do it, accept it and learn on the job

MANY HATS

• She is an online influencer, commercial model and the lively presenter of Arena 254 on K24 TV.

• She is big on youth mentorship and community development.

• She is the 2016 recipient of the Segal Family Foundation, The Young Rockstar Award.

• Founder and director, New Book Media Limited, an innovation space focusing on the Information and Communication sector.

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Polycarp’s wife Lady Mandy talks about her pregnancy journey for the first time

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Sauti Sols Polycarp’s wife Lady Mandy has for the first time talked about her pregnancy, just 2 months after welcoming their bouncing baby boy.

August 26, 2020, the cry of a baby was heard for the first time in the power couple’s home as baby O got officially introduced to the world.

Lady Mandys pregnancy journey

2 months in and the new mom has finally gained the courage to tell her story as it is, a blend of adventure and fun times in the middle of a crisis.

“Friends , I truly enjoyed my pregnancy 🙆🏽‍♀️ yo,” she started off.

Lady Mandy stuns in baby bump shoot

“I felt the most confident, beautiful, at peace and probably most positive I have ever been in all my adult life. EVEN in the middle of a whole pandemic,” Lady Mandy beautifully confessed.

Being her first time as a mom, the Burundian melanin-skinned beauty could not get over her pregnancy journey which she best describes as a ‘bliss-filled event’.

Lady Mandy months after welcoming newborn

However, unlike it would be the case for many women and mothers, hers was exciting. Something she forever remains grateful for, with numerous baby bump photos, that have proven too much for her to deal with.

“Y’all will have to endure me sharing them with you 🤣🤣🤣,”she frankly told her social media fam.

Lady Mandy serving hot body goals months after welcoming newborn

A rare confession that has been warmly received with love and light from her fans who could not help but admire the African Queen, known for her unique blend with the African culture.

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Actor Risper Faith talks about her two years struggle with weight

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It’s Monday evening when we get to Body by Design, a specialist hospital that exclusively offers plastic and cosmetic surgery in Kenya, situated on Riara road. A small bird has just whispered to us that a special client, actor and former socialite Risper Faith (pictured above), has just checked in for special treatment.

Our curiosity is drawn by the fact that for two years now, Risper has been off public limelight and only appears on her social media.

On the corridors, we bump into her husband Brian Muiruri, the father to her two-year-old son. He is looking a bit anxious and from the look of things, he is not ready to disclose much of what is going on. As we greet, a friend joins in and in another minute, a doctor calls Brian into a private room. About 30 minutes later, he returns looking a little bit relieved.

“She will be here all night as the surgery has been such a delicate process. The doctors will have to watch over her and probably discharge her tomorrow,” Brian tells us, conversing as if we have had a brief of the whole story.

“I know you (Pulse) are her friends and I am sure she will give you the whole story once she is discharged,” he assures before we are warned that visiting hours are over and that we need to leave the premises.

On Tuesday morning, we head back to the Riara Corporate Suites facility and as the clock ticks 8am, our efforts pay.

Here comes Risper with her husband. She is looking a bit weak but has enough energy to smile at us. She has a covering around her waist. Anxious, we await for her to break the story.“I was undergoing liposuction because I have had too much fat in very unwelcome places following the birth of my two-year-old son,” she breaks the ice.

“I haven’t worn a bikini since the birth of my son as I have not been confident wearing one. It felt uneasy. I am not saying that I have been overweight, but that I needed to sculpt out the body shape I wanted to have. I so badly wanted to regain my sexy body back and overly boost my self-esteem as a woman,” she remarks before getting a stitch and bowing in the pain.

She has shared her journey with her TikTok family, posting several videos of her tummy area. ‘Hello am Risper Faith and am struggling with weight after giving birth to my son,’ one of the videos is captioned, where she later picks up a waist trainer, which she tried to use.

The procedure was a tough and delicate taking almost 24 hours. She goes ahead to show us glass bottles containing the extracted fat and moving videos of the rather rigorous surgical process. This is nerve-wracking.

“When my husband and I heard that we could get permanent results here, we were so excited. At the cost of Sh450,000, we hoped for the best results and now see, soon my real curves will be showing.

The truth is that I was scared of the procedure, but I gathered my courage so then I could go through it and get the required results,” Risper goes on noting that during the procedure, everything happened step-by-step with no pain.

The former socialite grew famous for having a bootylicious body that made her one of the most sought after socialites in East Africa. She graced showbiz magazine covers with the hourglass shape the same way she appeared in music videos. She later became a cast member on Nairobi diaries, where her love for Brian blossomed. Those days are long gone.

“I have been trying everything to get my shape back. It has been a nightmare. Every woman likes to look good and I am happy I will flaunt my old awesome look again in a matter of days,” she concludes.

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Amina Abdi quietly quits troubled Capital FM

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Capital FM presenter Amina Abdi Rabar has called it quits at the station which had recently been hit by a massive exodus of presenters.

Amina’s exit was not announced neither did she tell her listeners that she was leaving the station she had worked for for almost a decade.

In the last few weeks, Fareed Khimani who returned to Capital FM last year, has been hosting the morning show alone and disclosed tha there will be a new co-host who will be joining him soon.

“Amina Abdi will not be returning and I will be joined soon by a new co-host. She has gone to do big and better things,” he said.

Amina, who is a vivid social media user, did not tell her followers that she was leaving her morning show leaving many to speculate on what exactly transpired between her and station owned by city billionaire Chris Kirubi.

Her social media pages showed that she had deleted almost everything to do with the media house only leaving the material she promotes and the show she hosts on NTV, The Trend.

Her departure from Capital fm comes just a month after another long time presenter Miano Muchiri left, and unlike the quiet departure by Amina, he said he was leaving his mid-morning show which he had hosted for more than a decade.

“The time has come to say goodbye to radio I would love it if you tuned in tomorrow one last time from 10:00-14:00,” he told his listeners then.

In mid-2019, the media house lost a host of its top talents, including radio host Anita Nderu who resigned saying she felt she had given her best and wanted new challenges.

Others who left the station are Web Editor and lifestyle writer/photographer Susan Wong, who resigned in January 2019 to return to her Canadian home and popular presenter Laura Walubengo, who quit in July 2018.

Others who also left were veteran presenters like Maqbul Mohammed, Cess Mutungi and My Two Cents co-hosts Sharon Mundia.

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