In an exhilarating youth themed show dubbed Hustle Yako, Zetech University students were privileged to engage with young, successful entrepreneurs who have built businesses around their areas of passion.
In the debut of the initiative by Kenyan firm 254 entertainment led by celebrated hype man and entrepreneur Davidson Ngibuini aka DNG, hundreds of students listened keenly in the extraordinary session where a panel addressed issues to do with talent, management and business.
Hip hop star Octopizzo engaged the students on his musical journey and the challenges he overcame to become a successful musician in the country and beyond while Radio Africa radio host and founder of No means No campaign Adelle Onyango encouraged the students to start pursuing their passions professionally in order to earn an income through it, even while excelling in their academics.
“Talent can amazingly elevate you; identify what you are best in and pursue it. We have grown through our talents and so can you,” Adelle said as she motivated the trainees.
DJ Wizz, a resident deejay at the same station even took time to visit the Zetech FM station for a talk show by the varsity media students and used the opportunity to directly call on them to be diligent in their passions and purpose to be the best in the areas of strength.
As the event continued, Steve Kumari, a celebrity stylist and owner of the Roots salon shared how being a class eight leaver didn’t pin him down. He had a dream and through determination, managed to get to the top. He challenged the students to rise against lack to make their dreams come true, “lack should not hold you back, fight hard for what you want in your life.” shared Kumari
Hustle yako also served as a special time for students as budding entrepreneurs were given an opportunity to briefly talk about their hustles and the panelists were able advise them, on how to excel in their different ventures.
Indeed, the university remains committed to creating an atmosphere for growth and providing resources to students to help them develop holistically as they invent their future.
Story by Alfred Kilonzo