Zetech students were treated to an inspiring forum at the varsity main campus, courtesy of the inaugural Hustle Yako Initiative; a youthful programme designed to empower young minds in the areas of talent and entrepreneurship.
Founded by reputable Kenyan entertainer Davidson Ngibuini aka DNG’s firm 254 Entertainment in partnership with various firms, the forum proved to be a motivating session with students filling the auditorium for nuggets of wisdom from entertainers and entrepreneurs who made up the day’s panelists.
The day’s speakers included Kiss 100 Radio Presenter and Founder of NO means NO Adelle Onyango, Kenyan hip hop artist Octopizzo, award winning fashion blogger Lucia Musau, owner of the Roots salon Steve Kumari, Nancy Mokua of My African Jobs and Kiss FM deejay DJ Wizz, who took time to talk to media students at the campus studio. The team shared their journey, encouraging the learners to diligently pursue knowledge and success.
Commenting on the programme, DNG said, “To rise to a higher level of success, one ought to be disciplined and hard working. I have come a long way, failing at times but I never giving up. Through Hustle Yako, we aim to empower, impact and encourage the youth by changing their perspective and attitude towards career, entrepreneurship and talent growth.”
Adelle Onyango, a celebrated radio show host and entrepreneur, instilled sense to the excited students, passionately speaking about talent and urged the learners to fearlessly invest in the talents.
On her part, award winning Fashion and lifestyle blogger, Lucia Musau touched on her blogging journey, highlighting that content is key as it is what captures one’s target audience. She added that, one can’t be a jack of all trades and advised budding writers to choose an area of interest to explore and give it their best to be outstanding. “Success does not come in a silver platter; I have worked hard to be who I am today. Make sure your content is right and meets the need of your target audience. Pursue your passion and make it big.” She said.
Meanwhile, Dean of Students Elizabeth Muhia congratulated the team for the initiative, noting that there is need for young people to give listen and engage with those who have excelled in different fields, as this will inspire them to work hard.
“I congratulate DNG for the initiative and more for choosing to have it in our campus. Indeed there is need for the young people to give an ear to those who have excelled in different fields. This will inspire them to work hard to make their dreams come.” Elizabeth said.
Story by Alfred Kilonzo