Clive Lupao is a student at the University of Nairobi pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, a web and software developer, performing arts artist, You Tuber, Voice Over Guy and the Marketing Director and brand ambassador of Mystical Royal Adventures. He is what we call a dynamic entrepreneur and sometimes close associates refer to him as the master of many trades.
@Regrann from @blazekenya – “First you Learn then remove the “L” … My name is Clive Lupao. I was born and brought up in a humble background but my school and home environment enabled me to discover my talent in public speaking, acting and narration before long. I used to present narratives and poems to local leaders and politicians in during public holidays and school functions mostly for fun, because naturally, am an entertainer and like speaking before big crowds. Years churned out and before I could realize, I found myself at national platforms since primary school through high school, during music and drama festivals breaking ribs and perfecting my art. Today, I converted my talent into business and apart from my regular study at the university, I double up as a professional commercial Voice-Over guy, advertising sales agent, You Tuber and spoken word artiste. If there’s something you would really like to do but you were not born with the talent, it’s now time for you to learn then remove the “L”!” #BLAZEKenya #BLAZEBYOB #Regrann #hotel #airlines #bookings #travel #tour #explore #relax #bestplacesonearth #mysticalroyaladventures #dreamhome #dreamhouse #traveltheworld #explorekenya #tourist #touristattraction #holiday #holidaydestinations #airlines #travelagency #beach #beachhotel #familyfun #familygoals #exploretheworld #travelforever #funtravel #awesomeplaces #holidayplanning
When did you start what you do as an entertainer?
The arts and showbiz side of my life started way back when I was a young boy barely 9 years of age, when I was identified by a local drama club in our village dabbed the Everblazing Candles.
It was when the group was just taking off, and most of the guys on board were between the ages of newborns to about 17 years except for the cabin crew members, who were our trainers. I was one of the youngest, but my great courage and going by the fact that I was also the shortest put me out as an outstanding actor and started taking up major roles in plays that we used to perform at a local girl’s high school during carol service.
Soon enough, we acquired sponsorship and partnership with an International NGO called AOET [Action for Empowerment], money was pumped in and we started crossing borders. With time, I discovered my strengths in public speaking, acting and narration. I used to present narratives and poems to local leaders and politicians during public holidays and school functions mostly for fun, because naturally, I was an entertainer and liked speaking before big crowds. Years churned out and before I could realize, I found myself at national platforms since primary school through high school, during music and drama festivals breaking ribs and perfecting my art. One notable recommendation was from former presidential candidate Prof. James Ole Kiyapi, when I was in form 1 first term and performed during our school’s prize giving day, who recommended me to a Hollywood academy to be earmarked for a film star.
Who inspires you?
Interestingly, my source of inspiration is not in showbiz because to me the entertainment scene is passion, yes, but many a times I consider it a side hustle. I draw my inspiration from world famous business magnate, engineer and inventor Elon Musk, who is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal.
Apart from his ability to juggle up many successful businesses at the same time, Musk has a great vision for the future and has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the “risk of human extinction” by “making life multiplanetary” by setting up a human colony on Mars.
He has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet.
What have you achieved while using your talent?
Apart from the rare privilege of meeting today’s famous celebrities, which I don’t regard highly because to me what matters most is what we will be able to forge out of that meeting; I was contracted as the official Marketing director and brand ambassador of award-winning international tours and travel agency called Mystical Royal Adventures, and if the gains I’ve been making from this venture is anything to go by, then trust me your talent can make you a breadwinner for many and its high time you get serious about investing in your talent. I have also been contracted by various marketing corporates and companies to do voice overs and a number of other advertising contracts.
What is your future ambition?
My future ambition is to become world leading and top software developer and computer scientist. I would like to develop jaw-breaking global technology for humanity that will reach out to the far places and people of this world. I know there are many players in this technological field that are doing great things but I believe everyone has their place and chance to contribute positively with their own inventions. I have a vision for the future where I see the battle lines changing from that of terrorist groups vs government forces, superpowers against each other, competition for resources between neighboring nations, tribal and community conflicts over leadership, resources and other issues.
A great war is coming. A technological war between the forces for Christ and the Anti-Christ. It will be the biggest battle of all and I would like to play a leading role in the forces that will be pushing on God’s front.
What is computer science all about?
In my words, I would describe computer science as the study of creation and invention using computer technology. Computer science is the future of everything and probably around 80% of the news that shakes the world and we read in the news today is has something to do with computers or was engineered by a certain computer program. I would advise any young person today who has a great vision about the future and is enthusiastic about Artificial Intelligence, space exploration, augmented reality and how technology is taking over everything to study computer science.
Is it a myth that guys who study that can hack computers?
No it’s not a myth. It’s 100% true that if you study computer science you can hack computers, mostly because your made to understand the back end and structure of systems or software and be able to work your way around technologies and retrieve secret information even if you were not part of the team that built it.
The simplest example I can give is how some anonymous people were able to delete some sensitive tweets made by the slain former Nairobi businessman Jacob Juma, even though he was late, from his twitter account.
Share the challenges you face both as an entertainer and a student?
Clive Lupao is half showbiz half corporate. I like donning in official clothes because that’s most of who I am, but you will also find me in a cap with official clothes but only when I don’t have a coat on. The cap on, my head represents the showbiz part of me and my official look head down represents the corporate side of me.
Balancing academics with entertainment is a challenge for most people but for me I dedicate most of my time to academics and only sneak out to have fun whenever I think life has become a little bit too serious.
Anything else you think is worth sharing?
Every young person has a vital role to play in this life and we should all contribute to creating the future that we want to live in.
Social media handles?
LinkedIn: Clive Lupao
Facebook: Clive Lupao
Snapchat: Clive Luppizzy
You Tube: ProtocolKe( Search Clive Lupao)