Kenyans have been taking spotlight over athletics for centuries, never anything else. With Kenyans taking Hollywood and even Africa by storm, no one can say that they don’t know Kenya has potential. ‘Dreams are actually valid,’ Now I can believe that saying without any doubts. Here are some Kenyans who’ve built their names in various industries such as Film, Music, Fashion, sports and Literature and are now moving to the international platform;
1. BINYAVANGA WAINAINA
I’m obsessed with Literature so this is one of my all time favorite authors. Binyavanga is a born and bred Kenyan, to be specific Nakuru, Rift Valley. He studied in Kenya all through until going to the South Africa to study Commerce. Blah! Blah! Blah! The obvious biography. Then now for his work. This is man who’s shaken Kenya and Africa as a whole with his talent and his debatable sexuality. He’s the proudest homosexual I’ve ever known. Too cool!! His debut book, a memoir entitled One Day I Will Write About This Place, was published in 2011. In January 2014, in response to a wave of anti-gay laws passed in Africa, Wainaina publicly announced that he was gay, first writing a short story that he described as a “lost chapter” of his 2011 memoir entitled “I am a Homosexual, Mum”. He’s personality is strong and admirable.
He’s one Kenyans should look up to and say, ‘ I dare to be different and I’m happy with me.’