Fred Omollo is a 23 year old Multimedia University student who is well known for being the MC at most of the campus events. He was also appointed as entertainment secretary of the university. Find out more about him and what being an entertainment secretary entails.
What course are you currently studying?
Broadcast Journalism. 4th Year.
What career do you hope to pursue after graduating?
TV production and directing.
What is an Entertainment Secretary?
It is a docket that basically deals with nurturing talents through organizing talent expos and any other entertainment activity within and outside the university.
What are your duties as entertainment secretary?
Entertainment and talent development.
Why did you decide to run for Entertainment Secretary?
I’m passionate about talent development and event organizing; something I felt was missing in my school. This pushed me to run for the seat and not any other so that I could give the young talents a chance to become superstars.
How did you campaign?
Since I am an established MC, it was easy for me to campaign since most people knew me. Mainly I used face to face strategy or met people where I walked in classes, the student centre and halls of residence to meet the electorates. I also used posters, banners and stickers which were clearly visible. Lastly, I used online platforms to sell my agenda.
What is the best thing that has happened in your time as Entertainment Secretary?
Organising a successful Freshaz Night, it was one of a kind. It was held on the 29th of September at the University’s club house. The event features DJ Pierra Makena, Tunji & The Kansoul just to mention a few. The event attracted more than 2,000 people.
What is the worst thing that has happened in your time as Entertainment Secretary?
Postponing a talent expo event due to a lecturers’ strike that forced a majority of the students to travel back home.
What would you tell a person hoping to follow in your footsteps and become MMU’s next entertainment secretary?
Be passionate and offer services to people without expecting money in return. Self-fulfillment comes from successful events.
What would you say you’ve gained from the experience?
I’ve gained the necessary skills to run my entertainment company, SilverLens Entertainment, which basically deals with audio visual production, artist management as well as event management and organizing.
How do you cope with pressure and negativity?
I ignore negative comments and pick up positive critics and learn from them. I also accept to learn from people who do better than me in the same field.
Any people you look up to in the industry you hope to join?
Currently I look up to Muthoni the Drummer Queen.
What is the best part of your job as Entertainment Secretary?
The best is when you do great events.
And the worst?
Coping with the job and school work at the same time.
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