The Road to Success! Kenyan Women in Creative Spaces Share Their Tips
Last Friday, November 26th, on the invitation of The Australian High Commissioner to Kenya H.E. Mr. Luke Williams, women in creative spaces convened at the Australian High Commision along Limuru road to participate and listen in on a panel on the ‘Road to Success’.
Moderated by actress Nice Githinji, the women in the panel: All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) winner Nikita Kering, Social media personality Chebet Ronoh, Nywele Chronicles Youtuber Michelle Anyango and Elizabeth Njoroge, founder and director of The Art of Music Foundation and manager of the Nairobi Youth Orchestra discussed being multi-dimensional in creative spaces, how to counter sexism, colorism and other prejudices, their secrets to success and how to stay grounded.
Elizabeth Njoroge, founder and director of The Art of Music Foundation and manager of the Nairobi Youth Orchestra said young women “do not have to choose between the arts and the sciences.” She gave a personal anecdote on how she entered the music business after training to become a pharmacist.
Nikita Kerring talked about how misogynistic some sections of the press can be and emphasized on the importance of young women in music having safe spaces to hone their craft.
“You always have to remind yourself who you are,” Chebet Ronoh said when asked about dealing with social media negativity.
The overarching message was women in creative spaces working together as a collective on the road to success.